Energy. Anytime. Anywhere.
MARINE
Energy. Anytime. Anywhere.
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INDEX
Application examples
Sailing yacht Ecolution
Motor yacht Nordhavn 68
The Green Miles
Systems
Accessories
Technical information
About Victron Energy
Barge Boat ‘Poppy’ equipped with Victron Energy. Photo by James Turner.
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Introduction
Marine market
Whether you sail for fun or on a professional basis, it is of the
utmost importance to have a reliable power supply for all the
electrical equipment to properly function, even in the middle
of the sea.
Victron Energy offers a broad range of products that are
extremely suitable for your onboard power system.
We proudly present you our modern translation for freedom
and independence.
Energy. Anytime. Anywhere.
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Application examples
Our products are being used in many different kinds of vessels: sailing yachts, cruise ships, sloops, tugboats, motor boats and
container ships. To give you an idea of the possibilities of the use of our products, we gathered a few application examples.
Sailing yacht ecolution
Motor yacht Nordhavn 68
The Green Miles
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Sailing yacht Ecolution
The Netherlands: Ecolutions B.V.
Generating energy from water, wind and sun
The Ecolution is a 85.3 feet (26 meter) long sailing
yacht equipped with many sustainable techniques. It
is designed by Wubbo Ockels, a Dutch physicist and a
former astronaut (first Dutch citizen in space, 1985).
During sailing the yacht develops substantial power,
of which a part can be tapped without imposing
significant reduction of sailing qualities. Two propellers
are placed between the rudders of the vessel not only
for propulsion but also for generating energy. The use of
solar energy on the yacht is still in development.
Robust back-up system from Victron Energy
A safe and smart battery system has been designed
by Victron specialist Johannes Boonstra. The energy
generated by the Ecolution will be stored in 120 Victron
batteries. With a total weight of 10.000 kg, the batteries
will replace the use of conventional lead-ballast. The
batteries are connected to a 24V Centaur charger and
several Quattro inverters/chargers from Victron Energy.
Wubbo Ockels, who passed away in May 2014, was very
happy with the system. He stated: “It is a great back- up
system, even when the central system fails there will still
be an extra back-up’.
Victron equipment
Quattro inverter/chargers 10kVA
Isolation transformer 3600W
24V Centaur charger
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Ecolution
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Sailing yacht Ecolution
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Sailing yacht Ecolution
System schematic
Electric Motor/Genset
30kW
Section I
Gear box
Section II
Electric motor
Main engine 55kW
Section III
Generator
The drive system is highly redundant and consists of two identical “strings’ of a mechanically coupled (bio) Yanmar diesel
engine (55kW), a 20kW electrical motor/generator, a gearbox and a ‘camber-adaptive’ propeller.
The sections I, II and III can be detached by couplings. Electrical power generation and electrical propulsion is provided by
section I and II, while III and II provides a backup diesel generator function. Section I and III provides direct diesel propulsion.
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Motor yacht Nordhavn 68
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This 68 feet (20.73 meters) motor yacht is the forward
pilothouse model of the Nordhavn 68 series. Everything
you need for a comfortable stay is on board of this yacht:
a large saloon, an outdoor living space, a galley, a laundry
room, a master cabin and guest cabins. The rooms on
board of the Nordhavn 68 series are finished in teak.
Appliances
The yacht is modernly decorated and equipped with a
long list of comfort and convenience features: the galley
is fullly equipped with first-rate appliances, including a
Sub-Zero side-by-side refrigerator/freezer and GE cook
top and stainless steel convection wall oven. In the living
area and in the cabins are large plasma TVs installed.
Victron equipment
3 x Quattro 24/5000/120-50/30
Digital Multi Control Panel
Specifications:
LOA:
LWL:
BEAM:
DRAFT:
DISPLACEMENT:
HP:
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68’ / 20.73 M
63’ 2 ‘ / 19.25 M
20’ 4” / 6.2 M
6’ 10” / 2.08 M
190,000 lbs / 86.10 MT
425 hp @ 1,900 rpm
Nordhavn 68 ‘Zorro’ - Seattle, Washington. Photo: Stephen Cridland
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Motor yacht Nordhavn 68
Photo: Stephen Cridland
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Photo: Stephen Cridland
Motor yacht Nordhavn 68
System schematic
Photo: Stephen Cridland
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The Green Miles
The Netherlands: a self-directed adventure
There are some exciting adventures in this world, where
you often wish you were a part of the story. Such an
example might be Joshua’s story. At age 28, he is sailing
around the world, visiting the most wonderful and
exotic of places. Places most of us can only dream of.
Sailing: a self-directed adventure
During his travels, Joshua’s aim is to engage others
in discussions concerning sustainability and the
preservation of nature. Additionally he hopes to teach
children a little about his home in The Netherlands
along the way.
He achieves this, in part, by posting blogs to the
Dutch newspaper ‘De Telegraaf’ website. His blogs
cover a range of topics, including his decision making
processes. Such as whether to visit the Caribbean or not,
posts about meeting new cultures or simply discovering
the beauty of nature en route. It might be minor things
too, like do I eat fish or chicken in the Caribbean tonight.
Sailing though, by its very nature, is not all about exotic
places and the simple freedoms of choice. It’s a selfdirected adventure.
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The Green Miles
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The Green Miles
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Systems
There are many ways to build a Victron Energy system. Here are a few examples of different systems, from a simple system with
only DC consumers to larger parallel and three-phase systems.
1. Simple system with only DC consumers
The battery charger charges the battery and functions as a power supply for the consumers.
12 VDC
Blue Power battery charger
Batteries
2. System with inverter
This system contains an inverter to ensure a supply of 230VAC at all times. Many charger models have three outputs which
allow for several battery groups to be charged separately.
230 VAC
Blue Power battery charger
with 3 outputs
Phoenix inverter
12 VDC
Starter battery
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Thruster
Accessory battery
Systems
3. Multi-functional
The MultiPlus is a charger and inverter in one. It can function as a UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supply) to ensure power
supply when the input power source fails. The MultiPlus also offers several other functional advantages such as PowerControl
and PowerAssist.
PowerAssist:
boosting the capacity of shore or
generator power
This unique Victron feature allows
the MultiPlus to supplement the
capacity of the shore or generator
power. Where peak power is so
often required only for a limited
period, the MultiPlus will make sure
that insufficient shore or generator
power is immediately compensated
with power from the battery. When
the load reduces, the spare power is
used to recharge the battery bank.
Consumer
Digital Multi Control panel
230 VAC
230 VAC
Boiler
MultiPlus
12 VDC
It is therefore no longer necessary to
size a generator on the maximum
peak load. Use the most efficient size
generator instead.
Note: this feature is available in both
the MultiPlus and the Quattro.
Batteries
4. System with generator
The Quattro has the same functions as the MultiPlus, but with an extra additon: a transfer system which can be directly connected
to shore power and a generator.
MultiPlus vs Quattro
The MultiPlus and Quattro
products play a central role in
both AC and DC systems. They
are both powerful battery
chargers and inverters in one
box.
The amount of available AC
sources is the deciding factor
when choosing between the
Quattro and the Multi.
The big difference is that
a Quattro can take two AC
sources, and switch between
them based on intelligent
rules. It has a built-in transferswitch. The MultiPlus can take
only one AC source.
230 VAC
230 VAC
Boiler
Quattro
24 VDC
Generator
Batteries
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Systems
5. Using a DC Generator
In this MultiPlus-based system example the generator directly charges the batteries and/or feeds the inverters. This system
offers a lot of advantages such as weight reduction and comfort.
230 VAC
230 VAC
Boiler
Isolation transformer
Balmar alternator
MultiPlus
Cyrix-i
24 VDC
Starter
Starter battery
DC Generator
Batteries
6. Using an AC Generator
This system example is based on a Quattro, which forms the heart of the system. Depending on how high the demand for
power is, the Quattro will choose between battery- shore- and generator power.
230 VAC
230 VAC
Boiler
Isolation transformer
Quattro
AC Generator
Balmar alternator
24 VDC
Cyrix-i
Starter
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Starter battery
Batteries
Systems
7. Parallel system
Our inverters, Multi’s and Quattro’s can be paralleled to meet higher power requirements. A simple setting with our
VEConfigure configuration software is sufficient.
3 x MultiPlus
230 VAC
24 VDC
Easy to configure
Configuring parallel
and
three
phase
systems is easy. Our
VEConfigure software
tool allows the installer
to put components
together, without any
hardware hanges or
dipswitches. Just using
standard products.
Batteries
8. Three-phase system
Similar to connecting units in parallel they can also be connected in split-phase and three-phase configurations.
Three-phase
230/400V/50Hz
3 x MultiPlus
Three-phase
Batteries
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Accessories
Our systems are comprised of various components. Some of which are specifically designed for specific markets. Other
Victron components are applicable for a wide range of applications. You are able to find the specifications and other detailed
information about these components in the ‘Technical Information’ section.
Battery Monitor
Key tasks of the Victron Battery Monitor are measuring charge and discharge
currents as well as calculating the state-of-charge and time-to-go of a battery. An
alarm is sent when certain limits are exceeded (such as an excessive discharge). It
is also possible for the battery monitor to exchange data with the Victron Global
Remote. This includes sending alarms.
Color Control GX
The Color Control GX provides intuitive control and monitoring for all products
connected to it. The list of Victron products that can be connected is endless:
Inverters, Multi’s, Quattro’s, MPPT 150/70, BMV-600 series, BMV-700 series, Skylla-i,
Lynx Ion and even more.
VRM Online Portal
Besides monitoring and controlling products on the Color Control GX, the
information is also forwarded to our free remote monitoring website: the VRM
Online Portal.
To get an impression of the VRM Online Portal, visit
https://vrm.victronenergy.com, and use the ‘Take a look inside’ button. The portal
is free of charge.
Digital Multi Control Panel GX
With this panel you are able to remotely monitor and control Multiplus and
Quattro systems. A simple turn of the button can limit the power supply of for
example a generator and/or shore-side current. The setting range is up to 200A.
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Accessories
Filax 2: the ultra fast transfer switch
The Filax has been designed to switch sensitive loads, such as computers or modern
entertainment equipment from one AC source to another. The priority source typically
is the mains, a generator or shore power. The alternate source typically is an inverter.
BatteryProtect (Models: BP-40i, BP-60i, BP-200i)
The BatteryProtect disconnects the battery from non-essential loads before it is completely discharged (which would damage the battery) or before it has insufficient
power left to crank the engine.
Shore power cable
t Waterproof Shore Power Cable and Inlet IP67
t Moulded Plug and Connector
t Power indication LED
t Protection Cap
t Stainless Steel Inlet
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Note: for our newest datasheets please refer to our website:
www.victronenergy.com
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TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Phoenix inverters 180VA - 1200VA 120V and 230V
Phoenix inverters 1200VA - 5000VA 230V
MultiPlus inverter/charger 800VA - 5kVA 230V
Quattro inverter/charger 3kVA - 10kVA 230V
MultiPlus inverter/charger 2kVA and 3kVA 120V
Quattro inverter/charger 3kVA and 5kVA 120V
Blue Power battery charger GX IP20
Blue Power battery charger GX IP20 12-25 and 24-12
Blue Power battery charger IP65
Blue Power battery charger IP67 180 - 265VAC
Centaur charger 12/24V
Phoenix battery charger 12/24V
Skylla-i battery charger 24V
Skylla-TG charger 24/48V 230V
Skylla-TG charger 24V 90-265V GL approved
Skylla-TG 24/30 and 24/50 GMDSS
Isolation transformers
Orion DC/DC converters
Orion IP67 24/12 DC-DC converter
Blue Power Paneel
Color Control GX
Cyrix-ct 12/24 V 120 A and 230 A
Cyrix-i 400A 12/24V and 24/48V
Cyrix Li-ion 230 A series
Victron Global Remote 2 and Victron Ethernet Remote
BMV 700 series: Precision battery monitoring
Argo diode battery isolators
Argo FET battery isolators
BlueSolar charge controllers MPPT - Overview
PWM charge controllers
Battery Balancer
12,8 Volt Lithium iron phosphate batteries
BMS 12/200 for 12,8 Volt lithium iron phosphate batteries
24V 180Ah Lithium-ion battery and Lynx-ion
Ion control
VE.Bus BMS
Gel and AGM batteries
BlueSolar monocrystalline panels
BlueSolar polycrystalline panels
MultiPlus principle
Port Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Phoenix inverters 180VA - 1200VA 120V and 230V
SinusMax – Superior engineering
Developed for professional duty, the Phoenix range of inverters is suitable for the widest range of
applications. The design criteria have been to produce a true sine wave inverter with optimized
efficiency but without compromise in performance. Employing hybrid HF technology, the result is a
top quality product with compact dimensions, light in weight and capable of supplying power,
problem-free, to any load.
Extra start-up power
A unique feature of the SinusMax technology is very high start-up power. Conventional high
frequency technology does not offer such extreme performance. Phoenix inverters, however, are
well suited to power up difficult loads such as computers and low power electric tools.
Phoenix Inverter
12/180
To transfer the load to another AC source: the automatic transfer switch
For our lower power models we recommend the use of our Filax Automatic Transfer Switch. The
Filax features a very short switchover time (less than 20 miliseconds) so that computers and other
electronic equipment will continue to operate without disruption.
LED diagnosis
Please see manual for a description.
Remote on/off switch
Connector for remote on/off switch available on all models.
DIP switch for 50/60Hz selection (48/350 model only)
Phoenix Inverter
12/800 with Schuko socket
Available with different output sockets
Please see pictures below.
Phoenix Inverter 12/350
with IEC-320 sockets
Phoenix Inverter 12/800
with IEC-320 socket
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Phoenix Inverter 12/800
with Schuko socket
Phoenix Inverter 12/180
with Schuko socket
Phoenix Inverter 12/800
with BS 1363 socket
Phoenix Inverter 12/180
with Nema 5-15R sockets
Phoenix Inverter 12/800
with AN/NZS 3112 socket
Phoenix Inverter 12/800
with Nema 5-15R socket
Phoenix inverters 180VA - 1200VA 120V and 230V
Phoenix Inverter
12 Volt
24 Volt
48 Volt
12/180
24/180
12/350
24/350
48/350
12/800
24/800
48/800
12/1200
24/1200
48/1200
Cont. AC power at 25 °C (VA) (3)
180
350
800
1200
Cont. power at 25 °C / 40 °C (W)
175 / 150
300 / 250
700 / 650
1000 / 900
700
1600
2400
Peak power (W)
350
Output AC voltage / frequency (4)
Input voltage range (V DC)
110VAC or 230VAC +/- 3% 50Hz or 60Hz +/- 0,1%
10,5 - 15,5 / 21,0 - 31,0 / 42,0 - 62,0
9,2 - 17,3 / 18,4 - 34,0 / 36,8 - 68,0
Low battery alarm (V DC)
11,0 / 22 / 44
10,9 / 21,8 / 43,6
Low battery shut down (V DC)
10,5 / 21 / 42
9,2 / 18,4 / 36,8
Low battery auto recovery (V DC)
12,5 / 25 / 50
12,5 / 25 / 50
Max. efficiency (%)
87 / 88
89 / 89/ 90
91 / 93 / 94
92 / 94 / 94
Zero-load power (W)
2,6 / 3,8
3,1 / 5,0 / 6,0
6/5/4
6/5/6
n. a.
n. a.
2
2
Zero-load power in search mode
Protection (2)
a-e
Operating temperature range
-40 to +50°C (fan assisted cooling)
Humidity (non condensing)
max 95%
ENCLOSURE
Material & Colour
aluminium (blue Ral 5012)
Battery-connection
1)
1)
1)
230V: IEC-320 (IEC-320 plug included), CEE 7/4 (Schuko)
120V: Nema 5-15R
BS 1363 (United Kingdom)
AN/NZS 3112 (Australia, New Zealand)
IP 20
Standard AC outlets
Other outlets (at request)
Protection category
Weight (kg / lbs)
Dimensions (hxwxd in mm)
(hxwxd in inches)
2,7 / 5,4
72x132x200
2.8x5.2x7.9
3,5 / 7,7
72x155x237
2.8x6.1x9.3
ACCESSORIES
Remote on-off switch
6,5 / 14.3
108x165x305
4.2x6.4x11.9
1)
8,5 / 18.7
108x165x305
4.2x6.4x11.9
Two pole connector
Automatic transfer switch
Filax
STANDARDS
Safety
Emission Immunity
1) Battery cables of 1.5 meter (12/180
with cigarette plug)
2) Protection key:
a) output short circuit
b) overload
c) battery voltage too high
d) battery voltage too low
e) temperature too high
EN 60335-1
EN55014-1 / EN 55014-2/ EN 61000-6-2 / EN 61000-6-3
3) Non linear load, crest factor 3:1
4) Frequency can be set by DIP switch (48/350 model only)
Battery Alarm
BMV Battery Monitor
An excessively high or low battery voltage is indicated
by an audible and visual alarm, and a relay for remote
signalling.
The BMV Battery Monitor features an advanced
microprocessor control system combined with high
resolution measuring systems for battery voltage and
charge/discharge current. Besides this, the software
includes complex calculation algorithms to exactly
determine the state of charge of the battery. The BMV
selectively displays battery voltage, current, consumed
Ah or time to go. The monitor also stores a host of data
regarding performance and use of the battery.
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Phoenix inverters 1200VA - 5000VA 230V
SinusMax - Superior engineering
Developed for professional duty, the Phoenix range of inverters is suitable for the widest range of applications.
The design criteria have been to produce a true sine wave inverter with optimised efficiency but without
compromise in performance. Employing hybrid HF technology, the result is a top quality product with compact
dimensions, light in weight and capable of supplying power, problem-free, to any load.
Extra start-up power
A unique feature of the SinusMax technology is very high start-up power. Conventional high frequency
technology does not offer such extreme performance. Phoenix inverters, however, are well suited to power up
difficult loads such as refrigeration compressors, electric motors and similar appliances.
Virtually unlimited power thanks to parallel and 3-phase operation capability
Up to 6 units inverters can operate in parallel to achieve higher power output. Six 24/5000 units, for example,
will provide 24kW / 30kVA output power. Operation in 3-phase configuration is also possible.
Phoenix Inverter
24/5000
To transfer the load to another AC source: the automatic transfer switch
If an automatic transfer switch is required we recommend using the MultiPlus inverter/charger instead. The
switch is included in these products and the charger function of the MultiPlus can be disabled. Computers and
other electronic equipment will continue to operate without disruption because the MultiPlus features a very
short switchover time (less than 20 milliseconds).
Computer interface
All models have a RS-485 port. All you need to connect to your PC is our MK2 interface (see under accessories).
This interface takes care of galvanic isolation between the inverter and the computer, and converts from RS-485
to RS-232. A RS-232 to USB conversion cable is also available. Together with our VEConfigure software, which
can be downloaded free of charge from our website, all parameters of the inverters can be customised. This
includes output voltage and frequency, over and under voltage settings and programming the relay. This relay
can for example be used to signal several alarm conditions, or to start a generator. The inverters can also be
connected to VENet, the new power control network of Victron Energy, or to other computerised monitoring
and control systems.
New applications of high power inverters
The possibilities of paralleled high power inverters are truly amazing. For ideas, examples and battery capacity
calculations please refer to our book “Energy Unlimited” (available free of charge from Victron Energy and
downloadable from www.victronenergy.com).
Phoenix Inverter Compact
24/1600
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Phoenix inverters 1200VA - 5000VA 230V
Phoenix Inverter
C12/1200
C24/1200
C12/1600
C24/1600
C12/2000
C24/2000
Parallel and 3-phase operation
12/3000
24/3000
48/3000
24/5000
48/5000
Yes
INVERTER
Input voltage range (V DC)
9,5 – 17V
19 – 33V
38 – 66V
Output voltage: 230 VAC ±2% Frequency: 50 Hz ± 0,1% (1)
Output
Cont. output power at 25 ºC (VA) (2)
1200
1600
2000
3000
5000
Cont. output power at 25 ºC (W)
1000
1300
1600
2500
4500
Cont. output power at 40 ºC (W)
900
1200
1450
2200
4000
Peak power (W)
2400
3000
4000
6000
10000
Max. efficiency 12/ 24 /48 V (%)
92 / 94
92 / 94
92 / 92
93 / 94 / 95
94 / 95
Zero-load power 12 / 24 / 48 V (W)
8 / 10
8 / 10
9 / 11
15 / 15 / 16
25 / 25
Zero-load power in AES mode (W)
5/8
5/8
7/9
10 / 10 / 12
20 / 20
Zero-load power in Search mode (W)
2/3
2/3
3/4
4/5/5
5/6
GENERAL
Programmable relay (3)
Yes
Protection (4)
a-g
VE.Bus communication port
For parallel and three phase operation, remote monitoring and system integration
Remote on-off
Yes
Operating temperature range: -40 to +50 ºC (fan assisted cooling)
Humidity (non condensing): max 95%
ENCLOSURE
Common Characteristics
Common Characteristics
Battery-connection
230 V AC-connection
Weight (kg)
Dimensions (hxwhd in mm)
Material & Colour: aluminum (blue RAL 5012)
Protection category: IP 21
battery cables of 1.5 meter included
M8 bolts
2+2 M8 bolts
G-ST18i plug
Spring-clamp
Screw terminals
10
12
18
30
375x214x110
520x255x125
362x258x218
444x328x240
STANDARDS
Safety
EN 60335-1
Emission Immunity
1) Can be adjusted to 60Hz and to 240V
2) Non linear load, crest factor 3:1
3) Programmable relay that can a.o. be set for
general alarm, DC undervoltage or genset
start/stop function.
AC rating: 230V/4A
DC rating: 4a up to 35VDC, 1A up to 60VDC
EN 55014-1 / EN 55014-2
4) Protection key:
a) output short circuit
b) overload
c) battery voltage too high
d) battery voltage too low
e) temperature too high
f) 230 V AC on inverter output
g) input voltage ripple too high
Phoenix Inverter Control
Computer controlled operation and monitoring
BMV Battery Monitor
This panel can also be used on a
MultiPlus inverter/charger when an
automatic transfer switch but no charger
function is desired.
The brightness of the LEDs is
automatically reduced during night time.
Several interfaces are available:
- MK2.2 VE.Bus to RS232 converter
Connects to the RS232 port of a computer (see ‘A guide to VEConfigure’)
- MK2-USB VE.Bus to USB converter
Connects to a USB port (see ‘A guide to VEConfigure’)
- VE.Net to VE.Bus converter
Interface to VE.Net (see VE.Net documentation)
- VE.Bus to NMEA 2000 converter
- Victron Global Remote
The Global Remote is a modem which sends alarms, warnings and system
status reports to cellular phones via text messages (SMS). It can also log
data from Victron Battery Monitors, Multi’s, Quattro’s and Inverters to a
website through a GPRS connection. Access to this website is free of charge.
- Victron Ethernet Remote
To connect to Ethernet.
The BMV Battery Monitor features an
advanced microprocessor control system
combined with high resolution
measuring systems for battery voltage
and charge / discharge current. Besides
this, the software includes complex
calculation algorithms, like Peukert’s
formula, to exactly determine the state of
charge of the battery. The BMV selectively
displays battery voltage, current,
consumed Ah or time to go. The monitor
also stores a host of data regarding
performance and use of the battery.
Several models available (see battery
monitor documentation).
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MultiPlus inverter/charger 800VA - 5kVA 230V
Lithium Ion battery compatible
Multi-functional, with intelligent power management
The MultiPlus is a powerful true sine wave inverter, a sophisticated battery charger that features adaptive charge
technology, and a high-speed AC transfer switch in a single compact enclosure. Next to these primary functions,
the MultiPlus has several advanced features, as outlined below.
Two AC Outputs
The main output has no-break functionality. The MultiPlus takes over the supply to the connected loads in the
event of a grid failure or when shore/generator power is disconnected. This happens so fast (less than
20 milliseconds) that computers and other electronic equipment will continue to operate without disruption.
The second output is live only when AC is available on one of the inputs of the MultiPlus. Loads that should not
discharge the battery, like a water heater for example, can be connected to this output (second output available
on models rated at 3kVA and more).
Virtually unlimited power thanks to parallel operation
Up to 6 Multis can operate in parallel to achieve higher power output. Six 24/5000/120 units, for example, will
provide 25 kW / 30 kVA output power with 720 Amps charging capacity.
MultiPlus
24/3000/70
Three phase capability
In addition to parallel connection, three units of the same model can be configured for three-phase output. But
that’s not all: up to 6 sets of three units can be parallel connected for a huge 75 kW / 90 kVA inverter and more
than 2000 Amps charging capacity.
PowerControl - Dealing with limited generator, shore side or grid power
The MultiPlus is a very powerful battery charger. It will therefore draw a lot of current from the generator or
shore side supply (nearly 10A per 5kVA Multi at 230VAC). With the Multi Control Panel a maximum generator or
shore current can be set. The MultiPlus will then take account of other AC loads and use whatever is extra for
charging, thus preventing the generator or shore supply from being overloaded.
PowerAssist - Boosting the capacity of shore or generator power
This feature takes the principle of PowerControl to a further dimension. It allows the MultiPlus to supplement
the capacity of the alternative source. Where peak power is so often required only for a limited period, the
MultiPlus will make sure that insufficient shore or generator power is immediately compensated for by power
from the battery. When the load reduces, the spare power is used to recharge the battery.
MultiPlus Compact
12/2000/80
Four stage adaptive charger and dual bank battery charging
The main output provides a powerful charge to the battery system by means of advanced ‘adaptive charge’
software. The software fine-tunes the three stage automatic process to suit the condition of the battery, and
adds a fourth stage for long periods of float charging. The adaptive charge process is described in more detail
on the Phoenix Charger datasheet and on our website, under Technical Information. In addition to this, the
MultiPlus will charge a second battery using an independent trickle charge output intended for a main engine
or generator starter battery (trickle charge output available on 12V and 24V models only).
System configuring has never been easier
After installation, the MultiPlus is ready to go.
If settings have to be changed, this can be done in a matter of minutes with a new DIP switch setting procedure.
Even parallel and 3-phase operation can be programmed with DIP switches: no computer needed!
Alternatively, VE.Net can be used instead of the DIP switches.
And sophisticated software (VE.Bus Quick Configure and VE.Bus System Configurator) is available to configure
several new, advanced, features.
PowerAssist with 2x MultiPlus in parallel
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Five parallel units: output power 25 kVA
Multiplus inverter/charger 800VA - 5kVA 230V
MultiPlus
12 Volt
24 Volt
48 Volt
PowerControl
PowerAssist
Transfer switch (A)
Parallel and 3-phase operation
Input voltage range (V DC)
Output
Cont. output power at 25 °C (VA) (3)
Cont. output power at 25 °C (W)
Cont. output power at 40 °C (W)
Peak power (W)
Maximum efficiency (%)
Zero-load power (W)
Zero load power in AES mode (W)
Zero load power in Search mode (W)
AC Input
Charge voltage 'absorption' (V DC)
Charge voltage 'float' (V DC)
Storage mode (V DC)
Charge current house battery (A) (4)
Charge current starter battery (A)
Battery temperature sensor
Auxiliary output (5)
Programmable relay (6)
Protection (2)
VE.Bus communication port
General purpose com. port (7)
Remote on-off
Common Characteristics
Common Characteristics
Battery-connection
230 V AC-connection
Weight (kg)
Dimensions (hxwxd in mm)
Safety
Emission, Immunity
Automotive Directive
1) Can be adjusted to 60 HZ; 120 V 60 Hz on request
2) Protection key:
a) output short circuit
b) overload
c) battery voltage too high
d) battery voltage too low
e) temperature too high
f) 230 VAC on inverter output
g) input voltage ripple too high
C 12/800/35
C 24/ 800/16
C 12/1200/50
C 24/1200/25
C 12/1600/70
C 24/1600/40
C 12/2000/80
C 24/2000/50
Yes
Yes
16
Yes
Yes
Yes
16
Yes
Yes
Yes
16
Yes
Yes
Yes
30
Yes
800
700
650
1600
92 / 94
8 / 10
5/8
2/3
35 / 16
n. a.
n. a.
10
12/3000/120
24/3000/70
48/3000/35
Yes
Yes
16 or 50
Yes
24/5000/120
48/5000/70
Yes
Yes
100
Yes
INVERTER
9,5 – 17 V
19 – 33 V
38 – 66 V
Output voltage: 230 VAC ± 2%
Frequency: 50 Hz ± 0,1% (1)
1200
1600
2000
3000
5000
1000
1300
1600
2500
4500
900
1200
1450
2200
4000
2400
3000
4000
6000
10.000
93 / 94
93 / 94
93 / 94
93 / 94 / 95
94 / 95
8 / 10
8 / 10
9 / 11
15 / 15 / 16
25 / 25
5/8
5/8
7/9
10 / 10 / 12
20 / 20
2/3
2/3
3/4
4/5/5
5/6
CHARGER
Input voltage range: 187-265 VAC
Input frequency: 45 – 65 Hz
Power factor: 1
14,4 / 28,8 / 57,6
13,8 / 27,6 / 55,2
13,2 / 26,4 / 52,8
50 / 25
70 / 40
80 / 50
120 / 70 / 35
120 / 70
4 (12V and 24V models only)
yes
GENERAL
n. a.
n. a.
n. a.
Yes (16A)
Yes (25A)
Yes
a-g
For parallel and three phase operation, remote monitoring and system integration
n. a.
n. a.
n. a.
Yes (8)
Yes
Yes
Operating temp. range: -40 to +50°C (fan assisted cooling) Humidity (non condensing): max 95%
ENCLOSURE
Material & Colour: aluminium (blue RAL 5012)
Protection category: IP 21
battery cables of 1.5 meter
M8 bolts
Four M8 bolts (2 plus and 2 minus connections)
G-ST18i connector
Spring-clamp
Screw terminals 13 mm2 (6 AWG)
10
10
12
18
30
375x214x110
520x255x125
362x258x218
444x328x240
STANDARDS
EN 60335-1, EN 60335-2-29
EN55014-1, EN 55014-2, EN 61000-3-3
2004/104/EC
3) Non linear load, crest factor 3:1
4) At 25 ˚C ambient
5) Switches off when no external AC source available
6) Programmable relay that can a. o. be set for general alarm,
DC undervoltage or genset start/stop function
AC rating: 230V/4A
DC rating: 4A up to 35VDC, 1A up to 60VDC
7) A. o. to communicate with a Lithium Ion battery BMS
8) Models with 16A transfer switch only (see Quattro for 50A transfer switch)
Digital Multi Control
Computer controlled operation and monitoring
BMV Battery Monitor
A convenient and low cost solution for remote
monitoring, with a rotary knob to set Power
Control and Power Assist levels.
Several interfaces are available:
- MK2.2 VE.Bus to RS232 converter
Connects to the RS232 port of a computer (see ‘A guide to VEConfigure’)
- MK2-USB VE.Bus to USB converter
Connects to a USB port (see ‘A guide to VEConfigure’)
- VE.Net to VE.Bus converter
Interface to VE.Net (see VE.Net documentation)
- VE.Bus to NMEA 2000 converter
- Victron Global Remote
The Global Remote is a modem which sends alarms, warnings and system
status reports to cellular phones via text messages (SMS). It can also log
data from Victron Battery Monitors, Multis, Quattro’s and Inverters to a
website through a GPRS connection. Access to this website is free of charge.
- Victron Ethernet Remote
To connect to Ethernet.
The BMV Battery Monitor features an
advanced microprocessor control system
combined with high resolution measuring
systems for battery voltage and
charge/discharge current. Besides this, the
software includes complex calculation
algorithms, like Peukert’s formula, to
exactly determine the state of charge of
the battery. The BMV selectively displays
battery voltage, current, consumed Ah or
time to go. The monitor also stores a host
of data regarding performance and use of
the battery.
Several models available (see battery
monitor documentation).
Blue Power Panel
Connects to a Multi or Quattro and all VE.Net
devices, in particular the VE.Net Battery
Controller.
Graphic display of currents and voltages.
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Quattro inverter/charger 3kVA - 10kVA 230V
Lithium Ion battery compatible
Two AC inputs with integrated transfer switch
The Quattro can be connected to two independent AC sources, for example shore-side power and a generator,
or two generators. The Quattro will automatically connect to the active source.
Two AC Outputs
The main output has no-break functionality. The Quattro takes over the supply to the connected loads in the
event of a grid failure or when shore/generator power is disconnected. This happens so fast (less than
20 milliseconds) that computers and other electronic equipment will continue to operate without disruption.
The second output is live only when AC is available on one of the inputs of the Quattro. Loads that should not
discharge the battery, like a water heater for example, can be connected to this output.
Virtually unlimited power thanks to parallel operation
Up to 10 Quattro units can operate in parallel. Ten units 48/10000/140, for example, will provide 90kW / 100kVA
output power and 1400 Amps charging capacity.
Quattro
48/5000/70-100/100
Three phase capability
Three units can be configured for three-phase output. But that’s not all: up to 10 sets of three units can be
parallel connected to provide 270kW / 300kVA inverter power and more than 4000A charging capacity.
PowerControl – Dealing with limited generator, shore-side or grid power
The Quattro is a very powerful battery charger. It will therefore draw a lot of current from the generator or shore
side supply (16A per 5kVA Quattro at 230VAC). A current limit can be set on each AC input. The Quattro will then
take account of other AC loads and use whatever is spare for charging, thus preventing the generator or shore
supply from being overloaded.
PowerAssist – Boosting shore or generator power
This feature takes the principle of PowerControl to a further dimension allowing the Quattro to supplement the
capacity of the alternative source. Where peak power is so often required only for a limited period, the Quattro
will make sure that insufficient shore or generator power is immediately compensated for by power from the
battery. When the load reduces, the spare power is used to recharge the battery.
Solar energy: AC power available even during a grid failure
The Quattro can be used in off grid as well as grid connected PV and other alternative energy systems.
Quattro
24/3000/70-50/30
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System configuring has never been easier
After installation, the Quattro is ready to go.
If settings have to be changed, this can be done in a matter of minutes with a new DIP switch setting procedure.
Even parallel and 3-phase operation can be programmed with DIP switches: no computer needed!
Alternatively, VE.Net can be used instead of the DIP switches.
And sophisticated software (VE.Bus Quick Configure and VE.Bus System Configurator) is available to configure
several new, advanced, features.
Quattro inverter/charger 3kVA - 10kVA 230V
Quattro
PowerControl / PowerAssist
Integrated Transfer switch
AC inputs (2x)
Maximum feed through current (A)
Input voltage range (V DC)
Output (1)
Cont. output power at 25 °C (VA) (3)
Cont. output power at 25 °C (W)
Cont. output power at 40 °C (W)
Peak power (W)
Maximum efficiency (%)
Zero-load power (W)
Zero load power in AES mode (W)
Zero load power in Search mode (W)
Charge voltage 'absorption' (V DC)
Charge voltage 'float' (V DC)
Storage mode (V DC)
Charge current house battery (A) (4)
Charge current starter battery (A)
Battery temperature sensor
Auxiliary output (A) (5)
Programmable relay (6)
Protection (2)
VE.Bus communication port
General purpose com. port (7)
ZĞŵŽƚĞŽŶͲŽĨĨ
Common Characteristics
Common Characteristics
Battery-connection
230 V AC-connection
Weight (kg)
Dimensions (hxwxd in mm)
Safety
Emission, Immunity
12/3000/120-50/30
24/3000/70-50/30
12/5000/220-100/100
24/5000/120-100/100
48/5000/70-100/100
24/8000/200-100/100
48/8000/110-100/100
48/10000/140-100/100
Yes
Yes
Input voltage range: 187-265 VAC Input frequency: 45 – 65 Hz Power factor: 1
50 / 30
2x100
2x100
2x100
INVERTER
9,5 – 17V 19 – 33V 38 – 66V
Output voltage: 230 VAC ± 2%
Frequency: 50 Hz ± 0,1%
3000
5000
8000
10000
2500
4500
7000
9000
2200
4000
6300
8000
6000
10000
16000
20000
93 / 94
94 / 94 / 95
94 / 96
96
15 / 15
25 / 25 / 25
30 / 35
35
10 / 10
20 / 20 / 20
25 / 30
30
4/5
5/5/6
8 / 10
10
CHARGER
14,4 / 28,8
14,4 / 28,8 / 57,6
28,8 / 57,6
57,6
13,8 / 27,6
13,8 / 27,6 / 55,2
27,6 / 55,2
55,2
13,2 / 26,4
13,2 / 26,4 / 52,8
26,4 / 52,8
52,8
120 / 70
220 / 120 / 70
200 / 110
140
4 (12V and 24V models only)
Yes
GENERAL
25
50
50
50
1x
3x
3x
3x
a-g
For parallel and three phase operation, remote monitoring and system integration
1x
2x
2x
2x
zĞƐ
Operating temp.: -40 to +50 ˚C Humidity (non condensing): max. 95%
ENCLOSURE
Material & Colour: aluminium (blue RAL 5012) Protection category: IP 21
Four M8 bolts (2 plus and 2 minus connections)
Screw terminals 13 mm2 (6 AWG)
Bolts M6
Bolts M6
Bolts M6
19
34 / 30 / 30
45/41
45
470 x 350 x 280
362 x 258 x 218
444 x 328 x 240
470 x 350 x 280
470 x 350 x 280
444 x 328 x 240
STANDARDS
EN 60335-1, EN 60335-2-29
EN55014-1, EN 55014-2, EN 61000-3-3, EN 61000-6-3, EN 61000-6-2, EN 61000-6-1
1) Can be adjusted to 60 HZ; 120 V 60 Hz on
request
2) Protection key:
a) output short circuit
b) overload
c) battery voltage too high
d) battery voltage too low
e) temperature too high
f) 230 VAC on inverter output
g) input voltage ripple too high
3) Non linear load, crest factor 3:1
4) At 25 ˚C ambient
5) Switches off when no external AC source available
6) Programmable relay that can a. o. be set for general alarm,
DC undervoltage or genset start/stop function
AC rating: 230V/4A
DC rating: 4A up to 35VDC, 1A up to 60VDC
7) A. o. to communicate with a Lithium Ion battery BMS
Digital Multi Control Panel
Computer controlled operation and monitoring
BMV Battery Monitor
A convenient and low cost solution for remote
monitoring, with a rotary knob to set Power
Control and Power Assist levels.
Several interfaces are available:
- MK2.2 VE.Bus to RS232 converter
Connects to the RS232 port of a computer (see ‘A guide to VEConfigure’)
- MK2-USB VE.Bus to USB converter
Connects to a USB port (see ‘A guide to VEConfigure’)
- VE.Net to VE.Bus converter
Interface to VE.Net (see VE.Net documentation)
- VE.Bus to NMEA 2000 converter
- Victron Global Remote
The Global Remote is a modem which sends alarms, warnings and system status
reports to cellular phones via text messages (SMS). It can also log data from
Victron Battery Monitors, Multi’s, Quattros and Inverters to a website through
a GPRS connection. Access to this website is free of charge.
- Victron Ethernet Remote
dŽĐŽŶŶĞĐƚƚŽƚŚĞƌŶĞƚ͘
The BMV Battery Monitor features an
advanced microprocessor control system
combined with high resolution measuring
systems for battery voltage and
charge/discharge current. Besides this, the
software includes complex calculation
algorithms, like Peukert’s formula, to
exactly determine the state of charge of
the battery. The BMV selectively displays
battery voltage, current, consumed Ah or
time to go. The monitor also stores a host
of data regarding performance and use of
the battery.
Several models available (see battery
monitor documentation).
Blue Power Panel
Connects to a Multi or Quattro and all VE.Net
devices, in particular the VE.Net Battery
Controller.
Graphic display of currents and voltages.
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MultiPlus inverter/charger 2kVA and 3kVA 120V
Lithium Ion battery compatible
Multi-functional, with intelligent power management
The MultiPlus is a powerful true sine wave inverter, a sophisticated battery charger that features adaptive charge
technology, and a high-speed AC transfer switch in a single compact enclosure. Next to these primary functions, the
MultiPlus has several advanced features, as outlined below.
Two AC Outputs
The main output has no-break functionality. The MultiPlus takes over the supply to the connected loads in the event of
a grid failure or when shore/generator power is disconnected. This happens so fast (less than 20 milliseconds) that
computers and other electronic equipment will continue to operate without disruption.
The second output is live only when AC is available on the input of the MultiPlus. Loads that should not discharge the
battery, like a water heater for example, can be connected to this output (second output available on models rated at
3kVA and more).
Virtually unlimited power thanks to parallel operation
Up to six Multis can operate in parallel to achieve higher power output. Six 24/3000/70 units, for example, provide
15kW / 18kVA output power with 420 Amps of charging capacity.
MultiPlus
24/3000/70
Three phase capability
In addition to parallel connection, three units can be configured for three-phase output. But that’s not all: with three
strings of six parallel units a 45kW / 54kVA three phase inverter and 1260A charger can be built.
Split phase options
Two units can be stacked to provide 120-0-120V, and additional units can be paralleled up to a total of 6 units per
phase, to supply up to 30kW / 36kVA of split phase power.
Alternatively, a split phase AC source can be obtained by connecting our autotransformer (see data sheet on
www.victronenergy.com) to a ‘European’ inverter programmed to supply 240V / 60Hz.
PowerControl - Dealing with limited generator, shore side or grid power
The MultiPlus is a very powerful battery charger. It will therefore draw a lot of current from the generator or shore side
supply (nearly 20A per 3kVA MultiPlus at 120VAC). With the Multi Control Panel a maximum generator or shore current
can be set. The MultiPlus will then take account of other AC loads and use whatever is extra for charging, thus
preventing the generator or shore supply from being overloaded.
PowerAssist - Boosting the capacity of shore or generator power
This feature takes the principle of PowerControl to a further dimension. It allows the MultiPlus to supplement the
capacity of the alternative source. Where peak power is so often required only for a limited period, the MultiPlus will
make sure that insufficient shore or generator power is immediately compensated for by power from the battery. When
the load reduces, the spare power is used to recharge the battery.
MultiPlus Compact
12/2000/80
Four stage adaptive charger and dual bank battery charging
The main output provides a powerful charge to the battery system by means of advanced ‘adaptive charge’ software.
The software fine-tunes the three stage automatic process to suit the condition of the battery, and adds a fourth stage
for long periods of float charging. The adaptive charge process is described in more detail on the Phoenix Charger
datasheet and on our website, under Technical Information. In addition to this, the MultiPlus will charge a second
battery using an independent trickle charge output intended for a main engine or generator starter battery.
System configuring has never been easier
After installation, the MultiPlus is ready to go.
If settings have to be changed, this can be done in a matter of minutes with a DIP switch setting procedure. Even
parallel and 3-phase operation can be programmed with DIP switches: no computer needed!
Alternatively, VE.Net can be used instead of the DIP switches.
And sophisticated software (VE.Bus Quick Configure and VE.Bus System Configurator) is available to configure several
new, advanced, features.
PowerAssist with 2x MultiPlus in parallel
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Five parallel units: output power 12,5 kW
MultiPlus inverter/charger 2kVA and 3kVA 120V
MultiPlus
12 Volt
24 Volt
12/2000/80
24/2000/50
12/3000/120
24/3000/70
PowerControl
Yes
PowerAssist
Yes
Transfer switch (A)
50
Parallel and 3-phase operation
Yes
INVERTER
Input voltage range (V DC)
9,5 – 17 V
Output
19 – 33 V
Output voltage: 120 VAC ± 2%
Frequency: 60 Hz ± 0,1% (1)
Cont. output power at 75 °F (VA) (3)
2000
3000
Cont. output power at 75 °F (W)
1600
2500
Cont. output power at 100 °F (W)
1450
2200
Peak power (W)
4000
6000
Maximum efficiency (%)
92 / 94
93 / 94
Zero-load power (W)
9 / 11
15 / 15
Zero load power in AES mode (W)
7/8
10 / 10
Zero load power in Search mode (W)
3/4
4/5
CHARGER
AC Input
Input voltage range: 95-140 VAC
Input frequency: 45 – 65 Hz
Charge voltage 'absorption' (V DC)
14,4 / 28,8
Charge voltage 'float' (V DC)
13,8 / 27,6
Storage mode (V DC)
Charge current house battery (A) (4)
Power factor: 1
13,2 / 26,4
80 / 50
120 / 70
Charge current starter battery (A)
4
Battery temperature sensor
yes
GENERAL
Auxiliary output (5)
Programmable relay (6)
n. a.
Yes (32A)
Yes (1x)
Yes (3x)
Protection (2)
VE.Bus communication port
General purpose com. port (7)
a-g
For parallel and three phase operation, remote monitoring and system integration
n. a.
Yes (2x)
Remote on-off
Common Characteristics
Yes
Operating temp. range: 0 - 120°F (fan assisted cooling)
Humidity (non condensing): max 95%
ENCLOSURE
Common Characteristics
Battery-connection
120 V AC-connection
Weight
Dimensions (hxwxd in mm and inches)
Material & Colour: aluminum (blue RAL 5012)
Protection category: IP 21
M8 bolts
M8 bolts (2 plus and 2 minus connections)
Screw-terminal 6 AWG (13mm²)
Screw-terminal 6 AWG (13mm²)
13kg 25 lbs
19kg 40 lbs
520x255x125 mm 20.5x10.0x5.0 inch
362x258x218 mm 14.3x10.2x8.6 inch
STANDARDS
Safety
Emission Immunity
1) Can be adjusted to 60 HZ; 120 V 60 Hz on request
2) Protection key:
a) output short circuit
b) overload
c) battery voltage too high
d) battery voltage too low
e) temperature too high
f) 230 VAC on inverter output
g) input voltage ripple too high
EN 60335-1, EN 60335-2-29
EN55014-1, EN 55014-2, EN 61000-3-3
3) Non linear load, crest factor 3:1
4) At 75 ˚F ambient
5) Switches off when no external AC source available
6) Programmable relay that can a. o. be set for general alarm,
DC undervoltage or genset start/stop function
AC rating: 230V/4A
DC rating: 4A up to 35VDC, 1A up to 60VDC
7) A. o. to communicate with a Lithium Ion battery BMS
Digital Multi Control
Computer controlled operation and monitoring
BMV Battery Monitor
A convenient and low cost solution for remote
monitoring, with a rotary knob to set Power
Control and Power Assist levels.
Several interfaces are available:
- MK2.2 VE.Bus to RS232 converter
Connects to the RS232 port of a computer (see ‘A guide to VEConfigure’)
- MK2-USB VE.Bus to USB converter
Connects to a USB port (see ‘A guide to VEConfigure’)
- VE.Net to VE.Bus converter
Interface to VE.Net (see VE.Net documentation)
- VE.Bus to NMEA 2000 converter
- Victron Global Remote
The Global Remote is a modem which sends alarms, warnings and system
status reports to cellular phones via text messages (SMS). It can also log
data from Victron Battery Monitors, Multis, Quattro’s and Inverters to a
website through a GPRS connection. Access to this website is free of
charge.
- Victron Ethernet Remote
To connect to Ethernet.
The BMV Battery Monitor features an
advanced microprocessor control system
combined with high resolution measuring
systems for battery voltage and
charge/discharge current. Besides this, the
software includes complex calculation
algorithms, like Peukert’s formula, to
exactly determine the state of charge of
the battery. The BMV selectively displays
battery voltage, current, consumed Ah or
time to go. The monitor also stores a host
of data regarding performance and use of
the battery.
Blue Power Panel
Connects to a Multi or Quattro and all VE.Net
devices, in particular the VE.Net Battery
Controller.
Graphic display of currents and voltages.
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Quattro inverter/charger 3kVA and 5kVA 120V
Lithium Ion battery compatible
Two AC inputs with integrated transfer switch
The Quattro can be connected to two independent AC sources, for example shore-side power and a generator, or two
generators. The Quattro will automatically connect to the active source.
Two AC Outputs
The main output has no-break functionality. The Quattro takes over the supply to the connected loads in the event of a
grid failure or when shore/generator power is disconnected. This happens so fast (less than 20 milliseconds) that
computers and other electronic equipment will continue to operate without disruption.
The second output is live only when AC is available on one of the inputs of the Quattro. Loads that should not discharge
the battery, like a water heater for example, can be connected to this output.
Virtually unlimited power thanks to parallel operation
Up to 10 Quattro units can operate in parallel. Ten units 48/5000/70, for example, will provide 45kW / 50kVA output
power and 700 Amps charging capacity.
Three phase capability
Three units can be configured for three-phase output. But that’s not all: up to 10 sets of three units can be parallel
connected to provide 135kW / 150kVA inverter power and more than 2000A charging capacity.
Split phase options
Two units can be stacked to provide 120-0-120V, and additional units can be paralleled up to a total of 6 units per
phase, to supply up to 30kW / 36kVA of split phase power.
Alternatively, a split phase AC source can be obtained by connecting our autotransformer (see data sheet on
www.victronenergy.com) to a ‘European’ inverter programmed to supply 240V / 60Hz.
Quattro
24/5000/120-100/100
PowerControl – Dealing with limited generator, shore-side or grid power
The Quattro is a very powerful battery charger. It will therefore draw a lot of current from the generator or shore side
supply (Up to 40A per 5kVA Quattro at 120VAC). A current limit can be set on each AC input. The Quattro will then take
account of other AC loads and use whatever is spare for charging, thus preventing the generator or shore supply from
being overloaded.
PowerAssist – Boosting shore or generator power
This feature takes the principle of PowerControl to a further dimension allowing the Quattro to supplement the
capacity of the alternative source. Where peak power is so often required only for a limited period, the Quattro will
make sure that insufficient shore or generator power is immediately compensated for by power from the battery. When
the load reduces, the spare power is used to recharge the battery.
Solar energy: AC power available even during a grid failure
The Quattro can be used in off grid as well as grid connected PV and other alternative energy systems.
System configuring has never been easier
After installation, the Quattro is ready to go.
If settings have to be changed, this can be done in a matter of minutes with a new DIP switch setting procedure. Even
parallel and 3-phase operation can be programmed with DIP switches: no computer needed!
Alternatively, VE.Net can be used instead of the DIP switches.
And sophisticated software (VE.Bus Quick Configure and VE.Bus System Configurator) is available to configure several
new, advanced, features.
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Quattro inverter/charger 3kVA and 5kVA 120V
Quattro
PowerControl / PowerAssist
Integrated Transfer switch
AC inputs (2x)
Maximum feed through current (A)
12/5000/200-100/100 120V
2x100
Input voltage range (V DC)
Output (1)
Cont. output power at 25 °C (VA) (3)
Cont. output power at 25 °C (W)
Cont. output power at 40 °C (W)
Peak power (W)
Maximum efficiency (%)
Zero-load power (W)
Zero load power in AES mode (W)
Zero load power in Search mode (W)
9,5 - 17
Charge voltage 'absorption' (V DC)
Charge voltage 'float' (V DC)
Storage mode (V DC)
Charge current house battery (A) (4)
Charge current starter battery (A)
Battery temperature sensor
14,4
13,8
13,2
200
4
Auxiliary output (A) (5)
Programmable relay (6)
Protection (2)
VE.Bus communication port
General purpose com. port (7)
Remote on-off
Common Characteristics
5000
4500
4000
10000
94
25
20
5
50
3x
Common Characteristics
Battery-connection
230 V AC-connection
Weight (kg)
Dimensions (hxwxd)
Safety
Emission, Immunity
1) Can be adjusted to 50 Hz
2) Protection key:
a) output short circuit
b) overload
c) battery voltage too high
d) battery voltage too low
e) temperature too high
f) 120 VAC on inverter output
g) input voltage ripple too high
M6 bolts
75 lb 34 kg
18,5 x 14,0 x 11,2 inch
470 x 350 x 280 mm
24/5000/120-100/100 120V
48/3000/35-50/50 120V
Yes
Yes
Input voltage range: 90-140 VAC Input frequency: 45 – 65 Hz Power factor: 1
2x100
2x50
INVERTER
19 – 33
37,2 – 64,4
Output voltage: 120 VAC ± 2%
Frequency: 60 Hz ± 0,1%
5000
3000
4500
2500
4000
2200
10000
6000
94
94
25
15
20
10
5
5
CHARGER
28,8
57,6
27,6
55,2
26,4
52,8
120
35
4
n. a.
Yes
GENERAL
50
32
3x
3x
a-g
For parallel and three phase operation, remote monitoring and system integration
Yes, 2x
Yes
Operating temp.: -20 to +50 ˚C (ϬͲϭϮϬΣ&ͿHumidity (non condensing): max. 95%
ENCLOSURE
Material & Colour: aluminium (blue RAL 5012) Protection category: IP 21
Four M8 bolts (2 plus and 2 minus connections)
Screw terminals 13 mm࢖ (6
M6 bolts
AWG)
66 lb 30 kg
42 lb 19 kg
17,5 x 13,0 x 9,6 inch
14.3x10.2x8.6 inch
444 x 328 x 240 mm
362x258x218 mm
STANDARDS
EN 60335-1, EN 60335-2-29
EN55014-1, EN 55014-2, EN 61000-3-3
48/5000/70-100/100 120V
2x100
37,2 – 64,4
5000
4500
4000
10000
95
25
20
6
57,6
55,2
52,8
70
n. a.
50
3x
M6 bolts
66 lb 30 kg
17,5 x 13,0 x 9,6 inch
444 x 328 x 240 mm
3) Non linear load, crest factor 3:1
4) At 25 ˚C ambient5) Switches off when no external AC source available
5) Switches off when no external AC source available
6) Programmable relay that can be set for general alarm, DC undervoltage or genset start/stop function
AC rating: 120V/4A
DC rating: 4A up to 35VDC, 1A up to 60VDC
7) A. o. to communicate with a Lithium Ion battery BMS
Digital Multi Control
Computer controlled operation and monitoring
BMV Battery Monitor
A convenient and low cost solution for
remote monitoring, with a rotary knob to
set Power Control and Power Assist levels.
Several interfaces are available:
- MK2.2 VE.Bus to RS232 converter
Connects to the RS232 port of a computer (see ‘A guide to VEConfigure’)
- MK2-USB VE.Bus to USB converter
Connects to a USB port (see ‘A guide to VEConfigure’)
- VE.Net to VE.Bus converter
Interface to VE.Net (see VE.Net documentation)
- VE.Bus to NMEA 2000 converter
- Victron Global Remote
The Global Remote is a modem which sends alarms, warnings and system
status reports to cellular phones via text messages (SMS). It can also log
data from Victron Battery Monitors, Multi’s, Quattros and Inverters to a
website through a GPRS connection. Access to this website is free of
charge.
- Victron Ethernet Remote
To connect to Ethernet.
The BMV Battery Monitor features an
advanced microprocessor control
system combined with high resolution
measuring systems for battery voltage
and charge/discharge current. Besides
this, the software includes complex
calculation algorithms, like Peukert’s
formula, to exactly determine the state
of charge of the battery. The BMV
selectively displays battery voltage,
current, consumed Ah or time to go. The
monitor also stores a host of data
regarding performance and use of the
battery.
Blue Power Panel
Connects to a Multi or Quattro and all
VE.Net devices, in particular the VE.Net
Battery Controller.
Graphic display of currents and voltages.
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Blue Power battery charger GX IP20
180-265VAC
The highest efficiency ever!
With up to 95% efficiency, these chargers generate up to four times less heat when compared to the industry
standard.
And once the battery is fully charged, power consumption reduces to 0,5 Watt, some five to ten times better
than the industry standard.
Adaptive 4-stage charge algorithm: bulk – absorption – float – storage
The Blue Power charger features a microprocessor controlled ‘adaptive’ battery management. The ‘adaptive’
feature will automatically optimize the charging process relative to the way the battery is being used.
Blue Power Battery Charger
GX IP 20 12/15
Less maintenance and aging when the battery is not in use: the Storage Mode
The storage mode kicks in whenever the battery has not been subjected to discharge during 24 hours. In the
storage mode float voltage is reduced to 2,2 V/cell (13,2 V for a 12 V battery) to minimize gassing and corrosion
of the positive plates. Once a week the voltage is raised back to the absorption level to ‘equalize’ the battery.
This feature prevents stratification of the electrolyte and sulphation, a major cause of early battery failure.
Totally silent
No fan.
Protected against overheating
Output current will reduce as temperature increases up to 60°C, but the Blue Power charger will not fail.
Two LED’s for status indication
Yellow LED: bulk charge (blinking fast), absorption (blinking slow), float (solid), storage (off)
Green LED: power on
Learn more about batteries and battery charging
To learn more about batteries and charging batteries, please refer to our book ‘Energy Unlimited’ (available free
of charge from Victron Energy and downloadable from www.victronenergy.com).
Blue Power Charger GX IP 20
12/7 (1)
12/10 (1)
12/15 (1)
24/5 (1)
24/8 (1)
180-265 VAC or 250-350 VDC
Input voltage range
Efficiency
94%
95%
No load power consumption
0.5W
0.5W
Frequency
Number of outputs
45-65 Hz or DC
1
1
Charge voltage 'absorption' (V DC)
14,4
28,8
Charge voltage 'float' (V DC)
13.8
27.6
Charge voltage 'storage' (V DC)
13,2
26,4
7 / 10 / 15
5/8
Charge current (A)
Charge characteristic
Minimum battery capacity (Ah)
4-stage adaptive
24 / 30 / 45
16 / 24
Can be used as power supply
Protection
Operating temp. range
Yes
Battery reverse polarity (fuse)
Humidity (non condensing)
Cooling
Output short circuit
Over temperature
-20 to +60°C (full rated output up to 40°C)
Max 95 %
Natural convection (no fan)
ENCLOSURE
Material & Colour
Battery-connection
Aluminium (blue RAL 5012)
Black and red cable of 1,5 meter with battery clamps
230 V AC-connection
Cable of 1,5 meter with CEE 7/7 plug, BS 1363 plug (UK) or AS/NZS 3112 plug (AU/NZ)
Protection category
IP 20
Weight (kg)
1,3
Dimensions (h x w x d in mm)
66 x 90 x 235
STANDARDS
Safety
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EN 60335-1, EN 60335-2-29
Emission
EN 55014-1, EN 61000-6-3, EN 61000-3-2
Immunity
EN 55014-2, EN 61000-6-1, EN 61000-6-2, EN 61000-3-3
Blue Power battery charger GX IP20 12-25 and 24-12
180-265VAC
Adaptive 4-stage charge characteristic: bulk – absorption – float – storage
The Blue Power charger features a microprocessor controlled ‘adaptive’ battery management. The ‘adaptive’
feature will automatically optimize the charging process relative to the way the battery is being used.
Less maintenance and aging when the battery is not in use: the Storage Mode
The storage mode kicks in whenever the battery has not been subjected to discharge during 24 hours. In the
storage mode float voltage is reduced to 2,2 V/cell (13,2 V for a 12 V battery) to minimize gassing and corrosion
of the positive plates. Once a week the voltage is raised back to the absorption level to ‘equalize’ the battery.
This feature prevents stratification of the electrolyte and sulfation, a major cause of early battery failure.
Blue Power Battery Charger
GX IP 20 12/25 (1)
Protected against overheating and silent fan cooling
Output current will reduce as temperature increases up to 60°C, but the Blue Power charger will not fail.
The load and temperature controlled fan is practically inaudible.
Two LED’s for status indication
Yellow LED: bulk charge (blinking fast), absorption (blinking slow), float (solid), storage (off)
Green LED: power on
Learn more about batteries and battery charging
To learn more about batteries and charging batteries, please refer to our book ‘Energy Unlimited’ (available free
of charge from Victron Energy and downloadable from www.victronenergy.com).
Blue Power Charger GX IP 20
Input voltage range
12/25 (1)
24/12 (1)
180-265 VAC or 250-350 VDC
180-265 VAC or 250-350 VDC
Frequency
Number of outputs
Charge voltage 'absorption' (V DC)
Charge voltage 'float' (V DC)
Charge voltage 'storage' (V DC)
Charge current (A)
45-65 Hz or DC
1
1
14,4
28,8
14
28
13,2
26,4
25
12 or 15
Charge characteristic
Minimum battery capacity (Ah)
4-stage adaptive
75
45
Can be used as power supply
Protection
Operating temp. range
Yes
Battery reverse polarity (fuse)
Output short circuit
Over temperature
-20 to +60°C (full rated output up to 40°C)
Humidity (non condensing)
Max 95 %
Cooling
Fan assisted
ENCLOSURE
Material & Colour
Battery-connection
Aluminium (blue RAL 5012)
One output: black and red cable of 1,5 meter
Three outputs: screw terminals 6 mm΂
230 V AC-connection
Cable of 1,5 meter with CEE 7/7 or AS/NZS 3112 plug
Protection category
IP 20
Weight (kg)
1,3
Dimensions (h x w x d in mm)
66 x 90 x 235
STANDARDS
Safety
EN 60335-1, EN 60335-2-29
Emission
EN 55014-1, EN 61000-6-3, EN 61000-3-2
Immunity
EN 55014-2, EN 61000-6-1, EN 61000-6-2, EN 61000-3-3
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Blue Power battery charger IP22
High efficiency
With up to 94% efficiency, these chargers generate up to four times less heat when compared to the industry
standard.
And once the battery is fully charged, power consumption reduces to 0,5 Watt, some five to ten times better than
the industry standard.
Adaptive 6-stage charge algorithm: test - bulk – absorption - recondition – float – storage
The Blue Power charger features a microprocessor controlled ‘adaptive’ battery management. The adaptive
feature will automatically optimize the charging process relative to the way the battery is being used.
Storage Mode: less maintenance and aging when the battery is not in use
The storage mode kicks in whenever the battery has not been subjected to discharge during 24 hours. In the
storage mode float voltage is reduced to 2,2 V/cell (13,2 V for a 12 V battery) to minimize gassing and corrosion of
the positive plates. Once a week the voltage is raised back to the absorption level to ‘equalize’ the battery. This
feature prevents stratification of the electrolyte and sulfation, a major cause of early battery failure.
Also charges Li-ion (‹‡ΓȌbatteries
‹‡Γ batteries are charged with a simple bulk – absorption – float algorithm.
NIGHT and LOW setting
When in NIGHT or LOW mode, the output current is reduced to max. 25% of the nominal output and the charger
will be totally noiseless. The NIGHT mode automatically ends after 8 hours. The LOW mode can be ended
manually.
Blue Power Battery Charger
IP22 12/30 (3)
Protected against overheating
Output current will reduce as temperature increases up to 50°C, but the Blue Power charger will not fail.
Ž‡˜‡ǯ•ˆ‘”Status indication
Charge algorithm: TEST / BULK / ABSORPTION / RECONDITION / FLOAT / STORAGE / READY
MODE button to set: NORMAL (14,4 V) / HIGH (14,7 V) / RECONDITION / LI-ION
Blue Power Charger
12/30 (1)
12/30 (3)
Input voltage range
24/15 (1)
24/15 (3)
180 – 265 VAC
180 – 265 VAC
Charge current, normal mode
30 A
15 A
Charge current, NIGHT or LOW
7,5 A
3,75 A
Efficiency
93%
94%
No load power consumption
0.5W
0.5W
Frequency
Number of outputs
45 – 65 Hz
1
45 – 65 Hz
3
1
Charge voltage 'absorption'
Normal: 14,4 V
High: 14,6 V
Li-ion: 14,2 V
Charge voltage 'float'
Normal: 13,8 V
High: 13,8 V
Li-ion: 13,35 V
Charge voltage 'storage'
Normal: 13,2 V
High: 13,8 V
Li-ion: n. a.
Charge algorithm
High: 29,2 V
Li-ion: 28,4 V
Normal: 27,6 V
High: 27,6 V
Li-ion: 26,7 V
Normal: 26,4 V
High: 26,4 V
Li-ion: n. a.
6-stage adaptive
Can be used as power supply
Protection
3
Normal: 28,8 V
Yes
Battery reverse polarity (fuse)
Operating temp. range
Output short circuit
Over temperature
-20 to +50°C
Humidity (non condensing)
Max 98 %
ENCLOSURE
Material & Colour
Battery connection
230 V AC connection
Aluminum (blue RAL 5012)
Screw terminals 13 mm² / AWG6
Cable of 1,5 meter with CEE 7/7 plug, BS 1363 plug (UK) or AS/NZS 3112 plug (AU/NZ)
Protection category
IP22
Weight
1,3 kg
Dimensions (h x w x d)
235 x 108 x 65 mm
STANDARDS
Safety
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EN 60335-1, EN 60335-2-29
Emission
EN 55014-1, EN 61000-6-3, EN 61000-3-2
Immunity
EN 55014-2, EN 61000-6-1, EN 61000-6-2, EN 61000-3-3
Blue Power battery charger IP65
Completely encapsulated: waterproof, shockproof and ignition protected
Water, oil or dirt will not damage the Blue Power charger. The casing is made of cast aluminium and the
electronics are moulded in resin.
Protected against overheating
Can be used in a hot environment such as a machine room. Output current will reduce as temperature increases
up to 60°C, but the Blue Power charger will not fail.
Blue Power Charger
24V 5A IP65
Automatic three stage charging
Once the absorption voltage has been reached, the Blue Power charger will switch to float charge 2 hours after
the charge current has reduced to a low break point current (see specifications), or after a 20 hour absorption
period. The battery is therefore effectively protected against overcharging and can remain permanently
connected to the charger. The charger will automatically reset and start a new charge cycle after interruption of
the AC supply or after reduction of the output voltage to 12V resp. 24V due to a DC load.
Two LED’s for status indication
Yellow LED: battery being charged
Yellow LED and Green LED: absorption charge
Green LED: float charge, the battery is charged
Learn more about batteries and battery charging
To learn more about batteries and charging batteries, please refer to our book ‘Energy Unlimited’ (available free
of charge from Victron Energy and downloadable from www.victronenergy.com).
Blue Power charger Waterproof
12/7
24/5
Input voltage range (V AC)
200-265
Frequency (Hz)
45-65
Charge voltage 'absorption' (V DC)
14,4
28,8
Charge voltage 'float' (V DC)
13,7
27,4
7
5
Charge current (A)
Charge characteristic
3 stage with max. 18 hours absorption time
Minimum battery capacity (Ah)
15
10
Breakpoint current (A)
0,7
0,3
Can be used as power supply
√
√
Protection (1)
Operating temp. range
a,b,c,
-20 to +60°C (full rated output up to 40°C)
Humidity
Up to 100 %
ENCLOSURE
Material & Colour
aluminium (blue RAL 5012)
Battery-connection
230 V AC-connection (2)
Black and red cable of 1,5 meter
Cable of 1,5 meter with CEE 7/7 or AS/NZS 3112 plug
Protection category
IP 65
Weight (kg)
1,1
Dimensions (h x w x d in mm)
43 x 80 x 155
STANDARDS
Safety
Emission Immunity
Automotive Directive
1) Protection key:
a) Battery reverse polarity
(fuse in battery cable)
b) Output short circuit
c) Over temperature
EN 60335-1, EN 60335-2-29
EN 55014-1, EN 61000-6-3, EN 61000-3-2
EN 55014-2, EN 61000-6-1, EN 61000-6-2, EN 61000-3-3
2) Other plug types on request
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Blue Power battery charger IP67 180 - 265VAC
Completely encapsulated: waterproof, shockproof and ignition protected
Water, oil or dirt will not damage the Blue Power IP67 charger. The casing is made of cast aluminium and the
electronics are moulded in resin.
Start interrupt
The models with suffix (1+Si) feature a second current limited output which is always powered as long as 180 –
265 VAC is present on the input. This output can for example be used to prevent starting of a vehicle before
unplugging the battery charger (start interrupt function).
The highest efficiency ever!
Setting a new industry standard: with 92% efficiency or better, these chargers waste three to four times less
heat.
And once the battery is fully charged, power consumption reduces to less than a Watt, some five to ten times
better than the industry standard.
Adaptive 4-stage charge algorithm: bulk – absorption – float – storage
The Blue Power charger features a microprocessor controlled ‘adaptive’ battery management. The ‘adaptive’
feature will automatically optimise the charging process relative to the way the battery is being used.
Blue Power Charger
IP67 12/25
Less maintenance and aging when the battery is not in use: the Storage Mode
The storage mode kicks in whenever the battery has not been subjected to discharge during 24 hours. In the
storage mode float voltage is reduced to 2,2 V/cell (13,2 V for a 12 V battery) to minimise gassing and corrosion
of the positive plates. Once a week the voltage is raised back to the absorption level to ‘equalize’ the battery.
This feature prevents stratification of the electrolyte and sulphation, a major cause of early battery failure.
Protected against overheating
Can be used in a hot environment such as a machine room. Output current will reduce as temperature increases
up to 60°C, but the charger will not fail.
Two LED’s for status indication
Yellow LED: bulk charge (blinking fast), absorption (blinking slow), float (solid), storage (off)
Green LED: power on
Blue Power charger IP67
12/7
12/13
12/17
24/5
24/8
24/12
93%
0.5
95%
No load power consumption (W)
93%
0.5
0.5
95%
94%
96%
96%
0.5
0.5
0.5
Charge voltage 'absorption' (V DC)
14,4
14,4
0.5
14,4
14,4
28,8
28,8
28,8
Charge voltage 'float' (V DC)
13,7
Charge voltage ‘storage’ (V DC)
13,2
13,7
13,7
13,7
27,4
27,4
27,4
13,2
13,2
13,2
26,4
26,4
7
26,4
13
17
5
8
12
Input voltage range and frequency
Efficiency
Charge current (A)
12/25
180-265 VAC 45-65 Hz
25
4-stage adaptive
Charge algorithm
yes
Can be used as power supply
Battery reverse polarity (fuse)
Protection
Output short circuit
Over temperature
-20 to +60°C (full rated output up to 40°C)
Operating temp. range
Up to 100 %
Humidity
Short circuit proof, current limit 0,5 A
Output voltage: max one volt lower than main output
Start interrupt option (Si)
ENCLOSURE
aluminium (blue RAL 5012)
Material & Colour
Black and red cable of 1,5 meter
Battery-connection
Cable of 1,5 meter with CEE 7/7 plug
230 V AC-connection
IP67
Protection category
Weight (kg)
Dimensions (h x w x d in mm)
1,8
1,8
2,4
2,4
1,8
2,4
2,4
85 x 211 x 60
85 x 211 x 60
99 x 219 x 65
99 x 219 x 65
85 x 211 x 60
99 x 219 x 65
99 x 219 x 65
STANDARDS
Safety
Emission Immunity
Automotive Directive
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EN 60335-1, EN 60335-2-29
EN 55014-1, EN 61000-6-3, EN 61000-3-2
EN 55014-2, EN 61000-6-1, EN 61000-6-2, EN 61000-3-3
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Blue Power Charger IP65
12 V 7/10/15 A
Input voltage range
Efficiency
Standby power consumption
Charge voltage 'absorption'
Charge voltage 'float'
Charge voltage 'storage'
Charge current
Minimum battery capacity
Temperature compensation
(lead-acid batteries only)
Can be used as power supply
Back current drain
Protection
Operating temp. range
Humidity (non condensing)
Battery-connection
230 V AC-connection
Protection category
Weight
Dimensions (h x w x d)
Safety
Emission
Immunity
24 V 5/8 A
180-265 VAC
94%
95%
0,5 W
Normal: 14,4 V
High: 14,6 V
Li-ion: 14,2 V
Normal: 13,8 V
High: 13,8 V
Li-ion: 13,5 V
Normal: 13,2 V
High: 13,2 V
Li-ion: 13,5 V
7 / 10 / 15 A
24 / 30 / 45 Ah
Normal: 28,8 V
High: 29,2 V
Li-ion: 28,4 V
Normal: 27,6 V
High: 27,6 V
Li-ion: 27,0 V
Normal: 26,4 V
High: 26,4 V
Li-ion: 27,0 V
5/8A
16 / 24 Ah
16 mV/°C
32 mV/°C
Yes
0,7 Ah/month (1 mA)
Reverse polarity Output short circuit
Over temperature
-20 to +50°C (full rated output up to 30°C)
Max 95 %
ENCLOSURE
Black and red cable of 1,5 meter
Cable of 1,5 meter with
CEE 7/7, BS 1363 plug (UK) or AS/NZS 3112 plug
IP65 (splash and dust proof)
0,9 kg
0,9 kg
12/7: 47x95x190mm
24/5: 47x95x190mm
0ther: 60x105x190mm
24/8: 60x105x190mm
STANDARDS
EN 60335-1, EN 60335-2-29
EN 55014-1, EN 61000-6-3, EN 61000-3-2
EN 55014-2, EN 61000-6-1, EN 61000-6-2, EN 61000-3-3
www.victronenergy.com
Customer support: service@victronenergy.com
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blue power charger
IP65
The professional’s choice
5
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WARRANTY
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Water resistant
Automatic compensation for high or low temperature
Fully discharged“dead”battery recovery function
Several other battery life enhancing features
Power supply function
Li-ion battery mode
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Battery size
Ah
Model
12 / 7 12 / 10 12 / 15
24 / 5 24 / 8
Quick selection guide
20 - 50
50 - 70
70 - 90
Recommended
Ok
90-150
CHARGE
TEST
Not recommended
BULK
ABSORPTION
FLOAT
Voltage
Current
OPT. RECONDITION
Reconditioning
A lead-acid battery that that has been insufficiently
charged or has been left discharged during days or
weeks will deteriorate due to sulfation. If caught in time,
sulfation can sometimes be partially reversed by charging the battery with low current up to a higher voltage.
Recovery function for fully
discharged batteries
Most reverse polarity protected chargers will not
recognize, and therefore not recharge a battery which
has been discharged to zero or nearly zero Volts. The
Blue Power Charger however will attempt to recharge
a fully discharged battery with low current and resume
normal charging once sufficient voltage has developed
across the battery terminals.
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STORAGE
Ultra high efficiency “green” battery charger
With up to 95% efficiency, these chargers generate up to four times
less heat when compared to the industry standard. And once the
battery is fully charged, power consumption reduces to 0,5 Watt,
some five to ten times better than the industry standard.
Durable, safe and silent
- Low thermal stress on the electronic components.
- Protection against ingress of dust, water and chemicals.
- Protection against overheating: the output current will reduce as
temperature increases up to 60°C, but the charger will not fail.
- The chargers are totally silent: no cooling fan or any other
moving parts.
STORAGE
REFRESH
STORAGE
1 week
Storage mode: less corrosion of the positive plates
Even the lower float charge voltage that follows the absorption
period will cause grid corrosion. It is therefore essential to reduce
the charge voltage even further when the battery remains connect-ed to the charger during more than 48 hours.
Temperature compensated charging
The optimal charge voltage of a lead-acid battery varies inversely
with temperature. The Blue Power IP65 Charger measures ambient
temperature during the test phase and compensates for temperature during the charge process. The temperature is measured again
when the charger is in low current mode during float or storage.
Special settings for a cold or hot environment are therefore not
needed.
Li-ion battery mode
The Blue Power Charger uses a specific charging algorithm for
Li-ion (LiFePO4) batteries, with automatic Li-ion under voltage
protection reset
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Centaur charger 12/24V
Quality without compromise
Aluminium epoxy powder coated cases with drip shield and stainless steel fixings withstand the rigors of an
adverse environment: heat, humidity and salt air.
Circuit boards are protected with an acrylic coating for maximum corrosion resistance.
Temperature sensors ensure that power components will always operate within specified limits, if needed by
automatic reduction of output current under extreme environmental conditions.
Universal 90-265V AC input voltage range and also suitable for DC supply (AC-DC and DC-DC operation)
All models will operate without any adjustment needed over a 90 to 265 Volt input voltage range, whether
50 Hz or 60 Hz.
The chargers also accept a 90-400V DC supply.
Three outputs that each can supply the full output current
Three isolated outputs to simultaneously charge 3 battery banks
Each output is capable to supply the full rated current.
Centaur
Battery Charger 24 30
Three stage charging, with temperature compensation
The Centaur charges at bulk rate until the output has reduced to 70 % of the rated Amps, at which a 4 hour
timer begins. After the timed period the charger switches to float rate.
An internal temperature sensor is used to compensate the charge voltage with – 2 mV/ºC (– 1 mV/ºF) per cell.
A dip switch is available to select the optimum charge/float voltages for Flooded Lead-acid, Gel or AGM
batteries.
Learn more about batteries and battery charging
To learn more about batteries and charging batteries (including the pro’s and con’s of multi bank charging and
intelligent charging), please refer to our book ‘Electricity on Board’ (available free of charge from Victron Energy
and downloadable from www.victronenergy.com).
Application example
Charge curve
U (V)
30
28,5 V
27,2 V
28
26
I (A)
50
40
30
20
10
0
48
bulk
absorption (4 h)
24
float
Centaur charger 12/24V
Centaur Charger
12/20
12/30
24/16
12/40
12/50
Input voltage (V AC)
90 – 265
Input voltage (V DC)
90 – 400
Input frequency (Hz)
45 – 65
Power factor
12/100
24/60
60 / 30
80 / 40
100 / 60
320 - 800
160 - 400
400 - 1000
240 - 600
M8 studs
M8 studs
14,3 / 28,5 (1)
13,5 / 27,0 (1)
3
20
30 / 16
40
50
Total output ammeter
Charge characteristic
Recommended battery
capacity (Ah)
12/80
24/40
1
Charge voltage
‘absorption’ (V DC)
Charge voltage ‘float’
(V DC)
Output banks
Charge current (A) (2)
12/60
24/30
Yes
80 - 200
120 - 300
45 - 150
Temperature sensor
IUoU (Three stage charging)
160 - 400
200 - 500
240 - 600
120 - 300
Internal, - 2mV / °C (- 1mV / °F) per cell
Forced cooling
Yes, temperature and current controlled fan
Protection
Output short circuit, over temperature
Operating temp. range
- 20 to 60°C (0 - 140°F)
Ignition protected
Yes
Humidity (non condensing)
max 95%
ENCLOSURE
Material & Colour
Battery-connection
aluminium (blue RAL 5012)
M6 studs
M6 studs
AC-connection
M8 studs
Protection category
Weight kg (lbs)
Dimensions hxwxd in mm
(hxwxd in inches)
M8 studs
M8 studs
screw-clamp 4 mm² (AWG 6)
IP 21
3,8 (8.4)
3,8 (8.4)
5 (11)
5 (11)
5 (11)
12 (26)
12 (26)
355x215x110
(14.0x8.5x4.3)
355x215x110
(14.0x8.5x4.3)
426x239x135
(16.8x9.4x5.3)
426x239x135
(16.8x9.4x5.3)
426x239x135
(16.8x9.4x5.3)
505x255x130
(19.9x10.0x5.2)
505x255x130
(19.9x10.0x5.2)
STANDARDS
Safety
EN 60335-1, EN 60335-2-29, UL 1236
Emission Immunity
EN 55014-1, EN 61000-3-2
Automotive Directive
EN 55014-2, EN 61000-3-3
1) Standard setting. Optimum charge/float voltages for Flooded Lead-acid, Gel-Cell or AGM batteries selectable by dip switch.
2) Up to 40 °C (100 °F) ambient. Output will reduce to approximately 80 % of nominal at 50 °C (120 °F) and 60 % of nominal at 60 °C (140°F).
Installation made easy
1.
BMV-700 Battery Monitor
Battery Alarm
The BMV-700 Battery Monitor features an
advanced microprocessor control system
combined with high resolution measuring
systems for battery voltage and
charge/discharge current. Besides this, the
software includes complex calculation
algorithms, like Peukert’s formula, to exactly
determine the state of charge of the battery.
The BMV-700 selectively displays battery
voltage, current, consumed Ah or time to go.
An excessively high or low
battery voltage is indicated by an
audible and visual alarm.
2.
Fasten the separate mounting
plate (A) to the wall where you
want to place the battery charger,
and simply hook up the Centaur.
Secure the bottom of the backside
(B) to the wall.
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Phoenix battery charger 12/24V
Adaptive 4-stage charge characteristic: bulk – absorption – float – storage
The Phoenix charger features a microprocessor controlled ‘adaptive’ battery management system that can be
preset to suit different types of batteries. The ‘adaptive’ feature will automatically optimise the process relative
to the way the battery is being used.
The right amount of charge: variable absorption time
When only shallow discharges occur (a yacht connected to shore power for example) the absorption time is kept
short in order to prevent overcharging of the battery. After a deep discharge the absorption time is
automatically increased to make sure that the battery is completely recharged.
Phoenix charger
12V 30A
Preventing damage due to excessive gassing: the BatterySafe mode (see fig. 2 below)
If, in order to quickly charge a battery, a high charge current in combination with a high absorption voltage has
been chosen, the Phoenix charger will prevent damage due to excessive gassing by automatically limiting the
rate of voltage increase once the gassing voltage has been reached (see the charge curve between 14,4 V and
15,0 V in fig. 2 below).
Less maintenance and aging when the battery is not in use: the Storage mode (see fig. 1 & 2 below)
The storage mode kicks in whenever the battery has not been subjected to discharge during 24 hours. In the
storage mode float voltage is reduced to 2,2 V/cell (13,2 V for 12 V battery) to minimise gassing and corrosion of
the positive plates. Once a week the voltage is raised back to the absorption level to ‘equalize’ the battery. This
feature prevents stratification of the electrolyte and sulphation, a major cause of early battery failure.
To increase battery life: temperature compensation
Every Phoenix charger comes with a battery temperature sensor. When connected, charge voltage will
automatically decrease with increasing battery temperature. This feature is especially recommended for sealed
batteries and/or when important fluctuations of battery temperature are expected.
Battery voltage sense
In order to compensate for voltage loss due to cable resistance, Phoenix chargers are provided with a voltage
sense facility so that the battery always receives the correct charge voltage.
Universal 90-265V AC input voltage range and also suitable for DC supply (AC-DC and DC-DC operation)
The chargers will accept a 90-400V DC supply.
Phoenix charger
24V 25A
Computer interface
Every Phoenix Charger is ready to communicate with a computer through its RS-485 data port. Together with
our VEConfigure software, which can be downloaded free of charge from our website www.victronenergy.com
and the data link MK1b (see accessories), all parameters of the chargers can be customised.
Learn more about batteries and battery charging
To learn more about batteries and charging batteries, please refer to our book ‘Energy Unlimited’ (available free
of charge from Victron Energy and downloadable from www.victronenergy.com). For more information about
adaptive charging please look under Technical Information on our website.
Charge curves: up to the gassing voltage (fig.1), and exceeding the gassing voltage (fig.2)
U (V)
15
U (V)
14,4 V
14,4 V
15
storage
(1 week)
I (A)
bulk
50
40
20
20
50
storage
(1 week)
12
30
30
0
float
(24 h)
13
Fig. 1
10
0
Fig. 2
14,0 V
13,2 V
float
(24 h)
storage
(1 week)
absorption (1 h)
40
13,2 V
absorption (0,25 - 4 h)
bulk
50
14,0 V
absorption (1 h)
12
absorption (0,25 - 4 h)
13
10
15,0V
14,4 V
14
14
I (A)
15,0V
14,4 V
storage
(1 week)
Phoenix battery charger 12/24V
Phoenix Charger
12/30
12/50
Input voltage range (V AC)
90-265
Input voltage range (V DC)
90-400
Frequency (Hz)
45-65
Power factor
24/16
24/25
1
Charge voltage 'absorption' (V DC)
14,4
14,4
28,8
28,8
Charge voltage 'float' (V DC)
13,8
13,8
27,6
27,6
Storage mode (V DC)
13,2
13,2
26,4
26,4
Charge current house batt. (A) (2)
30
50
16
25
Charge current starter batt. (A)
4
4
4
4
Charge characteristic
4 stage adaptive
Battery capacity (Ah)
100-400
200-800
100-200
100-400
Temperature sensor
√
√
√
√
Can be used as power supply
√
√
√
√
Forced cooling
√
√
√
√
Protection (1)
a,b,c,d
Operating temp. range
-20 to 60°C (0 - 140°F)
Humidity (non condensing)
max 95%
ENCLOSURE
Material & Colour
aluminium (blue RAL 5012)
Battery-connection
M6 studs
AC-connection
screw-clamp 4 mm² (AWG 11)
Protection category
IP 21
Weight kg (lbs)
3,8 (8)
Dimensions (hxwxd in mm and inches)
350x200x108 mm (13.8x7.9x4.3 inch)
STANDARDS
Safety
EN 60335-1, EN 60335-2-29
Emission Immunity
EN 55014-1, EN 61000-3-2,
Automotive Directive
EN 55014-2, EN 61000-3-3
Vibration
1) Protection key:
a) Output short circuit
b) Battery reverse polarity detection
Battery Alarm
An excessively high or low battery
voltage is indicated by an audible
and visual alarm, and potential free
contacts.
IEC68-2-6:10-150Hz/1.0G
2) Up to 40 °C (100 °F) ambient
c) Battery voltage too high
d) Temperature too high
Phoenix Charger Control
The PCC panel provides remote
control and monitoring of the
charge process with LED indication
of the charger status. In addition,
the remote panel also offers output
current adjustment that can be used
to limit the output current and thus
the power drawn from the AC
supply. This is particularly useful
when operating the charger from
limited shore power or small
gensets. The panel can also be used
to change the battery charging
parameters.
The brightness of the LED’s is
automatically reduced during night
time. Connection to the charger is
with a standard UTP – cable.
BMV 600S Battery Monitor
The BMV 600S Battery Monitor
features an advanced
microprocessor control system
combined with high resolution
measuring systems for battery
voltage and charge/discharge
current. Besides this, the software
includes complex calculation
algorithms, like Peukert’s formula, to
exactly determine the state of
charge of the battery. The BMV 600S
selectively displays battery voltage,
current, consumed Ah or time to go.
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Skylla-i battery charger 24V
Li-Ion ready
Skylla-i (1+1): two outputs to charge 2 battery banks
The Skylla-i (1+1) features 2 isolated outputs. The second output, limited to approximately 4 A and with a
slightly lower output voltage, is intended to top up a starter battery.
Skylla-i (3): three full current outputs to charge 3 battery banks
The Skylla-i (3) features 3 isolated outputs. All outputs can supply the full rated output current.
Rugged
Aluminium epoxy powder coated cases with drip shield and stainless steel fixings withstand the rigors of
an adverse environment: heat, humidity and salt air.
Circuit boards are protected with an acrylic coating for maximum corrosion resistance.
Temperature sensors ensure that power components will always operate within specified limits, if needed
by automatic reduction of output current under extreme environmental conditions.
Flexible
Next to a CAN bus (NMEA2000) interface, a rotary switch, DIP switches and potentiometers are available to
adapt the charge algorithm to a particular battery and its conditions of use.
Please refer to the manual for a complete overview of the possibilities
Skylla-i 24/100 (3)
Important features:
Synchronised parallel operation
Several chargers can be synchronised with the CAN bus interface. This is achieved by simply
interconnecting the chargers with RJ45 UTP cables. Please see the manual for details.
The right amount of charge for a lead-acid battery: variable absorption time
When only shallow discharges occur the absorption time is kept short in order to prevent overcharging of
the battery. After a deep discharge the absorption time is automatically increased to make sure that the
battery is completely recharged.
Preventing damage due to excessive gassing: the BatterySafe mode
If, in order to quickly charge a battery, a high charge current in combination with a high absorption voltage
has been chosen, the Skylla-i will prevent damage due to excessive gassing by automatically limiting the
rate of voltage increase once the gassing voltage has been reached
Less maintenance and aging when the battery is not in use: the Storage mode
The storage mode kicks in whenever the battery has not been subjected to discharge during 24 hours. In
the storage mode float voltage is reduced to 2,2 V/cell (26,4 V for 24 V battery) to minimise gassing and
corrosion of the positive plates. Once a week the voltage is raised back to the absorption level to ‘refresh’
the battery. This feature prevents stratification of the electrolyte and sulphation, a major cause of early
battery failure.
Skylla-i 24/100 (1+1)
To increase battery life: temperature compensation
Every Skylla-i comes with a battery temperature sensor. When connected, charge voltage will automatically
decrease with increasing battery temperature. This feature is especially recommended for sealed lead-acid
batteries and/or when important fluctuations of battery temperature are expected.
Battery voltage sense
In order to compensate for voltage loss due to cable resistance, the Skylla-i is provided with a voltage
sense facility so that the battery always receives the correct charge voltage.
Suitable for AC and DC supply (AC-DC and DC-DC operation)
The chargers also accept a DC supply.
Use as a power supply
As a result of the perfectly stabilized output voltage, the Skylla-i can be used as a power supply if batteries
or large buffer capacitors are not available.
Li-Ion (LiFePO4) ready
Simple charger on-off control can be implemented by connecting a relay or open collector optocoupler
output from a Li-Ion BMS to the remote control port of the charger. Alternatively complete control of
voltage and current can be achieved by connecting to the galvanically isolated CAN bus port.
Learn more about batteries and battery charging
To learn more about batteries and charging batteries, please refer to our book ‘Energy Unlimited’ (available
free of charge from Victron Energy and downloadable from www.victronenergy.com).
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Skylla-i battery charger 24V
Skylla-i
24/80 (1+1)
24/80 (3)
24/100 (1+1)
Input voltage (VAC)
24/100 (3)
230 V
Input voltage range (VAC)
185-265 V
Input voltage range (VDC)
180-350 V
Maximum AC input current @ 180 VAC
16 A
20 A
Frequency (Hz)
45-65 Hz
Power factor
0,98
Charge voltage 'absorption' (VDC) (1)
28,8 V
Charge voltage 'float' (VDC)
27,6 V
Charge voltage ‘storage’ (VDC)
26,4 V
Charge current (A) (2)
80 A
Charge current starter batt. (A)
4A
3 x 80 A
n. a.
Charge algorithm
3 x 100 A
100 A
(max total output: 80A)
(max total output: 100A)
4
n. a.
7 stage adaptive
Battery capacity (Ah)
400-800 Ah
Charge algorithm, Li-Ion
500-1000 Ah
3 stage, with on-off control or CAN bus control
Temperature sensor
Yes
Can be used as power supply
Yes
Remote on-off port
Yes (can be connected to a Li-Ion BMS)
CAN bus communication port (VE.Can)
Two RJ45 connectors, NMEA2000 protocol, galvanically isolated
Synchronised parallel operation
Yes, with VE.Can
Alarm relay
DPST
AC rating: 240VAC/4A
Forced cooling
DC rating: 4A up to 35VDC, 1A up to 60VDC
Yes
Protection
Battery reverse polarity (fuse)
Operating temp. range
Output short circuit
Over temperature
-20 to 60°C (Full output current up to 40°C)
Humidity (non condensing)
max 95%
ENCLOSURE
Material & Colour
aluminium (blue RAL 5012)
Battery-connection
M8 bolts
230 VAC-connection
screw-clamp 10mm² (AWG 7)
Protection category
IP 21
Weight kg (lbs)
Dimensions hxwxd in mm
(hxwxd in inches)
7 kg (16 lbs)
405 x 250 x 150 mm
(16.0 x 9.9 x 5.9 inch)
STANDARDS
Safety
EN 60335-1, EN 60335-2-29
Emission
EN 55014-1, EN 61000-6-3, EN 61000-3-2
Immunity
1) Output voltage range 20-36V.
Can be set with rotary switch or
potentiometers.
EN 55014-2, EN 61000-6-1, EN 61000-6-2, EN 61000-3-3
2) Up to 40°C (100°F) ambient.
Output will reduce to 80% at 50°C, and to 60% at 60°C.
BMV 600S Battery Monitor
Skylla-i Control
The BMV 600S Battery Monitor features an
advanced microprocessor control system
combined with high resolution measuring
systems for battery voltage and
charge/discharge current.
The software includes complex calculation
algorithms, like Peukert’s formula, to exactly
determine the state of charge of the battery.
The BMV 600S selectively displays battery
voltage, battery current, consumed Ah or
time to go.
The Skylla-i Control panel provides remote
control and monitoring of the charge process
with LED status indication. In addition, the
remote panel also offers input current
adjustment that can be used to limit the input
current and thus the power drawn from the AC
supply. This is particularly useful when
operating the charger from limited shore
power or small gensets. The panel can also be
used to change several battery charging
parameters.
Several control panels can be connected to
one charger or to a set of synchronised and
parallel connected chargers.
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Skylla-TG charger 24/48V 230V
Perfect chargers for any type of battery
Charge voltage can be precisely adjusted to suit any sealed or unsealed battery system.
In particular, sealed maintenance free batteries must be charged correctly in order to ensure a long service life.
Overvoltage will result in excessive gassing and venting of a sealed battery. The battery will dry out and fail.
Suitable for AC and DC supply (AC-DC and DC-DC operation)
Except for the 3 phase input models, the chargers also accept a DC supply.
Controlled charging
Every TG charger has a microprocessor, which accurately controls the charging in three steps. The charging
process takes place in accordance with the IUoUo characteristic and charges more rapidly than other processes.
Skylla TG 24 50
Use of TG chargers as a power supply
As a result of the perfectly stabilized output voltage, a TG charger can be used as a power supply if batteries or
large buffer capacitors are not available.
Two outputs to charge 2 battery banks (24V models only)
The TG chargers feature 2 isolated outputs. The second output, limited to approximately 4 A and with a slightly
lower output voltage, is intended to top up a starter battery.
To increase battery life: temperature compensation
Every Skylla TG charger comes with a battery temperature sensor. When connected, charge voltage will
automatically decrease with increasing battery temperature. This feature is especially recommended for sealed
batteries which otherwise might be overcharged and dry out due to venting.
Battery voltage sense
In order to compensate for voltage loss due to cable resistance, TG chargers are provided with a voltage sense
facility so that the battery always receives the correct charge voltage.
Learn more about batteries and battery charging
To learn more about batteries and charging batteries, please refer to our book ‘Energy Unlimited’ (available free
of charge from Victron Energy and downloadable from www.victronenergy.com).
Skylla TG 24 50 3 phase
Charge curve
Application example
Skylla TG 24 100
U (V)
30
28,5 V
26,5 V
28
26
40
30
20
10
0
54
bulk
float
(20 h)
absorption (30 m)
50
absorption (4 h)
24
I (A)
float
(20 h)
Skylla-TG charger 24/48v 230V
24/30 TG
24/50 TG
Skylla
Input voltage (V AC)
24/50 TG
3 phase
24/80 TG
24/100 TG
3 phase
24/100 TG
48/25 TG
48/50 TG
230
3 x 400
230
230
3 x 400
230
230
Input voltage range (V AC)
185-264
320-450
185-264
185-264
320-450
185-264
185-264
Input voltage range (V DC)
180-400
n. a.
180-400
180-400
n. a.
180-400
180-400
Frequency (Hz)
45-65
Power factor
1
Charge voltage 'absorption' (V DC)
28,5
28,5
28,5
28,5
28,5
57
57
Charge voltage 'float' (V DC)
26,5
26,5
26,5
26,5
26,5
53
53
30 / 50
50
80
100
100
25
50
4
4
4
4
4
n. a.
n. a.
150-500
250-500
400-800
500-1000
125-250
250-500
5,5 (12.1)
365x250x147
(14.4x9.9x5.8)
10 (12.1)
365x250x257
(14.4x9.9x10.1)
Charge current house batt. (A) (2)
Charge current starter batt. (A)
Charge characteristic
IUoUo (three step)
Battery capacity (Ah)
500-1000
¥
Temperature sensor
¥
Can be used as power supply
Remote alarm
Potential free contacts 60V / 1A (1x NO and 1x NC)
Forced cooling
¥
Protection (1)
a,b,c,d
Operating temp. range
-20 to 60°C (0 - 140°F)
Humidity (non condensing)
max 95%
ENCLOSURE
Material & Colour
aluminium (blue RAL 5012)
Battery-connection
M8 studs
230 V AC-connection
screw-clamp 2,5 mm² (AWG 6)
Protection category
Weight kg (lbs)
Dimensions hxwxd in mm
(hxwxd in inches)
IP 21
5,5 (12.1)
365x250x147
(14.4x9.9x5.8)
13 (28)
365x250x257
(14.4x9.9x10.1)
10 (22)
365x250x257
(14.4x9.9x10.1)
STANDARDS
10 (22)
365x250x257
(14.4x9.9x10.1)
23 (48)
515x260x265
(20x10.2x10.4)
Safety
EN 60335-1, EN 60335-2-29
Emission
EN 55014-1, EN 61000-3-2
Immunity
EN 55014-2, EN 61000-3-3
1) Protection
a. Output short circuit
b. Battery reverse polarity detection
2) Up to 40°C (100°F) ambient
c. Battery voltage too high
d. Temperature too high
BMV 600S Battery Monitor
Skylla Control
Charger Switch
Battery Alarm
The BMV 600S Battery Monitor features an advanced
microprocessor control system combined with high
resolution measuring systems for battery voltage and
charge/discharge current. Besides this, the software
includes complex calculation algorithms, like
Peukert’s formula, to exactly determine the state of
charge of the battery. The BMV 600S selectively
displays battery voltage, current, consumed Ah or
time to go.
The Skylla Control allows you to alter the charge
current and see the system status. Altering the charge
current is useful if the shore power fuse is limited: the
AC current drawn by the battery charger can be
controlled by limiting the maximum output current,
thereby preventing the shore power fuse from
blowing.
A remote on-off switch
An excessively high or low battery voltage is
indicated by an audible and visual alarm.
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Skylla-TG charger 24V 90-265V GL approved
Universal 90-265V AC input voltage range and also suitable for DC supply
All models will operate without any adjustment needed over a 90 to 265 Volt input voltage range, whether 50
Hz or 60 Hz.
The chargers will also accept a 90-400V DC supply.
Germanischer Lloyd approval
The Chargers have been approved by Germanischer Lloyd (GL) to environmental category C, EMC 1.
Category C applies to equipment protected from the weather.
EMC 1 applies to conducted and radiated emission limits for equipment installed on the bridge of a ship.
The approval to GL C, EMC1 implies that the Chargers also complies to IEC 60945-2002, category “protected”
and ”equipment installed on the bridge of a ship”.
The GL certification applies to 185-265V AC supply.
Skylla Charger
24V 50A
Other features
Microprocessor control
Can be used as power supply
Battery temperature sensor for temperature compensated charging
Battery voltage sensing to compensate for voltage loss due to cable resistance
Other Skylla chargers
Standard 185-265V AC models with additional output to charge a starter battery
GMDSS models, with all required monitoring and alarm functions.
Learn more about batteries and battery charging
To learn more about batteries and charging batteries, please refer to our book ‘Energy Unlimited’ (available free
of charge from Victron Energy and downloadable from www.victronenergy.com).
Charge curve
U (V)
28,5 V
30
26,5 V
28
26
50
40
30
20
10
0
56
bulk
float
(20 h)
absorption (30 m)
I (A)
absorption (4 h)
24
float
(20 h)
Skylla-TG charger 24V 90-265V GL approved
Skylla-TG
24/30
90-265 VAC
Input voltage (V AC)
24/50
90-265 VAC
24/100-G
90-265 VAC
230
230
230
Input voltage range (V AC)
90-265
90-265
90-265
Input voltage range (V DC)
90-400
90-400
90-400
Frequency (Hz)
45-65 Hz or DC
Power factor
1
Charge voltage 'absorption' (V DC)
28,5
28,5
28,5
Charge voltage 'float' (V DC)
26,5
26,5
26,5
50
100
4
4
Charge current house batt. (A) (2)
30 (limited to 22 A at 110V
AC)
Charge current starter batt. (A)
4
Charge characteristic
IUoUo (three step)
Battery capacity (Ah)
150-300
250-500
Temperature sensor
500-1000
√
Can be used as power supply
√
Remote alarm
Potential free contacts 60V / 1A (1x NO and 1x NC)
Forced cooling
√
Protection (1)
a,b,c,d
Operating temp. range
-20 to 60°C (0 - 140°F)
Humidity (non condensing)
max 95%
ENCLOSURE
Material & Colour
aluminium (blue RAL 5012)
Battery-connection
M8 studs
230 V AC-connection
screw-clamp 2,5 mm² (AWG 6)
Protection category
Weight kg (lbs)
Dimensions hxwxd in mm
(hxwxd in inches)
IP 21
5,5 (12.1)
5,5 (12.1)
10 (22)
365x250x147
365x250x147
365x250x257
(14.4x9.9x5.8)
(14.4x9.9x5.8)
(14.4x9.9x10.1)
STANDARDS
Vibration
0,7g (IEC 60945)
Safety
EN 60335-1, EN 60335-2-29, IEC 60945
Emission
EN 55014-1, EN 61000-3-2, IEC 60945
Immunity
EN 55014-2, EN 61000-3-3, IEC 60945
Germanischer Lloyd
1) Protection key:
a) Output short circuit
b) Battery reverse polarity detection
Certificate 54 758 – 08HH
2) Up to 40°C (100°F) ambient
c) Battery voltage too high
d) Temperature too high
BMV-600S Battery Monitor
Skylla Control
Charger Switch
Battery Alarm
The BMV – 600 Battery Monitor
features an advanced
microprocessor control system
combined with high resolution
measuring systems for battery
voltage and charge/discharge
current. Besides this, the software
includes complex calculation
algorithms, like Peukert’s formula,
to exactly determine the state of
charge of the battery. The BMV –
600 selectively displays battery
voltage, current, consumed Ah or
time to go.
The Skylla Control allows you to
alter the charge current and see
the system status. Altering the
charge current is useful if the
shore power fuse is limited: the
AC current drawn by the battery
charger can be controlled by
limiting the maximum output
current, thereby preventing the
shore power fuse from blowing.
A remote on-off switch
An excessively high or low battery
voltage is indicated by an audible and
visual alarm.
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Skylla-TG 24/30 and 24/50 GMDSS
GMDSS
The Global Maritime Distress & Safety System (GMDSS) was developed by the International Maritime
Organisation (IMO) to improve maritime distress and safety communications.
Power supply
The Skylla TG has proven itself to be an excellent battery charger and power supply for GMDSS applications.
However, when using a standard Skylla charger, additional equipment is needed to perform the monitoring and
alarm functions required for GMDSS.
Installation made easy: the Skylla GMDSS
The Victron Skylla GMDSS charger has been designed to provide all required monitoring and alarm data. Both
the battery and the GMDSS system are connected directly to the charger. Data and alarms are displayed on a
digital panel (VE.Net GMDSS panel, to be ordered separately). A standard eight wire UTP cable connects the
charger to the panel.
Skylla
TG 24 30 GMDSS
No adjustments needed
The whole system is ‘click and go’: the panels are pre-programmed for GMDSS functionality. A simple, intuitive
menu allows changing of settings if required.
Battery time to go
The Skylla GMDSS charger has a built-in battery controller. The capacity of the battery is fully monitored so the
panel can even indicate the ’time to go’ in case of a power supply black out.
Perfect charger for any type of battery
Charge voltage can be precisely adjusted to suit any VRLA or flooded battery system.
Application example
230 V AC
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Skylla-TG 24/30 and 24/50 GMDSS
Skylla-TG
24/30 GMDSS
24/50 GMDSS
Input voltage (V AC)
230
Input voltage range (V AC)
90 - 265
Frequency (Hz)
45-65
Power factor
1
Charge voltage 'absorption' (V DC)
28,5
Charge voltage 'float' (V DC)
Charge current (A)
26,5
30 (limited to 22 A at 110 V AC)
50
Charge characteristic
IUoUo (three step)
Temperature sensor
√
Can be used as power supply
√
Forced cooling
√
Protection (1)
a,b,c,d
Operating temp. range
-20 to 60°C (0 - 140°F)
Humidity (non condensing)
max 95%
ENCLOSURE
Material & Colour
aluminium (blue RAL 5012)
Battery-connection
Two 1,5 m cables
One 1,5 m cable
(+ to be taken directly from the battery)
Three wire 2,5 mm² (AWG 6) cable
Length: 2 m
GMDSS connection
230 V AC-connection
Protection category
IP 21
Weight kg (lbs)
6 (13)
Dimensions hxwxd in mm
(hxwxd in inches)
485x250x147
(19.1x9.9x5.8)
ACCESORIES
VE.Net GMDSS panel
To be ordered separately
UTP cable
To be ordered separately
STANDARDS
Safety
EN 60335-1, EN 60335-2-29
Emission Immunity
EN 55014-1, EN 61000-3-2
Immunity
EN 55014-2, EN 61000-3-3
Maritime Nav. & Radiocomm.
1)Protection key:
a) output short circuit
b) Battery reverse polarity detection
IEC 60945
c) Battery voltage too high
d) Temperature too high
2) Up to 40°C (100°F) ambient
Remote panel GMDSS
The remote panel allows easy acces to all important data.
Alarm settings are pre-set but can also be re-programmed.
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Isolation transformers
Safety and prevention of galvanic corrosion
The isolation transformer eliminates any electrical continuity between AC shore power and the boat. It is
essential for safety and eliminates the need for galvanic isolators and polarity alarms.
Safety is taken for granted in case of a normal on-shore installation. A fuse will blow or a GFCI (Ground Fault
Current Interrupter) will trip in case of a short circuit or current leakage to ground. Connecting the ground wire
of the shore-side supply to the metal parts of the boat will result in galvanic corrosion (see below). Bringing only
the live and neutral wire on board results in an unsafe situation because GFCI’s will not work nor will a fuse blow
in case of a short circuit to a metal part on the boat.
Galvanic corrosion occurs when two dissimilar metals in electrical contact are simultaneously exposed to an
electrically conducting fluid. Seawater and, to a lesser extent, fresh water are such fluids. In general, the more
active alloy of the couple corrodes preferentially while the less active (more noble) material is cathodically
protected. The rate of galvanic corrosion is a function of several variables including area ratios, conductivity of
the fluid, temperature, nature of the materials, etc.
Isolation Transformer
2000W
It is a misunderstanding that galvanic corrosion occurs only in metal and aluminium hulls. In fact it can occur
on any boat as soon as a metallic part (the shaft and propeller) is in contact with water. Galvanic corrosion will
quickly dissolve your sacrificial anodes, and attack the shaft, propeller and other metal parts in contact with
water as soon as the boat is connected to the shore-side supply.
It might therefore be tempting not to connect the ground conductor: this is however extremely dangerous
because GFCI’s will not work nor will a fuse blow in case of a short circuit to a metal part on the boat.
The best solution to avoid galvanic corrosion and at the same time prevent any unsafe situation is to install an
isolation transformer to connect to the shore-side supply.
The isolation transformer eliminates any electrical continuity between shore power and the boat. The shore
power is fed to the primary side of the transformer and the ship is connected to the secondary.
The isolation transformer completely isolates the boat from the shore ground. By connecting all metal parts to
the neutral output on the secondary side of the transformer, a GFCI will trip or a fuse will blow in case of a short
circuit.
Soft start is a standard feature of a Victron Energy isolation transformer. It will prevent the shore power fuse
from blowing due to the inrush current of the transformer, which would otherwise occur.
Isolation Transformer
3600W
It is also recommended, for optimal safety, to connect the secondary neutral of the transformer to ground
when the boat is out of the water.
3600 Watt Auto 115/230V
This model will automatically switch to 115 V or 230 V supply, depending on input voltage.
Supply 88 V – 130V: switches to 115 V supply
Supply 185 – 250 V: switches to 230 V supply
230Vac50Hz
230Vac50Hz
Softstart
Romovable
PE (shore)
60
PE (ship)
Isolation transformers
Isolation Transformers
2000 Watt (1)
3600 Watt (1)
3600 Watt Auto 115/230V (1)
7000 Watt
230 V
Input
115 or 230V
115 or 230V
115 / 230V
Automatic 115/230V switching
Output
115 or 230V
115 or 230V
115 or 230V
230 V
Frequency
50/60Hz
50/60Hz
50/60Hz
50/60Hz
Rating
17 / 8,5 A
32 / 16 A
32 / 16 A
32 A
Soft start
Yes
Transformer type
Toroidal (low noise, low weight)
Input circuit breaker
yes
ENCLOSURE
Common Characteristics
Material: aluminium (blue RAL 5012)
Weight
Dimensions (h x w x d), mm
10 Kg
23 Kg
Protection category: IP 21
24 Kg
375x214x110
28 Kg
362 x 258 x 218
STANDARDS
Safety
1) Can be used as:
115 V to 115 V isolation transformer
115 V to 230 V isolation transformer
EN 60076
230 V to 230 V isolation transformer
230 V to 115 V isolation transformer
AC Distribution
RCD
230 Vac
L
N
PE
Shore ground connected
to immersed metals of
the boat causes
elektrolytic corrison
Isolation transformer
AC Distribution
RCD
L
N
PE
Shore ground isolated
from boat ground
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Orion DC/DC converters
Remote on-off connector on the high power models (see table below)
The remote on-off eliminates the need for a high current switch in the input wiring. The remote on-off can be operated with
a low power switch or by the engine run/stop switch (see manual).
All models with adjustable output can also be used as a battery charger
For example to charge a 12 Volt starter or accessory battery in an otherwise 24 V system.
Orion 24/12-5
All models with adjustable output can be paralleled to increase output current
Up to five units can be connected in parallel.
The Orion 12/27,6-12: a 24 V battery charger (see page 2)
To charge a 24 V battery from a 12 V system.
The output voltage of this model can be adjusted with a potentiometer
A super wide input range buck-boost regulator: the Orion 7-35/12-3 (see page 2)
The Orion 7-35/12-3 is an isolated converter with a very wide input range, suitable for both 12 V and 24 V systems, and a
fixed 12,6 V output.
Easy to install
Delivery includes four Insulated Fastons Female Crimp 6.3 mm (eight Fastons in case of the Orion 24/12-40).
Orion 24/12-17
Orion 24/12-25
Non isolated
converters
Orion 24/12-40
Orion 24/12-70
Orion
24/12-5
Orion
24/12-12
Orion
24/12-17
Orion
24/12-25
Orion
24/12-40
Orion
24/12-70
Orion
12/24-8
Orion
12/24-10
Orion
12/24-20
18-35
18-35
18-35
18-35
18-35
18-35
9-18
9-18
9-18
Undervoltage shutdown (V)
-
14
14
14
14
14
8
8
8
Undervoltage restart (V)
-
18
18
18
18
18
10
10
10
no
no
no
yes
no
yes
no
yes
yes
12
Adjustable
10–15V
12
Adjustable
10–15V
24
Adjustable
20-30V
Adjustable
20-30V
Input voltage range (V)
Output voltage
adjustable with potentiometer
Output voltage (V)
12
12
F set 13,2V
F set 26,4V
F set 26,4V
Efficiency (%)
92
95
94
96
95
92
95
95
93
Suitable to buffer-charge a battery
no
no
no
yes
no
yes
no
yes
yes
Can be connected in parallel
no
no
no
yes
no
yes
no
yes
yes
5
12
17
25
40
70
8
10
20
Continuous output current (A)
Max. Output current (A)
5
20
25
35
55
85
20
20
30
Fan assisted cooling (temp. controlled)
no
no
no
no
yes
yes
no
no
yes
Galvanic isolation
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
Off load current
< 5mA
< 7mA
< 7mA
< 15mA
< 20mA
< 20mA
< 10mA
< 15mA
< 30mA
Remote on-off
no
no
no
yes
yes
yes
no
no
yes
Operating temperature range
(derate 3% per ƒC above 40ƒC)
-20 to +55ƒC
-20 to +55ƒC
-20 to +55ƒC
-20 to +55ƒC
-20 to +55ƒC
-20 to +55ƒC
-20 to +55ƒC
-20 to +55ƒC
-20 to +55ƒC
DC connection
Faston tabs
6.3 mm
Faston tabs
6.3 mm
Faston tabs
6.3 mm
Faston tabs
6.3 mm
Double
Faston tabs
6.3 mm
M6 bolts
Faston tabs
6.3 mm
Faston tabs
6.3 mm
M6 bolts
0,2
(0.40)
0,3
(0.65)
0,3
(0.65)
0,7
(1.55)
0,85
(1.9)
0,9
(2.0)
0,4
(0.8)
0,4
(0.9)
0,9
(2.0)
45x90x65
(1.8x3.5x2.6)
45x90x100
(1.8x3.5x3.9)
45x90x110
(1.8x3.5x3.9)
65x88x160
(2.6x3.5x6.3)
65x88x185
(2.6x3.5x7.3)
65x88x195
(2.6x3.5x7.7)
45x90x115
(1.8x3.5x4.5)
45x90x125
(1.8x3.5x4,5)
65x88x195
(2.6x3.5x7.7)
Weight kg
(lbs)
Dimensions hxwxd in mm
(hxwxd in inches)
Standards: Safety
Emission
Immunity
Automotive Directive
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F set 13,2V
EN 60950
EN 61000-6-3, EN 55014-1
EN 61000-6-2, EN61000-6-1, EN 55014-2
EN 50498
ORION DC/DC converters
Isolated converters
Orion xx/yy-100W
Orion xx/yy-200W
Orion xx/yy-360W
Power rating (W)
100
(12,5V/8A or 24V/4A)
200
(12,5V/16A or 24V/8A)
360
(12,5V/30A or 24V/15A)
Galvanic isolation
yes
yes
yes
25
30
30
no
yes
yes
Temperature increase after 30 minutes at
full load (°C)
Fan assisted cooling
(temp. controlled)
Weight kg (lbs)
Dimensions hxwxd in mm
(hxwxd in inches)
0,5 (1.1)
0,6 (1.3)
1,4 (3.1)
49 x 88 x 152
(1.9 x 3.5 x 6.0)
49 x 88 x 182
(1.9 x 3.5 x 7.2)
64 x 163 x 160
(2.5 x 6.4 x 6.3)
Input voltage (xx): 12 V (9 – 18 V) or 24 V (20 – 35 V) or 48 V (30 – 60 V) or 96 V (60 – 120 V) or 110V (60 – 140V)
Output voltage (yy): 12,5 V, 24 V or 48V
Isolated 24V battery charger: Orion 12/27,6-12
Input 9 – 18 V, output 27,6 V, current limit 12 A, fan assisted cooling
Output voltage adjustable with potentiometer
Weight 1,4 kg (3.1 lbs), dimensions 64 x 163 x 160 mm (2.5 x 6.4 x 6.3 inch)
Isolated buck-boost regulator: Orion 7-35/12-3
Input 7 – 35 V, output 12,6 V current limit 3 A, derate current linearly from 3 A at 18 V to 1,5 A at 7 V
Weight 1,4 kg (3.1 lbs), dimensions 64 x 163 x 160 mm (2.5 x 6.4 x 6.3 inch)
Common Characteristics
Output voltage stability
2 % (Orion 12/24-7 and Orion 12/24-10: + 0% / - 5%)
Output voltage tolerance
3%
Output noise
< 50 mV rms
Off load current
< 25 mA (isolated converters)
Efficiency
Non isolated: appr. 92% Isolated: appr. 85%
Isolation
> 400 Vrms between input, output and case
(isolated products only)
Operating temperature
- 20 to + 40°C (0 to 100°F). Derate linearly to 0 A at 70°C (160°F)
Humidity
Max 95% non condensing
Casework
Anodised aluminum
Connections
6.3 mm (2.5 inch) push-on flat blade connectors
Protection: Overcurrent
Overheating
Reverse polarity connection
Overvoltage
Standards: Safety
Emission
Immunity
Automotive Directive
Short circuit proof
Reduction of output voltage
Fuse and reverse connected diode across input
Varistor (also protects against load dump)
EN 60950
EN 61000-6-3, EN 55014-1
EN 61000-6-2, EN61000-6-1, EN 55014-2
EN 50498
Orion isolated 100W
Orion isolated 360W
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Orion IP67 24/12 DC-DC converter
Completely encapsulated: waterproof, shockproof and ignition protected
Water, oil or dirt will not damage the Orion IP67 DC-DC converter. The casing is made of cast aluminium
and the electronics are moulded in resin.
Extra-long input and output cables
Thanks to the cables of 1.8 meters in length, intermediate cable interconnections to increase length even
more will in most cases not be needed. This is an important reliability increasing feature in an area were
IP67 protection grade is needed.
Wide input voltage range
With 15 to 40 Volts input range, a stable output is ensured during surges or sags due to other equipment
connected to same battery.
Protected against overheating
Can be used in a hot environment such as a machine room.
Orion IP67 24/12-17
Orion IP67
24/12-4
24/12-10
Input voltage range
15-40 VDC
Under voltage shutdown
13 V
Under voltage restart
No load current at 24V
14 V
1 mA
20 mA
50 mA
12 V +/- 3%
12 V +/- 3%
12 V +/- 3%
Maximum continuous output current
4A
10 A
17 A
Efficiency
93%
93%
95%
DC output voltage
Ripple & Noise
Orion IP67 24/12-4
with 1,8 m cables
24/12-17
Operating temperature range
(derate 3% per °C above 40°C)
Overload protection
75 mV pp
-20 to +70°C (full rated output up to 40°C)
Hiccup mode, recovers automatically after fault condition is removed
Short circuit proof
Protection against reverse polarity
connection
Yes
With external fuse or circuit breaker (not included)
ENCLOSURE
Material & Colour
Blank aluminium
Protection category
Aluminium (blue RAL 5012)
IP67
DC connection
Two input and two output cables, length 1,8 m
Cable cross section, input
0,8 mm² (18 AWG)
1,5 mm² (15 AWG)
1,5 mm² (15 AWG)
Cable cross section, output
0,8 mm² (18 AWG)
1,5 mm² (15 AWG)
2,6 mm² (13 AWG)
50 g
300 g
300 g
25 x 43 x 20 mm
74 x 74 x 32 mm
74 x 74 x 32 mm
Weight (kg)
Dimensions (h x w x d in mm)
STANDARDS
Safety
Emission Immunity
Automotive Directive
Vibration
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EN 60950
EN 61000-6-3, EN 55014-1
EN 55014-2, EN 61000-6-1, EN 61000-6-2
IEC68-2-6: 10-150Hz/1.0G
Blue Power Paneel
Blue Power Paneel
Das Blue Power Paneel bietet eine intuitive Bedienung aller mit dem VE.-Net-Netzwerk verbundenen Geräte.
Alle Einstellungen der VE.Net-Geräte lassen sich damit sowohl anzeigen, als auch konfigurieren. Seine
umfassend anpassbaren Übersichtsbildschirme machen es außerdem zum idealen Überwachungswerkzeug für
Stromsysteme.
Das BPP verfügt nun über einen integrierten VE.Net zu VE.Bus-Konverter (VVC). Hierdurch lässt sich die
leistungsstarke Steuerung der VE Configure-Software mit der einfachen Schnittstelle des BPP kombinieren,
ohne, dass dafür ein Computer oder eine zusätzliche Schnittstelleneinrichtung erforderlich ist.
Blue Power Paneel GX
BPP2 und BPP GX
Das Blue Power Paneel 2 und das Blue Power Paneel GX haben so ziemlich dieselben Funktionen. Der
Unterschied zwischen den beiden Modellen liegt in der Gestaltung und der Art der Montage des Paneels. Das
Gehäuse des GX-Paneels ist aus Kunststoff. So wird das Gewicht des Paneels verringert und es erhält eine
moderne Optik. Ein weiterer Vorteil des GX-Paneels liegt in der einfachen Montage: Der mitgelieferte
Montagerahmen ermöglicht die Montage des Paneels sowohl von vorne als auch von hinten. Durch den
Montagerahmen werden die Befestigungslöcher verdeckt.
Merkmale
•
Vollständige Steuerung & Überwachung aller angeschlossenen VE.Net-Geräte
•
Integrierter VE.Net zu VE.Bus-Konverter (VVC)
•
Auslesungen des Systemstatus in Echtzeit
•
Anpassbare Übersichtsbildschirme
Blue Power Paneel GX
Blue Power Paneel 2
Spannungsbereich
Stromversorgung
Blue Power Paneel 2
9 – 70 V Gleichstrom
Stromaufnahme bei 12 V (VVC deaktiviert)
Standby
Backlight off
(Hintergrundbeleuchtung aus)
Backlight on
(Hintergrundbeleuchtung an)
< 1mA
55 mA
70 mA
Stromaufnahme bei 12 V (VVC aktiviert)
Standby
Backlight off
(Hintergrundbeleuchtung aus)
Backlight on
(Hintergrundbeleuchtung an)
Betriebstemperaturbereich
Potentialfreier Anschluss
< 1mA
70 mA
85 mA
-20 – +50°C
3 A/30 V DC/250 V AC (Normal Offen)
GEHÄUSE
Material & Farbe
Maße Paneel Front (b x h)
Maße Gehäuse (b x h)
Gewicht
Kunststoff
Aluminium
120 x 130 mm (Standard
PROS2 Paneel)
100 x 110 mm
0,28 kg
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Color Control GX
Color Control GX
The Color Control provides intuitive control and monitoring for all products connected to it. The list
of Victron products that can be connected is endless: Inverters, Multi’s, Quattro’s, all our latest MPPTs,
BMV-600, BMV-700, Lynx Ion and even more.
VRM Online Portal
Besides monitoring and controlling products on the Color Control GX, the information is also
forwarded to our free remote monitoring website: the VRM Online Portal. To get an impression of the
VRM Online Portal, visit https://vrm.victronenergy.com/, and try our demo. See also the kWh
dashboard screenshot further down in this datasheet.
Future functionality
The Color Control has endless possibilities. To implement all our ideas and wishes will take years.
There are therefore many features that are not yet available. Functions marked with ‘Future function’
will become available later on, as a firmware update. Firmware updates are free of charge, as with all
Victron products. Updating the product is easy: the Color Control GX will update itself automatically,
as long as it is connected to the internet. Manual updates can be done with a USB stick and microSD
cards.
Supported products
Multi’s, including split-phase and three phase systems. Monitoring and control (on/off and
current limiter). Changing Multi settings is not yet available.
Quattro’s, including split-phase and three phase systems. Same limitations as Multi’s, and some
Quattro specific features, such as seeing which input is currently active, are not yet available.
BlueSolar MPPT 150/70 and the MPPT 150/85. Current solar output is visible on the overview
screen, and all parameters are logged to the VRM online portal. Note that the VRM App has a
nice overview showing data of the BlueSolar MPPT 150/70 as well. When multiple BlueSolar
MPPTs with VE.Can are used in parallel, the Color Control will show all information as one. See
also our blog-post about synchronizing multiple MPPT 150/70 solar chargers.
BMV-600 family can be connected to the VE.Direct ports on the Color Control GX. Use the
VE.Direct to BMV60xS cable for that. See our pricelist.
BMV-700 family can be connected directly to the VE.Direct ports on the Color Control GX. Use
the VE.Direct Cable for this. See our pricelist.
BlueSolar MPPT Solar Chargers with a VE.Direct port (70/15, 75/15, 100/15, 100/30, 75/50,
100/50, 150/35) can be connected to the VE.Direct ports on the Color Control GX. Connecting
multiple at the same time is possible. They will all appear as a separate Solar Charger in the
device list.
A USB GPS can be connected to the USB port. Location and speed will be visible on the display,
and the data is sent to the VRM Portal for tracking purposes. The map on VRM will show the
latest position. Implementation of more advanced racking features on the VRM Portal is
expected in 2014-Q1.
Lynx Ion BMS
Lynx Shunt VE.Can
Note that there are more options for products which use the VE.Direct ports, such as BMV’s and
small MPPT’s. They can also be connected through USB, useful when more than two products need
to be connected. Use an off-the-shelf USB-hub, and the VE.Direct to USB interface, ASS030530000.
Other highlights
When connected to the internet, the Color Control GX will update itself automatically as if
there is a new software version available. It checks for an update every night at 02:00 UTC.
Multiple languages: English, Chinese, German, Italian, Spanish, French, Swedish and Dutch.
Notes for existing VGR2 and VER users
Opposite to the Victron Global Remote 2 (VGR2) and Victron Ethernet Remote (VER), the Color
Control GX stores all data locally during network interruptions. As soon as the connection to
the VRM Online Portal is restored, it will automatically send all backlogged data to the portal.
Data can then be analyzed on https://vrm.victronenergy.com. This local storage feature can be
useful for diagnostics and problem solving as well: leave it for a couple of days in an
installation where there are problems, then take it back to the office and connect it to the
internet.
Remote VEConfigure is not yet supported by the Color Control GX. This functionality is
expected in 2014 Q2. It will be even better than the VGR2 and VER: it will include support for
changing Assistants and their settings.
The local website, as present on the VER, is not yet supported.
The Color Control GX has no internal GPRS modem: you cannot insert a sim-card into the Color
Control GX. You can use an off-the-shelf GPRS or 3G router instead. See FAQ for a blog post
about 3G routers and the data consumption.
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Color Control GX
Color Control GX
Power supply voltage range
9 – 70V DC
12V DC
24V DC
48V DC
0mA
0mA
0mA
Display off
140mA
tbm
tbm
Display at minimum intensity
160mA
tbm
tbm
Display at maximum intensity
245mA
tbm
tbm
Current draw
Switched off
Potential free contact
3A / 30V DC / 250V AC (Normally open)
Data communication
VE.Direct
2 separate VE.Direct ports – isolated
VE.Can
2 paralleled RJ45 sockets – isolated
VE.Bus
2 paralleled RJ45 sockets – isolated
USB
Ethernet
2 USB Host ports – not isolated
10/100/1000MB RJ45 socket – isolated except shield
Other
Outer dimensions (h x w x d)
Operating temperature range
-20 to +50°C
Overview - Multi with PV Inverter on output (Hub-2)
Main menu
Overview - Multi
Alarm notifications
Overview - Multi with MPPT 150/70
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Color Control GX
VRM Dashboard – Live feed
VRM Dashboard – Distribution of Solar Yield
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Color Control GX
Color Control GX schematic diagram
Multi and Quattro
inverter/charger
Parallel, three-phase and
split-phase are also
supported by the CCGX.
MPPT 150/70
Skylla-i
(future function)
VE.Can RJ45
terminators
Alarm buzzer
Ethernet
Connect to internet router
Wifi
(future function)
Digital Multi
Control
GPS
MPPT 70/15,
75/15 and
75/50
BMV-60xS or BMV-700
USB stick
Used for manually updating firmware
Potential free relay
Alarm signaling
(available)
To battery
Generator start/stop or as a
remote controllable switch.
(future function)
Not used
microSD Card
Used for manually updating firmware. The slot is
accessible from the front when the Color Control
GX is mounted in a panel.
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Cyrix-ct 12/24 V 120 A and 230 A
Intelligent battery monitoring to prevent unwanted switching
Some battery combiners (also called voltage controlled relay, or split charge relay) will disconnect a battery in case of a
short but high amperage load. A battery combiner also may fail to connect a large but discharged battery bank because
the DC voltage immediately drops below the disengage value once the batteries are connected.
The software of the Cyrix-ct 12/24 does more than simply connect and disconnect based on battery voltage and with a
fixed time delay. The Cyrix-ct 12/24 looks at the general trend (voltage increasing or decreasing) and reverses a previous
action only if the trend has reversed during a certain period of time. The time delay depends on the voltage deviation
from the trend.
(for Battery Combiners with multiple engage/disengage profiles, please see the Cyrix-i 400)
Long bolts to allow connection of more than one power cable
Cyrix 12/24-120: 13 mm (M6)
Cyrix 12/24-230: 16 mm (M8)
Protection against overheating (due to a long duration overload for ex.)
The Cyrix will disengage in case of excessive contact temperature, and re-engage again after it has cooled down.
Cyrix-ct 12/24-120
LED status indication (Cyrix 12/24 230 only)
LED on: engaged
LED 10 s flash: disengaged
LED 2 s flash: connecting
LED 2 s blink: disconnecting
LED 0,25 s blink: alarm (over temperature; voltage > 16 V; both batteries < 10 V; one battery < 2 V)
(multiply by two for 24 V)
12/24V auto ranging
The Cyrix-ct 12/24 automatically detects system voltage.
No voltage loss
Cyrix battery combiners are an excellent replacement for diode isolators. The main feature is that there is virtually no
voltage loss so that the output voltage of alternators or battery chargers does not need to be increased.
LED status indicator
Cyrix-ct 12/24-230
Prioritising the starter battery
In a typical setup the alternator is directly connected to the starter battery. The accessory battery, and possibly also a
bow thruster and other batteries are each connected to the starter battery with Cyrix battery combiners. When a Cyrix
senses that the starter battery has reached the connect voltage it will engage, to allow for parallel charging of the other
batteries.
Bidirectional voltage sensing and power supply from both batteries
The Cyrix senses the voltage of both connected batteries. It will therefore also engage if for example the accessory
battery is being charged by a battery charger.
The Cyrix-ct 12/24 has a dual power supply. It will therefore also close if the voltage on one battery is too low to operate
the Cyrix.
In order to prevent unexpected operation during installation or when one battery has been disconnected, the Cyrix-ct
12/24 will not close if the voltage on one of the two battery connections is lower than 2V (12V battery) or 4V (24V
battery).
Control cable for
Cyrix-ct 12/24-230
Length: 1 m
Parallel connection in case of emergency (Start Assist)
The Cyrix can also be engaged with a push button (Cyrix remains engaged during 30 seconds) or a switch to connect
batteries in parallel manually.
This is especially useful in case of emergency when the starter battery is discharged or damaged.
Cyrix battery combiner
LED status indication
Continuous current
Cranking rating (5 seconds)
Connect voltage
Disconnect voltage
Current consumption when open
Current consumption when closed
Start Assist
Control cable included (length 1 m)
Protection category
Weight kg (lbs)
Dimensions h x w x d in mm
(h x w x d in inches)
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Cyrix-ct 12/24-120
Cyrix-ct 12/24-230
No
Yes
120 A
230 A
180 A
500 A
From 13V to 13,8V and 26 to 27,6V
with intelligent trend detection
From 11V to 12,8V and 22 to 25,7V
with intelligent trend detection
<4 mA
12 V : 220 mA
24 V : 120 mA
12 V : 320 mA
24 V : 180 mA
Yes (Cyrix remains engaged during 30 seconds)
No
Yes
IP54
0,11 (0.24)
0,27 (0.6)
46 x 46 x 80
65 x 100 x 50
(1.8 x 1.8 x 3.2)
(2.6 x 4.0 x 2.0)
Cyrix-ct 12/24 V 120 A and 230 A
Connect (V)
Delay
Disconnect (V)
Delay
V ζ 13 V
13,0 V ζ V ζ 13,2 V
Remains open
10 min
ζ 11 V
11,0 V ζζ 12,0 V
0 sec
1 sec
13,2 V ζ V ζ 13,4 V
5 min
12,0 V ζ V ζ 12,2 V
10 sec
13,4 V ζ V ζ 13,6 V
13,6 V ζ V ζ 13,8 V
1 min
4 sec
12,2 V ζ V ζ 12,4 V
12,4 V ζ V ζ͙͚ǡ͠
η 12,8 V
η 16 V
30 sec
3 min
remains closed
over voltage disconnect
Approximate connect and disconnect delay
(multiply by two for a 24 V system)
Cyrix-ct 12/24-120: connection diagram
Cyrix-ct 12/24-230: connection diagram
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Cyrix-i 400A 12/24V and 24/48V
New: intelligent battery monitoring to prevent unwanted switching
Some battery combiners will disconnect a battery in case of a short but high amperage load. A battery combiner
also may fail to connect a large but discharged battery bank because the DC voltage immediately drops below
the disengage value once the batteries are connected.
The software of the Cyrix-i does more than simply connect and disconnect based on battery voltage and with a
fixed time delay. The Cyrix-i looks at the general trend (voltage increasing or decreasing) and reverses a previous
action only if the trend has reversed during a certain period of time. The time delay depends on the voltage
deviation from the trend.
In addition, four switch timing profiles can be chosen (see back page).
Cyrix-i 24/48V 400A
12/24V and 24/48V auto ranging
The Cyrix-i automatically detects system voltage.
No voltage loss
Cyrix battery combiners are an excellent replacement for diode isolators. The main feature is that there is
virtually no voltage loss so that the output voltage of alternators or battery chargers does not need to be
increased.
Prioritising the starter battery
In a typical setup the alternator is directly connected to the starter battery. The accessory battery, and possibly
also a bow thruster and other batteries are each connected to the starter battery with Cyrix battery combiners.
When a Cyrix senses that the starter battery has reached the connect voltage it will engage, to allow for parallel
charging of the other batteries.
Bidirectional voltage sensing and power supply from both batteries
The Cyrix senses the voltage of both connected batteries. It will therefore also engage if for example the
accessory battery is being charged by a battery charger.
The Cyrix-i has a dual power supply. It will therefore also close if the voltage on one battery is too low to operate
the Cyrix.
In order to prevent unexpected operation during installation or when one battery has been disconnected, the
Cyrix-i will not close if the voltage on one of the two battery connections is lower than 2V (12V battery), or 4V
(24V battery) or 8V (48V battery).
Parallel connection in case of emergency
The Cyrix can also be engaged with a push button (Cyrix remains engaged during 30s) or a switch to connect
batteries in parallel manually.
This is especially useful in case of emergency when the starter battery is discharged or damaged.
Model
Continuous current
Peak current
Input voltage 12/24V model
Input voltage 24/48V model
Connect/disconnect profiles
Over voltage disconnect
Current consumption when open
Emergency start
Micro switch for remote monitoring
Status indication
Weight kg (lbs)
Dimensions h x w x d in mm
(h x w x d in inches)
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Cyrix-i 12/24-400
Cyrix-i 24/48-400
400A
2000A during 1 second
8-36VDC
16-72VDC
See table
16V / 32 / 64V
4 mA
Yes, 30s
Yes
Bicolor LED
0,9 (2.0)
78 x 102 x 110
(3.1 x 4.0 x 4.4)
Cyrix-i 400A 12/24V and 24/48V
Profile 0
Connect (V)*
Less than13V
Disconnect (V)*
Remains open
More than 12,8V
Remains closed
Closes after
Opens after
13V
10 min
12,8V
10 min
13,2V
5 min
12,4V
5 min
13,4V
3 min
12,2V
1 min
13,6V
1 min
12V
4 sec
13,8V
4 sec
Less than 11V
Immediate
INVERTER
Profile 1
Connect (V)*
Disconnect (V)*
Less than 13,25V
Remains open
More than 12,75V
Remains closed
More than 13,25V
Closes after 30 sec
From 10,5V to 12,75V
Opens after 2 min
Less than 10,5V
Immediate
Profile 2
Connect (V)*
Less than13,2V
More than 13,2V
Disconnect (V)*
Remains open
More than 12,8V
Remains closed
Closes after 6 sec
From 10,5V to 12,8V
Opens after 30 sec
Less than 10,5V
Immediate
Profile 3
Connect (V)*
Less than13,25V
Disconnect (V)*
Remains open
More than 13,5V
Closes after
Remains closed
Opens after
13V
10 min
12,8V
30 min
13,2V
5 min
12,4V
12 min
13,4V
3 min
12,2V
2 min
13,6V
1 min
12V
1 min
13,8V
4 sec
Less than 10,5V
Immediate
NOTES
1) After connecting 3 times, the minimum time to reconnect is 1 minute (to prevent “rattling”)
2) The Cyrix will not connect if the voltage on one of the battery connections is less than 2V*. (to prevent unexpected switching during installation)
3) The Cyrix will always connect if the start assist is activated, as long as the voltage on one of the battery connections is sufficient to operate the Cyrix (approximately 10V*).
* Multiply voltage x2 for 24V systems and x4 for 48V systems
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Cyrix Li-ion 230 A series
The LiFePO4 battery: preventing cell under voltage, over voltage and over temperature
The first line of protection is cell balancing. All Victron LiFePO4 batteries have integrated cell balancing.
The second line of protection consists of:
shut down of the load in case of imminent cell under voltage, and
shut down or reduction of the charging current in case of imminent cell over voltage, high temperature
(>50λC) or low temperature (<0λC).
The VE.Bus BMS is the core of the second protection line.
However, not all loads or chargers can be controlled directly by the VE.Bus BMS.
In order to shut down such loads or chargers several VE.Bus BMS controllable Cyrix switches are available.
LED status indicator
Cyrix-Li-load 12/24-230
Cyrix-Li-Charge 12/24-230
Cyrix-Li-ct 12/24-230
Cyrix-Li-load
The Cyrix-Li-load will disengage when its control input becomes free floating.
If the battery voltage recovers after disconnection (which will happen when no other loads are connected to the
battery), the output of the BMS will become high and the Cyrix will reengage after 30 seconds. After 3 attempts to
reengage, the Cyrix will remain disengaged until battery voltage has increased to more than 13 V (resp 26 V or 52 V)
during at least 30 seconds (which is a sign that the battery is being recharged).
Cyrix-Li-Charge
The Cyrix-Li-Charge will connect a battery charger with 3 seconds delay:
if the Charge Disconnect output of the VE.Bus BMS is high, and
if it senses 13,7 V (resp. 27,4 V or 54,8 V) or more on its battery charger connection terminal, and
if it senses 2 V or more on its battery terminal (the Cyrix will remain open if not connect to the battery).
The Cyrix-Li-Charge will disengage immediately whenever its control output becomes free floating, signalling cell over
voltage or cell over temperature.
In general a cell over voltage alarm will reset shortly after charging has been stopped. The Cyrix will then reconnect the
charger. After 2 attempts to reengage with 3 seconds delay, the delay increases to 10 minutes.
Whenever battery voltage is less than 13,5 V (resp 27 V or 54 V), the Cyrix will disengage with a delay of 1 hour.
Note 1: In case of zero discharge current, or a small discharge current, the Cyrix will not disengage shortly after the
charger has been switched off and/or disconnected, because battery voltage will remain higher than 13,5 V.
Note 2: If, after the Cyrix has disengaged, the output of the battery charger immediately increases to 13,7 V or more, the
Cyrix will reengage, with 3 seconds delay.
Cyrix-Li-ct
The functionality of the Cyrix-Li-ct is analogous to the Cyrix-ct.
The Cyrix-Li-ct will parallel connect a lead acid starter battery and a LiFePO4 battery with 30 seconds delay:
if the Charge Disconnect output of the VE.Bus BMS is high, and
if it senses 13,7 V (resp. 27,4 V) or more on one of its power terminals.
The Cyrix will disengage immediately:
when its control output becomes free floating, signalling cell over voltage or cell over temperature, and/or
when battery voltage drops below 13,2 V.
Start assist function: a short positive pulse will close the relay during 30 seconds (see figure on page 2).
A built-in transient voltage suppressor will limit the voltage spike that may occur when the Cyrix suddenly disengages
due to cell overvoltage or over temperature.
Control cable for Cyrixct 12/24-230
Length: 1 m
Cyrix battery combiner
Continuous current and breaking
capacity at 12 V or 24 V
Breaking capacity at 48 V
LED status indication
Control cable
LED status indication
LED on: engaged
LED 10 s flash: disengaged
LED 2 s flash: connecting
LED 2 s blink: disconnecting
LED 0,25 s blink: alarm (over temperature; voltage > 16 V; both batteries < 10 V; one battery < 2 V)
(multiply by two for 24 V)
Cyrix-Li-load 12/24-230
Cyrix-Li-load 24/48-230
Cyrix-Li-Charge 12/24-230
Cyrix-Li-Charge 24/48-230
Cyrix-Li-ct 12/24-230
12 V system
24 V system
230 A
230.A
230 A
80 A
80 A
Control input
Connect voltage
See text
Disconnect voltage
See text
Current consumption when open
Protection category
Weight kg (lbs)
Dimensions h x w x d in mm
(h x w x d in inches)
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n. a.
Yes
Included (length 1 meter)
The Cyrix engages when the control input is high (appr. Battery voltage)
The Cyrix disengages when the control input is left free floating or pulled low
13,7 V < V < 13,9 V: 30 s
27,4 V < V < 27,8 V: 30 s
13,7 V / 27,4 V / 54,8 V
V > 13,9 V: 4 s
V > 27,8 V: 4 s
13,3 V < V < 13,2 V: 30 s
26,6 V < V < 26,4 V: 30 s
See text
V < 13,2 V: immediate
V < 26,4 V: immediate
<4 mA
IP54
0,27 (0.6)
65 x 100 x 50
(2.6 x 4.0 x 2.0)
Cyrix Li-ion 230 A series
Connection diagrams
Cyrix-Li-load
Cyrix-Li-Charge
Cyrix-Li-ct
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Victron Global Remote 2 and Victron Ethernet Remote
Victron Global Remote 2: A GSM/GPRS modem
The Global Remote is a modem which sends alarms, warnings and system status reports to cellular phones via
text messages (SMS). It can also log data from Victron Battery Monitors, Multi’s, Quattro’s and Inverters to a
website through a GPRS connection. The usage of this website is free of charge.
Victron Ethernet Remote: A GSM/GPRS modem with Ethernet connection
The Ethernet Remote has the same functions as the Global Remote. An extra function of the Ethernet Remote is
that it can connect with LAN, due to a special cable. In this way, the Ethernet Remote can be connected to the
internet without a SIM-card.
Simple and easy to use
The idea is simple: you can use it to get SMS alarms from a Multi, a Battery System, or both. When monitoring
the usage of batteries, it can be extremely helpful to receive under and overvoltage alarms; whenever they
occur. For this purpose, the Global Remote is perfect. A prepaid SIM-card (for example) in combination with the
Global Remote is adequate for remotely monitoring your system.
Connections Global Remote
The Global Remote has two serial connections. The can be used to connect to a VE.Bus Multi/Quattro/Inverter
unit or system. This connection needs a MK2 which is supplied with the VGR. The other connection is to
connect a BMV-600S or BMV-602S Battery Monitor. To connect it to a BMV you will also need the connection kit
accessory which needs to be purchased separately. The Global Remote also has a connection for an optional
accessory, the VGR IO Extender.
Victron Global Remote 2
Connections Ethernet Remote
The Ethernet Remote has one serial connection. This can be used to connect to a VE.Bus Multi/Quattro/Inverter
unit or system, or a BMV Battery Monitor. To connect it to a BMV you will also need the connection kit
accessory which needs to be purchased separately.
Advanced usage: Monitoring historic data
Taking it one step further, an internet browser and -connection is all you need to view all of the data online.
You can simply create an account on the website and add your modem(s). Subsequently you can configure the
GPRS connection, which will enable you to monitor the historic data of several basic properties such as system
voltages, power levels and status information. All of this data is graphed. These graphs are available in daily,
weekly and monthly timeframes.
Victron Ethernet Remote
VRM Online Portal
The information from the VGR and VER is forwarded to our free remote monitoring website: the VRM Online
Portal. To get an impression of the VRM Online Portal, visit https://vrm.victronenergy.com/, and try our demo.
The portal is free of charge.
Victron Ethernet Remote
Victron Global Remote
Database
GSM/ GPRS
Network
GSM/GPRS
Network
Database
Internet
LAN
Battery Monitor
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Quattro
Battery Monitor
Router
Quattro
Victron Global Remote 2 and Victron Ethernet Remote
Victron Global Remote 2
Victron Ethernet Remote
Connect VE.Bus Multi/Quattro/Inverter unit/system
Connect BMV-602 Battery Monitor
GENERAL
5.5 to 32VDC
0.48A at 5.5VDC
90mA at 12VDC and 50mA at 24 VDC
-30° to 75° C. / -22° to 167° F.
ENCLOSURE
73 x 54.5 x 25.5 mm / 2.9 x 2.1 x 1 inch
89 grams / 3.1 ounces
Aluminium
Two aluminum mounting bridles
GSM / GPRS
Depends on usage
50 Ohm SMA
INCLUDED ACCESSORIES
Included
Included
n.a.
Included
With inline fuse
Included
Included
Included
Included
Included
Included
Included
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES (NOT INCLUDED, TO BE ORDERED SEPARATELY)
Compatible
Compatible
Compatible
Not compatible
Compatible
Compatible
Serial connection (Mk2.2a – included)
Serial connection (BMV-602 Datalink – not included)
Power supply voltage range
Current draw (max.)
Current draw (connected to GSM network)
Operating temperature range
Dimensions VGR Modem (hxwxd)
Weight VGR Modem
Body
Installation
GPRS data usage
Antenna connection
GSM antenna
Ethernet attachment
Battery cable
Y-cable for serial and IO Extender connection
Male DB15 to female DB9 cable
MK2 interface
Global Remote to BMV-60xS conn. kit
VGR IO Extender
Global Remote Antenna
BMV-600S and 602S
The BMV-600S and 602S are
our newest high precision
battery monitors. The
essential function of a battery
monitor is to calculate
ampere-hours consumed as
well as the state of charge of a
battery. Ampere-hours
consumed are calculated by
integrating the current
flowing in or out of the
battery.
Victron Global Remote
to BMV-60xS conn. kit
MultiPlus
Inverter/Charger
Cable kit required to connect
the BMV-60xS and the Victron
Global Remote. BMV 60xS
Data Link included.
The MultiPlus is a powerful
true sine wave inverter, a
sophisticated battery charger
that features adaptive charge
technology, and a high-speed
AC transfer switch in a single
compact enclosure.
Phoenix Inverter
Pure sinwave output, high
peak power and high
efficiency. Combined high
frequency and line frequency
technologies ensure the best
of both worlds.
Quattro
Inverter/Charger
The Quattro can be connected
to two independent AC
sources, for example shoreside power and a generator,
or two generators. The
Quattro will automatically
connect to the active source.
Example of graph available on https://vrm.victronenergy.com
Global Remote Antenna
The Global Remote Antenna is an optional
accessory to improve the reception of the
Victron Global Remote. The Global Remote
Antenna replaces the standard antenna
that is included with the Global Remote.
The antenna is an outdoor 4dBi Gain
antenna for stationary usage. A standard
5m low loss coax cable and wall-mount is
included.
Specifications:
Frequency:
Vertically polarized
Antenna length:
Antenna diameter:
Impedance:
Connector:
900 (2dBi) / 1800 &
1900-1990 and
1990-2200 and
2400Mhz
24cm
1,8cm
50 Ω
SMA-M connector
Note that it is not possible to combine the Global Remote or Ethernet Remote with one of the
following products in a VE.Bus system:
VE.Net to VE.Bus Converter
Blue Power Panel 2
Blue Power Panel GX
VE.Bus to NMEA2000 interface
Combining with the Digital Multi Control, VE.Bus Multi Control or Phoenix Inverter Control is possible.
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BMV 700 series: Precision battery monitoring
Battery ‘fuel gauge’, time-to-go indicator, and much more
The remaining battery capacity depends on the ampere-hours consumed, discharge current, temperature
and the age of the battery. Complex software algorithms are needed to take all these variables into account.
Next to the basic display options, such as voltage, current and ampere-hours consumed, the BMV-700 series
also displays state of charge, time to go, and power consumption in Watts.
The BMV-702 features an additional input which can be programmed to measure the voltage (of a second
battery), temperature or midpoint voltage (see below).
BMV 700
Easy to install
All electrical connections are to the quick connect PCB on the current shunt. The shunt connects to the
monitor with a standard RJ12 telephone cable. Included: RJ 12 cable (10 m) and battery cable with fuse (2 m);
no other components needed.
Also included are a separate front bezel for a square or round display appearance; a securing ring for the rear
mounting and screws for the front mounting.
Easy to program
A quick install menu and a detailed setup menu with scrolling texts assists the user when going through the
various settings. Please consult the manual for details.
BMV bezel square
New: midpoint voltage monitoring (BMV-702 only)
This feature which is often used in industry to monitor large and expensive battery banks, is now for the first
time made available at a low cost, to monitor any battery bank.
A battery bank consists of a string of series connected cells. The midpoint voltage is the voltage halfway
along the string. Ideally, the midpoint voltage would be exactly half of the total voltage. In practice, however,
deviations will be seen, dependent on many factors such as a different state of charge for new batteries or
cells, different temperatures, internal leakage currents, capacities and much more.
Large or increasing deviation of the midpoint voltage, points to improper battery care or a failed battery or
cell. Corrective action following a midpoint voltage alarm can prevent severe damage to an expensive
battery. Please consult the BMV manual for more information.
BMV shunt 500A/50mV
With quick connect pcb
BMV 702 Black
Standard features
- Battery voltage, current, power, ampere-hours consumed and state of charge
- Time to go at the current rate of discharge
- Programmable visual and audible alarm
- Programmable relay, to turn off non critical loads or to run a generator when needed.
- 500 Amp quick connect shunt and connection kit
- Shunt selection capability up to 10.000 Amps
- VE.Direct communication port
- Stores a wide range of historical events, which can be used to evaluate usage patterns and battery health
- Wide input voltage range: 9,5 – 95 V
- High current measurement resolution: 10 mA (0,01A)
- Low current consumption: 2,9 Ah per month (4 mA) @12V and 2,2 Ah per month (3mA) @ 24V
BMV-702 additional features
Additional input to measure voltage (of a second battery), temperature or midpoint voltage, and
corresponding alarm and relay settings.
BMV 700HS: 60 to 385VDC voltage range
No prescaler needed. Note: suitable for systems with grounded minus only (battery monitor is not isolated
from shunt).
Other battery monitoring options
- VE.Net Battery Controller
- High voltage VE.Net Battery Controller: 70 to 350VDC
- Lynx Shunt VE.Net
- Lynx Shunt VE.Can
BMV 700H
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More about midpoint voltage
One bad cell or one bad battery can destroy a large, expensive battery bank. When batteries are connected in
series, a timely warning can be generated by measuring the midpoint voltage. Please see the BMV manual,
section 5.2, for more information.
We recommend our Battery Balancer (BMS012201000) to maximize service life or series-connected
batteries.
BMV 700 series: Precision battery monitoring
Battery monitor
BMV 702
BMV 702 BLACK
6,5 - 95 VDC
60 – 385 VDC
< 4 mA
< 4 mA
< 4 mA
n.a.
6,5 - 95 VDC
n.a.
BMV 700
Supply voltage range
6,5 - 95 VDC
Current draw, back light off
Input voltage range, auxiliary battery
Battery capacity (Ah)
BMV 700HS
Victron Global Remote
The Global Remote is a modem which sends alarms,
warnings and system status reports to cellular phones via
text messages (SMS). It can also log data from Victron
Battery Monitors, MultiPlus units, Quattros and Inverters
to a website through a GPRS connection to the VRM
Portal. Access to this website is free of charge.
VE.Direct to Global remote Interface cable needed
(ASS030534000).
20 - 9999 Ah
Operating temperature range
Measures voltage of second battery, or
temperature, or midpoint
Temperature measurement range
No
VE.Direct communication port
Yes
Relay
-20 +50°C (0 - 120°F)
Yes
-20 +50°C
No
n.a.
Yes
Yes
60V/1A normally open (function can be inverted)
RESOLUTION & ACCURACY (with a 500 A shunt)
Current
1000A/50mV and 2000A/50mV shunt
For ease of use with the BMV series: the quick connect PCB on the standard 500A/50mV shunt
can also be mounted on these shunts.
± 0,01 A
Voltage
± 0,01 V
Amp hours
± 0,1 Ah
State of charge (0 – 100 %)
± 0,1 %
Time to go
± 1 min
Temperature (0 - 50°C or 30 - 120°F)
± 1 λC/λF
n. a.
Accuracy of current measurement
± 0,4 %
Accuracy of voltage measurement
± 0,3 %
n. a.
INSTALLATION & DIMENSIONS
Installation
Flush mount
Front
63 mm diameter
Front bezel
Interface cables
- VE.Direct cables to connect a BMV 70x to the Color Control (ASS030530xxx)
- VE.Direct to USB interface (ASS030530000) to connect several BMV 70x to the Color Control or
to a computer.
-VE.Direct to Global remote interface to connect a BMV 70x to a Global Remote.
(ASS030534000)
69 x 69 mm (2.7 x 2.7 inch)
Body diameter
52mm (2.0 inch)
Body depth
31mm (1.2 inch)
STANDARDS
Safety
EN 60335-1
Emission / Immunity
EN 55014-1 / EN 55014-2
Automotive
ECE R10-4 / EN 50498
ACCESSORIES
Shunt (included)
Cables (included)
Temperature sensor
Color Control
The powerful Linux computer, hidden
behind the color display and buttons,
collects data from all Victron equipment and
shows it on the display. Besides
communicating to Victron equipment, the
Color Control communicates through
NMEA2000, Ethernet and USB.
Data can be stored and analyzed on the VRM
Portal. iPhone and Android apps are
available for monitoring and control.
500 A / 50 mV
10 meter 6 core UTP with RJ12 connectors,
and cable with fuse for ‘+’ connection
Optional (ASS000100000)
The PC application software BMV-Reader will show all current readings on a computer,
including history data. It can also log the data to a CSV formatted file. It is available for free,
and can be downloaded from our website at the Support and downloads section. Connect
the BMV to the computer with the VE.Direct to USB interface, ASS030530000.
A maximum of four BMVs can be connected directly to the Color Control.
Even more BMVs can be connected to a USB Hub for central monitoring.
Battery Balancer (BMS012201000)
The Battery Balancer equalizes the state of
charge of two series connected 12 V batteries, or
of several parallel strings of series connected
batteries.
When the charge voltage of a 24 V battery
system increases to more than 27 V, the Battery
Balancer will turn on and compare the voltage
over the two series connected batteries. The
Battery Balancer will draw a current of up to 1 A
from the battery (or parallel connected
batteries) with the highest voltage. The resulting
charge current differential will ensure that all
batteries will converge to the same state of
charge.
If needed, several balancers can be paralleled.
A 48 V battery bank can be balanced with three
Battery Balancers.
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Argo diode battery isolators
Diode battery isolators allow simultaneous charging of two or more batteries from one alternator, without
connecting the batteries together. Discharging the accessory battery for example will not result in also
discharging the starter battery.
The Argo battery isolators feature a low voltage drop thanks to the use of Schottky diodes: at low current the
voltage drop is approximately 0,3 V and at the rated output approximately 0,45 V.
All models are fitted with a compensation diode that can be used to slightly increase the output voltage of the
alternator. This compensates for the voltage drop over the diodes in the isolator.
Argo Diode Isolator
120-2AC
Please see our book ‘Energy Unlimited’ or ask for specialist advice when installing a diode isolator. Simply
inserting the isolator in the cabling between the alternator and the batteries will slightly reduce charge voltage.
The result can be that batteries are not charged to the full 100% and age prematurely.
Alternator energize input
Some alternators need DC voltage on the B+ output to start charging. Obviously, DC will be present when the
alternator is directly connected to a battery. Inserting a Diode or FET splitter will however prevent any return
voltage/current from the batteries to the B+, and the alternator will not start.
The new “AC” diode isolators feature a special current limited energize input that will power the B+ when the
engine run/stop switch is closed.
Argo Diode Isolator
140-3AC
Argo Diode Battery Isolator
Maximum charge current (A)
Maximum alternator current (A)
Number of batteries
Alternator Energize Input
Connection
Compensation diode and
Energize connection
Weight kg (lbs)
Dimensions h x w x d in mm
(h x w x d in inches)
80-2SC
80-2AC
100-3AC
120-2AC
140-3AC
160-2AC
180-3AC
80
80
2
no
M6 Studs
6,3 mm
Faston
0,5 (1.3)
80
80
2
yes
M6 Studs
6,3 mm
Faston
0,6 (1.3)
100
100
3
yes
M6 Studs
6,3 mm
Faston
0,8 (1.8)
120
120
2
yes
M8 Studs
6,3 mm
Faston
0,8 (1.8)
140
140
3
yes
M8 Studs
6,3 mm
Faston
1,1 (2.5)
160
160
2
yes
M8 Studs
6,3 mm
Faston
1,1 (2.5)
180
180
3
yes
M8 Studs
6,3 mm
Faston
1,5 (3.3)
60 x 120 x 75
(2.4 x 4.7 x 3.0)
60 x 120 x 90
(2.4 x 4.7 x 3.9)
60 x 120 x 115
(2.4 x 4.7 x 4.5)
60 x 120 x 115
(2.4 x 4.7 x 4.5)
60 x 120 x 150
(2.4 x 4.7 x 5.9)
60 x 120 x 150
(2.4 x 4.7 x 5.9)
60 x 120 x 200
(2.4 x 4.7 x 7.9)
Energize
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Alternator
Argo FET battery isolators
Similarly to diode battery isolators, FET isolators allow simultaneous charging of two or more batteries from one
alternator (or a single output battery charger), without connecting the batteries together. Discharging the
accessory battery for example will not result in also discharging the starter battery.
In contrast with diode battery isolators, FET isolators have virtually no voltage loss. Voltage drop is less than
0,02 Volt at low current and averages 0,1 Volt at higher currents.
Argo FET 100-3
3bat 100A
When using ARGO FET Battery Isolators, there is no need to also increase the output voltage of the alternator.
Care should taken however to keep cable lengths short and of sufficient cross section.
Example:
When a current of 100 A flows through a cable of 50 mm² cross section (AWG 0) and 10 m length (30 ft), the
voltage drop over the cable will be 0,26 Volt. Similarly a current of 50 A through a cable of 10 mm² cross section
(AWG 7) and 5 m length (15 ft) will result in a voltage drop of 0,35 Volt!
Alternator energize input
Some alternators need DC voltage on the B+ output to start charging. Obviously, DC will be present when the
alternator is directly connected to a battery. Inserting a Diode or FET splitter will however prevent any return
voltage/current from the batteries to the B+, and the alternator will not start.
The new Argofet isolators have a special current limited energize input that will power the B+ when the engine
run/stop switch is closed.
Argo FET Battery Isolator
Argo FET 100-3
3bat 100A
Maximum charge current (A)
Maximum alternator current (A)
Number of batteries
Connection
Weight kg (lbs)
Dimensions h x w x d in mm
(h x w x d in inches)
Argofet 100-2
Argofet 100-3
Argofet 200-2
Argofet 200-3
100
100
2
M8 bolts
1,4 (3.1)
100
100
3
M8 bolts
1,4 (3.1)
200
200
2
M8 bolts
1,4 (3.1)
200
200
3
M8 bolts
1,4 (3.1)
65 x 120 x 200
(2.6 x 4.7 x 7.9)
65 x 120 x 200
(2.6 x 4.7 x 7.9)
65 x 120 x 200
(2.6 x 4.7 x 7.9)
65 x 120 x 200
(2.6 x 4.7 x 7.9)
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BlueSolar charge controllers MPPT - Overview
Feature highlights
• Ultra-fast Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT)
• Advanced Maximum Power Point Detection in case of partial shading conditions
• Load output on the small models
• BatteryLife: intelligent battery management by load shedding
• Automatic battery voltage recognition
• Flexible charge algorithm
• Over-temperature protection and power de-rating when temperature is high.
Color Control GX
All Victron Energy MPPT Charge Controllers are compatible with the Color Control GX: The Color
Control GX provides intuitive control and monitoring for all products connected to it. The list of
Victron products that can be connected is endless: Inverters, Multi’s, Quattro’s, MPPT 150/70, BMV600 series, BMV-700 series, Skylla-i, Lynx Ion and even more.
VRM Online Portal
Besides monitoring and controlling products on the Color Control GX, the information is also
forwarded to our free remote monitoring website: the VRM Online Portal. To get an impression of the
VRM Online Portal, visit https://vrm.victronenergy.com, and use the ‘Take a look inside’ button. The
portal is free of charge.
Related product: EasySolar
Minimal wiring and an all-in-one solution: the EasySolar takes power solutions one stage further, by
combining an Ultra-fast BlueSolar charge controller (MPPT), an inverter/charger and AC distribution
in one enclosure.
Solar charge controller
MPPT 75/15
Maximum Power Point Tracking
Upper curve:
Output current (I) of a solar panel as function
of output voltage (V).
The maximum power point (MPP) is the point
Pmax along the curve where the product I x V
reaches its peak.
Lower curve:
Output power P = I x V as function of output
voltage.
When using a PWM (not MPPT) controller the
output voltage of the solar panel will be
nearly equal to the voltage of the battery, and
will be lower than Vmp.
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Model
Load output
Fan
Battery voltage
Display
Color Control GX
Com. port
75/15
Yes
No
12/24
No
Compatible
VE.Direct
100/15
Yes
No
12/24
No
Compatible
VE.Direct
100/30
No
No
12/24
No
Compatible
VE.Direct
75/50
No
No
12/24
No
Compatible
VE.Direct
100/50
No
No
12/24
No
Compatible
VE.Direct
150/35
No
No
12/24/36/48
No
Compatible
VE.Direct
150/70
No
No
12/24/36/48
Yes
Compatible
VE.Can
150/85
No
Yes
12/24/36/48
Yes
Compatible
VE.Can
PWM charge controllers
BlueSolar 12/24-PWM
Three models: 5A, 10A or 20A at 12V or 24V
Low cost PWM controller.
Internal temperature sensor.
Three stage battery charging (bulk, absorption, float).
Protected against over current.
Protected against short circuit.
Protected against reverse polarity connection of the solar panels and/or battery.
With low voltage load disconnect output.
Optional remote display (20A model only)
BlueSolar 12/24-10
BlueSolar DUO 12/24-20
BlueSolar DUO 12/24-20
20A at 12V or 24V
PWM controller.
Charges two separate batteries. For example the starter battery and the service battery of a boat or
mobile home.
Programmable charge current ratio (standard setting: equal current to both batteries).
Charge voltage settings for three battery types (Gel, AGM and Flooded).
Internal temperature sensor and optional remote temperature sensor.
Protected against over current.
Protected against short circuit.
Protected against reverse polarity connection of the solar panels and/or battery.
Two remote displays:
- for BlueSolar 12/24-20
- for BlueSolar DUO 12/24-20
Starter battery
BlueSolar 12/24 with timer
Service battery
BlueSolar 12/24-10 with timer
10A at 12V or 24V
PWM solar lighting controller.
Two timers to enable dusk to dawn operation, or limited time after dusk and limited time before
dawn operation.
Seven segment display to visualize timer settings and analyze fault conditions.
Battery status indicator with over discharged warning.
Internal temperature sensor.
Three stage battery charging (bulk, absorption, float).
Protected against over current.
Protected against short circuit.
Protected against reverse polarity connection of the solar panels and/or battery.
Low voltage load disconnect override.
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BATTERY BALANCER
The problem: the service life of an expensive battery bank can be substantially shortened due to state of charge unbalance
One battery with a slightly higher internal leakage current in a 24 V or 48 V bank of several series/parallel connected batteries will cause
under-charge of that battery and parallel connected batteries, and over-charge of the series connected batteries. Moreover, when new cells
or batteries are connected in series, they should all have the same initial state of charge. Small differences will be ironed out during
absorption or equalize charging, but large differences will result in damage due to excessive gassing (caused by overcharging) of the
batteries with the higher initial state of charge and sulphation (caused by undercharging) of the batteries with the lower initial state of
charge.
The Solution: battery balancing
The Battery Balancer equalizes the state of charge of two series connected 12 V batteries, or of several parallel strings of series connected
batteries.
When the charge voltage of a 24 V battery system increases to more than 27,3 V, the Battery Balancer will turn on and compare the voltage
over the two series connected batteries. The Battery Balancer will draw a current of up to 0,7 A from the battery (or parallel connected
batteries) with the highest voltage. The resulting charge current differential will ensure that all batteries will converge to the same state of
charge.
If needed, several balancers can be paralleled.
A 48 V battery bank can be balanced with three Battery Balancers.
LED indicators
Green: on (battery voltage > 27,3 V)
Orange: lower battery leg active (deviation > 0,1 V)
Orange: upper battery leg active (deviation > 0,1 V)
Red: alarm (deviation > 0,2 V). Remains on until the deviation has reduced to less than 0,14 V, or until system voltage drops to less than
26,6 V.
Alarm relay
Normally open. Closes when the red LED switches on, and opens when the red LED switches off.
Alarm reset
Two terminals are available to connect a push button. Interconnecting the two terminals resets the relay.
The reset condition will remain active until the alarm is over. Thereafter the relay will close again when a new alarm occurs.
Even more insight and control with the midpoint monitoring function of the BMV-702 battery monitor
The BMV-702 measures the midpoint of a string of cells or batteries. It displays the deviation from the ideal midpoint in volts or percent.
Separate deviation percentages can be set to trigger a visual/audible alarm and to close a potential free relay contact for remote alarm
purposes.
Please see the manual of the BMV-702 for more information about battery balancing.
Learn more about batteries and battery charging
To learn more about batteries and charging batteries, please refer to our book ‘Energy Unlimited’ (available free of charge from Victron
Energy and downloadable from www.victronenergy.com).
Three Battery Balancers connected to four series
connected 12 V batteries (48 V system)
Battery Balancer connected to two series
connected 12 V batteries (24 V system)
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BATTERY BALANCER
Victron Battery Balancer
Input voltage range
Up to 18 V per battery, 36 V total
Turn on level
27,3 V +/- 1%
Turn off level
26,6V +/- 1%
Current draw when off
0,7 mA
Midpoint deviation to start balancing
Maximum balancing current
50 mV
0,7 A (when deviation > 100 mV)
Alarm trigger level
200 mV
Alarm reset level
140 mV
Alarm relay
60 V / 1 A normally open
Alarm relay reset
Two terminals to connect a push button
Over temperature protection
yes
-30 t0 +50 λC
Operating temperature
Humidity (non condensing)
95%
ENCLOSURE
Colour
Blue (RAL 5012)
Connection terminals
Screw terminals 6 mm² / AWG10
Protection category
IP22
Weight
0,4 kg
Dimensions (h x w x d)
100 x 113 x 47 mm
STANDARDS
Safety
EN 60950
Emission
EN 61000-6-3, EN 55014-1
Immunity
EN 61000-6-2, EN61000-6-1, EN 55014-2
Automotive Directive
EN 50498
Battery Balancer connected to six series-parallel
connected 12 V batteries (24 V system)
Installation
1.
2.
3.
4.
The battery balancer(s) must be installed on a
well-ventilated vertical surface close to the battery
(but, due to possible corrosive gasses, not above
the battery!)
If required: first wire the alarm contact and the
alarm reset.
Use at least 0,75 mm² to wire the negative,
positive and midpoint connections (in this order).
The balancer is operational.
When the voltage over a string of two batteries is
less than 26,6 V the balancer switches to standby
and all LEDs will be off.
When the voltage over a string of two batteries
increases to more than 27,3 V (during charging)
the green LED will turn on, indicating that the
balancer is on.
When on, a voltage deviation of more than 50 mV
will start the balancing process and at 100 mV one
of the two orange LEDS will turn on. A deviation of
more than 200 mV will trigger the alarm relay.
Three Battery Balancers connected to 12 series-parallel
connected 12 V batteries (48 V system)
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12,8 Volt Lithium iron phosphate batteries
Why lithium-iron phosphate?
Lithium-iron-phosphate (LiFePO4 or LFP) is the safest of the mainstream li-ion battery types. The nominal
voltage of a LFP cell is 3,2V (lead-acid: 2V/cell). A 12,8V LFP battery therefore consists of 4 cells connected in
series; and a 25,6V battery consists of 8 cells connected in series.
Rugged
A lead-acid battery will fail prematurely due to sulfation if:
•
If it operates in deficit mode during long periods of time (i. e. if the battery is rarely, or never at all,
fully charged).
•
If it is left partially charged or worse, fully discharged (yacht or mobile home during winter time).
12,8V 90Ah LiFePO4 battery
LFP-CB 12,8/90
A LFP battery does not need to be fully charged. Service life even slightly improves in case of partial charge
instead of a full charge. This is a major advantage of LFP compared to lead-acid.
Other advantages are the wide operating temperature range, excellent cycling performance, low internal
resistance and high efficiency (see below).
(cell balancing only)
LFP is therefore the chemistry of choice for very demanding applications.
Efficient
In several applications (especially off-grid solar and/or wind), energy efficiency can be of crucial importance.
The round trip energy efficiency (discharge from 100% to 0% and back to 100% charged) of the average leadacid battery is 80%.
The round trip energy efficiency of a LFP battery is 92%.
The charge process of lead-acid batteries becomes particularly inefficient when the 80% state of charge has
been reached, resulting in efficiencies of 50% or even less in solar systems where several days of reserve energy
is required (battery operating in 70% to 100% charged state).
In contrast, a LFP battery will still achieve 90% efficiency under shallow discharge conditions.
12,8V 90Ah LiFePO4 battery
LFP-BMS 12,8/90
Size and weight
Saves up to 70% in space
Saves up to 70% in weight
(cell balancing and BMS interface)
Expensive?
LFP batteries are expensive when compared to lead-acid. But in demanding applications, the high initial cost
will be more than compensated by longer service life, superior reliability and excellent efficiency.
Endless flexibility
LFP batteries are easier to charge than lead-acid batteries. The charge voltage may vary from 14V to 16V (as long
as no cell is subjected to more than 4,2V), and they do not need to be fully charged. Therefore several batteries
can be connected in parallel and no damage will occur if some batteries are less charged than others.
With or without Battery Management System (BMS)?
Important facts:
1. A LFP cell will fail if the voltage over the cell falls to less than 2,5V (note: recovery by charging with a low
current, less than 0,1C, is sometimes possible).
2. A LFP cell will fail if the voltage over the cell increases to more than 4,2V.
Lead-acid batteries will eventually also be damaged when discharged too deeply or overcharged, but not
immediately. A lead-acid battery will recover from total discharge even after it has been left in discharged state
during days or weeks (depending on battery type and brand).
3. The cells of a LFP battery do not auto-balance at the end of the charge cycle.
The cells in a battery are not 100% identical. Therefore, when cycled, some cells will be fully charged or
discharged earlier than others. The differences will increase if the cells are not balanced/equalized from time to
time.
In a lead-acid battery a small current will continue to flow even after one or more cells are fully charged (the
main effect of this current is decomposition of water into hydrogen and oxygen). This current helps to fully
charge other cells that are lagging behind, thus equalizing the charge state of all cells.
The current through a LFP cell however, when fully charged, is nearly zero, and lagging cells will therefore not
be fully charged. Over time the differences between cells may become some so extreme that, even though the
overall battery voltage is within limits, some cells will fail due to over- or under-voltage. Cell balancing is
therefore highly recommended.
In addition to cell balancing, a BMS will:
Prevent cell under voltage by timely disconnecting the load.
Prevent cell overvoltage by reducing charge current or stopping the charge process.
Shut down the system in case of over temperature.
A BMS is therefore indispensable to prevent damage to large Li-ion battery banks.
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12,8 Volt lithium iron phosphate batteries
With cell balancing, but without BMS: 12,8V LFP batteries for light duty applications
In applications were excessive discharge (to less than 11V), overcharge (to more than 15V) or excessive charge current will never occur,
12,8V batteries with cell balancing only may be used.
Please note that these batteries are not suitable for series or parallel connection.
Notes:
1.
A Battery Protect module (see www.victronenergy.com) may be used to prevent excessive discharge.
2.
The current draw of inverters and inverter/chargers is often still significant (0,1A or more) after low voltage shutdown. The
remaining stand-by current will therefore damage the battery if the inverters or inverter/chargers are left connected to the
battery after low voltage shutdown during a long period of time.
With cell balancing and interface to connect to a Victron BMS: 12,8V LFP batteries for heavy duty applications and
parallel/series connection
These batteries have integrated Cell Balancing, Temperature and Voltage control (BTV). Up to ten batteries can be paralleled and up to
four batteries can be series connected (BTV’s are simply daisy-chained) so that a 48V battery bank of up to 2000Ah can be assembled.
The daisy-chained BTV’s must be connected to a battery management system (BMS).
Battery Management System (BMS)
The BMS connects to the BTV’s and its essential functions are:
1.
Disconnect or shut down the load whenever the voltage of a battery cell falls to less than 2,5V.
2.
Stop the charging process whenever the voltage of a battery cell increases to more than 4,2V.
3.
Shut down the system whenever the temperature of a cell exceeds 50°C.
More features may be included: see the individual BMS datasheets.
Battery specification
Cell balancing only
LFP-CB
12,8/60
LFP-CB
12,8/90
Nominal voltage
12,8V
12,8V
Nominal capacity @ 25λC*
60Ah
90Ah
Nominal capacity @ 0λC*
48Ah
72Ah
Nominal capacity @ -20λC*
30Ah
45Ah
768Wh
1152Wh
VOLTAGE AND CAPACITY
Nominal energy @ 25λC*
LFP-CB
12,8/160
Cell balancing and BMS interface
LFP-CB
12,8/200
LFP-BMS
12,8/60
LFP-BMS
12,8/90
LFP-BMS
12,8/160
LFP-BMS
12,8/200
12,8V
12,8V
12,8V
12,8V
12,8V
12,8V
160Ah
200Ah
60Ah
90Ah
160Ah
200Ah
130Ah
160Ah
48Ah
72Ah
130Ah
160Ah
80Ah
100Ah
30Ah
45Ah
80Ah
100Ah
2048Wh
2560Wh
768Wh
1152Wh
2048Wh
2560Wh
*Discharge current ≤1C
CYCLE LIFE
80% DoD
2000 cycles
70% DoD
3000 cycles
50% DoD
5000 cycles
DISCHARGE
Maximum continuous
discharge current
Recommended continuous
discharge current
Maximum 10 s pulse current
End of discharge voltage
180A
270A
400A
500A
180A
270A
400A
500A
θ60A
θ90A
θ160A
θ200A
θ60A
θ90A
θ160A
θ200A
600A
900A
1200A
1500A
600A
900A
1200A
1500A
11V
11V
11V
11V
11V
11V
11V
11V
OPERATING CONDITIONS
Operating temperature
-20°C to +50°C (maximum charge current when battery temperature < 0°C: o,05 C, i.e. 1A in case of a 200Ah battery)
Storage temperature
-45°C to +70°C
Humidity (non condensing)
Max. 95%
Protection class
IP 54
CHARGE
Charge voltage
Between 14V and 15V (<14,5V recommended)
Float voltage
13,6V
Maximum charge current
60A
90A
160A
200A
180A
270A
400A
500A
Recommended charge current
θ20A
θ25A
θ40A
θ50A
θ30A
θ45A
θ80A
θ100A
OTHER
Max storage time @ 25 °C*
1 year
BMS connection
Power connection (threaded inserts)
Dimensions (hxwxd) mm
Weight
Male + female cable with M8 circular connector, length 50
cm
n. a.
M8
M8
M10
M10
M8
M8
M10
M10
235x293x139
249x293x168
320x338x233
295x425x274
235x293x139
249x293x168
320x338x233
295x425x274
12kg
16kg
33kg
42kg
12kg
16kg
33kg
42kg
*When fully charged
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BMS 12/200 for 12,8 Volt lithium iron phosphate batteries
Especially designed for vehicles and boats
Why lithium-iron phosphate?
Lithium-iron-phosphate (LiFePO4 or LFP) is the safest of the mainstream li-ion battery types. The nominal
voltage of a LFP cell is 3,2V (lead-acid: 2V/cell). A 12,8V LFP battery therefore consists of 4 cells connected in
series; and a 25,6V battery consists of 8 cells connected in series.
12,8V 90Ah LiFePO4 battery
Why a Battery Management System (BMS) is needed:
1. A LFP cell will be damaged if the voltage over the cell falls to less than 2,5V.
2. A LFP cell will be damaged if the voltage over the cell increases to more than 4,2V.
Lead-acid batteries will eventually also be damaged when discharged too deeply or overcharged, but not
immediately. A lead-acid battery will recover from total discharge even after it has been left in discharged state
during days or weeks (depending on battery type and brand).
3. The cells of a LFP battery do not auto-balance at the end of the charge cycle.
The cells in a battery are not 100% identical. Therefore, when cycled, some cells will be fully charged or
discharged earlier than others. The differences will increase if the cells are not balanced/equalized from time to
time.
In a lead-acid battery a small current will continue to flow even after one or more cells are fully charged (the
main effect of this current is decomposition of water into hydrogen and oxygen). This current helps to fully
charge other cells that are lagging behind, thus equalizing the charge state of all cells.
The current through a LFP cell however, when fully charged, is nearly zero, and lagging cells will therefore not
be fully charged. The differences between cells may become some so extreme over time that, even though the
overall battery voltage is within limits, some cells will be destroyed due to over- or under-voltage.
A LFP battery therefore must be protected by a BMS that actively balances the individual cells and prevents
under- and over-voltage.
12,8V 60Ah LiFePO4 battery
Rugged
A lead-acid battery will fail prematurely due to sulfation if:
•
If it operates in deficit mode during long periods of time (the battery is rarely, or never at all, fully
charged).
•
If it is left partially charged or worse, fully discharged (yacht or mobile home during winter time).
A LFP battery does not need to be fully charged. Service life even slightly improves in case of partial charge
instead of a full charge. This is a major advantage of LFP compared to lead-acid.
Other advantages are the wide operating temperature range, excellent cycling performance, low internal
resistance and high efficiency (see below).
LFP is therefore the chemistry of choice for very demanding applications.
Efficient
In several applications (especially off-grid solar and/or wind), energy efficiency can be of crucial importance.
The round trip energy efficiency (discharge from 100% t0 0% and back to 100% charged) of the average leadacid battery is 80%.
The round trip energy efficiency of a LFP battery is 92%.
The charge process of lead-acid batteries becomes particularly inefficient when the 80% state of charge has
been reached, resulting in efficiencies of 50% or even less in solar systems where several days of reserve energy
is required (battery operating in 70% to 100% charged state).
In contrast, a LFP battery will still achieve 90% efficiency under shallow discharge conditions.
Size and weight
Saves up to 70% in space
Saves up to 70% in weight
BMS 12/200 with:
- 12V 200A load output, short-circuit
proof
- Li-ion battery over-discharge
protection
- starter battery discharge protection
- adjustable alternator current limit
- remote on-off switch
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Expensive?
LFP batteries are expensive when compared to lead-acid. But in demanding applications, the high initial cost
will be more than compensated by longer service life, superior reliability and excellent efficiency.
Endless flexibility
LFP batteries are easier to charge than lead-acid batteries. The charge voltage may vary from 14V to 16V (as long
as no cell is subjected to more than 4,2V), and they do not need to be fully charged.
Several batteries can be connected in parallel and no damage will occur if some batteries are less charged than
others.
Our 12V BMS will support up to 10 batteries in parallel (BTV’s are simply daisy-chained).
BMS 12/200 for 12,8 Volt lithium iron phosphate batteries
A 12V BMS that protects the alternator (and wiring), and supplies up to 200A in any DC load (including inverters and
inverter/chargers)
Alternator/battery charger input (Power Port AB)
1. The first function of Power Port AB is to prevent the load connected to the LFP battery from discharging the starter battery. This function is similar to that
of a Cyrix battery combiner or Argo FET battery isolator. Current can flow to the LFP battery only if the input voltage (= voltage on the starter battery)
exceeds 13V.
2. Current cannot flow back from the LFP battery to the starter battery, thus preventing eventual damage to the LFP battery due to excessive discharge.
3. Excessive input voltage and transients are regulated down to a safe level.
4. Charge current is reduced to a safe level in case of cell unbalance or over temperature.
5. The input current is electronically limited to approximately 80% of the AB fuse rating. A 50A fuse, for example, will therefore limit the input current to 40A.
Choosing the right fuse will therefore:
a. Protect the LFP battery against excessive charge current (important in case of a low capacity LFP battery).
b. Protect the alternator against overload in case of a high capacity LFP battery bank (most 12V alternators will overheat and fail if running at maximum
output during more than 15 minutes).
c. Limit charge current in order not to exceed the current handling capability of the wiring.
The maximum fuse rating is 100A (limiting charge current to approximately 80A).
Load/battery charger output/input (Power Port LB)
1. Maximum current in both directions: 200A continuous.
2. Peak discharge current electronically limited to 400A.
3. Battery discharge cut-off whenever the weakest cell falls below 3V.
4. Charge current is reduced to a safe level in case of cell unbalance or over temperature.
BMS 12/200 specification
Maximum number of 12,8V batteries
Maximum charge current, Power Port AB
Maximum charge current, Power Port LB
Maximum continuous discharge current, LB
Peak discharge current, LB (short circuit proof)
Approximate cut-off voltage
GENERAL
No load current when operating
Current consumption when switched off
10
80A @ 40λC
200A @ 40λC
200A @ 40λC
400A
11V
10mA
5mA
(discharging is stopped and charging remains enabled, both
through AB and LB, when switched off)
Current consumption after battery discharge cutoff due to low cell voltage
Operating temperature range
Humidity, maximum
Humidity, average
Protection, electronics
DC connection AB, LB and battery minus
DC connection battery plus
LED’s
Battery being charged through Power Port AB
Battery being charged through Power Port LB
Power port LB active
Over temperature
ENCLOSURE
Weight (kg)
Dimensions (hxwxd in mm)
STANDARDS
Emission
Immunity
Automotive Directive
3mA
LB
AB
-40 to +60λC
100%
95%
IP65
M8
Faston female
6.3 mm
green
green
green
red
1,8
65 x 120 x 260
Isolated Orion DC-DC converter needed for
DC loads with minus connected to chassis
Up to ten 12,8V LFP batteries
can be connected in parallel
EN 50081-1
EN 50082-1
2004/104/EC
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24V 180Ah Lithium-ion battery and Lynx-ion
The advantages of a Lithium-ion battery over conventional lead-acid batteries
•
High energy density: more energy with less weight;
•
High charge currents (shortens the charge period);
•
High discharge currents (enabling for example electrical cooking on a small battery bank);
•
Long battery life (up to six times the battery life of a conventional battery);
•
High efficiency between charging and discharging (very little energy loss due to heat development);
•
Higher continuous power available.
24V 180Ah Lithium-ion battery
Why Lithium-iron phosphate?
Lithium-iron-phosphate (LiFePO4 or LFP) is the safest of the mainstream Li-ion battery types. The nominal
voltage of a LFP cell is 3,2V (lead-acid: 2V/cell). A 25,6V LFP battery consists of 8 cells connected in series.
The advantages of the Victron Lynx Lithium-ion battery system
The modular system used adds below advantages:
•
The Victron Lithium-ion battery system is easy to install due to its modularity. No complicated wiring
diagrams are required.
•
Detailed information is available on the waterproof Ion Control display.
•
The 350A relay in the Lynx Ion provides maximum safety: in case the chargers or loads do not listen
to the commands from the Lynx Ion, the main safety relay will open to prevent permanent damage
to the batteries.
•
For typical marine installations there is an extra smaller output, so you can still power the bilge pump
and disconnect all other house loads by opening the 350A relay.
Lynx Ion
Complete system
A complete system consists of:
•
One or more 24V 180Ah Lithium-Ion batteries.
•
(optional) The Lynx Power In, a modular dc bus bar.
•
The Lynx Ion is the battery management system (BMS) that controls the batteries. A 350 Ampère
safety contactor is inside the Lynx Ion.
•
The Lynx Shunt VE.Can, a battery monitor including the main fuse. Note that the fuse needs to be
purchased separately.
•
(optional) The Lynx Distributor, a DC distribution system with fuses.
•
(optional) The Ion Control, a digital control panel.
24V 180Ah Lithium-Ion Batteries
The base of the Victron Lithium-ion battery system is formed by individual 24V/180Ah Lithium-ion batteries.
They have a built-in Cell Management System (BMS) which protects the battery on a cell level. It monitors
individual cell voltage and system temperature, and actively balances the individual cells. All measured
parameters are sent to the Lynx Ion which monitors the system as a whole.
Ion control: Main screen
Lynx Ion
The Lynx Ion is the BMS. It contains the 350A safety contactor, and controls the cell-balancing, charging and
discharging of the system. The Lynx Ion will protect the battery pack from both overcharging and depletion.
When an overcharge is imminent, it will signal the charging devices to decrease or stop charging. This is done
with the VE.Can bus (NMEA2000) compatible, and also via the two available open/close contacts. Same when
the battery is nearing empty, and there is no charging capability available. It will signal big loads to switch off.
For both over charging and depletion there is a last safety resort, the built-in 350A contactor. In case signaling
etcetera does not stop the imminent overcharge or depletion, it will open the contactor.
NMEA2000 Canbus
Communication with the outside world is done via the VE.Can protocol.
Ion control: History screen
Ion control: Lynx Ion Status
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Ion Control
See the separate Ion Control datasheet for more information on the display.
24V 180Ah Lithium-ion battery and Lynx-ion
Lynx Ion
Lithium-ion 24V 180Ah 4.75kWh battery
Technology
Nominal voltage
Nominal capacity
Nominal power
Weight
Power/Weight ratio
Dimensions (LxWxH)
Charge cut-off voltage at 0.05C
Discharge cut-off voltage
Recommended charge/discharge current
Maximum charge current (1C)
Maximum discharge current (1.5C)
Pulse discharge current (10s)
Cycle Life @80% DOD (0.3C)
Series configuration
Parallel configuration
Operating temp. charge
Operating temp. discharge
Storage temp.
Lithium iron phosphate (LiFePo4)
26,4 V
180 Ah
4,75 KWh
55 kg
86 Wh/kg
625 x 195 x 355 mm
28,8 V
20 V
54 A (0,3C)
180 A
270 A
1000 A
2000
Maximum number batteries in series
Maximum number batteries in parallel
2
8
Enclosure
Weight
Dimensions (LxWxH)
1,4 kg
190 x 180 x 80 mm
IO
Safety contactor
Bilge pump contactor maximum current
External relay contactor maximum current
Charged-signal contact
Discharged-signal contact
350 A
10 A
10 A
1A @ 60VDC
1A @ 60VDC
Standards
Emission
Immunity
EN 50081-1
EN 50082-1
Yes, up to 2
(more in series on request)
Yes, easy up to 4
(more parallel on request)
0~45 °C
-20~55 °C
-20~45 °C
Block diagram Lithium-ion battery system
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Ion control
Ion Control
The Ion Control shows all vital data from the Lithium Battery system:
•
Battery voltage (V)
•
Battery charge/discharge current (A)
•
Ampere-hours consumed (Ah)
•
State of charge (%)
•
Time to go at the current rate of discharge until the battery has reached 90% discharge
•
Visual alarm: almost charged, almost discharged
Main screen
It will also show the following historic values:
•
The depth of the deepest discharge
•
The cumulative number of Amp hours drawn from the battery
•
The minimum battery voltage
•
The maximum battery voltage
•
The minimum cell voltage
•
The maximum cell voltage
The diagnostic data displayed is:
•
Software versions of the system components
•
Total number of automatic system shutdowns, caused by an error
•
Last four errors that occurred in the system
History screen
Using multiple Ion Controls
Multiple Ion Controls can be installed to monitor a single Lithium Battery System. All Ion Controls will
display the same data. It is recommended, when more than one Ion Control is installed, to use an
external network power source due to the limited capacity of the Lynx Shunt’s power supply.
ELECTRICAL
Power supply voltage range
Power consumption
10 – 32 V DC
No need for an external power supply. Power is supplied on the VE.Can by
the Lynx Shunt
130mA at 12VDC
Audible Alarm
Diagnostics screen 1
Connections
Cabling supplied
Communications
4kHz Internal sounder
Integral Deutsch 12 way connector (DT04-12PA)
15cm Deutsch 12 way to Victron RJ45 Canbus connection
NMEA2000 (expects battery instance 0)
ENVIRONMENTAL
Operating temperature
-25 to +75°C
Degree of Protection
IP67
Salt Spray
IEC 60068-2-52: 1996
EMC
IEC 61000 and EN55022
ENCLOSURE
Diagnostics screen 2
Material & Colour
Dimensions
Depth front mounted
Panel cut out
Weight
Anthracite Grey ABS housing and acrylic lens
110mm x 110mm x 38.5mm deep (without connector)
21.5mm forward protrusion, 17mm rear protrusion (without connector)
64mm diameter hole with 4 mount holes, 4.3mm dia.
265 grams
Ion Control VE.Can cable assembly (included)
Lynx Ion Status
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Ion control
Modes of operation
Browsing
To browse through the screens the keys [D] and [B] are used. Press [D] to continue to the next screen and press [B] to go to the previous
screen.
Lighting and contrast
To enter this menu press [C], a popup window will appear. To alter the intensity of the backlight use [A] and [B]. The LCD contract can be
changed using [D] and [E].
Pressing [C] will store the settings and exit the menu.
Reset
To reset the Ion Control, press [A] and [E] simultaneously. This feature is introduced in firmware version v1.07.
System Diagram
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VE.BUS BMS
Protects each individual cell of a Victron lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4 or LFP) battery
Each individual cell of a LiFePO4 battery must be protected against over voltage, under voltage and over
temperature.
Victron LiFePO4 batteries have integrated Balancing, Temperature and Voltage control (acronym: BTV) and
connect to the VE.Bus BMS with two M8 circular connector cord sets.
The BTV’s of several batteries can be daisy chained. Please see our LiFePO4 battery documentation for
details.
The BMS will:
shut down or disconnect loads in case of imminent cell under voltage,
reduce charge current in case of imminent cell overvoltage or over temperature (VE.Bus
products only, see below), and
shut down or disconnect battery chargers in case of imminent cell overvoltage or over
temperature.
VE.Bus BMS
Protects 12 V, 24 V and 48 V systems
Operating voltage range of the BMS: 9 to 70 V DC.
Communicates with all VE.Bus products
The VE.Bus BMS connects to a MultiPlus, Quattro or Phoenix inverter with a standard RJ45 UTP cable.
Other products, without VE.Bus can be controlled as shown below:
Load Disconnect
The Load Disconnect output is normally high and becomes free floating in case of imminent cell under
voltage. Maximum current: 2 A.
The Load Disconnect output can be used to control
the remote on/off of a load, and/or
the remote on/off of an electronic load switch (Battery Protect) and/or
a Cyrix-Li-load relay.
Charge Disconnect
The Charge Disconnect output is normally high and becomes free floating in case of imminent cell over
voltage or over temperature. Maximum current: 10 mA.
The Charge Disconnect output can be used to control
the remote on/off of a charger and/or
a Cyrix-Li-Charge relay and/or
a Cyrix-Li-ct Battery Combiner.
LED indicators
Enabled (blue): VE.Bus products are enabled.
Cell>4V or temperature (red): charge disconnect output low because of imminent cell over
voltage or over temperature.
Cell>2,8V (blue): load disconnect output high.
Application example for a vehicle or boat.
A Cyrix Li-ion Battery Combiner is used to connect to the starter battery and alternator.
The UTP cable to the inverter/charger also provides the minus connection to the BMS.
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VE.BUS BMS
VE.Bus BMS
Input voltage range
9 – 70 VDC
Current draw, normal operation
10 mA (excluding Load Disconnect current)
Current draw, low cell voltage
2 mA
Normally high
Source current limit: 2 A
Sink current: 0 A (output free floating)
Normally high
Source current limit: 10 mA
Sink current: 0 A (output free floating)
Load Disconnect output
Charge Disconnect output
GENERAL
VE.Bus communication port
Two RJ45 sockets to connect to all VE.Bus products
Operating temperature
-20 to +50°C
Humidity
0 - 120°F
Max. 95% (non condensing)
Protection grade
IP20
ENCLOSURE
Material and color
ABS, matt black
Weight
0,1 kg
Dimensions (hxwxd)
105 x 78 x 32 mm
STANDARDS
Standards: Safety
Emission
Immunity
Automotive Directive
EN 60950
EN 61000-6-3, EN 55014-1
EN 61000-6-2, EN61000-6-1, EN 55014-2
EN 50498
Application example for a vehicle or boat, without inverter/charger.
Three Cyrix Combiners especially designed for use with the VE.Bus BMS:
Cyrix-Li-load
The Cyrix-Li-Load will prevent frequent switching when a low cell voltage is followed by a higher voltage
after loads have been switched off.
Cyrix-Li-ct
A battery combiner with a Li-ion adapted engage/disengage profile and a control terminal to connect to the
Charge Disconnect of the BMS.
Cyrix-Li-Charge
A unidirectional combiner to insert in between a battery charger and the LFP battery. It will engage only
when charge voltage from a battery charger is present on its charge-side terminal. A control terminal
connects to the Charge Disconnect of the BMS.
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Gel and AGM batteries
1. VRLA technology
VRLA stands for Valve Regulated Lead Acid, which means the batteries are sealed. Gas will escape through the safety valves only
in case of overcharging or cell failure.
VRLA batteries are maintenance free for life.
2. Sealed (VRLA) AGM batteries
AGM stands for Absorbent Glass Mat. In these batteries the electrolyte is absorbed into a glass-fibre mat between the plates by
capillary action. As explained in our book ‘Energy Unlimited’, AGM batteries are more suitable for short-time delivery of very
high currents (engine starting) than gel batteries.
AGM battery
12V 90Ah
3. Sealed (VRLA) Gel batteries
Here the electrolyte is immobilized as gel. Gel batteries in
general have a longer service life and better cycle capacity than AGM batteries.
4. Low Self-discharge
Because of the use of lead calcium grids and high purity materials, Victron VRLA batteries can be stored during long periods of
time without recharge. The rate of self-discharge is less than 2% per month at 20°C. The self discharge doubles for every increase
in temperature with 10°C.
Victron VRLA batteries can therefore be stored during up to a year without recharging, if kept under cool conditions.
5. Exceptional Deep Discharge Recovery
Victron VRLA batteries have exceptional discharge recovery, even after deep or prolonged discharge.
It should however be stressed that repetitive deep discharge and prolonged discharge have a very negative influence on the
service life of all lead acid batteries, Victron batteries are no exception.
6. Battery discharging characteristics
The rated capacity of Victron AGM and Gel Deep Cycle batteries refers to 20 hour discharge, in other words: a discharge current
of 0,05 C.
The rated capacity of Victron Tubular Plate Long Life batteries refers to 10 hours discharge.
The effective capacity decreases with increasing discharge current (see table 1). Please note that the capacity reduction will be
even faster in case of a constant power load, such as an inverter.
Discharg time
(constant
current)
GEL OPzV 2V cell
20 hours
10 hours
5 hours
3 hours
1 hour
30 min.
15 min.
10 min.
5 min.
5 seconds
End
Voltage
V
10,8
10,8
10,8
10,8
9,6
9,6
9,6
9,6
9,6
AGM
‘Deep
Cycle’
%
100
92
85
78
65
55
42
38
27
8C
Gel
‘Deep
Cycle’
%
100
87
80
73
61
51
38
34
24
7C
Gel
‘Long
Life’
%
112
100
94
79
63
45
29
21
Table 1: Effective capacity as a function of discharge time
(the lowest row gives the maximum allowable 5 seconds discharge current)
Our AGM deep cycle batteries have excellent high current performance and are therefore recommended for high current
applications such as engine starting. Due to their construction, Gel batteries have a lower effective capacity at high discharge
currents. On the other hand, Gel batteries have a longer service life, both under float and cycling conditions.
7. Effect of temperature on service life
High temperature has a very negative effect on service life. The service life of Victron batteries as a function of temperature is
shown in table 2.
Average
Temperature
20°C / 68°F
30°C / 86°F
40°C / 104°F
AGM
Deep
Cycle
Gel
Deep
Cycle
Gel
Long
Life
years
7 - 10
4
2
years
12
6
3
years
20
10
5
Table 2: Design service life of Victron batteries under float service
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Gel and AGM batteries
Capacity (%)
8. Effect of temperature on capacity
As is shown
n by the graph below, capacity reduces sharply at low temperatures.
Temperature(ƒC)
Fig.
1: Effect
ect
of temperature on capacity
Fig. 1: Effe
of temperature on capacity
9. Cycle life
e of Victron batteries
Batteries ag
ge due to discharging and recharging. The number of cycles depends on th
he depth of discharge, as is shown in figure
2.
Gel Deep
Gel
DeepCycle
cycle
Gel Long
Gel
longLife
life
Cycles
AGM De
eep Cycle
AGM
Deep
Cycle
Depthof
of discharge
discharge
Depth
Fig. 2: Cy
ycle life
Fig. 2: Cycle life
120
14.5
100
14
80
13.5
60
13
40
12.5
20
12
Charge current
15
Charge current
Charge voltage
Charge voltage
10. Battery
y charging in case of cycle use: the 3-step charge curve
The most co
ommon charge curve used to charge VRLA batteries in case of cyclic use is the
t 3-step charge curve, whereby a
constant cu
urrent phase (the bulk phase) is followed by two constant voltage phases (aabsorption and float), see fig. 3.
0
0
2
Fig. 3: Thre
ee step charge curve
4
6
8
10
Fig. 3: Three step charge curve
During the absorption
a
phase the charge voltage is kept at a relatively high level in ord
der to fully recharge the battery within
reasonable time. The third and last phase is the float phase: the voltage is lowered to standby
s
level, sufficient to compensate for
ge.
self discharg
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Gel and AGM batteries
Disadvantages of the traditional 3-step charge curve:
•
During the bulk phase the current is kept at a constant and often high level, even after the gassing voltage (14,34 V
for a 12 V battery) has been exceeded. This can lead to excessive gas pressure in the battery. Some gas will escape
trough the safety valves, reducing service life.
•
Thereafter the absorption voltage is applied during a fixed period of time, irrespective of how deep the battery has
been discharged previously. A full absorption period after a shallow discharge will overcharge the battery, again
reducing service life. (a. o. due to accelerated corrosion of the positive plates)
•
Research has shown that battery life can be increased by decreasing float voltage to an even lower level when the
battery is not in use.
11. Battery charging: longer battery life with Victron 4-step adaptive charging
Victron developed the adaptive charge curve. The 4-step adaptive chare curve is the result of years of research and testing.
The Victron four-step adaptive charge curve solves the 3 main problems of the 3 step curve:
•
Battery Safe mode
In order to prevent excessive gassing, Victron has invented the ‘Battery Safe Mode’. The battery Safe Mode will limit
the rate of voltage increase once the gassing voltage has been reached. Research has shown that this will reduce
internal gassing to a safe level.
•
Variable absorption time
Based on the duration of the bulk stage, the charger calculates how long the absorption time should be in order to
fully charge the battery. If the bulk time is short, this means the battery was already charged and the resulting
absorption time will also be short, whereas a longer bulk time will also result in a longer absorption time.
•
Storage mode
After completion of the absorption period the battery should be fully charged, and the voltage is lowered to the
float or standby level. If no discharge occurs during the next 24 hours, the voltage is reduced even further and the
battery goes into storage mode. The lower storage voltage reduces corrosion of the positive plates.
Once every week the charge voltage is increased to the absorption level for a short period to compensate for self
discharge (Battery Refresh mode).
12. Battery charging in case of standby use: constant voltage float charging
When a battery is not frequently deeply discharged, a 2-step charge curve can be used. During the first phase the battery is
charged with a limited current (the bulk phase). Once a preset voltage has been reached the battery is kept at that voltage (the
float phase).
This charge method is used for starter batteries in vehicles, and in uninterruptible power supplies (UPS).
Battery Refresh
Calculated absorption time
Storage
Float
15
120
14.5
100
14
80
13.5
60
//
13
//
40
0
2
13. Optimum charge voltage of Victron VRLA batteries
The recommended charge voltage settings for a 12 V battery are shown in table 3.
//
0
//
8
2
0
8
6
4
2
0
12 4: Four-step adaptive charge curve
Fig.
6
20
4
12.5
Charge current
Charge volt age
Battery Safe
Fig. 4: Four-step adaptive
charge curve
14. Effect of temperature on charging voltage
The charge voltage should be reduced with increased temperature. Temperature compensation is required when the
temperature of the battery is expected to be less than 10°C / 50°F or more than 30°C / 85°F during long periods of time.
The recommended temperature compensation for Victron VRLA batteries is -4 mV / Cell (-24 mV /°C for a 12 V battery).
The centre point for temperature compensation is 20°C / 70°F.
15. Charge current
The charge current should preferably not exceed 0,2 C (20 A for a 100 Ah battery).The temperature of a battery will increase by
more than 10°C if the charge current exceeds 0,2 C. Therefore temperature compensation is required if the charge current
exceeds 0,2 C.
100
Gel and AGM batteries
Float
Service (V)
Victron AGM “Deep Cycle”
Absorption
Float
13,5 - 13,8
Storage
13,2 - 13,5
Victron Gel “Deep Cycle”
Absorption
Float
13,5 - 13,8
Storage
13,2 - 13,5
Victron Gel “Long Life”
Absorption
Float
13,5 - 13,8
Storage
13,2 - 13,5
Cycle service
Normal (V)
Cycle service
Fastest recharge (V)
14,2 - 14,6
13,5 - 13,8
13,2 - 13,5
14,6 - 14,9
13,5 - 13,8
13,2 - 13,5
14,1 - 14,4
13,5 - 13,8
13,2 - 13,5
14,0 - 14,2
13,5 - 13,8
13,2 - 13,5
Table 3: Recommended charge voltage
12 Volt Deep Cycle AGM
General Specification
Weight
kg
CCA
@0°F
RES CAP
@80°F
320x176x247
31
1500
480
151x65x101
2,5
12
151x98x101
4,1
12
181x77x167
5,8
38
12
197x165x170
12,5
BAT412550080
60
12
229x138x227
20
450
90
BAT412600080
66
12
258x166x235
24
520
100
BAT412800080
90
12
350x167x183
27
600
145
BAT412101080
110
12
330x171x220
32
800
190
BAT412121080
130
12
410x176x227
38
1000
230
BAT412151080
165
12
485x172x240
47
1200
320
BAT412201080
220
12
522x238x240
65
1400
440
Article number
BAT406225080
Ah
240
V
6
BAT212070080
8
12
BAT212120080
14
BAT212200080
22
BAT412350080
lxwxh
mm
12 Volt Deep Cycle GEL
Rated capacity: 20 hr discharge at 25°C
Float design life: 7-10 years at 20 °C
Cycle design life:
400 cycles at 80% discharge
600 cycles at 50% discharge
1500 cycles at 30% discharge
General Specification
Ah
V
lxwxh
mm
Weight
kg
CCA
@0°F
RES CAP
@80°F
BAT412550100
60
12
229x138x227
20
300
80
BAT412600100
66
12
258x166x235
24
360
90
BAT412800100
90
12
350x167x183
26
420
130
BAT412101100
110
12
330x171x220
33
550
180
BAT412121100
130
12
410x176x227
38
700
230
BAT412151100
165
12
485x172x240
48
850
320
BAT412201100
220
12
522x238x240
66
1100
440
Article number
Technology: flat plate AGM
Terminals: copper
2 Volt Long Life GEL
Technology: flat plate GEL
Terminals: copper
Rated capacity: 20 hr discharge at 25 °C
Float design life: 12 years at 20 °C
Cycle design life:
500 cycles at 80% discharge
750 cycles at 50% discharge
1800 cycles at 30% discharge
General Specification
Article number
BAT702601260
Ah
600
V
2
lxbxh
mm
Weight
kg
145x206x688
49
BAT702801260
800
2
210x191x688
65
BAT702102260
1000
2
210x233x690
80
BAT702122260
1200
2
210x275x690
93
BAT702152260
1500
2
210x275x840
115
BAT702202260
2000
2
215x400x815
155
BAT702252260
2500
2
215x490x815
200
BAT702302260
3000
2
215x580x815
235
Technology: tubular plate GEL
Terminals: copper
Rated capacity: 10 hr discharge at 25 °C
Float design life: 20 years at 20 °C
Cycle design life:
1500 cycles at 80% discharge
2500 cycles at 50% discharge
4500 cycles at 30% discharge
Other capacities and terminal types: at request
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BlueSolar monocrystalline panels
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Low voltage-temperature coefficient enhances high-temperature operation.
Exceptional low-light performance and high sensitivity to light across the entire solar spectrum.
25-year limited warranty on power output and performance.
2-year Limited warranty on materials and workmanship.
Sealed, waterproof, multi-functional junction box gives high level of safety.
High performance bypass diodes minimize the power drop caused by shade.
Advanced EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate) encapsulation system with triple-layer back sheet meets the
most stringent safety requirements for high-voltage operation.
A sturdy, anodized aluminum frame allows modules to be easily roof-mounted with a variety of
standard mounting systems.
Highest quality, high-transmission tempered glass provides enhanced stiffness and impact
resistance.
Pre wired quick-connect system with MC4 (PV-ST01) connectors.
(Except for the 30W panel)
BlueSolar Monocrystalline 280W
MC4 connectors
Type
Module Size
Glass size
Weight
Nominal
Power
PMPP
Short-circuit
Current
Isc
Module
mm
mm
Kg
W
V
A
V
SPM30-12
450 x 540 x 25
445 x 535
2.5
30
18
1.67
22.5
2
SPM51-12
645 x 540 x 35
640 x 535
5.2
50
18
2.78
22.2
3.16
A
SPM81-12
1005 x 540 x 35
1000 x 535
7
80
18
4.45
22.3
4.96
SPM101-12
1210 x 540 x 35
1205 x 535
8
100
18
5.56
22.4
6.53
SPM131-12
1110 x 808 x 35
1105 x 802
11.5
130
18
7.23
22.4
8.49
SPM190-24
1580 x 808 x 35
1574 x 802
14.5
190
36
5.44
43.2
5.98
SPM300-24
1956 x 992 x 50
1950 x 986
23.5
300
36
8.06
45.5
8.56
SPM30-12
SPM51-12
SPM81-12
SPM101-12
SPM131-12
SPM190-24
SPM300-24
30W
50W
80W
100W
130W
190W
300W
Module
Nominal Power (±3% tolerance)
Cell type
Monocrystalline
Number of cells in series
36
Maximum system voltage (V)
72
1000V
Temperature coefficient of PMPP (%)
-0.48/°C
-0.48/°C
-0.48/°C
-0.48/°C
-0.48/°C
-0.48/°C
Temperature coefficient of Voc (%)
-0.34/°C
-0.34/°C
-0.34/°C
-0.34/°C
-0.34/°C
-0.34/°C
-0.34/°C
Temperature coefficient of Isc (%)
+0.037/°C
+0.037/°C
+0.037/°C
+0.037/°C
+0.05/°C
+0.037/°C
+0.037/°C
PV-RH0301
PV-JH03
PV-JH200
900mm
900mm
1000mm
20 panels
20 panels
Temperature Range
200kg/m²
Allowable Hail Load
Junction Box Type
23m/s, 7.53g
PV-JH03-2
PV-JH02
PV-JH02
Connector Type
PV-JH02
MC4
Length of Cables
450mm
750mm
900mm
Output tolerance
900mm
+/-3%
Frame
Aluminium
Product warranty
2 years
Warranty on electrical performance
10 years 90% + 25 years 80% of power output
Smallest packaging unit
Quantity per pallet
-0.48/°C
-40°C to +85°C
Surface Maximum Load Capacity
1 panel
40 panels
1) STC (Standard Test Conditions): 1000W/m2, 25ºC, AM (Air Mass) 1.5
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Electrical data under STC (1)
Max-Power
Max-Power
Open-Circuit
Voltage
Current
Voltage
VMPP
IMPP
Voc
40 panels
20 panels
20 panels
20 panels
BlueSolar polycrystalline panels
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Low voltage-temperature coefficient enhances high-temperature operation.
Exceptional low-light performance and high sensitivity to light across the entire solar spectrum.
25-year limited warranty on power output and performance.
2-year Limited warranty on materials and workmanship.
Sealed, waterproof, multi-functional junction box gives high level of safety.
High performance bypass diodes minimize the power drop caused by shade.
Advanced EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate) encapsulation system with triple-layer back sheet meets the
most stringent safety requirements for high-voltage operation.
A sturdy, anodized aluminum frame allows modules to be easily roof-mounted with a variety of
standard mounting systems.
Highest quality, high-transmission tempered glass provides enhanced stiffness and impact
resistance.
Pre wired quick-connect system with MC4 (PV-ST01) connectors.
BlueSolar Polycrystalline 130W
MC4 connectors
Type
Module Size
Glass size
Weight
Nominal
Power
PMPP
Electrical data under STC (1)
Max-Power
Max-Power
Open-Circuit
Voltage
Current
Voltage
VMPP
IMPP
Voc
Short-circuit
Current
Isc
Module
mm
mm
Kg
W
V
A
V
A
SPP30-12
735x350x25
730x345
5.2
30
18
1.72
22.5
1.85
SPP51-12
540x670x35
535x665
5.3
50
18
2.85
22.2
3.09
SPP81-12
915x670x35
910x665
8
80
18
4.6
21.6
5.06
SPP101-12
1005x670x35
1000x665
9
100
18
5.75
21.6
6.32
SPP140-12
1480x670x35
1474x664
12.5
140
18
8.05
21.6
8.85
SPP280-24
1956x992x50
1950x986
24
280
36
7.7
44.06
8.26
Module
Nominal Power (±3% tolerance)
SPP30-12
SPP51-12
SPP81-12
SPP101-12
SPP140-12
SPP280-24
30W
50W
80W
100W
140W
280W
Cell type
Polycrystalline
Number of cells in series
36
Maximum system voltage (V)
72
1000V
Temperature coefficient of PMPP (%)
-0.47/°C
-0.48/°C
-0.48/°C
-0.48/°C
-0.48/°C
Temperature coefficient of Voc (%)
-0.34/°C
-0.34/°C
-0.34/°C
-0.34/°C
-0.35/°C
-0.34/°C
Temperature coefficient of Isc (%)
+0.045/°C
+0.037/°C
+0.037/°C
+0.037/°C
+0.037/°C
+0.045/°C
PV-JH02
PV-JH200
Temperature Range
-0.47/°C
-40°C to +85°C
Surface Maximum Load Capacity
200kg/m²
Allowable Hail Load
23m/s, 7.53g
Junction Box Type
PV-JH03-2
PV-JH02
PV-JH02
Connector Type
PV-JH02
MC4
Length of Cables
450mm
750mm
900mm
Output tolerance
1000mm
+/-3%
Frame
Aluminium
Product warranty
2 years
Warranty on electrical performance
10 years 90% + 25 years 80% of power output
Smallest packaging unit
1 panel
Quantity per pallet
40 panels
40 panels
20 panels
20 panels
20 panels
20 panels
2
1) STC (Standard Test Conditions): 1000W/m , 25ºC, AM (Air Mass) 1.5
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MultiPlus principle
Inverter/charger system with intelligent shore and generator power management
PowerControl: Dealing with limited generator or grid power. All models in the MultiPlus range feature powerful battery
chargers. When the largest model is working hard it can draw almost 10A from a 230V supply. Using the remote panel it is
possible to ‘dial-in’ the maximum current that is available from mains or generator. The MultiPlus will then automatically
regulate the charger taking account of other system AC loads and ensuring the charger only uses what is spare. This way
it is possible to avoid tripping the mains power or overloading the generator.
Power control ©
Battery charger reduces its output, if required, to avoid overload of supply when system consumption is
high.
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PowerAssist: Boosting the power available from mains or generator, an innovative feature of Multiplus. The feature
that most distinguishes the MultiPlus from other inverter / chargers is PowerAssist. This feature takes the principle
of PowerControl to a further dimension by allowing a MultiPlus to supplement the power available from mains or
generator to ‘assist’ during periods of high demand. Peak power demand is almost always sustained only for short
periods, either a few minutes (in the case of items like cooking appliances) or just a few seconds (in the case of the
burst of energy needed to start an air-conditioning or refrigeration compressor).
With the capacity of the generator or mains power set on the remote panel, the MultiPlus detects when the load
is becoming too much for the supply and will instantly provide the extra power required. When the demand has
reduced, the unit returns to charging the battery. This feature is equally effective in large and small systems
helping to reduce the required generator capacity or to achieve greater things with limited mains power. There is
even a special feature to enable the MultiPlus/Quattro to work perfectly with portable generators.
Power assist ©
Inverter boosts incoming power, if required, to avoid overload of supply when system consumption
exceeds supply.
AC distribution
Water Heater (10A)
Microwave (6A)
16A
Fridge (1A)
NVMUJ
RCD
TV / DVD (1A)
Computer (1A)
Kettle (13A)
Battery 12V/300Ahr
Services
Public grid
Battery delivers energy to “Power Assist” incoming
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Hairdryer (8A)
21A
Power Tools (2A)
power
System examples
Comfort plus system
Comfort system
Appliance
System
Appliance
System
Lighting
Quattro 12/3000/120
Lighting
2 xQuattro 24/5000/120
Communication & navigation
BMV602-S battery monitor
Communication & navigation
VE-NET Battery controller
Water heater
2x12V/200AH and 1X80AH batteries
Water heater
4x12V/200AH and 1X80AH batteries
Microwave oven
Digital control remote panel
Alternator 12/150
Electric gallery with 4 ring induction
hob, microwave/combi oven, refrigerator, freezer, washer/dryer.
Blue Power panel
2 ring introduction hob
Coffee machine/Kettle
DC Link Box
TV/DVD
Isolation transformer
Coffee machine and kettle
Alternator 12/150
Laptop
Cyrix battery separator
Smal chargers (mobile phone,
electric shaver)
TV/DVD
DC Link box
Multimedia PC
Isolation transformers
Small chargers (mobile, phone, shaver etc)
Refrigerator and freezer
Modest air-conditioning
Solarpanel and MPTT Solar charger
Solarpanel and MPTT Solar charger
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About Victron Energy
With over 39 years of experience, Victron Energy enjoys an unrivalled reputation for technical innovation, reliability and quality.
Victron is a world leader in the supply of self-supporting electrical power. Our products have been designed to meet the most
demanding situations faced by a diversity of craft, recreational and commercial alike. Victron’s ability to meet the demand for
customized off-grid systems is unprecedented. Our product range includes sine wave inverters and inverter/chargers, battery
chargers, DC/DC converters, transfer switches, gel and AGM batteries, alternators, battery monitors, solar charge regulators,
solar panels, complete network solutions and many other innovative solutions.
World-wide service and support
Having served the off-grid, industrial and vehicle markets as well as both the commercial and leisure marine sectors for over 39
years, Victron has an established network of dealers and distributors covering the whole world. Our customer base is such that
providing prompt and competent local service is essential.
This is reflected in the capabilities of our support network. Our flexible approach to service support and our commitment to
quick turnaround for repairs is marketleading. There are countless examples of Victron products that have provided for
decades of reliable service in the most demanding applications. This level of reliability combined with the highest level of
technical know-how results in Victron Energy power systems that offer the very best value available.
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