EnErgy. anytimE. anywhErE.
MARINE
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inDEX
application examples
Systems
technical information
about Victron Energy
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X-yachts
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ApplIcATIoN ExAMplEs
The Netherlands: Green sailingyacht ‘Ecolution’.
Generating energy from water, wind and sun
the Ecolution is a 26 meter long sailing yacht, equipped with many sustainable techniques. 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 is very happy with the system: ‘it is a great back- up system, even when the central system fails there will
still be an extra back-up’.
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ApplIcATIoN ExAMplEs
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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ApplIcATIoN ExAMplEs
United Kingdom: sunseeker
Sunseeker international, UK’s leading motor yacht builder, uses multiPlus inverter/chargers. the multiPlus provides inverter
power, battery charging, power management and UPS on their 82-94 foot yacht model range. while the yacht is in “silent
running” mode, for instance when the yacht is at anchor, the inverter supplies power for entertainment and refrigeration.
the UPS functionality of the multiPlus ensures that there is a seamless transfer between shore power, generator power and
inverter only operation. when mains power is available, the unit provides optimised battery charging. any overload of the
mains or generator will be prevented by using the additional power from the batteries, a feature called Powerassist.
Sunseeker
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ApplIcATIoN ExAMplEs
MARINE 7
7kW
7kWtransformator
Transformer
2 x Quattro 24/8000
PHOENIX MULTI CONTROL
inverter on
Battery 1 status
13.25V +5A 78%
boost
equalize
low battery
float
temperature
on
charger only
off
isolation transformer
VE.NET
mains on
overload
shore current limiter
back
enter
AC distribution
3600watt
cooking
Central boat ground
Koken
Airco
Freezer
ijskasten
Washer/dryer
Vaat-, Wasmachine
Kettle
Radiatoren
Afzuigerkap, e.d.
etc.
Airco
!
Walstroom
shore
Cyrix-i
DC distribution
lighting
Loopplank
Water
heater
Verlichting
DC verbruikers
AGM
12-80
AGM
12-80
AGM
12-200
AGM
12-200
victron energy
B L U E
P O W E R
schematic overview of the installation in the sunseeker.
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ApplIcATIoN ExAMplEs
The Netherlands: ‘The Green Miles’, green project for blue oceans
the green miles was started to create awareness among the general public for the problems of our oceans. in addition, the
green miles wants to inspire people to interact with the world and the oceans in a green way. the green miles is a project in
which arjen van Eijk and Florian Dirkse sailed around the world in two years, raising awareness on ocean climate.
Victron Energy backs the green miles’ aims and is sponsoring the project by providing an on-board sustainable energy supply.
green products by Victron Energy are regularly used in remote places around the world to guarantee an independent energy
supply. the energy provided on board of the green miles will therefore be sustainable as well as… comfortable!
Green sailing
the green miles’ sustainable use of windpower to sail the world means there will be minimal use of fossil fuels and almost zero
emissions. the yacht has also been adapted in several key areas. there are quite a few solar panels on board. a wind turbine
provides additional energy. a waste disposal system means no harmful refuse needs to be thrown overboard. green waste
will be pulped so that sea creatures are able to feed on it. the boat has been fitted with a saltwater pump to prevent waste of
drinking water, and energy-saving LED-lighting has been installed. the motor will only be used sparingly.
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ApplIcATIoN ExAMplEs
phoenix Multi panel
PHOENIX MULTI CONTROL
inverter on
mains on
overload
boost
equalize
low battery
temperature
t
on
charger only
12
16
20
24
8
28
4
0
30
shore current limiter
VE.NET
Battery 1 status
13.25V +5A 78%
bulk
absorption
charger
failure
standby
mains
charger
failure
volt
amp
phoenix
charger 12 50
back
battery charger
phoenix
Inverter 12/1200
This continuous duty charger is ignition Protected per ISO 8846
CAUTION : do not ex
pose to rain or spray
!
AC distribution No break
enter
WARNING electrical shock hazard ; A GFCI must be installed in the AC
supply circuit. Disconnect the supply before opening panel and before
making or breaking the connections of the battery
www.victronenergy.com
shore 90-265 VAc
Dc linkbox
cyrix-i
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Alternator
DC distribution
?
?
?
?
B+
Anchor
starter battery
2 x 150Ah AGM
schematic overview of the installation in ‘The Green Miles’.
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sysTEMs
12 VDC
Blue Power battery charger
Batteries
1. simple system with only Dc consumers
the battery charger charges the battery and functions as a power supply for the consumers.
230 VaC
Blue Power battery charger
with 3 outputs
Phoenix inverter
12 VDC
Starter battery
thruster
accessory battery
2. system with inverter
this system contains an inverter to ensure a supply of 230VaC at all times. many chargers have several outputs which allow for
several battery groups to be charged separately.
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sysTEMs
Consumer
Digital multi Control panel
230 VaC
230 VaC
Boiler
multiPlus
12 VDC
powerAssist – boosting the capacity
of grid or generator power
this unique Victron feature allows the
multiPlus to supplement the capacity
of the grid 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.
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
3. Multi-functional
the multiPlus is a charger and inverter in one. it also offers several functional advantages such as PowerControl and
Powerassist.
230 VaC
230 VaC
Boiler
Quattro
24 VDC
generator
Batteries
4. system with generator
the Quattro is a powerful charger and inverter as well as a transfer system which can be directly connected to shore power
and a generator.
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sysTEMs
3 x multiPlus
230 VaC
24 VDC
Batteries
5. parallel system
Units can be connected in parallel from 800Va. this allows them to supply larger amounts of power. a simple setting with
VEConfigure is sufficient.
three-phase
230/400/50 Khz
3 x multiPlus
three-phase
Batteries
6. Three-phase system
a three-phase system can be desirable for larger systems. this also can be realized with standard units.
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sysTEMs
230 VaC
isolation transformer
Balmar alternator
multiPlus
Cyrix-i
24 VDC
Starter
Starter battery
generator
Batteries
7. power up to 10kVA
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
isolation transformer
Quattro
generator
Balmar alternator
24 VDC
Cyrix-i
Starter
Starter battery
Batteries
8. power from 10kVA
this system example is based on Quattro units which form the heart of the system. Depending on how high the demand for
power is, the Quattro can choose between battery- shore- and generator power.
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tEChniCaL inFOrmatiOn
Phoenix inverters 180Va - 750Va
Phoenix inverters 1200Va - 5000Va
multiPlus inverter/charger 800Va - 5kVa 230V
Quattro inverter/charger 3kVa - 10kVa 230V
multiPlus inverter/charger 2kVa and 3kVa 120V
Quattro inverter/charger 3kVa - 5kVa 120V
Blue Power battery charger iP20
Blue Power battery charger waterproof iP65
Centaur charger 12/24V
Phoenix battery charger 12/24V
Skylla tg charger 24/48V 230V
Skylla tg charger 24V 90-265V gL approved
isolation transformers
Orion DC/DC converters
Blue Power panel
Cyrix-i 12/24V 120a and 225a
Cyrix-i 200a-400a 12/24V and 24/48V
Victron global remote 2 and Victron Ethernet remote
Precision battery monitoring
argo diode battery isolators
argo FEt battery isolators
BlueSolar charge controllers
gEL and agm batteries
BlueSolar monocrystalline panels
BlueSolar polycrystalline panels
accessories
multiPlus principle
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Phoenix Inverters
180VA – 750 VA
phoENIx INVERTERs 180VA - 750VA
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230V/50Hz and 110V/60Hz
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.
Phoenix Inverter
12/750
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.
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.
Phoenix Inverter
12/750
LED diagnosis
Please see manual for a description.
Remote on/off switch
Connector for remote on off switch available on all models.
Remote control panel (750VA model only)
Connects to the inverter with a RJ12 UTP cable (length 3 meter, included).
DIP switch for 50/60Hz selection (750VA model only)
Phoenix Inverter
12/750 with Schuko socket
DIP switches for Power Saving Mode (750VA model only)
When operating in Power Saving Mode, the no-load current is reduced to 1/3 of nominal. In this
mode the inverter is switched off in case of no load or very low load, and switches on every two
seconds for a short period. I f the output current exceeds a set lever. The inverter will continue to
operate. If not, the inverter will shut down again. The on/off level can be set from 15W to 85W with
DIP switches.
Available with three different output sockets
Please see pictures below.
Phoenix Inverter 12/350
with IEC-320 sockets
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Phoenix Inverter 12/180
with Schuko socket
Phoenix Inverter 12/180
with Nema 5-15R sockets
phoENIx INVERTERs 180VA - 750VA
12 Volt
24 Volt
48 Volt
Cont. AC power at 25 °C (VA) (3)
12/180
24/180
Cont. power at 25 °C / 40 °C (W)
Phoenix Inverter
Peak power (W)
180
12/350
24/350
48/350
350
12/750
24/750
48/750
750
175 / 150
300 / 250
700 / 650
350
700
1400
Output AC voltage / frequency (4)
110VAC or 230VAC +/- 3% 50Hz or 60Hz +/- 0,1%
Input voltage range (V DC)
10,5 - 15,5 / 21,0 - 31,0 / 42,0 - 62,0
Low battery alarm (V DC)
11,0 / 22 / 44
Low battery shut down (V DC)
10,5 / 21 / 42
Low battery auto recovery (V DC)
12,5 / 25 / 50
Max. efficiency 12 / 24 / 48 V (%)
87 / 88
89 / 89/ 90
91 / 93 / 94
Zero-load power 12 / 24 / 48 V (W)
2,6 / 3,8
3,1 / 5,0 / 6,0
14 / 14 / 13
Zero-load power in Power Saving mode
n. a.
n. a.
3/4/5
Protection (2)
a-e
Operating temperature range
-20 to +50°C (fan assisted cooling)
Humidity (non condensing)
max 95%
ENCLOSURE
Material & Colour
aluminium (blue Ral 5012)
Battery-connection
1)
Standard AC outlets
1)
Screw terminals
IEC-320 (IEC-320 plug included), Schuko, or Nema 5-15R
Other outlets (at request)
United Kingdom, Australia/New Zealand
Protection category
IP 20
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
2,7 / 5,4
72x180x295
2.8x7.1x11.6
ACCESSORIES
Remote control panel
n. a.
Remote on-off switch
n. a.
Optional
Two pole connector
Automatic transfer switch
RJ12 plug
Filax
STANDARDS
Safety
EN 60335-1
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
EN55014-1 / EN 55014-2
3) Non linear load, crest factor 3:1
4) Frequency can be set by DIP switch (750VA models only)
d) battery voltage too low
e) temperature too high
Battery Alarm
Remote Control Panel
BMV Battery Monitor
An excessively high or low battery voltage is indicated
by an audible and visual alarm, and a relay for remote
signalling.
(750VA models only)
RJ12 UTP cable to connect to the inverter is included
(length: 3 meter).
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
phoENIx INVERTERs 1200VA - 5000VA
1200VA – 5000VA (per module)
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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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Victron Energy B.V. | De Paal 35 | 1351 JG Almere | The Netherlands
General phone: +31 (0)36 535 97 00 | Fax: +31 (0)36 535 97 40
E-mail: sales@victronenergy.com | www.victronenergy.com
phoENIx INVERTERs 1200VA - 5000VA
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
Output
19 – 33V
38 – 66V
Output voltage: 230 VAC ±2% Frequency: 50 Hz ± 0,1% (1)
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
- VE.Bus to E-PLEX 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
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Lithium Ion battery
compatible
MUlTIplUs
INVERTER/chARGER
800VA - 5KVA 230V
800VA - .5kVA
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 Multi's 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
50
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
- VE.Bus to E-PLEX 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).
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 / INVERTER/chARGER
charger
QUATTRo
3kVA - 10kVA 230V
3kVA - 10kVA
Lithium Ion battery compatible
www.victronenergy.com
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
48/5000/70-50/30
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)
Remote on-off
Common Characteristics
Common Characteristics
Battery-connection
230 V AC-connection
Weight (kg)
Dimensions (hxwxd in mm)
Safety
Emission, Immunity
12/3000/120
24/3000/70
12/5000/200
24/5000/120
48/5000/70
24/8000/200
48/8000/110
Yes
Yes
Input voltage range: 187-265 VAC Input frequency: 45 – 65 Hz Power factor: 1
50 / 30
2x100
2x100
INVERTER
9,5 – 17V 19 – 33V 38 – 66V
Output voltage: 230 VAC ± 2%
Frequency: 50 Hz ± 0,1%
3000
5000
8000
2500
4500
7000
2200
4000
6300
6000
10000
16000
93 / 94
94 / 94 / 95
96
15 / 15
25 / 25 / 25
35
10 / 10
20 / 20 / 20
30
4/5
5/5/6
10
CHARGER
14,4 / 28,8
14,4 / 28,8 / 57,6
57,6
13,8 / 27,6
13,8 / 27,6 / 55,2
55,2
13,2 / 26,4
13,2 / 26,4 / 52,8
52,8
120 / 70
200 / 120 / 70
110
4 (12V and 24V models only)
Yes
GENERAL
25
50
50
1x
3x
3x
a-g
For parallel and three phase operation, remote monitoring and system integration
1x
2x
2x
Yes
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
19
34 / 30 / 30
45/41
470 x 350 x 280
362 x 258 x 218
444 x 328 x 240
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
48/10000/140
2x100
10000
9000
8000
20000
96
35
30
10
57,6
55,2
52,8
140
50
3x
2x
Bolts M6
45
470 x 350 x 280
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
- VE.Bus to E-PLEX 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).
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 / INVERTER/chARGER
charger 2kVA and 3kVA 2KVA AND 3KVA 120V
MUlTIplUs
(120V/60Hz)
Lithium Ion battery compatible
www.victronenergy.com
(120V/60hz) 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 Multi's 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.
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
92 / 94
93 / 94
Maximum efficiency (%)
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
Charge voltage 'absorption' (V DC)
Input frequency: 45 – 65 Hz
Charge voltage 'float' (V DC)
13,8 / 27,6
Storage mode (V DC)
13,2 / 26,4
Charge current house battery (A) (4)
Power factor: 1
14,4 / 28,8
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
- VE.Bus to E-PLEX 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.
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 IP 20
BlUE poWER BATTERy chARGER Ip20
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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 optimise 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 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.
Blue Power Battery Charger
IP 20 12/15 (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)
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 Battery Charger
IP 20 24/15 (3)
Blue Power Charger IP 20
Input voltage range
12/7 (1)
12/10 (1)
12/15 (1)
12/25 (1)
12/25 (3)
90-265 VAC or 125-350 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)
24/15 (1)
24/15 (3)
90-265 VAC or 125-350 VDC
180-265 VAC or 250-350 VDC
45-65 Hz or DC
1
1 or 3
1
1 or 3
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14,4
28,8
28,8
14
14
28
28
13,2
13,2
26,4
26,4
7 / 10 / 15
25
5/8
15
16 / 24
45
Charge characteristic
Minimum battery capacity (Ah)
24/5 (1)
24/8 (1)
4-stage adaptive
24 / 30 / 45
75
Can be used as power supply
Yes
Protection
Battery reverse polarity (fuse)
Operating temp. range
Output short circuit
Over temperature
-20 to +60°C (full rated output up to 40°C)
Humidity (non condensing)
Max 95 %
ENCLOSURE
Material & Colour
Battery-connection
Black and red cable
of 1,5 meter
230 V AC-connection
Aluminium (blue RAL 5012)
Screw terminals
Black and red cable
6 mm²
of 1,5 meter
Cable of 1,5 meter with CEE 7/7 or AS/NZS 3112 plug
Protection category
Weight (kg)
Dimensions (h x w x d in mm)
IP 20
1,3
1,3
1,3
1,3
50 x 85 x 200
66 x 90 x 235
50 x 85 x 200
66 x 90 x 235
STANDARDS
Safety
30
Screw terminals
6 mm²
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 Waterproof IP65
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BlUE poWER BATTERy chARGER WATERpRooF 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 3A 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
12/17
Input voltage range (V AC)
Frequency (Hz)
24/12
45-65
Charge voltage 'absorption' (V DC)
14,4
14,4
28,8
28,8
Charge voltage 'float' (V DC)
13,7
13,7
27,4
27,4
7
17
3
12
Charge current (A)
Charge characteristic
Blue Power Charger
24V 12A IP65
24/3
200-265
3 stage with max. 18 hours absorption time
Minimum battery capacity (Ah)
15
35
6
24
Breakpoint current (A)
0,7
1,7
0,3
1,2
√
√
√
√
Can be used as power supply
Protection (1)
a,b,c,
Operating temp. range
-20 to +60°C (full rated output up to 40°C)
Humidity
Up to 100 %
ENCLOSURE
Material & Colour
aluminium (blue RAL 5012)
Battery-connection
Black and red cable of 1,5 meter
230 V AC-connection (2)
Cable of 1,5 meter with CEE 7/7 or AS/NZS 3112 plug
Protection category
Weight (kg)
Dimensions (h x w x d in mm)
IP 65
1,1
1,4
1,1
1,4
43 x 80 x 155
47 x 99 x 193
43 x 80 x 155
47 x 99 x 193
STANDARDS
Safety
Emission Immunity
Automotive Directive
1) Protection key:
a) Battery reverse polarity
(fuse in battery cable)
b) Output short circuit
c) Over temperature
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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
2) Other plug types on request
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Centaur Charger
cENTAUR chARGER 12/24V
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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
bulk
40
30
20
10
0
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absorption (4 h)
24
float
cENTAUR chARGER 12/24V
Centaur Charger
12/20
12/30
24/16
12/40
12/50
12/60
24/30
Input voltage (V AC)
90 – 265
Input voltage (V DC)
90 – 400
Input frequency (Hz)
45 – 65
Power factor
24/80
12/200
24/100
80 / 40
100 / 60
80
200 / 100
400 - 1000
240 - 600
320 - 800
800 - 2000
400 - 1000
M8 studs
M8 studs
M8 studs
14,3 / 28,5 (1)
13,5 / 27,0 (1)
Output banks
3
20
30 / 16
40
50
60 / 30
Total output ammeter
Charge characteristic
Recommended battery
capacity (Ah)
12/100
24/60
1
Charge voltage
‘absorption’ (V DC)
Charge voltage ‘float’
(V DC)
Charge current (A) (2)
12/80
24/40
Yes
80 - 200
120 - 300
45 - 150
160 - 400
Temperature sensor
IUoU (Three stage charging)
200 - 500
240 - 600
320 - 800
120 - 300
160 - 400
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
M8 studs
AC-connection
M8 studs
M8 studs
Protection category
Weight kg (lbs)
Dimensions hxwxd in mm
(hxwxd in inches)
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)
16 (35)
16 (35)
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)
505x255x230
(19.9x10.0x9.1)
505x255x230
(19.9x10.0x9.1)
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
BMV-600 Battery Monitor
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.
An excessively high or low
battery voltage is indicated by an
audible and visual alarm.
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Phoenix Battery Charger
phoENIx BATTERy chARGER 12/24V
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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. The chargers can
also be connected to VENet, the new power control network of Victron Energy, or to other computerised
monitoring and control systems.
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
float
(24 h)
12
storage
(1 week)
I (A)
bulk
50
40
30
30
20
20
Fig. 1
0
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storage
(1 week)
13
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 (3)
16
25 (3)
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 6)
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.
Computer controlled operation
and monitoring
(Victron Interface MK2)
Every Phoenix Charger is ready to
communicate with a computer through
its RS-485 data port. All you need to link
to your PC and be able to set and read
out all parameters is the data link as
shown.
Moreover, all Victron Energy products
equipped with an RS-485 data port can
easily be integrated in VENet, the power
control network of Victron Energy, or to
other computerised monitoring and
control systems.
BMV 600 Battery Monitor
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.
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Skylla TG Charger 24/48V
sKyllA TG chARGER 24/48V 230V
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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
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
36
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 Battery Monitor
Skylla Control
Charger Switch
Battery Alarm
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 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 Charger 24V universal input and GL approval
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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
bulk
40
30
20
10
0
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float
(20 h)
absorption (30 m)
I (A)
absorption (4 h)
24
float
(20 h)
sKyllA TG chARGER 24V 90-265V Gl AppRoVED
24/30
90-265 VAC
Skylla-TG
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
Charge current house batt. (A) (2)
30
50
100
Charge current starter batt. (A)
4
4
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
BMV-600 Battery Monitor
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.
Certificate 54 758 – 08HH
2) Up to 40°C (100°F) ambient
c) Battery voltage too high
d) Temperature too high
Skylla Control
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.
Charger Switch
A remote on-off switch
Battery Alarm
An excessively high or low
battery voltage is indicated
by an audible and visual
alarm.
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Isolation Transformers
IsolATIoN TRANsFoRMERs
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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.
Isolation Transformer
2000W
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.
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.
230Vac50Hz
230Vac50Hz
Softstart
Isolation Transformer
3600W
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PE (shore)
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Romovable
PE (ship)
IsolATIoN TRANsFoRMERs
Isolation Transformers
2000 Watt (1)
3600 Watt (1)
115 / 230V
115 / 230V
230 V
Frequency
50/60Hz
50/60Hz
50/60Hz
Rating
17 / 8,5 A
32 / 16 A
32 A
Input and output voltage
Soft start
7000 Watt
Yes
Transformer type
Toroidal (low noise, low weight)
Input circuit breaker
yes
ENCLOSURE
Common Characteristics
Material: aluminium (blue RAL 5012)
Weight
10 Kg
Dimensions (h x w x d), mm
Protection category: IP 21
23 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
oRIoN Dc/Dc coNVERTERs
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Possibly the widest range on the market!
An ever-increasing amount of electric equipment is being used on vehicles and boats. Because most lowvoltage equipment, such as navigation and radio equipment, mobile telephones or car hi-fi systems, is designed
for 12 Volts, Victron Energy supplies DC/DC converters which deliver a stable 12 Volt supply from a 24 Volt
system. These products are also distinguished by high efficiency, together with absolute safety. An inferior
supply can cause irreparable damage to your 12 Volt system, but the use of an Orion voltage converter prevents
such problems.
Next to converters from 24 V to 12 V, a wide range of other models is available.
All models with 13,8 V output can also be used as a 12 V battery charger
For example as a 12 Volt starter or accessory battery in an otherwise 24 V system.
Orion 24/12-5
Special ‘potted’ IP65 model with 12 V / 5 A output
For use in a machine room, under the hood of a truck, etc.
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 4 Insulated Fastons Female Crimp 6.3mm.
Orion 24/12-17
Non isolated
converters
Input voltage range (V)
Output voltage (V)
Continuous.output
current (A)
Fan assisted cooling
(temp. controlled)
Galvanic isolation
Off load current
Temp. increase after 30
min. at full load °C (°F)
Weight kg
(lbs)
Dimensions
hxwxd in mm
(hxwxd in inches)
Notes:
-
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Orion
24/12-5
IP65
Orion
24/12-5
Orion
24/12-8
Orion
24/12-12
Orion
24/12-17
Orion
24/12-20
Orion
24/12-30
Orion
24/12-60
Orion
12/24-7
Orion
12/24-10
18-35
18-35
18-35
18-35
18-35
20-35
20-35
20-35
9-18
9-18
12
12
13,8
12
12
13,8
13,8
13,8
24
24
5
5
8
12
17
20
30
60
7
10
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes
yes
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
< 5mA
< 5mA
< 5mA
< 7mA
< 7mA
appr.25mA
appr.25mA
appr.50mA
< 15mA
< 15mA
30 (85)
30 (85)
20 (70)
30 (85)
30 (85)
25 (75)
33 (90)
33 (90)
30 (85)
30 (85)
0,39
(0.86)
0,18
(0.40)
0,25
(0.55)
0,29
(0.65)
0,29
(0.65)
0,48
(1.1)
0,6
(1.3)
1,2
(2.6)
0,3
(0.7)
0,4
(0.9)
45x90x65
45x90x65
49x88x98
45x90x95
45x90x95
49x88x126
49x88x151
88x100x180
49x88x98
49x88x98
(1.8x3.5x2.5)
(1.8x3.5x2.6)
(1.9x3.5x3.9)
(1.8x3.5x3.8)
(1.8x3.5x3.8)
(1.9x3.5x5.0)
(1.9x3.5x6.0)
(3.5x4.0x7.0)
(1.9x3.5x3.9)
(1.9x3.5x3.9)
Two units Orion 24/12-60 can be connected in parallel to obtain a 120 A converter
Other in- or output voltages at request
All natural convection cooled models can also be modified to IP65
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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 + 30°C (0 to 90°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 conn.
Overvoltage
Standards: 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 50081-1
EN 50082-1
95/45/EC
Orion isolated 360W
Orion isolated 100W
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Sunseeker
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Blue Power Panel
BlUE poWER pANEl
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Blue Power Panel
The Blue Power Panel provides intuitive control for all devices connected to the VE.Net network. It can be used
to view and configure the full range of settings on VE.Net devices. Furthermore, its fully customizable overview
screens make it the ideal monitoring tool for your power system.
The BPP now features an integrated VE.Net to VE.Bus Converter (VVC). This allows you to combine the powerful
control of the VE Configure software with the simple interface of the BPP, without requiring a computer or
additional interface devices.
Blue Power Panel GX
BPP2 and BPP GX
The Blue Power Panel 2 and the Blue Power Panel GX almost have the same features. The difference between
the two models is the design and the mounting of the panel. The body of the GX panel is made of plastic, which
makes the panel lighter and adds a modern look to the panel. An extra advantage of the GX panel is the easy
mounting: the included mounting frame allows the user to mount the panel from either front or back side. Due
to the mounting frame, the mounting holes will no longer be in sight.
Features
•
•
•
•
•
•
Full control & monitoring of all connected VE.Net devices
Integrated VE.Net to VE.Bus Converter (VVC)
Real-time system status read-outs
Customizable overview screens
Special mounting frame for front or back side mounting (only GX-model)
Easy to install
Blue Power Panel GX
Blue Power Panel 2
Power supply voltage range
Blue Power Panel 2
9 – 70 V DC
Current draw @ 12 V (VVC disabled)
Standby
<1mA
Backlight off
55mA
Backlight on
70mA
Current draw @ 12 V (VVC enabled)
Standby
<1mA
Backlight off
70mA
Backlight on
85mA
Operating temp. range
Potential free contact
-20 – +50°C
3A/30VDC/250V AC (Normally Open)
ENCLOSURE
Material & Colour
Measurements front panel (w x h)
Measurements body (w x h)
Weight
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plastic
aluminium
120 x 130 mm (Standard
PROS2 Panel)
100 x 110 mm
0.28 Kg
Cyrix-i 12/24V 120A
and 225A
cyRIx-I
12/24V 120A AND 225A
Intelligent battery combiner
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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-i 12/24 does more than simply connect and disconnect based on battery voltage and with a
fixed time delay. The Cyrix-i 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 200A-400A)
12/24V auto ranging
The Cyrix-i 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.
Cyrix-i 12/24-120
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 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-i
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).
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-i 12/24-225
Cyrix battery combiner
Continuous current
Cranking rating (5 seconds)
Connect voltage
Disconnect voltage
Current consumption when open
Start Assist
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-i 12/24-120
Cyrix-i 12/24-225
120 A
225 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
Yes (Cyrix remains engaged during 30 seconds)
IP54
0,11 (0.24)
0,66 (1.45)
46 x 46 x 80
100x90x100
(1.8 x 1.8 x 3.2)
(4.0x3.5x4.0)
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Cyrix-i 200A-400A 12/24V and 24/48V
cyRIx-I 200A-400A 12/24V AND 24/48V
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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 12/24-200
Cyrix-i 24/48-200
Cyrix-i 12/24-400
Cyrix-i 24/48-400
200A
1000A 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)
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 200A-400A 12/24V AND 24/48V
Profile 0
Connect (V)*
Less than13V
Disconnect (V)*
Remains open
More than 12,8V
Remains closed
Closes after
Closes 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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Victron
Global Remote
and Victron
Ethernet
Remote
VIcTRoN
GloBAl2REMoTE
2 AND
VIcTRoN
EThERNET
REMoTE
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Obtaining system information wherever and whenever
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
Victron Remote Management
Victron Remote Management is the name of the system which consists of the VGR and the monitoring website.
To get a preview: please go to https://vrm.victronenergy.com, and login with below details.
Username: demo@victronenergy.com
Password: vrmdemo
Victron Ethernet Remote
Victron Global Remote 2
GSM/ GPRS
Network
GSM/GPRS
Network
LAN
OR
Database
Router
Battery Monitor
Battery Monitor
Quattro
Database
50
Quattro
Internet
VIcTRoN GloBAl REMoTE 2 AND VIcTRoN EThERNET REMoTE
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
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
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. Amperehours consumed are calculated
by integrating the current flowing
in or out of the battery.
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
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
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 shore-side 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
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Precision Battery
MonitoringBATTERy MoNIToRING
pREcIsIoN
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Precision monitoring
The essential function of a battery monitor is to calculate ampere-hours consumed and the state of
charge of a battery. Ampere-hours consumed is calculated by integrating the current flowing in or out of
the battery. In case of a constant current, this integration is equivalent to current multiplied by time. A
discharge current of 10A during 2 hours, for example, amounts to 20Ah consumed. All our battery
monitors are based on a powerful microprocessor, programmed with the algorithms needed for
precision monitoring.
BMV 600S
BMV bezel square
Standard information and alarms
- Battery voltage (V).
- Battery charge/discharge current (A).
- Ampere-hours consumed (Ah).
- State of charge (%).
- Time to go at the current rate of discharge.
- Visual and audible alarm: over- and under voltage, and/or battery discharged.
- Programmable alarm or generator start relay.
BMV 600S: low cost ultra high resolution monitor
- Highest resolution: 10mA (0,01A) with 500A shunt.
- Can be used with 50, 60 or 100mV shunts, current rating from 100A to 1000A
- Lowest current consumption: 4mA @12V and 3mA @ 24V.
- Easiest to wire: the BMV 600S comes with shunt, 10 meter RJ 12 UTP cable and 2 meter battery cable
with fuse; no other components needed.
- Easiest to install: separate front bezel for square or round appearance; ring for rear mounting and
screws for front mounting.
- Broadest voltage range: 9.5 – 95 VDC without prescaler needed.
- Communication port (Isolated RS232 interface is needed to connect to a computer)
BMV 602S: two batteries
In addition to all the features of the BMV600S, the BMV602S can measure the voltage of a second battery.
A version with a black front bezel (BMV 602S Black) is also available.
BMV 600HS: 70 to 350VDC voltage range
No prescaler needed. Note: suitable for systems with grounded minus only (battery monitor is not
isolated from shunt).
BMV shunt 500A/50mV
With quick connect pcb
Optional Isolated RS232 communication interface and software
(for all BMV models) Displays all information on a computer and loads charge/discharge data in an Excel
file for graphical display.
VE.Net Battery Controller: any number of batteries
- One VE.Net panel or Blue Power panel will connect to any number of battery controllers.
- Comes with 500A/50mV shunt and can be programmed for 50, 60 or 100mV shunts, current rating from
100A to 10.000A.
- With use, abuse and data memory.
- Temperature sensor and connection kit included.
High voltage VE.Net Battery Controller: 70 to 350VDC
No prescaler needed. Note: RJ45 connectors are galvanically isolated from Controller and shunt.
BMV 602S Black
Example of a battery charge
curve recorded with a BMV 602
and VEBat software
VE.Net Battery Controller
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pREcIsIoN BATTERy MoNIToRING
VE. Net
High Voltage Battery
Controller
70 - 350 VDC¹
BMV 600S
BMV 602S &
BMV 602S BLACK
BMV 600HS
VE. Net
Battery Controller
Power supply voltage range
9.5 - 90 VDC
9.5 - 90 VDC
70 – 350 VDC
7 - 75 VDC
Current draw, back light off
< 4 mA
< 4 mA
< 4 mA
< 5 mA
< 4 mA
Input voltage range (VDC)
9.5 - 95 VDC
9.5 - 95 VDC
70 – 350 VDC
0 - 75 VDC
0 – 350 VDC
Battery monitor
Battery capacity (Ah)
20 – 9.999 Ah
Operating temperature range
20 - 60.000 Ah
-20 +50°C (0 - 120°F)
Measures voltage of second battery
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Communication port
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (VE.Net)
Potential free contacts
60V/1A (N/O)
RESOLUTION (with a 500 A shunt)
Current
± 0,01 A
± 0,1 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)
n. a.
Accuracy of current measurement
± 1°C (± 1°F)
± 0,3 %
Accuracy of voltage measurement
± 0,4 %
INSTALLATION & DIMENSIONS
Installation
Front
Front bezel
Flush mount
DIN rail
63 mm diameter
22 X 75 mm (0.9 x 2.9 inch)
69 x 69 mm (2.7 x 2.7 inch)
n. a.
Body diameter
52mm (2.0 inch)
n. a.
Body depth
31mm (1.2 inch)
105 mm (4,1 inch)
ACCESSORIES
Shunt (included)
Supplied with 1 m cables
Temperature sensor
500 A / 50 mV²
10 meter 6 core UTP with RJ12 connectors,
and cable with fuse for ‘+’ connection
n. a.
Computer interface
optional
n.a.
Cables (included)
500 A / 50 mV³
Supplied with 3 m cable
1) 7 – 75 VDC needed for VE.Net network power supply
2) HV version with shunt in plastic enclosure
3) HV version with shunt + Controller in plastic enclosure
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, Quattro’s and Inverters
to a website through a GPRS connection. Access to this
website is free of charge.
1000A/50mV shunt
For ease of use with BMV series: quick
connect pcb of standard 500A/50mV
shunt can be mounted on this shunt.
Victron Global Remote to BMV 60xS
Connection Kit
Cable kit required to connect the BMV and the
Victon Global Remote. BMV Data Link included.
2000A/50mV shunt
For ease of use with BMV series: quick
connect pcb of standard 500A/50mV shunt
can be mounted on this shunt.
Blue Power panel
The VE.Net Blue Power Panel is the panel that
connects to the VE.Net Battery Controller. The panel
can show the information of multiple batteries on one
display for simple and efficient monitoring of your
battery systems. For our other VE.Net products please
refer to our VE.Net datasheet.
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ARGO Diode Battery Isolators
ARGo DIoDE BATTERy IsolAToRs
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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 802AC 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)
80-2AC
100-3AC
120-2AC
140-3AC
160-2AC
1603SC
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)
160
160
3
no
M8 Studs
M4 Stud
60 x 120 x 90
(2.4 x 4.7 x 3.6)
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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General phone: +31 (0)36 535 97 00 | Fax: +31 (0)36 535 97 40
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Alternator
1,5 (3.3)
ARGO FET Battery Isolators
ARGo FET BATTERy IsolAToRs
With alternator energize input
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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 100-3
3bat 100A
Argo FET Battery Isolator
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)
Victron Energy B.V. | De Paal 35 | 1351 JG Almere | The Netherlands
General phone: +31 (0)36 535 97 00 | Fax: +31 (0)36 535 97 40
E-mail: sales@victronenergy.com | www.victronenergy.com
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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Rated charge current
MPPT Tracking
Second battery output
Automatic load disconnect
Maximum solar voltage
Self-consumption
Default settings
Absorption charge (1)
Float charge (1)
Equalization charge
Over charge disconnect
Over charge recovery
Low voltage load disconnect
Low voltage load reconnect
Enclosure & Environmental
Battery temperature sensor
Temperature compensation
BlueSolar 12/24-5
BlueSolar 12/24-10
BlueSolar 12/24-20
12V
24V
12/24V Auto Select (2)
5/10/20A
No
No
Yes
(maximum load 10/10/20A)
28/55V (2)
6mA
14.4V
13.7V
28.8V
27.4V
n. a.
n. a.
n. a.
11.1V
12,6V
22.2V
25.2V
BlueSolar DUO 12/24-20
BlueSolar MPPT 12/24-40
12V
24V
12/24V Auto Select (2)
20A
No
Yes
12V
24V
12/24V Auto Select (2)
40A
Yes
No
Yes
(maximum load 15A)
28/55V (2)
10mA
n. a.
28/55V (2)
4mA
14.4V
13.7V
28.8V
27.4V
14.4V
13.7V
15.0V
14.8V
13.6V
10.8V
12.3V
n. a.
n. a.
n. a.
n. a.
n. a.
28.8V
27.4V
30.0V
29.6V
27.2V
21.6V
24.6V
Yes
Internal sensor
-30mV/°C
-60mV/°C
Yes
Internal sensor
-30mV/°C
-60mV/°C
-35°C to +55°C (full load)
-35°C to +55°C (full load)
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70x133x34 mm
70x133x34 mm
76x153x37 mm
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Natural Convection
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IP20
6mm² / AWG10
180gr
Yes
Remote sensor
-30mV/°C
-60mV/°C
0-40°C (full load)
40-60°C (derating)
Natural Convection
Max. 95%
IP20
8mm² / AWG8
1400gr
76x153x37 mm
202x66x140 mm
Vertical wall mount
Indoor only
Vertical wall mount
Indoor only
Operating temperature
Cooling
Humidity (non condensing)
Protection class
Terminal size
Weight
Dimension (h x w x d)
Mounting
Standards
Safety
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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 have exceptional leak resistance, and can be used in any position.
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.
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)
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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8. Effect of temperature on capacity
As is shown by the graph below, capacity reduces sharply at low temperatures.
Fig.1:
1:Effect
Effect ofof
temperature
on capacity
Fig.
temperature
on capacity
9. Cycle life of Victron batteries
Batteries age due to discharging and recharging. The number of cycles depends on the depth of discharge, as is
shown in figure 2.
Gel
GelDeep
Deep cycle
Cycle
Gel
long life
Gel Long
Life
Nombre de cycles
AGM
cycle
AGM Deep
Deep Cycle
Depthof
ofdischarge
discharge
Depth
Fig. 2:
lifelife
Fig.
2:Cycle
cycle
14.5
100
14
80
13.5
60
13
40
12.5
20
12
Courant de charge
120
Charge current
15
Charge current
Charge
Vol t age voltage
de charge
Charge voltage
10. Battery charging in case of cycle use: the 3-step charge characteristic
The most common charge curve used to charge VRLA batteries in case of cyclic use is the 3-step charge
characteristic, whereby a constant current phase (the bulk phase) is followed by two constant voltage phases
(absorption and float), see fig. 3.
0
0
2
4
6
8
10
Fig. 3: Three step charge curve
During the absorption phase the charge voltage is kept at a relatively high level in order to fully recharge the
battery within reasonable time. The third and last phase is the float phase: the voltage is lowered to standby
level, sufficient to compensate for self discharge.
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Disadvantages of the traditional 3-step charge characteristic:
•
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 characteristic. The 4-step adaptive chare curve is the result of years of
research and testing.
The Victron 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
12.5
20
22
0
20
//
18
16
12
10
8
6
4
2
0
14
//
12
Fig.
4: Four-step adaptive charge curve
Fig. 4: Four-step adaptive charge curve
13. Optimum charge voltage of Victron VRLA batteries
The recommended charge voltage settings for a 12 V battery are shown in table 3.
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.
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Figure 3:
Four-step adaptive
charge curve
Charge current
Charge volt age
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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
Float
service
Victron AGM “Deep Cycle”
Absorbtion
Float
13,5 - 13,8
Storage
13,2 - 13,5
Victron Gel “Deep Cycle”
Absorbtion
Float
13,5 - 13,8
Storage
13,2 - 13,5
Victron Gel “Long Life”
Absorbtion
Float
13,5 - 13,8
Storage
13,2 - 13,5
Cycle service
Normal
Cycle service
Fastest recharge
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
Article number
BAT406225080
BAT212070080
BAT212120080
BAT212200080
BAT412350080
BAT412550080
BAT412600080
BAT412800080
BAT412101080
BAT412121080
BAT412151080
BAT412201080
Ah
240
8
14
22
38
60
66
90
110
130
165
220
General Specification
lxwxh
mm
320x176x247
151x65x101
151x98x101
181x77x167
197x165x170
229x138x227
258x166x235
350x167x183
330x171x220
410x176x227
485x172x240
522x238x240
Weight
kg
31
2,5
4,1
5,8
12,5
20
24
27
32
38
47
65
CCA
@0°F
1500
RES CAP
@80°F
480
450
520
600
800
1000
1200
1400
90
100
145
190
230
320
440
V
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
lxwxh
mm
229x138x227
258x166x235
350x167x183
330x171x220
410x176x227
485x172x240
522x238x240
Weight
kg
20
24
26
33
38
48
66
CCA
@0°F
300
360
420
550
700
850
1100
RES CAP
@80°F
80
90
130
180
230
320
440
V
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
lxbxh
mm
149x208x710
215x193x710
215x235x710
215x277x710
215x277x855
215x400x815
215x490x815
215x580x815
Weight
kg
48
68
82
94
120
160
200
240
V
6
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12 Volt Deep Cycle GEL
Article number
BAT412550100
BAT412600100
BAT412800100
BAT412101100
BAT412121100
BAT412151100
BAT412201100
Ah
60
66
90
110
130
165
220
General Specification
2 Volt Long Life GEL
Article number
BAT702601260
BAT702801260
BAT702102260
BAT702122260
BAT702152260
BAT702202260
BAT702252260
BAT702302260
Ah
600
800
1000
1200
1500
2000
2500
3000
Technology: flat plate AGM
Terminals: copper
Rated capacity: 20 hr discharge at 25°C
Float design life: 7-10 years at 20 °C
Cycle design life:
200 cycles at 100% discharge*
400 cycles at 50% discharge
900 cycles at 30% discharge
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:
300 cycles at 100% discharge *
600 cycles at 50% discharge
1300 cycles at 30% discharge
General Specification
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:
1200 cycles at 100% discharge *
1200 cycles at 50% discharge
2400 cycles at 30% discharge
Other capacities and terminal types: at request
* End of discharge voltage: 10,8 V for a 12 V battery
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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
SPM50-12
760 x 540 x 35
755 x 535
5.5
50
18
2.78
22.2
3.16
A
SPM80-12
1110 x 540 x 35
1105 x 535
8.2
80
18
4.58
22.25
4.98
SPM100-12
963 x 805 x 35
958 x 800
10.5
100
18
5.56
22.4
6.53
SPM130-12
1220 x 808 x 35
1214 x 802
13
130
18
7.23
21.6
7.94
SPM180-24
1580 x 808 x 35
1574 x 802
14.5
180
36
5.01
44.9
5.50
SPM280-24
1956 x 992 x 50
1950 x 986
20
280
36
7.89
44.25
8.76
SPM30-12
SPM50-12
SPM80-12
SPM100-12
SPM130-12
SPM180-24
SPM280-24
30W
50W
80W
100W
130W
180W
280W
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-JH200
Temperature Range
200kg/m²
Allowable Hail Load
Junction Box Type
-0.48/°C
-40°C to +80°C
Surface Maximum Load Capacity
23m/s, 7.53g
PV-JH03-2
PV-JH02
PV-JH02
PV-JH02
PV-RH0301
PV-JH03
Connector Type
No connector
MC4
MC4
MC4
MC4
MC4
MC4
Length of Cables
450mm
750mm
900mm
900mm
900mm
900mm
1000mm
20 panels
20 panels
Output tolerance
+/-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
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
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BlUEsolAR polycRysTAllINE pANEls
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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.
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BlueSolar Polycrystalline 130W
Type
MC4 connectors
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
3.5
30
18
1.66
21.6
1.83
SPP50-12
778x679x35
772x672
6.5
50
18
2.78
21.6
3.05
SPP80-12
950x670x35
945x665
8.2
80
18
4.58
22.25
4.98
SPP100-12
1150x670x35
1145x665
11.8
100
18
5.72
22.36
6.12
SPP130-24
1482x676x50
1476x670
13
130
18
7.23
21.6
7.94
SPP280-24
1956x992x50
1950x986
24
280
36
7.89
44.25
8.76
Module
Nominal Power (±3% tolerance)
SPP30-12
SPP50-12
SPP80-12
SPP100-12
SPP130-12
SPP280-24
30W
50W
80W
100W
130W
280W
Cell type
Polycrystalline
Number of cells in series
36
Maximum system voltage (V)
72
1000V
Temperature coefficient of PMPP (%)
-0.47/°C
-0.47/°C
-0.47/°C
-0.47/°C
-0.47/°C
Temperature coefficient of Voc (%)
-0.35/°C
-0.35/°C
-0.34/°C
-0.34/°C
-0.35/°C
-0.35/°C
Temperature coefficient of Isc (%)
+0.05/°C
+0.05/°C
+0.045/°C
+0.045/°C
+0.05/°C
+0.045/°C
PV-RH0301
PV-JH200
Temperature Range
-40°C to +80°C
Surface Maximum Load Capacity
200kg/m²
Allowable Hail Load
Junction Box Type
23m/s, 7.53g
Connector Type
PV-JH03-2
No connector
Length of Cables
450mm
PV-RH0301
PV-JH02
PV-JH02
MC4
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
Quantity per pallet
-0.47/°C
1 panel
40 panels
40 panels
20 panels
20 panels
20 panels
20 panels
1) STC (Standard Test Conditions): 1000W/m2, 25ºC, AM (Air Mass) 1.5
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AccEssoRIEs
FIlAx Transfer switch
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Filax:theultrafasttransferswitch
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.
Transfer switches 5kVA and 10kVA
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TheTransferSwitchisanautomaticswitchingdevicebetweentwodifferent
aC sources. Between generator and the grid, between an inverter and the
grid or between the generator and an inverter.
Batteryprotect (Models: Bp-40i, Bp-60i, Bp-200i)
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TheBatteryProtectdisconnectsthebatteryfromnon-essentialloadsbeforeit
is completely discharged (which would damage the battery) or before it has
insufficient power left to crank the engine.
Alternators, charge regulators and more
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Superiorsolutionsforcharginglargebankswithoneormorealternators.
Compactandfullyisolatedhighoutputalternators.
Unsurpassedinstallationflexibility.
‘Smartready’internalregulation(6-seriesonly):theinternalconstant-voltage
regulator does not need to be removed when connecting an intelligent
external regulator. the internal regulator remains available as a backup if ever
the external regulator were to fail.
Theintelligentregulatorsarecompletelyencapsulated:waterproof,
shockproof and ignition protected.
Paralleloperationof2alternatorspossiblewiththe‘Centerfielder’module.
shore power cable
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WaterproofShorePowerCableandInletIP67
MouldedPlugandConnector
PowerindicationLED
ProtectionCap
StainlessSteelInlet
Esp system panel
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ThenewESPpanelsystemprovidesacontemporarydesignedrangeof
panels that cover the core engineering systems. the main system panel is the
heart of the range. this provides aC and DC monitoring, multi control and
backlight control. additional panels include aC and DC circuit breaker panels,
a general control panel, a VE net panel.
AccEssoRIEs
Our solar systems are comprised of various components. Some of which are specifically designed for solar systems. 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 starting on page 15.
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-togo 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 ex
change data with the Victron global remote. this includes sending alarms.
Victron Global Remote
monitoring from a large distance is possible with the Victron global
remote. the global remote is a modem which sends text messages to
mobile phones. these messages contain information about the status of a
system as well as warnings and alarms. the global remote also logs
various types of data coming from Victron Battery monitors, multi’s,
Quattro’s and inverters. Consequently this data is sent to a website via
a gPrS-connection. this enables you to access the read-outs remotely,
where en whenever you like.
Ethernet Remote
the Ethernet remote is similar to the global remote. the difference is that
the Ethernet remote has a Lan-connection. a special cable can be used to
connect the Ethernet remote directly to an existing internet connection.
Digital Multi control panel
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.
Blue power panel
it can be difficult to maintain a clear overview of your system as it grows
larger. this is however not the case with a Blue Power Panel. thanks to
its clear display and intuitive control it enables you to easily monitor and
control all devices connected to VE.net and VE.Bus. Examples are multi’s,
Quattro’s and the VE.net Battery Controller, which keeps track of the status
of your battery bank.
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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.
multi 12/3000
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)
multi 12/3000
RCD
TV / DVD (1A)
Computer (1A)
Public grid
Battery 12V/300Ahr
Services
Kettle (13A)
Battery delivers energy to “Power Assist” incoming
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Hairdryer (8A)
21A
Power Tools (2A)
power
sysTEM ApplIcATIoN
coMFoRT sysTEEM
coMFoRT plUs sysTEEM
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
Blue Power panel
2 ring introduction hob
alternator 12/150
Electric gallery with 4 ring induction
hob, microwave/combi oven, refrigerator, freezer, washer/dryer.
Coffee machine/Kettle
DC Link Box
tV/DVD
isolation transformer
Coffee machine and kettle
alternator 12/150
tV/DVD
DC Link box
multimedia PC
isolation transformers
Laptop
Cyrix batttery separator
Smal chargers (mobile phone,
electric shaver)
Small chargers (mobile, phone, shaver etc)
refrigerator and freezer
modest air-conditioning
Solarpanel and mPtt Solar charger
coMFoRT sysTEM - 7 KVA (30A) cApAcITy
Quattro
VEBus digital panel MARINE 7
BMV-602 Battery Monitor
PHOENIX MULTI CONTROL
BMV-602
AC distribution
battery monitor
inverter on
mains on
overload
boost
low battery
Solarpanel and mPtt Solar charger
equalize
temperature
float
on
SETUP
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charger only
off
shore current limiter
SELECT
Water Heater (10A)
QUATTRO
12
Microwave (6A)
120
Fridge (1A)
TV / DVD (1A)
32A/30mA
RCD/RCBO
Shore
Power (16A)
Induction Hob
Only active with shore/genset Coffee Maker (8A)
Hairdryer (8A)
Power Tools (2A)
DC distribution
DC Link Box
Cabin Light
Water Pump
Genset
230V/50Hz
4kVA
Navigation Equip.
Bilge Pumps
Accessory 12V/400Ah
(2 x 12V 200Ahr)
Shower Pump
coMFoRT plUs sysTEM - 25 KVA cApAcITy
MARINE 7
Blue Power panel
2 x Quattro 24/5000/120 VE.NET
AC distribution
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Water Heater (10A)
QUATTRO
QUATTRO
24
24
5000
120
5000
Microwave (6A)
Fridge (1A)
120
TV / DVD (1A)
Shore
Power (32A)
32A/30mA
RCD/RCBO
Only active with shore/genset Computer (1A)
Coffee Maker (8A)
Hairdryer (8A)
Washer/dryer (13A)
Air - Con (Partial)
Induction Hob
DC distribution
DC Link Box
VE.NET
Battery
Controller
Cabin Light
Water Pump
Genset
230V/50Hz
15kVA
Navigation Equip.
Bilge Pumps
Accessory 24V/1000Ah
(12 x 2V 1000Ahr)
Shower Pump
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ABoUT VIcTRoN ENERGy
with over 35 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 35
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.
Thisisreflectedinthecapabilitiesofoursupportnetwork.Ourflexibleapproachtoservicesupportandourcommitmentto
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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