ENERGY. ANYTIME. ANYWHERE.
AUTOMOTIVE
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INDEX
Introduction
Application examples
Motorhomes
Ambulances
Electric coffee cart
Systems
Accessories
Technical information
About Victron Energy
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INTRODUCTION
Automotive
The automotive market comprises a broad range of applications requiring a reliable power supply. In vehicles such as fire Engines, ambulances and police cars a human life may depend on an autonomous system. So it is vital that all systems function
flawlessly. Victron Energy offers you such an answer. We are proud to offer you our modern translation for freedom and independence. Energy. Anytime. Anywhere.
Autonomous systems
Our products are being used in all vehicles requiring an extra power supply, for example ambulances, firetrucks, policecars, motor homes, service vehicles, luxurious horse trailers, military vehicles and broadcasting vehicles.
Energy. Anytime. Anywhere.
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APPLICATION EXAMPLES
MOTORHOMES
AMBULANCES
COFFEE CAR
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MOTORHOMES
Australia - SLR Caravan & Motorhomes
On adventure with a motorhome
For those who are looking for real adventure during their
vacation, proper equipment and good transport are the
basic needs.
The Australian company ‘SLR Caravans & Motorhomes’
builds four wheel drive motor homes, expedition
vehicles and caravans, especially made to withstand
harsh Australian conditions.
Adventurer
The most advanced vehicle for extreme conditions is
the Adventurer 4x4 motor home/ expedition from SLR.
This vehicle is the gateway to spectacular and usually
inaccessible destinations all over the globe. Thanks
to the purpose designed and engineered body, the
Adventurer is capable of tackling tough terrain such as
the desert, rivers, mountains and sandy roads.
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MOTORHOMES
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MOTORHOMES
Victron Energy equipment
An almost indispensable option for the off-road vehicles is the Victron Phoenix MultiPlus: a powerful true sine wave inverter. In
the event of generator power being disconnected, the inverter within the Multi is automatically activated and takes over the
supply to the connected loads. So even in the middle of nowhere the off-road vehicles are assured of a reliable power supply.
The inverter converts 12 Volt power to 240 Volt power, which can be used for appliances such as the air conditioner, microwave, washing machine, refrigeration compressor, etc. The higher Watt units provide even more ‘start up power’, which is
generally required by these appliances.
SLR Motorhomes
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AMBULANCES
Paris, France: Power supply guaranteed for Paris ambulances
The company Petit Picot has installed MultiPlus
12/1600/70 in ambulances in the Parisian region. The
MultiPlus provides a pure sinusoidal 230 volt alternating
current power supply for the different medical devices
(incubators, monitors, defibrillators, etc.) onboard. These
important medical devices need to be operational at all
times.
The MultiPlus UPS function provides the ambulances a
230Vac permanent power supply. So an ambulance can
function whether it is connected to the mains when idle
or in autonomous mode when driving.
With the MultiPlus onboard it has been possible to
simplify wiring, compared with a separately installed
inverter and charger, with the consequent cost saving in
the installation.
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AMBULANCES
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AMBULANCES
Digital Multi
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Orion DC/DC
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AGM
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Service battery set
Schematic overview of the installation in the ambulances in Paris.
Global market leader in ambulances
Victron Energy is global market leader in power supply equipment for ambulances. Our products are considered to be very
reliable and extremely suitable for rescue vehicles such as ambulances.
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ELECTRIC COFFEE CART
The Netherlands - Espressi
Coffee cart
Dutch-based company Espressi, which rents out various
types of mobile espresso machines, has developed a
coffee cart that is powered exclusively by electricity. The
coffee cart can be driven and operated on electricity and
used in any location, thanks to its on-board equipment.
The electric coffee cart can be used for a diversity
of events: weddings, openings, business functions,
exhibitions, festivals and conferences.
Victron equipment
To ensure that the coffee cart can be operated without
any need whatsoever for mains electricity, the vehicle is
equipped with the following:
1 x Quattro 48V 10kVA
1 x Battery Monitor BMV 600
48V 1000A OPzV batteries
Devices
The following devices are powered by the electricity
stored in the batteries:
Coffee machine
Coffee grinder
Refrigeration system
Lighting
Sun screen
The vehicle’s drive system
The coffee cart has a special switch to operate the
electrical devices and the vehicle’s drive system
separately and so avoid using too much electricity at the
same time.
Consumption
When the batteries are fully charged, the coffee cart can
make coffee for up to 5 hours. That equates to around
1000 cups of coffee. When all devices are running
simultaneously the total power consumption is 8kW.
When the coffee machine is not being used, the coffee
cart has a range of 300 kilometres.
The Battery Monitor checks on how full the batteries are
so that the coffee cart is always able to get back home.
Go to www.espressi.nl to find out more about Espressi’s
coffee carts.
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SYSTEMS
1. Simple system with only DC consumers
The battery charger charges the battery and functions as a power supply for the consumers.
12VDC
Blue Power Charger
Batteries
2. Charger system with inverter
This system contains a charger with three isolated outputs in order to charge three isolated battery banks. The inverter in
this system provides 230VAC loads.
230VAC
Blue Power Charger
with 3 outputs
Phoenix inverter
DC load
12VDC
Batteries
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SYSTEMS
3. Multi system
The Multiplus combines the charger and inverter functionality. This will result in easy installation and features like PowerControl and PowerAssist.
Digital Multi control panel
230VAC
No break
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in combination
with AC input
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DC Loads
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MultiPlus vs Quattro
The MultiPlus and Quattro
products play a central role in
both AC and DC systems. They
are both powerful battery
chargers and inverters in one
box.
The amount of available AC
sources is the deciding factor
when choosing between the
Quattro and the Multi.
The big difference is that a
Quattro can take two AC sources, and switch between them
based on intelligent rules. It
has a built-in transfer-switch.
The MultiPlus can take only
one AC source.
Starter battery
Accessory battery
4. Quattro system
The Quattro has the same functions as the MultiPlus, but with an extra additon: a transfer system which automatically selects
the available input.
Digital Multi control panel
230VAC No break
230VAC
in combination with
AC input only
DC Loads
Cyrix-i
Starter battery
Accessory battery
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SYSTEMS
5. Parallel system
Our inverters, Multi’s and Quattro’s can be paralleled to meet higher power requirements. A simple setting with our
VEConfigure configuration software is sufficient.
3 x MultiPlus
Easy to configure
Configuring parallel and
three phase systems is easy.
Our VEConfigure software
tool allows the installer to
put components together, without any hardware
changes or dipswitches. Just
using standard products.
AC distributing
DC loads
Cyrix-i
Starter battery
Accessory battery
6. Three-phase system
Similar to connecting units in parallel they can also be connected in split-phase and three-phase configurations.
3 x MultiPlus
Three phase
230/400VAC-50Hz
Three phase
230/400VAC-50Hz
Batteries
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SYSTEMS
7. Multplus system with DC generator
In this configuration the batteries are being charged directly with the DC generator, the alternator or AC power.
230VAC
no break
Cyrix-i
Batteries
DC generator
DC loads
Batteries
PowerAssist – boosting the
capacity of AC or generator power
This unique Victron feature allows
the MultiPlus to supplement the
capacity of the mains or generator
power. Where peak power is so often required only for a limited period, the MultiPlus will make sure
that insufficient mains 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.
Setting for maximum
input current
Limited input current
Limited input current
supplemented by inverter
power at moments of
peak loads
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
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ACCESSORIES
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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.
VRM Online Portal
Besides monitoring and controlling products on the Color Control GX, the
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ACCESSORIES
FILAX Transfer switch
Filax: the ultra fast transfer switch
The Filax has been designed to switch sensitive loads, such as computers or modern
entertainment equipment from one AC source to another. The priority source typically
is the mains, a generator or AC power. The alternate source typically is an inverter.
Transfer switches 5kVA and 10kVA
The Transfer Switch is an automatic switching device between two different
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)
The BatteryProtect disconnects the battery from non-essential loads before it is
completely discharged (which would damage the battery) or before it has insufficient
power left to crank the engine.
Shore power cable
t Waterproof Shore Power Cable and Inlet IP67
t Moulded Plug and Connector
t Power indication LED
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ESP system panel
The new ESP panel system provides a contemporary designed range of 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.
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Note - for our newest datasheets please refer to our website:
www.victronenergy.com
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TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Phoenix inverters 180VA - 1200VA 120V and 230V
Phoenix inverters 1200VA - 5000VA 230V
MultiPlus inverter/charger 800VA - 5kVA 230V
Quattro inverter/charger 3kVA - 10kVA 230V
MultiPlus inverter/charger 2KVA - 3kVA 120V
Quattro inverter/charger 3kVA - 5kVA 120V
Blue power battery charger GX IP20 180-265VAC
Blue power battery charger IP20 12-25 and 24-12
Blue power battery charger IP22
Blue power battery charger IP65
Blue power battery charger IP67 180 - 265VAC
Blue Power battery charger IP65 180 - 265VAC
Centaur charger 12/24V
Phoenix battery charger 12/24V
Skylla-i battery charger 24V
Skylla TG charger 24/48V 230V
Orion DC/DC converters
Color control GX
Blue Power panel
Cyrix-i 12/24V 120A and 225A
Cyrix-i 200A-400A 12/24V and 24/48V
BMV700 series: Precision battery monitoring
Argo diode battery isolators
Argo FET battery isolators
Overview BlueSolar charge controllers
BlueSolar charge controllers MPPT 75/15 and MPPT 100/15
BlueSolar charge controllers MPPT 100/30
BlueSolar charge controllers MPPT 75/50 and MPPT 100/50
BlueSolar charge controllers MPPT 150/35
BlueSolar charge controllers MPPT 150/70 and MPPT 150/85
PWM charge controllers
Battery Balancer
GEL and AGM batteries
BlueSolar monocrystalline panels
BlueSolar polycrystalline panels
MultiPlus principle
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PHOENIX INVERTERS 180VA - 1200VA 120V AND 230V
SinusMax – Superior engineering
Developed for professional duty, the Phoenix range of inverters is suitable for the widest range of
applications. The design criteria have been to produce a true sine wave inverter with optimized
efficiency but without compromise in performance. Employing hybrid HF technology, the result is a
top quality product with compact dimensions, light in weight and capable of supplying power,
problem-free, to any load.
Extra start-up power
A unique feature of the SinusMax technology is very high start-up power. Conventional high
frequency technology does not offer such extreme performance. Phoenix inverters, however, are
well suited to power up difficult loads such as computers and low power electric tools.
Phoenix Inverter
12/180
To transfer the load to another AC source: the automatic transfer switch
For our lower power models we recommend the use of our Filax Automatic Transfer Switch. The
Filax features a very short switchover time (less than 20 miliseconds) so that computers and other
electronic equipment will continue to operate without disruption.
LED diagnosis
Please see manual for a description.
Remote on/off switch
Connector for remote on/off switch available on all models.
DIP switch for 50/60Hz selection (48/350 model only)
Phoenix Inverter
12/800 with Schuko socket
Available with different output sockets
Please see pictures below.
Phoenix Inverter 12/350
with IEC-320 sockets
Phoenix Inverter 12/800
with IEC-320 socket
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Phoenix Inverter 12/800
with Schuko socket
Phoenix Inverter 12/180
with Schuko socket
Phoenix Inverter 12/800
with BS 1363 socket
Phoenix Inverter 12/180
with Nema 5-15R sockets
Phoenix Inverter 12/800
with AN/NZS 3112 socket
Phoenix Inverter 12/800
with Nema 5-15R socket
PHOENIX INVERTERS 180VA - 1200VA 120V AND 230V
Phoenix Inverter
12 Volt
24 Volt
48 Volt
12/180
24/180
12/350
24/350
48/350
12/800
24/800
48/800
12/1200
24/1200
48/1200
Cont. AC power at 25 °C (VA) (3)
180
350
800
1200
Cont. power at 25 °C / 40 °C (W)
175 / 150
300 / 250
700 / 650
1000 / 900
700
1600
2400
Peak power (W)
350
Output AC voltage / frequency (4)
Input voltage range (V DC)
110VAC or 230VAC +/- 3% 50Hz or 60Hz +/- 0,1%
10,5 - 15,5 / 21,0 - 31,0 / 42,0 - 62,0
9,2 - 17,3 / 18,4 - 34,0 / 36,8 - 68,0
Low battery alarm (V DC)
11,0 / 22 / 44
10,9 / 21,8 / 43,6
Low battery shut down (V DC)
10,5 / 21 / 42
9,2 / 18,4 / 36,8
Low battery auto recovery (V DC)
12,5 / 25 / 50
12,5 / 25 / 50
Max. efficiency (%)
87 / 88
89 / 89/ 90
91 / 93 / 94
92 / 94 / 94
Zero-load power (W)
2,6 / 3,8
3,1 / 5,0 / 6,0
6/5/4
6/5/6
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2
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Protection (2)
a-e
Operating temperature range
-40 to +50°C (fan assisted cooling)
Humidity (non condensing)
max 95%
ENCLOSURE
Material & Colour
aluminium (blue Ral 5012)
Battery-connection
1)
1)
1)
230V: IEC-320 (IEC-320 plug included), CEE 7/4 (Schuko)
120V: Nema 5-15R
BS 1363 (United Kingdom)
AN/NZS 3112 (Australia, New Zealand)
IP 20
Standard AC outlets
Other outlets (at request)
Protection category
Weight (kg / lbs)
Dimensions (hxwxd in mm)
(hxwxd in inches)
2,7 / 5,4
72x132x200
2.8x5.2x7.9
3,5 / 7,7
72x155x237
2.8x6.1x9.3
ACCESSORIES
Remote on-off switch
6,5 / 14.3
108x165x305
4.2x6.4x11.9
1)
8,5 / 18.7
108x165x305
4.2x6.4x11.9
Two pole connector
Automatic transfer switch
Filax
STANDARDS
Safety
Emission Immunity
1) Battery cables of 1.5 meter (12/180
with cigarette plug)
2) Protection key:
a) output short circuit
b) overload
c) battery voltage too high
d) battery voltage too low
e) temperature too high
EN 60335-1
EN55014-1 / EN 55014-2/ EN 61000-6-2 / EN 61000-6-3
3) Non linear load, crest factor 3:1
4) Frequency can be set by DIP switch (48/350 model only)
Battery Alarm
BMV Battery Monitor
An excessively high or low battery voltage is indicated
by an audible and visual alarm, and a relay for remote
signalling.
The BMV Battery Monitor features an advanced
microprocessor control system combined with high
resolution measuring systems for battery voltage and
charge/discharge current. Besides this, the software
includes complex calculation algorithms to exactly
determine the state of charge of the battery. The BMV
selectively displays battery voltage, current, consumed
Ah or time to go. The monitor also stores a host of data
regarding performance and use of the battery.
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PHOENIX INVERTERS 1200VA - 5000VA 230V
SinusMax - Superior engineering
Developed for professional duty, the Phoenix range of inverters is suitable for the widest range of applications.
The design criteria have been to produce a true sine wave inverter with optimised efficiency but without
compromise in performance. Employing hybrid HF technology, the result is a top quality product with compact
dimensions, light in weight and capable of supplying power, problem-free, to any load.
Extra start-up power
A unique feature of the SinusMax technology is very high start-up power. Conventional high frequency
technology does not offer such extreme performance. Phoenix inverters, however, are well suited to power up
difficult loads such as refrigeration compressors, electric motors and similar appliances.
Virtually unlimited power thanks to parallel and 3-phase operation capability
Up to 6 units inverters can operate in parallel to achieve higher power output. Six 24/5000 units, for example,
will provide 24kW / 30kVA output power. Operation in 3-phase configuration is also possible.
Phoenix Inverter
24/5000
To transfer the load to another AC source: the automatic transfer switch
If an automatic transfer switch is required we recommend using the MultiPlus inverter/charger instead. The
switch is included in these products and the charger function of the MultiPlus can be disabled. Computers and
other electronic equipment will continue to operate without disruption because the MultiPlus features a very
short switchover time (less than 20 milliseconds).
Computer interface
All models have a RS-485 port. All you need to connect to your PC is our MK2 interface (see under accessories).
This interface takes care of galvanic isolation between the inverter and the computer, and converts from RS-485
to RS-232. A RS-232 to USB conversion cable is also available. Together with our VEConfigure software, which
can be downloaded free of charge from our website, all parameters of the inverters can be customised. This
includes output voltage and frequency, over and under voltage settings and programming the relay. This relay
can for example be used to signal several alarm conditions, or to start a generator. The inverters can also be
connected to VENet, the new power control network of Victron Energy, or to other computerised monitoring
and control systems.
New applications of high power inverters
The possibilities of paralleled high power inverters are truly amazing. For ideas, examples and battery capacity
calculations please refer to our book “Energy Unlimited” (available free of charge from Victron Energy and
downloadable from www.victronenergy.com).
Phoenix Inverter Compact
24/1600
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PHOENIX INVERTERS 1200VA - 5000VA 230V
Phoenix Inverter
C12/1200
C24/1200
C12/1600
C24/1600
C12/2000
C24/2000
Parallel and 3-phase operation
12/3000
24/3000
48/3000
24/5000
48/5000
Yes
INVERTER
Input voltage range (V DC)
9,5 – 17V
19 – 33V
38 – 66V
Output voltage: 230 VAC ±2% Frequency: 50 Hz ± 0,1% (1)
Output
Cont. output power at 25 ºC (VA) (2)
1200
1600
2000
3000
5000
Cont. output power at 25 ºC (W)
1000
1300
1600
2500
4500
Cont. output power at 40 ºC (W)
900
1200
1450
2200
4000
Peak power (W)
2400
3000
4000
6000
10000
Max. efficiency 12/ 24 /48 V (%)
92 / 94
92 / 94
92 / 92
93 / 94 / 95
94 / 95
Zero-load power 12 / 24 / 48 V (W)
8 / 10
8 / 10
9 / 11
15 / 15 / 16
25 / 25
Zero-load power in AES mode (W)
5/8
5/8
7/9
10 / 10 / 12
20 / 20
Zero-load power in Search mode (W)
2/3
2/3
3/4
4/5/5
5/6
GENERAL
Programmable relay (3)
Yes
Protection (4)
a-g
VE.Bus communication port
For parallel and three phase operation, remote monitoring and system integration
Remote on-off
Yes
Operating temperature range: -40 to +50 ºC (fan assisted cooling)
Humidity (non condensing): max 95%
ENCLOSURE
Common Characteristics
Common Characteristics
Battery-connection
230 V AC-connection
Weight (kg)
Dimensions (hxwhd in mm)
Material & Colour: aluminum (blue RAL 5012)
Protection category: IP 21
battery cables of 1.5 meter included
M8 bolts
2+2 M8 bolts
G-ST18i plug
Spring-clamp
Screw terminals
10
12
18
30
375x214x110
520x255x125
362x258x218
444x328x240
STANDARDS
Safety
EN 60335-1
Emission Immunity
1) Can be adjusted to 60Hz and to 240V
2) Non linear load, crest factor 3:1
3) Programmable relay that can a.o. be set for
general alarm, DC undervoltage or genset
start/stop function.
AC rating: 230V/4A
DC rating: 4a up to 35VDC, 1A up to 60VDC
EN 55014-1 / EN 55014-2
4) Protection key:
a) output short circuit
b) overload
c) battery voltage too high
d) battery voltage too low
e) temperature too high
f) 230 V AC on inverter output
g) input voltage ripple too high
Phoenix Inverter Control
Computer controlled operation and monitoring
BMV Battery Monitor
This panel can also be used on a
MultiPlus inverter/charger when an
automatic transfer switch but no charger
function is desired.
The brightness of the LEDs is
automatically reduced during night time.
Several interfaces are available:
- MK2.2 VE.Bus to RS232 converter
Connects to the RS232 port of a computer (see ‘A guide to VEConfigure’)
- MK2-USB VE.Bus to USB converter
Connects to a USB port (see ‘A guide to VEConfigure’)
- VE.Net to VE.Bus converter
Interface to VE.Net (see VE.Net documentation)
- VE.Bus to NMEA 2000 converter
- Victron Global Remote
The Global Remote is a modem which sends alarms, warnings and system
status reports to cellular phones via text messages (SMS). It can also log
data from Victron Battery Monitors, Multi’s, Quattro’s and Inverters to a
website through a GPRS connection. Access to this website is free of charge.
- Victron Ethernet Remote
To connect to Ethernet.
The BMV Battery Monitor features an
advanced microprocessor control system
combined with high resolution
measuring systems for battery voltage
and charge / discharge current. Besides
this, the software includes complex
calculation algorithms, like Peukert’s
formula, to exactly determine the state of
charge of the battery. The BMV selectively
displays battery voltage, current,
consumed Ah or time to go. The monitor
also stores a host of data regarding
performance and use of the battery.
Several models available (see battery
monitor documentation).
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MULTIPLUS INVERTER/CHARGER 800VA - 5KVA 230V
Lithium Ion battery compatible
Multi-functional, with intelligent power management
The MultiPlus is a powerful true sine wave inverter, a sophisticated battery charger that features adaptive charge
technology, and a high-speed AC transfer switch in a single compact enclosure. Next to these primary functions,
the MultiPlus has several advanced features, as outlined below.
Two AC Outputs
The main output has no-break functionality. The MultiPlus takes over the supply to the connected loads in the
event of a grid failure or when shore/generator power is disconnected. This happens so fast (less than
20 milliseconds) that computers and other electronic equipment will continue to operate without disruption.
The second output is live only when AC is available on one of the inputs of the MultiPlus. Loads that should not
discharge the battery, like a water heater for example, can be connected to this output (second output available
on models rated at 3kVA and more).
Virtually unlimited power thanks to parallel operation
Up to 6 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 / 100
Yes
INVERTER
9,5 – 17 V
19 – 33 V
38 – 66 V
Output voltage: 230 VAC ± 2%
Frequency: 50 Hz ± 0,1% (1)
1200
1600
2000
3000
5000
1000
1300
1600
2500
4500
900
1200
1450
2200
4000
2400
3000
4000
6000
10.000
93 / 94
93 / 94
93 / 94
93 / 94 / 95
94 / 95
8 / 10
8 / 10
9 / 11
15 / 15 / 16
25 / 25
5/8
5/8
7/9
10 / 10 / 12
20 / 20
2/3
2/3
3/4
4/5/5
5/6
CHARGER
Input voltage range: 187-265 VAC
Input frequency: 45 – 65 Hz
Power factor: 1
14,4 / 28,8 / 57,6
13,8 / 27,6 / 55,2
13,2 / 26,4 / 52,8
50 / 25
70 / 40
80 / 50
120 / 70 / 35
120 / 70
4 (12V and 24V models only)
yes
GENERAL
n. a.
n. a.
n. a.
Yes (16A)
Yes (25A)
Yes
a-g
For parallel and three phase operation, remote monitoring and system integration
n. a.
n. a.
n. a.
Yes (8)
Yes
Yes
Operating temp. range: -40 to +50°C (fan assisted cooling) Humidity (non condensing): max 95%
ENCLOSURE
Material & Colour: aluminium (blue RAL 5012)
Protection category: IP 21
battery cables of 1.5 meter
M8 bolts
Four M8 bolts (2 plus and 2 minus connections)
G-ST18i connector
Spring-clamp
Screw terminals 13 mm2 (6 AWG)
10
10
12
18
30
375x214x110
520x255x125
362x258x218
444x328x240
STANDARDS
EN 60335-1, EN 60335-2-29
EN55014-1, EN 55014-2, EN 61000-3-3
2004/104/EC
3) Non linear load, crest factor 3:1
4) At 25 ˚C ambient
5) Switches off when no external AC source available
6) Programmable relay that can a. o. be set for general alarm,
DC undervoltage or genset start/stop function
AC rating: 230V/4A
DC rating: 4A up to 35VDC, 1A up to 60VDC
7) A. o. to communicate with a Lithium Ion battery BMS
8) Models with 16A transfer switch only (see Quattro for 50A transfer switch)
Digital Multi Control
Computer controlled operation and monitoring
BMV Battery Monitor
A convenient and low cost solution for remote
monitoring, with a rotary knob to set Power
Control and Power Assist levels.
Several interfaces are available:
- MK2.2 VE.Bus to RS232 converter
Connects to the RS232 port of a computer (see ‘A guide to VEConfigure’)
- MK2-USB VE.Bus to USB converter
Connects to a USB port (see ‘A guide to VEConfigure’)
- VE.Net to VE.Bus converter
Interface to VE.Net (see VE.Net documentation)
- VE.Bus to NMEA 2000 converter
- Victron Global Remote
The Global Remote is a modem which sends alarms, warnings and system
status reports to cellular phones via text messages (SMS). It can also log
data from Victron Battery Monitors, 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/CHARGER 3kVA - 10kVA 230V
Lithium Ion battery compatible
Two AC inputs with integrated transfer switch
The Quattro can be connected to two independent AC sources, for example shore-side power and a generator,
or two generators. The Quattro will automatically connect to the active source.
Two AC Outputs
The main output has no-break functionality. The Quattro takes over the supply to the connected loads in the
event of a grid failure or when shore/generator power is disconnected. This happens so fast (less than
20 milliseconds) that computers and other electronic equipment will continue to operate without disruption.
The second output is live only when AC is available on one of the inputs of the Quattro. Loads that should not
discharge the battery, like a water heater for example, can be connected to this output.
Virtually unlimited power thanks to parallel operation
Up to 10 Quattro units can operate in parallel. Ten units 48/10000/140, for example, will provide 90kW / 100kVA
output power and 1400 Amps charging capacity.
Quattro
48/5000/70-100/100
Three phase capability
Three units can be configured for three-phase output. But that’s not all: up to 10 sets of three units can be
parallel connected to provide 270kW / 300kVA inverter power and more than 4000A charging capacity.
PowerControl – Dealing with limited generator, shore-side or grid power
The Quattro is a very powerful battery charger. It will therefore draw a lot of current from the generator or shore
side supply (16A per 5kVA Quattro at 230VAC). A current limit can be set on each AC input. The Quattro will then
take account of other AC loads and use whatever is spare for charging, thus preventing the generator or shore
supply from being overloaded.
PowerAssist – Boosting shore or generator power
This feature takes the principle of PowerControl to a further dimension allowing the Quattro to supplement the
capacity of the alternative source. Where peak power is so often required only for a limited period, the Quattro
will make sure that insufficient shore or generator power is immediately compensated for by power from the
battery. When the load reduces, the spare power is used to recharge the battery.
Solar energy: AC power available even during a grid failure
The Quattro can be used in off grid as well as grid connected PV and other alternative energy systems.
Quattro
24/3000/70-50/30
30
System configuring has never been easier
After installation, the Quattro is ready to go.
If settings have to be changed, this can be done in a matter of minutes with a new DIP switch setting procedure.
Even parallel and 3-phase operation can be programmed with DIP switches: no computer needed!
Alternatively, VE.Net can be used instead of the DIP switches.
And sophisticated software (VE.Bus Quick Configure and VE.Bus System Configurator) is available to configure
several new, advanced, features.
QUATTRO INVERTER/CHARGER 3kVA - 10kVA 230V
Quattro
PowerControl / PowerAssist
Integrated Transfer switch
AC inputs (2x)
Maximum feed through current (A)
Input voltage range (V DC)
Output (1)
Cont. output power at 25 °C (VA) (3)
Cont. output power at 25 °C (W)
Cont. output power at 40 °C (W)
Peak power (W)
Maximum efficiency (%)
Zero-load power (W)
Zero load power in AES mode (W)
Zero load power in Search mode (W)
Charge voltage 'absorption' (V DC)
Charge voltage 'float' (V DC)
Storage mode (V DC)
Charge current house battery (A) (4)
Charge current starter battery (A)
Battery temperature sensor
Auxiliary output (A) (5)
Programmable relay (6)
Protection (2)
VE.Bus communication port
General purpose com. port (7)
ZĞŵŽƚĞŽŶͲŽĨĨ
Common Characteristics
Common Characteristics
Battery-connection
230 V AC-connection
Weight (kg)
Dimensions (hxwxd in mm)
Safety
Emission, Immunity
12/3000/120-50/30
24/3000/70-50/30
12/5000/220-100/100
24/5000/120-100/100
48/5000/70-100/100
24/8000/200-100/100
48/8000/110-100/100
48/10000/140-100/100
Yes
Yes
Input voltage range: 187-265 VAC Input frequency: 45 – 65 Hz Power factor: 1
50 / 30
2x100
2x100
2x100
INVERTER
9,5 – 17V 19 – 33V 38 – 66V
Output voltage: 230 VAC ± 2%
Frequency: 50 Hz ± 0,1%
3000
5000
8000
10000
2500
4500
7000
9000
2200
4000
6300
8000
6000
10000
16000
20000
93 / 94
94 / 94 / 95
94 / 96
96
15 / 15
25 / 25 / 25
30 / 35
35
10 / 10
20 / 20 / 20
25 / 30
30
4/5
5/5/6
8 / 10
10
CHARGER
14,4 / 28,8
14,4 / 28,8 / 57,6
28,8 / 57,6
57,6
13,8 / 27,6
13,8 / 27,6 / 55,2
27,6 / 55,2
55,2
13,2 / 26,4
13,2 / 26,4 / 52,8
26,4 / 52,8
52,8
120 / 70
220 / 120 / 70
200 / 110
140
4 (12V and 24V models only)
Yes
GENERAL
25
50
50
50
1x
3x
3x
3x
a-g
For parallel and three phase operation, remote monitoring and system integration
1x
2x
2x
2x
zĞƐ
Operating temp.: -40 to +50 ˚C Humidity (non condensing): max. 95%
ENCLOSURE
Material & Colour: aluminium (blue RAL 5012) Protection category: IP 21
Four M8 bolts (2 plus and 2 minus connections)
Screw terminals 13 mm2 (6 AWG)
Bolts M6
Bolts M6
Bolts M6
19
34 / 30 / 30
45/41
45
470 x 350 x 280
362 x 258 x 218
444 x 328 x 240
470 x 350 x 280
470 x 350 x 280
444 x 328 x 240
STANDARDS
EN 60335-1, EN 60335-2-29
EN55014-1, EN 55014-2, EN 61000-3-3, EN 61000-6-3, EN 61000-6-2, EN 61000-6-1
1) Can be adjusted to 60 HZ; 120 V 60 Hz on
request
2) Protection key:
a) output short circuit
b) overload
c) battery voltage too high
d) battery voltage too low
e) temperature too high
f) 230 VAC on inverter output
g) input voltage ripple too high
3) Non linear load, crest factor 3:1
4) At 25 ˚C ambient
5) Switches off when no external AC source available
6) Programmable relay that can a. o. be set for general alarm,
DC undervoltage or genset start/stop function
AC rating: 230V/4A
DC rating: 4A up to 35VDC, 1A up to 60VDC
7) A. o. to communicate with a Lithium Ion battery BMS
Digital Multi Control Panel
Computer controlled operation and monitoring
BMV Battery Monitor
A convenient and low cost solution for remote
monitoring, with a rotary knob to set Power
Control and Power Assist levels.
Several interfaces are available:
- MK2.2 VE.Bus to RS232 converter
Connects to the RS232 port of a computer (see ‘A guide to VEConfigure’)
- MK2-USB VE.Bus to USB converter
Connects to a USB port (see ‘A guide to VEConfigure’)
- VE.Net to VE.Bus converter
Interface to VE.Net (see VE.Net documentation)
- VE.Bus to NMEA 2000 converter
- Victron Global Remote
The Global Remote is a modem which sends alarms, warnings and system status
reports to cellular phones via text messages (SMS). It can also log data from
Victron Battery Monitors, Multi’s, Quattro’s and Inverters to a website through
a GPRS connection. Access to this website is free of charge.
- Victron Ethernet Remote
dŽĐŽŶŶĞĐƚƚŽƚŚĞƌŶĞƚ͘
The BMV Battery Monitor features an
advanced microprocessor control system
combined with high resolution measuring
systems for battery voltage and
charge/discharge current. Besides this, the
software includes complex calculation
algorithms, like Peukert’s formula, to
exactly determine the state of charge of
the battery. The BMV selectively displays
battery voltage, current, consumed Ah or
time to go. The monitor also stores a host
of data regarding performance and use of
the battery.
Several models available (see battery
monitor documentation).
Blue Power Panel
Connects to a Multi or Quattro and all VE.Net
devices, in particular the VE.Net Battery
Controller.
Graphic display of currents and voltages.
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MULTIPLUS INVERTER/CHARGER 2KVA AND 3KVA 120V
Lithium Ion battery compatible
Multi-functional, with intelligent power management
The MultiPlus is a powerful true sine wave inverter, a sophisticated battery charger that features adaptive charge
technology, and a high-speed AC transfer switch in a single compact enclosure. Next to these primary functions, the
MultiPlus has several advanced features, as outlined below.
Two AC Outputs
The main output has no-break functionality. The MultiPlus takes over the supply to the connected loads in the event of
a grid failure or when shore/generator power is disconnected. This happens so fast (less than 20 milliseconds) that
computers and other electronic equipment will continue to operate without disruption.
The second output is live only when AC is available on the input of the MultiPlus. Loads that should not discharge the
battery, like a water heater for example, can be connected to this output (second output available on models rated at
3kVA and more).
Virtually unlimited power thanks to parallel operation
Up to six 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.
MultiPlus Compact
12/2000/80
Four stage adaptive charger and dual bank battery charging
The main output provides a powerful charge to the battery system by means of advanced ‘adaptive charge’ software.
The software fine-tunes the three stage automatic process to suit the condition of the battery, and adds a fourth stage
for long periods of float charging. The adaptive charge process is described in more detail on the Phoenix Charger
datasheet and on our website, under Technical Information. In addition to this, the MultiPlus will charge a second
battery using an independent trickle charge output intended for a main engine or generator starter battery.
System configuring has never been easier
After installation, the MultiPlus is ready to go.
If settings have to be changed, this can be done in a matter of minutes with a DIP switch setting procedure. Even
parallel and 3-phase operation can be programmed with DIP switches: no computer needed!
Alternatively, VE.Net can be used instead of the DIP switches.
And sophisticated software (VE.Bus Quick Configure and VE.Bus System Configurator) is available to configure several
new, advanced, features.
PowerAssist with 2x MultiPlus in parallel
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Five parallel units: output power 12,5 kW
MULTIPLUS INVERTER/CHARGER 2KVA AND 3KVA 120V
MultiPlus
12 Volt
24 Volt
12/2000/80
24/2000/50
12/3000/120
24/3000/70
PowerControl
Yes
PowerAssist
Yes
Transfer switch (A)
50
Parallel and 3-phase operation
Yes
INVERTER
Input voltage range (V DC)
9,5 – 17 V
Output
19 – 33 V
Output voltage: 120 VAC ± 2%
Frequency: 60 Hz ± 0,1% (1)
Cont. output power at 75 °F (VA) (3)
2000
3000
Cont. output power at 75 °F (W)
1600
2500
Cont. output power at 100 °F (W)
1450
2200
Peak power (W)
4000
6000
Maximum efficiency (%)
92 / 94
93 / 94
Zero-load power (W)
9 / 11
15 / 15
Zero load power in AES mode (W)
7/8
10 / 10
Zero load power in Search mode (W)
3/4
4/5
CHARGER
AC Input
Input voltage range: 95-140 VAC
Input frequency: 45 – 65 Hz
Charge voltage 'absorption' (V DC)
14,4 / 28,8
Charge voltage 'float' (V DC)
13,8 / 27,6
Storage mode (V DC)
Charge current house battery (A) (4)
Power factor: 1
13,2 / 26,4
80 / 50
120 / 70
Charge current starter battery (A)
4
Battery temperature sensor
yes
GENERAL
Auxiliary output (5)
Programmable relay (6)
n. a.
Yes (32A)
Yes (1x)
Yes (3x)
Protection (2)
VE.Bus communication port
General purpose com. port (7)
a-g
For parallel and three phase operation, remote monitoring and system integration
n. a.
Yes (2x)
Remote on-off
Common Characteristics
Yes
Operating temp. range: 0 - 120°F (fan assisted cooling)
Humidity (non condensing): max 95%
ENCLOSURE
Common Characteristics
Battery-connection
120 V AC-connection
Weight
Dimensions (hxwxd in mm and inches)
Material & Colour: aluminum (blue RAL 5012)
Protection category: IP 21
M8 bolts
M8 bolts (2 plus and 2 minus connections)
Screw-terminal 6 AWG (13mm²)
Screw-terminal 6 AWG (13mm²)
13kg 25 lbs
19kg 40 lbs
520x255x125 mm 20.5x10.0x5.0 inch
362x258x218 mm 14.3x10.2x8.6 inch
STANDARDS
Safety
Emission Immunity
1) Can be adjusted to 60 HZ; 120 V 60 Hz on request
2) Protection key:
a) output short circuit
b) overload
c) battery voltage too high
d) battery voltage too low
e) temperature too high
f) 230 VAC on inverter output
g) input voltage ripple too high
EN 60335-1, EN 60335-2-29
EN55014-1, EN 55014-2, EN 61000-3-3
3) Non linear load, crest factor 3:1
4) At 75 ˚F ambient
5) Switches off when no external AC source available
6) Programmable relay that can a. o. be set for general alarm,
DC undervoltage or genset start/stop function
AC rating: 230V/4A
DC rating: 4A up to 35VDC, 1A up to 60VDC
7) A. o. to communicate with a Lithium Ion battery BMS
Digital Multi Control
Computer controlled operation and monitoring
BMV Battery Monitor
A convenient and low cost solution for remote
monitoring, with a rotary knob to set Power
Control and Power Assist levels.
Several interfaces are available:
- MK2.2 VE.Bus to RS232 converter
Connects to the RS232 port of a computer (see ‘A guide to VEConfigure’)
- MK2-USB VE.Bus to USB converter
Connects to a USB port (see ‘A guide to VEConfigure’)
- VE.Net to VE.Bus converter
Interface to VE.Net (see VE.Net documentation)
- VE.Bus to NMEA 2000 converter
- Victron Global Remote
The Global Remote is a modem which sends alarms, warnings and system
status reports to cellular phones via text messages (SMS). It can also log
data from Victron Battery Monitors, 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.
33
QUATTRO INVERTER/CHARGER 3KVA AND 5KVA 120V
Lithium Ion battery compatible
Two AC inputs with integrated transfer switch
The Quattro can be connected to two independent AC sources, for example shore-side power and a generator, or two
generators. The Quattro will automatically connect to the active source.
Two AC Outputs
The main output has no-break functionality. The Quattro takes over the supply to the connected loads in the event of a
grid failure or when shore/generator power is disconnected. This happens so fast (less than 20 milliseconds) that
computers and other electronic equipment will continue to operate without disruption.
The second output is live only when AC is available on one of the inputs of the Quattro. Loads that should not discharge
the battery, like a water heater for example, can be connected to this output.
Virtually unlimited power thanks to parallel operation
Up to 10 Quattro units can operate in parallel. Ten units 48/5000/70, for example, will provide 45kW / 50kVA output
power and 700 Amps charging capacity.
Three phase capability
Three units can be configured for three-phase output. But that’s not all: up to 10 sets of three units can be parallel
connected to provide 135kW / 150kVA inverter power and more than 2000A charging capacity.
Split phase options
Two units can be stacked to provide 120-0-120V, and additional units can be paralleled up to a total of 6 units per
phase, to supply up to 30kW / 36kVA of split phase power.
Alternatively, a split phase AC source can be obtained by connecting our autotransformer (see data sheet on
www.victronenergy.com) to a ‘European’ inverter programmed to supply 240V / 60Hz.
Quattro
24/5000/120-100/100
PowerControl – Dealing with limited generator, shore-side or grid power
The Quattro is a very powerful battery charger. It will therefore draw a lot of current from the generator or shore side
supply (Up to 40A per 5kVA Quattro at 120VAC). A current limit can be set on each AC input. The Quattro will then take
account of other AC loads and use whatever is spare for charging, thus preventing the generator or shore supply from
being overloaded.
PowerAssist – Boosting shore or generator power
This feature takes the principle of PowerControl to a further dimension allowing the Quattro to supplement the
capacity of the alternative source. Where peak power is so often required only for a limited period, the Quattro will
make sure that insufficient shore or generator power is immediately compensated for by power from the battery. When
the load reduces, the spare power is used to recharge the battery.
Solar energy: AC power available even during a grid failure
The Quattro can be used in off grid as well as grid connected PV and other alternative energy systems.
System configuring has never been easier
After installation, the Quattro is ready to go.
If settings have to be changed, this can be done in a matter of minutes with a new DIP switch setting procedure. Even
parallel and 3-phase operation can be programmed with DIP switches: no computer needed!
Alternatively, VE.Net can be used instead of the DIP switches.
And sophisticated software (VE.Bus Quick Configure and VE.Bus System Configurator) is available to configure several
new, advanced, features.
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QUATTRO INVERTER/CHARGER 3KVA AND 5KVA 120V
Quattro
PowerControl / PowerAssist
Integrated Transfer switch
AC inputs (2x)
Maximum feed through current (A)
12/5000/200-100/100 120V
2x100
Input voltage range (V DC)
Output (1)
Cont. output power at 25 °C (VA) (3)
Cont. output power at 25 °C (W)
Cont. output power at 40 °C (W)
Peak power (W)
Maximum efficiency (%)
Zero-load power (W)
Zero load power in AES mode (W)
Zero load power in Search mode (W)
9,5 - 17
Charge voltage 'absorption' (V DC)
Charge voltage 'float' (V DC)
Storage mode (V DC)
Charge current house battery (A) (4)
Charge current starter battery (A)
Battery temperature sensor
14,4
13,8
13,2
200
4
Auxiliary output (A) (5)
Programmable relay (6)
Protection (2)
VE.Bus communication port
General purpose com. port (7)
Remote on-off
Common Characteristics
5000
4500
4000
10000
94
25
20
5
50
3x
Common Characteristics
Battery-connection
230 V AC-connection
Weight (kg)
Dimensions (hxwxd)
Safety
Emission, Immunity
1) Can be adjusted to 50 Hz
2) Protection key:
a) output short circuit
b) overload
c) battery voltage too high
d) battery voltage too low
e) temperature too high
f) 120 VAC on inverter output
g) input voltage ripple too high
M6 bolts
75 lb 34 kg
18,5 x 14,0 x 11,2 inch
470 x 350 x 280 mm
24/5000/120-100/100 120V
48/3000/35-50/50 120V
Yes
Yes
Input voltage range: 90-140 VAC Input frequency: 45 – 65 Hz Power factor: 1
2x100
2x50
INVERTER
19 – 33
37,2 – 64,4
Output voltage: 120 VAC ± 2%
Frequency: 60 Hz ± 0,1%
5000
3000
4500
2500
4000
2200
10000
6000
94
94
25
15
20
10
5
5
CHARGER
28,8
57,6
27,6
55,2
26,4
52,8
120
35
4
n. a.
Yes
GENERAL
50
32
3x
3x
a-g
For parallel and three phase operation, remote monitoring and system integration
Yes, 2x
Yes
Operating temp.: -20 to +50 ˚C (ϬͲϭϮϬΣ&ͿHumidity (non condensing): max. 95%
ENCLOSURE
Material & Colour: aluminium (blue RAL 5012) Protection category: IP 21
Four M8 bolts (2 plus and 2 minus connections)
Screw terminals 13 mm࢖ (6
M6 bolts
AWG)
66 lb 30 kg
42 lb 19 kg
17,5 x 13,0 x 9,6 inch
14.3x10.2x8.6 inch
444 x 328 x 240 mm
362x258x218 mm
STANDARDS
EN 60335-1, EN 60335-2-29
EN55014-1, EN 55014-2, EN 61000-3-3
48/5000/70-100/100 120V
2x100
37,2 – 64,4
5000
4500
4000
10000
95
25
20
6
57,6
55,2
52,8
70
n. a.
50
3x
M6 bolts
66 lb 30 kg
17,5 x 13,0 x 9,6 inch
444 x 328 x 240 mm
3) Non linear load, crest factor 3:1
4) At 25 ˚C ambient5) Switches off when no external AC source available
5) Switches off when no external AC source available
6) Programmable relay that can be set for general alarm, DC undervoltage or genset start/stop function
AC rating: 120V/4A
DC rating: 4A up to 35VDC, 1A up to 60VDC
7) A. o. to communicate with a Lithium Ion battery BMS
Digital Multi Control
Computer controlled operation and monitoring
BMV Battery Monitor
A convenient and low cost solution for
remote monitoring, with a rotary knob to
set Power Control and Power Assist levels.
Several interfaces are available:
- MK2.2 VE.Bus to RS232 converter
Connects to the RS232 port of a computer (see ‘A guide to VEConfigure’)
- MK2-USB VE.Bus to USB converter
Connects to a USB port (see ‘A guide to VEConfigure’)
- VE.Net to VE.Bus converter
Interface to VE.Net (see VE.Net documentation)
- VE.Bus to NMEA 2000 converter
- Victron Global Remote
The Global Remote is a modem which sends alarms, warnings and system
status reports to cellular phones via text messages (SMS). It can also log
data from Victron Battery Monitors, Multi’s, 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 GX IP20
180-265VAC
The highest efficiency ever!
With up to 95% efficiency, these chargers generate up to four times less heat when compared to the industry
standard.
And once the battery is fully charged, power consumption reduces to 0,5 Watt, some five to ten times better
than the industry standard.
Adaptive 4-stage charge algorithm: bulk – absorption – float – storage
The Blue Power charger features a microprocessor controlled ‘adaptive’ battery management. The ‘adaptive’
feature will automatically optimize the charging process relative to the way the battery is being used.
Blue Power Battery Charger
GX IP 20 12/15
Less maintenance and aging when the battery is not in use: the Storage Mode
The storage mode kicks in whenever the battery has not been subjected to discharge during 24 hours. In the
storage mode float voltage is reduced to 2,2 V/cell (13,2 V for a 12 V battery)
to minimize gassing and corrosion
180-265VAC
of the positive plates. Once a week the voltage is raised back to the absorption level to ‘equalize’ the battery.
This feature prevents stratification of the electrolyte and sulphation, a major cause of early battery failure.
Totally silent
No fan.
Protected against overheating
Output current will reduce as temperature increases up to 60°C, but the Blue Power charger will not fail.
Two LED’s for status indication
Yellow LED: bulk charge (blinking fast), absorption (blinking slow), float (solid), storage (off)
Green LED: power on
Learn more about batteries and battery charging
To learn more about batteries and charging batteries, please refer to our book ‘Energy Unlimited’ (available free
of charge from Victron Energy and downloadable from www.victronenergy.com).
Blue Power Charger GX IP 20
12/7 (1)
12/10 (1)
12/15 (1)
24/5 (1)
24/8 (1)
180-265 VAC or 250-350 VDC
Input voltage range
Efficiency
94%
95%
No load power consumption
0.5W
0.5W
Frequency
Number of outputs
45-65 Hz or DC
1
1
Charge voltage 'absorption' (V DC)
14,4
28,8
Charge voltage 'float' (V DC)
13.8
27.6
Charge voltage 'storage' (V DC)
13,2
26,4
7 / 10 / 15
5/8
Charge current (A)
Charge characteristic
Minimum battery capacity (Ah)
4-stage adaptive
24 / 30 / 45
16 / 24
Can be used as power supply
Protection
Operating temp. range
Yes
Battery reverse polarity (fuse)
Humidity (non condensing)
Cooling
Output short circuit
Over temperature
-20 to +60°C (full rated output up to 40°C)
Max 95 %
Natural convection (no fan)
ENCLOSURE
Material & Colour
Battery-connection
Aluminium (blue RAL 5012)
Black and red cable of 1,5 meter with battery clamps
230 V AC-connection
Cable of 1,5 meter with CEE 7/7 plug, BS 1363 plug (UK) or AS/NZS 3112 plug (AU/NZ)
Protection category
IP 20
Weight (kg)
1,3
Dimensions (h x w x d in mm)
66 x 90 x 235
STANDARDS
Safety
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EN 60335-1, EN 60335-2-29
Emission
EN 55014-1, EN 61000-6-3, EN 61000-3-2
Immunity
EN 55014-2, EN 61000-6-1, EN 61000-6-2, EN 61000-3-3
BLUE POWER BATTERY CHARGER GX IP20 12-25 AND 24-12
180-265VAC
Adaptive 4-stage charge characteristic: bulk – absorption – float – storage
The Blue Power charger features a microprocessor controlled ‘adaptive’ battery management. The ‘adaptive’
feature will automatically optimize the charging process relative to the way the battery is being used.
Less maintenance and aging when the battery is not in use: the Storage Mode
The storage mode kicks in whenever the battery has not been subjected to discharge during 24 hours. In the
storage mode float voltage is reduced to 2,2 V/cell (13,2 V for a 12 V battery) to minimize gassing and corrosion
of the positive plates. Once a week the voltage is raised back to the absorption level to ‘equalize’ the battery.
This feature prevents stratification of the electrolyte and sulfation, a major cause of early battery failure.
Blue Power Battery Charger
GX IP 20 12/25 (1)
Protected against overheating and silent fan cooling
Output current will reduce as temperature increases up to 60°C, but the Blue Power charger will not fail.
The load and temperature controlled fan is practically inaudible.
Two LED’s for status indication
Yellow LED: bulk charge (blinking fast), absorption (blinking slow), float (solid), storage (off)
Green LED: power on
Learn more about batteries and battery charging
To learn more about batteries and charging batteries, please refer to our book ‘Energy Unlimited’ (available free
of charge from Victron Energy and downloadable from www.victronenergy.com).
Blue Power Battery Charger
GX IP 20 24/15 (3)
Blue Power Charger GX IP 20
Input voltage range
12/25 (1)
12/25 (3)
24/12 (1)
24/15 (3)
180-265 VAC or 250-350 VDC
180-265 VAC or 250-350 VDC
Frequency
45-65 Hz or DC
Number of outputs
1 or 3
1 or 3
Charge voltage 'absorption' (V DC)
14,4
28,8
Charge voltage 'float' (V DC)
Charge voltage 'storage' (V DC)
Charge current (A)
14
28
13,2
26,4
25
12 or 15
Charge characteristic
Minimum battery capacity (Ah)
4-stage adaptive
75
45
Can be used as power supply
Protection
Operating temp. range
Yes
Battery reverse polarity (fuse)
Output short circuit
Over temperature
-20 to +60°C (full rated output up to 40°C)
Humidity (non condensing)
Max 95 %
Cooling
Fan assisted
ENCLOSURE
Material & Colour
Battery-connection
Aluminium (blue RAL 5012)
One output: black and red cable of 1,5 meter
Three outputs: screw terminals 6 mm΂
230 V AC-connection
Cable of 1,5 meter with CEE 7/7 or AS/NZS 3112 plug
Protection category
IP 20
Weight (kg)
1,3
Dimensions (h x w x d in mm)
66 x 90 x 235
STANDARDS
Safety
EN 60335-1, EN 60335-2-29
Emission
EN 55014-1, EN 61000-6-3, EN 61000-3-2
Immunity
EN 55014-2, EN 61000-6-1, EN 61000-6-2, EN 61000-3-3
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BLUE POWER BATTERY CHARGER IP22 180 - 165 VAC
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BLUE POWER BATTERY CHARGER IP65
Completely encapsulated: waterproof, shockproof and ignition protected
Water, oil or dirt will not damage the Blue Power charger. The casing is made of cast aluminium and the
electronics are moulded in resin.
Protected against overheating
Can be used in a hot environment such as a machine room. Output current will reduce as temperature increases
up to 60°C, but the Blue Power charger will not fail.
Blue Power Charger
24V 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
EN 60335-1, EN 60335-2-29
EN 55014-1, EN 61000-6-3, EN 61000-3-2
EN 55014-2, EN 61000-6-1, EN 61000-6-2, EN 61000-3-3
2) Other plug types on request
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BLUE POWER BATTERY CHARGER IP67 180 - 265VAC
Completely encapsulated: waterproof, shockproof and ignition protected
Water, oil or dirt will not damage the Blue Power IP67 charger. The casing is made of cast aluminium and the
electronics are moulded in resin.
Start interrupt
The models with suffix (1+Si) feature a second current limited output which is always powered as long as 180 –
265 VAC is present on the input. This output can for example be used to prevent starting of a vehicle before
unplugging the battery charger (start interrupt function).
The highest efficiency ever!
Setting a new industry standard: with 92% efficiency or better, these chargers waste three to four times less
heat.
And once the battery is fully charged, power consumption reduces to less than a Watt, some five to ten times
better than the industry standard.
Adaptive 4-stage charge algorithm: bulk – absorption – float – storage
The Blue Power charger features a microprocessor controlled ‘adaptive’ battery management. The ‘adaptive’
feature will automatically optimise the charging process relative to the way the battery is being used.
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 Charger
IP67 12/25
Protected against overheating
Can be used in a hot environment such as a machine room. Output current will reduce as temperature increases
up to 60°C, but the charger will not fail.
Two LED’s for status indication
Yellow LED: battery being charged
Yellow LED and Green LED: absorption charge
Green LED: float charge, the battery is charged
Blue Power charger Waterproof
12/17
12/25
Efficiency
94%
92%
95%
93%
No load power consumption
0.5W
0.5W
0.5W
0.5W
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
Charge voltage ‘storage’ (V DC)
13,2
13,2
26,4
26,4
17
25
8
12
Input voltage range and frequency
Charge current (A)
4-stage adaptive
Can be used as power supply
Operating temp. range
yes
Battery reverse polarity (fuse)
Output short circuit
Over temperature
-20 to +60°C (full rated output up to 40°C)
Humidity
Start interrupt option (Si)
24/12
180-265 VAC 45-65 Hz
Charge algorithm
Protection
24/8
Up to 100 %
Short circuit proof, current limit 0,5 A
Output voltage: max one volt lower than main output
ENCLOSURE
Material & Colour
Battery-connection
aluminium (blue RAL 5012)
Black and red cable of 1,5 meter
230 V AC-connection
Cable of 1,5 meter with CEE 7/7 plug
Protection category
IP67
Weight (kg)
2,4
Dimensions (h x w x d in mm)
99 x 219 x 65
STANDARDS
Safety
Emission Immunity
Automotive Directive
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EN 60335-1, EN 60335-2-29
EN 55014-1, EN 61000-6-3, EN 61000-3-2
EN 55014-2, EN 61000-6-1, EN 61000-6-2, EN 61000-3-3
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Blue Power Charger IP65
12 V 7/10/15 A
Input voltage range
Efficiency
Standby power consumption
Charge voltage 'absorption'
Charge voltage 'float'
Charge voltage 'storage'
Charge current
Minimum battery capacity
Temperature compensation
(lead-acid batteries only)
Can be used as power supply
Back current drain
Protection
Operating temp. range
Humidity (non condensing)
Battery-connection
230 V AC-connection
Protection category
Weight
Dimensions (h x w x d)
Safety
Emission
Immunity
24 V 5/8 A
180-265 VAC
94%
95%
0,5 W
Normal: 14,4 V
High: 14,6 V
Li-ion: 14,2 V
Normal: 13,8 V
High: 13,8 V
Li-ion: 13,5 V
Normal: 13,2 V
High: 13,2 V
Li-ion: 13,5 V
7 / 10 / 15 A
24 / 30 / 45 Ah
Normal: 28,8 V
High: 29,2 V
Li-ion: 28,4 V
Normal: 27,6 V
High: 27,6 V
Li-ion: 27,0 V
Normal: 26,4 V
High: 26,4 V
Li-ion: 27,0 V
5/8A
16 / 24 Ah
16 mV/°C
32 mV/°C
Yes
0,7 Ah/month (1 mA)
Reverse polarity Output short circuit
Over temperature
-20 to +50°C (full rated output up to 30°C)
Max 95 %
ENCLOSURE
Black and red cable of 1,5 meter
Cable of 1,5 meter with
CEE 7/7, BS 1363 plug (UK) or AS/NZS 3112 plug
IP65 (splash and dust proof)
0,9 kg
0,9 kg
12/7: 47x95x190mm
24/5: 47x95x190mm
0ther: 60x105x190mm
24/8: 60x105x190mm
STANDARDS
EN 60335-1, EN 60335-2-29
EN 55014-1, EN 61000-6-3, EN 61000-3-2
EN 55014-2, EN 61000-6-1, EN 61000-6-2, EN 61000-3-3
www.victronenergy.com
Customer support: service@victronenergy.com
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IP65
The professional’s choice
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Water resistant
Automatic compensation for high or low temperature
Fully discharged“dead”battery recovery function
Several other battery life enhancing features
Power supply function
Li-ion battery mode
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Battery size
Ah
Model
12 / 7 12 / 10 12 / 15
24 / 5 24 / 8
Quick selection guide
20 - 50
50 - 70
70 - 90
Recommended
Ok
90-150
CHARGE
TEST
Not recommended
BULK
ABSORPTION
FLOAT
Voltage
Current
OPT. RECONDITION
Reconditioning
A lead-acid battery that that has been insufficiently
charged or has been left discharged during days or
weeks will deteriorate due to sulfation. If caught in time,
sulfation can sometimes be partially reversed by charging the battery with low current up to a higher voltage.
Recovery function for fully
discharged batteries
Most reverse polarity protected chargers will not
recognize, and therefore not recharge a battery which
has been discharged to zero or nearly zero Volts. The
Blue Power Charger however will attempt to recharge
a fully discharged battery with low current and resume
normal charging once sufficient voltage has developed
across the battery terminals.
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STORAGE
Ultra high efficiency “green” battery charger
With up to 95% efficiency, these chargers generate up to four times
less heat when compared to the industry standard. And once the
battery is fully charged, power consumption reduces to 0,5 Watt,
some five to ten times better than the industry standard.
Durable, safe and silent
- Low thermal stress on the electronic components.
- Protection against ingress of dust, water and chemicals.
- Protection against overheating: the output current will reduce as
temperature increases up to 60°C, but the charger will not fail.
- The chargers are totally silent: no cooling fan or any other
moving parts.
STORAGE
REFRESH
STORAGE
1 week
Storage mode: less corrosion of the positive plates
Even the lower float charge voltage that follows the absorption
period will cause grid corrosion. It is therefore essential to reduce
the charge voltage even further when the battery remains connect-ed to the charger during more than 48 hours.
Temperature compensated charging
The optimal charge voltage of a lead-acid battery varies inversely
with temperature. The Blue Power IP65 Charger measures ambient
temperature during the test phase and compensates for temperature during the charge process. The temperature is measured again
when the charger is in low current mode during float or storage.
Special settings for a cold or hot environment are therefore not
needed.
Li-ion battery mode
The Blue Power Charger uses a specific charging algorithm for
Li-ion (LiFePO4) batteries, with automatic Li-ion under voltage
protection reset
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CENTAUR CHARGER 12/24V
Quality without compromise
Aluminium epoxy powder coated cases with drip shield and stainless steel fixings withstand the rigors of an
adverse environment: heat, humidity and salt air.
Circuit boards are protected with an acrylic coating for maximum corrosion resistance.
Temperature sensors ensure that power components will always operate within specified limits, if needed by
automatic reduction of output current under extreme environmental conditions.
Universal 90-265V AC input voltage range and also suitable for DC supply (AC-DC and DC-DC operation)
All models will operate without any adjustment needed over a 90 to 265 Volt input voltage range, whether
50 Hz or 60 Hz.
The chargers also accept a 90-400V DC supply.
Three outputs that each can supply the full output current
Three isolated outputs to simultaneously charge 3 battery banks
Each output is capable to supply the full rated current.
Centaur
Battery Charger 24 30
Three stage charging, with temperature compensation
The Centaur charges at bulk rate until the output has reduced to 70 % of the rated Amps, at which a 4 hour
timer begins. After the timed period the charger switches to float rate.
An internal temperature sensor is used to compensate the charge voltage with – 2 mV/ºC (– 1 mV/ºF) per cell.
A dip switch is available to select the optimum charge/float voltages for Flooded Lead-acid, Gel or AGM
batteries.
Learn more about batteries and battery charging
To learn more about batteries and charging batteries (including the pro’s and con’s of multi bank charging and
intelligent charging), please refer to our book ‘Electricity on Board’ (available free of charge from Victron Energy
and downloadable from www.victronenergy.com).
Application example
Charge curve
U (V)
30
28,5 V
27,2 V
28
26
I (A)
50
40
30
20
10
0
46
bulk
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)
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)
Output banks
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
1.
BMV-600S Battery Monitor
Battery Alarm
The BMV- 600S Battery Monitor features an
advanced microprocessor control system
combined with high resolution measuring
systems for battery voltage and
charge/discharge current. Besides this, the
software includes complex calculation
algorithms, like Peukert’s formula, to exactly
determine the state of charge of the battery.
The BMV – 600S selectively displays battery
voltage, current, consumed Ah or time to go.
An excessively high or low
battery voltage is indicated by an
audible and visual alarm.
2.
Fasten the separate mounting
plate (A) to the wall where you
want to place the battery charger,
and simply hook up the Centaur.
Secure the bottom of the backside
(B) to the wall.
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PHOENIX BATTERY CHARGER 12/24V
Adaptive 4-stage charge characteristic: bulk – absorption – float – storage
The Phoenix charger features a microprocessor controlled ‘adaptive’ battery management system that can be
preset to suit different types of batteries. The ‘adaptive’ feature will automatically optimise the process relative
to the way the battery is being used.
The right amount of charge: variable absorption time
When only shallow discharges occur (a yacht connected to shore power for example) the absorption time is kept
short in order to prevent overcharging of the battery. After a deep discharge the absorption time is
automatically increased to make sure that the battery is completely recharged.
Phoenix charger
12V 30A
Preventing damage due to excessive gassing: the BatterySafe mode (see fig. 2 below)
If, in order to quickly charge a battery, a high charge current in combination with a high absorption voltage has
been chosen, the Phoenix charger will prevent damage due to excessive gassing by automatically limiting the
rate of voltage increase once the gassing voltage has been reached (see the charge curve between 14,4 V and
15,0 V in fig. 2 below).
Less maintenance and aging when the battery is not in use: the Storage mode (see fig. 1 & 2 below)
The storage mode kicks in whenever the battery has not been subjected to discharge during 24 hours. In the
storage mode float voltage is reduced to 2,2 V/cell (13,2 V for 12 V battery) to minimise gassing and corrosion of
the positive plates. Once a week the voltage is raised back to the absorption level to ‘equalize’ the battery. This
feature prevents stratification of the electrolyte and sulphation, a major cause of early battery failure.
To increase battery life: temperature compensation
Every Phoenix charger comes with a battery temperature sensor. When connected, charge voltage will
automatically decrease with increasing battery temperature. This feature is especially recommended for sealed
batteries and/or when important fluctuations of battery temperature are expected.
Battery voltage sense
In order to compensate for voltage loss due to cable resistance, Phoenix chargers are provided with a voltage
sense facility so that the battery always receives the correct charge voltage.
Universal 90-265V AC input voltage range and also suitable for DC supply (AC-DC and DC-DC operation)
The chargers will accept a 90-400V DC supply.
Phoenix charger
24V 25A
Computer interface
Every Phoenix Charger is ready to communicate with a computer through its RS-485 data port. Together with
our VEConfigure software, which can be downloaded free of charge from our website www.victronenergy.com
and the data link MK1b (see accessories), all parameters of the chargers can be customised.
Learn more about batteries and battery charging
To learn more about batteries and charging batteries, please refer to our book ‘Energy Unlimited’ (available free
of charge from Victron Energy and downloadable from www.victronenergy.com). For more information about
adaptive charging please look under Technical Information on our website.
Charge curves: up to the gassing voltage (fig.1), and exceeding the gassing voltage (fig.2)
U (V)
15
U (V)
14,4 V
14,4 V
15
storage
(1 week)
I (A)
bulk
50
40
20
20
48
storage
(1 week)
12
30
30
0
float
(24 h)
13
Fig. 1
10
0
Fig. 2
14,0 V
13,2 V
float
(24 h)
storage
(1 week)
absorption (1 h)
40
13,2 V
absorption (0,25 - 4 h)
bulk
50
14,0 V
absorption (1 h)
12
absorption (0,25 - 4 h)
13
10
15,0V
14,4 V
14
14
I (A)
15,0V
14,4 V
storage
(1 week)
PHOENIX BATTERY CHARGER 12/24V
Phoenix Charger
12/30
12/50
Input voltage range (V AC)
90-265
Input voltage range (V DC)
90-400
Frequency (Hz)
45-65
Power factor
24/16
24/25
1
Charge voltage 'absorption' (V DC)
14,4
14,4
28,8
28,8
Charge voltage 'float' (V DC)
13,8
13,8
27,6
27,6
Storage mode (V DC)
13,2
13,2
26,4
26,4
Charge current house batt. (A) (2)
30
50
16
25
Charge current starter batt. (A)
4
4
4
4
Charge characteristic
4 stage adaptive
Battery capacity (Ah)
100-400
200-800
100-200
100-400
Temperature sensor
√
√
√
√
Can be used as power supply
√
√
√
√
Forced cooling
√
√
√
√
Protection (1)
a,b,c,d
Operating temp. range
-20 to 60°C (0 - 140°F)
Humidity (non condensing)
max 95%
ENCLOSURE
Material & Colour
aluminium (blue RAL 5012)
Battery-connection
M6 studs
AC-connection
screw-clamp 4 mm² (AWG 11)
Protection category
IP 21
Weight kg (lbs)
3,8 (8)
Dimensions (hxwxd in mm and inches)
350x200x108 mm (13.8x7.9x4.3 inch)
STANDARDS
Safety
EN 60335-1, EN 60335-2-29
Emission Immunity
EN 55014-1, EN 61000-3-2,
Automotive Directive
EN 55014-2, EN 61000-3-3
Vibration
1) Protection key:
a) Output short circuit
b) Battery reverse polarity detection
Battery Alarm
An excessively high or low battery
voltage is indicated by an audible
and visual alarm, and potential free
contacts.
IEC68-2-6:10-150Hz/1.0G
2) Up to 40 °C (100 °F) ambient
c) Battery voltage too high
d) Temperature too high
Phoenix Charger Control
The PCC panel provides remote
control and monitoring of the
charge process with LED indication
of the charger status. In addition,
the remote panel also offers output
current adjustment that can be used
to limit the output current and thus
the power drawn from the AC
supply. This is particularly useful
when operating the charger from
limited shore power or small
gensets. The panel can also be used
to change the battery charging
parameters.
The brightness of the LED’s is
automatically reduced during night
time. Connection to the charger is
with a standard UTP – cable.
BMV 600S Battery Monitor
The BMV 600S Battery Monitor
features an advanced
microprocessor control system
combined with high resolution
measuring systems for battery
voltage and charge/discharge
current. Besides this, the software
includes complex calculation
algorithms, like Peukert’s formula, to
exactly determine the state of
charge of the battery. The BMV 600S
selectively displays battery voltage,
current, consumed Ah or time to go.
49
SKYLLA-I BATTERY CHARGER 24V
Li-Ion ready
Skylla-i (1+1): two outputs to charge 2 battery banks
The Skylla-i (1+1) features 2 isolated outputs. The second output, limited to approximately 4 A and with a
slightly lower output voltage, is intended to top up a starter battery.
Skylla-i (3): three full current outputs to charge 3 battery banks
The Skylla-i (3) features 3 isolated outputs. All outputs can supply the full rated output current.
Rugged
Aluminium epoxy powder coated cases with drip shield and stainless steel fixings withstand the rigors of
an adverse environment: heat, humidity and salt air.
Circuit boards are protected with an acrylic coating for maximum corrosion resistance.
Temperature sensors ensure that power components will always operate within specified limits, if needed
by automatic reduction of output current under extreme environmental conditions.
Flexible
Next to a CAN bus (NMEA2000) interface, a rotary switch, DIP switches and potentiometers are available to
adapt the charge algorithm to a particular battery and its conditions of use.
Please refer to the manual for a complete overview of the possibilities
Skylla-i 24/100 (3)
Important features:
Synchronised parallel operation
Several chargers can be synchronised with the CAN bus interface. This is achieved by simply
interconnecting the chargers with RJ45 UTP cables. Please see the manual for details.
The right amount of charge for a lead-acid battery: variable absorption time
When only shallow discharges occur the absorption time is kept short in order to prevent overcharging of
the battery. After a deep discharge the absorption time is automatically increased to make sure that the
battery is completely recharged.
Preventing damage due to excessive gassing: the BatterySafe mode
If, in order to quickly charge a battery, a high charge current in combination with a high absorption voltage
has been chosen, the Skylla-i will prevent damage due to excessive gassing by automatically limiting the
rate of voltage increase once the gassing voltage has been reached
Less maintenance and aging when the battery is not in use: the Storage mode
The storage mode kicks in whenever the battery has not been subjected to discharge during 24 hours. In
the storage mode float voltage is reduced to 2,2 V/cell (26,4 V for 24 V battery) to minimise gassing and
corrosion of the positive plates. Once a week the voltage is raised back to the absorption level to ‘refresh’
the battery. This feature prevents stratification of the electrolyte and sulphation, a major cause of early
battery failure.
Skylla-i 24/100 (1+1)
To increase battery life: temperature compensation
Every Skylla-i comes with a battery temperature sensor. When connected, charge voltage will automatically
decrease with increasing battery temperature. This feature is especially recommended for sealed lead-acid
batteries and/or when important fluctuations of battery temperature are expected.
Battery voltage sense
In order to compensate for voltage loss due to cable resistance, the Skylla-i is provided with a voltage
sense facility so that the battery always receives the correct charge voltage.
Suitable for AC and DC supply (AC-DC and DC-DC operation)
The chargers also accept a DC supply.
Use as a power supply
As a result of the perfectly stabilized output voltage, the Skylla-i can be used as a power supply if batteries
or large buffer capacitors are not available.
Li-Ion (LiFePO4) ready
Simple charger on-off control can be implemented by connecting a relay or open collector optocoupler
output from a Li-Ion BMS to the remote control port of the charger. Alternatively complete control of
voltage and current can be achieved by connecting to the galvanically isolated CAN bus port.
Learn more about batteries and battery charging
To learn more about batteries and charging batteries, please refer to our book ‘Energy Unlimited’ (available
free of charge from Victron Energy and downloadable from www.victronenergy.com).
50
SKYLLA-I BATTERY CHARGER 24V
Skylla-i
24/80 (1+1)
24/80 (3)
24/100 (1+1)
Input voltage (VAC)
24/100 (3)
230 V
Input voltage range (VAC)
185-265 V
Input voltage range (VDC)
180-350 V
Maximum AC input current @ 180 VAC
16 A
20 A
Frequency (Hz)
45-65 Hz
Power factor
0,98
Charge voltage 'absorption' (VDC) (1)
28,8 V
Charge voltage 'float' (VDC)
27,6 V
Charge voltage ‘storage’ (VDC)
26,4 V
Charge current (A) (2)
80 A
Charge current starter batt. (A)
4A
3 x 80 A
n. a.
Charge algorithm
3 x 100 A
100 A
(max total output: 80A)
(max total output: 100A)
4
n. a.
7 stage adaptive
Battery capacity (Ah)
400-800 Ah
Charge algorithm, Li-Ion
500-1000 Ah
3 stage, with on-off control or CAN bus control
Temperature sensor
Yes
Can be used as power supply
Yes
Remote on-off port
Yes (can be connected to a Li-Ion BMS)
CAN bus communication port (VE.Can)
Two RJ45 connectors, NMEA2000 protocol, galvanically isolated
Synchronised parallel operation
Yes, with VE.Can
Alarm relay
DPST
AC rating: 240VAC/4A
Forced cooling
DC rating: 4A up to 35VDC, 1A up to 60VDC
Yes
Protection
Battery reverse polarity (fuse)
Operating temp. range
Output short circuit
Over temperature
-20 to 60°C (Full output current up to 40°C)
Humidity (non condensing)
max 95%
ENCLOSURE
Material & Colour
aluminium (blue RAL 5012)
Battery-connection
M8 bolts
230 VAC-connection
screw-clamp 10mm² (AWG 7)
Protection category
IP 21
Weight kg (lbs)
Dimensions hxwxd in mm
(hxwxd in inches)
7 kg (16 lbs)
405 x 250 x 150 mm
(16.0 x 9.9 x 5.9 inch)
STANDARDS
Safety
EN 60335-1, EN 60335-2-29
Emission
EN 55014-1, EN 61000-6-3, EN 61000-3-2
Immunity
1) Output voltage range 20-36V.
Can be set with rotary switch or
potentiometers.
EN 55014-2, EN 61000-6-1, EN 61000-6-2, EN 61000-3-3
2) Up to 40°C (100°F) ambient.
Output will reduce to 80% at 50°C, and to 60% at 60°C.
BMV 600S Battery Monitor
Skylla-i Control
The BMV 600S Battery Monitor features an
advanced microprocessor control system
combined with high resolution measuring
systems for battery voltage and
charge/discharge current.
The software includes complex calculation
algorithms, like Peukert’s formula, to exactly
determine the state of charge of the battery.
The BMV 600S selectively displays battery
voltage, battery current, consumed Ah or
time to go.
The Skylla-i Control panel provides remote
control and monitoring of the charge process
with LED status indication. In addition, the
remote panel also offers input current
adjustment that can be used to limit the input
current and thus the power drawn from the AC
supply. This is particularly useful when
operating the charger from limited shore
power or small gensets. The panel can also be
used to change several battery charging
parameters.
Several control panels can be connected to
one charger or to a set of synchronised and
parallel connected chargers.
51
SKYLLA-TG CHARGER 24/48V 230V
Perfect chargers for any type of battery
Charge voltage can be precisely adjusted to suit any sealed or unsealed battery system.
In particular, sealed maintenance free batteries must be charged correctly in order to ensure a long service life.
Overvoltage will result in excessive gassing and venting of a sealed battery. The battery will dry out and fail.
Suitable for AC and DC supply (AC-DC and DC-DC operation)
Except for the 3 phase input models, the chargers also accept a DC supply.
Controlled charging
Every TG charger has a microprocessor, which accurately controls the charging in three steps. The charging
process takes place in accordance with the IUoUo characteristic and charges more rapidly than other processes.
Skylla TG 24 50
Use of TG chargers as a power supply
As a result of the perfectly stabilized output voltage, a TG charger can be used as a power supply if batteries or
large buffer capacitors are not available.
Two outputs to charge 2 battery banks (24V models only)
The TG chargers feature 2 isolated outputs. The second output, limited to approximately 4 A and with a slightly
lower output voltage, is intended to top up a starter battery.
To increase battery life: temperature compensation
Every Skylla TG charger comes with a battery temperature sensor. When connected, charge voltage will
automatically decrease with increasing battery temperature. This feature is especially recommended for sealed
batteries which otherwise might be overcharged and dry out due to venting.
Battery voltage sense
In order to compensate for voltage loss due to cable resistance, TG chargers are provided with a voltage sense
facility so that the battery always receives the correct charge voltage.
Learn more about batteries and battery charging
To learn more about batteries and charging batteries, please refer to our book ‘Energy Unlimited’ (available free
of charge from Victron Energy and downloadable from www.victronenergy.com).
Skylla TG 24 50 3 phase
Charge curve
Application example
Skylla TG 24 100
U (V)
30
28,5 V
26,5 V
28
26
40
30
20
10
0
52
bulk
float
(20 h)
absorption (30 m)
50
absorption (4 h)
24
I (A)
float
(20 h)
SKYLLA-TG CHARGER 24/48V 230V
24/30 TG
24/50 TG
Skylla
Input voltage (V AC)
24/50 TG
3 phase
24/80 TG
24/100 TG
3 phase
24/100 TG
48/25 TG
48/50 TG
230
3 x 400
230
230
3 x 400
230
230
Input voltage range (V AC)
185-264
320-450
185-264
185-264
320-450
185-264
185-264
Input voltage range (V DC)
180-400
n. a.
180-400
180-400
n. a.
180-400
180-400
Frequency (Hz)
45-65
Power factor
1
Charge voltage 'absorption' (V DC)
28,5
28,5
28,5
28,5
28,5
57
57
Charge voltage 'float' (V DC)
26,5
26,5
26,5
26,5
26,5
53
53
30 / 50
50
80
100
100
25
50
4
4
4
4
4
n. a.
n. a.
150-500
250-500
400-800
500-1000
125-250
250-500
5,5 (12.1)
365x250x147
(14.4x9.9x5.8)
10 (12.1)
365x250x257
(14.4x9.9x10.1)
Charge current house batt. (A) (2)
Charge current starter batt. (A)
Charge characteristic
IUoUo (three step)
Battery capacity (Ah)
500-1000
¥
Temperature sensor
¥
Can be used as power supply
Remote alarm
Potential free contacts 60V / 1A (1x NO and 1x NC)
Forced cooling
¥
Protection (1)
a,b,c,d
Operating temp. range
-20 to 60°C (0 - 140°F)
Humidity (non condensing)
max 95%
ENCLOSURE
Material & Colour
aluminium (blue RAL 5012)
Battery-connection
M8 studs
230 V AC-connection
screw-clamp 2,5 mm² (AWG 6)
Protection category
Weight kg (lbs)
Dimensions hxwxd in mm
(hxwxd in inches)
IP 21
5,5 (12.1)
365x250x147
(14.4x9.9x5.8)
13 (28)
365x250x257
(14.4x9.9x10.1)
10 (22)
365x250x257
(14.4x9.9x10.1)
STANDARDS
10 (22)
365x250x257
(14.4x9.9x10.1)
23 (48)
515x260x265
(20x10.2x10.4)
Safety
EN 60335-1, EN 60335-2-29
Emission
EN 55014-1, EN 61000-3-2
Immunity
EN 55014-2, EN 61000-3-3
1) Protection
a. Output short circuit
b. Battery reverse polarity detection
2) Up to 40°C (100°F) ambient
c. Battery voltage too high
d. Temperature too high
BMV 600S Battery Monitor
Skylla Control
Charger Switch
Battery Alarm
The BMV 600S Battery Monitor features an advanced
microprocessor control system combined with high
resolution measuring systems for battery voltage and
charge/discharge current. Besides this, the software
includes complex calculation algorithms, like
Peukert’s formula, to exactly determine the state of
charge of the battery. The BMV 600S selectively
displays battery voltage, current, consumed Ah or
time to go.
The Skylla Control allows you to alter the charge
current and see the system status. Altering the charge
current is useful if the shore power fuse is limited: the
AC current drawn by the battery charger can be
controlled by limiting the maximum output current,
thereby preventing the shore power fuse from
blowing.
A remote on-off switch
An excessively high or low battery voltage is
indicated by an audible and visual alarm.
53
ORION DC/DC CONVERTERS
Remote on-off connector on the high power models (see table below)
The remote on-off eliminates the need for a high current switch in the input wiring. The remote on-off can be operated with
a low power switch or by the engine run/stop switch (see manual).
All models with adjustable output can also be used as a battery charger
For example to charge a 12 Volt starter or accessory battery in an otherwise 24 V system.
Orion 24/12-5
All models with adjustable output can be paralleled to increase output current
Up to five units can be connected in parallel.
The Orion 12/27,6-12: a 24 V battery charger (see page 2)
To charge a 24 V battery from a 12 V system.
The output voltage of this model can be adjusted with a potentiometer
A super wide input range buck-boost regulator: the Orion 7-35/12-3 (see page 2)
The Orion 7-35/12-3 is an isolated converter with a very wide input range, suitable for both 12 V and 24 V systems, and a
fixed 12,6 V output.
Easy to install
Delivery includes four Insulated Fastons Female Crimp 6.3 mm (eight Fastons in case of the Orion 24/12-40).
Orion 24/12-17
Orion 24/12-25
Non isolated
converters
Input voltage range (V)
Orion 24/12-40
Orion 24/12-70
Orion
24/12-5
Orion
24/12-12
Orion
24/12-17
Orion
24/12-25
Orion
24/12-40
Orion
24/12-70
Orion
12/24-8
Orion
12/24-10
Orion
12/24-20
18-35
18-35
18-35
18-35
18-35
18-35
9-18
9-18
9-18
Undervoltage shutdown (V)
-
14
14
14
14
14
8
8
8
Undervoltage restart (V)
-
18
18
18
18
18
10
10
10
no
no
no
yes
no
yes
no
yes
yes
12
Adjustable
10–15V
12
Adjustable
10–15V
24
Adjustable
20-30V
Adjustable
20-30V
F set 26,4V
F set 26,4V
Output voltage
adjustable with potentiometer
Output voltage (V)
12
12
F set 13,2V
Efficiency (%)
92
95
94
96
95
92
95
95
93
Suitable to buffer-charge a battery
no
no
no
yes
no
yes
no
yes
yes
Can be connected in parallel
no
no
no
yes
no
yes
no
yes
yes
Continuous output current (A)
5
12
17
25
40
70
8
10
20
Max. Output current (A)
5
20
25
35
55
85
20
20
30
Fan assisted cooling (temp. controlled)
no
no
no
no
yes
yes
no
no
yes
Galvanic isolation
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
Off load current
< 5mA
< 7mA
< 7mA
< 15mA
< 20mA
< 20mA
< 10mA
< 15mA
< 30mA
Remote on-off
no
no
no
yes
yes
yes
no
no
yes
Operating temperature range
(derate 3% per ƒC above 40ƒC)
-20 to +55ƒC
-20 to +55ƒC
-20 to +55ƒC
-20 to +55ƒC
-20 to +55ƒC
-20 to +55ƒC
-20 to +55ƒC
-20 to +55ƒC
-20 to +55ƒC
DC connection
Faston tabs
6.3 mm
Faston tabs
6.3 mm
Faston tabs
6.3 mm
Faston tabs
6.3 mm
Double
Faston tabs
6.3 mm
M6 bolts
Faston tabs
6.3 mm
Faston tabs
6.3 mm
M6 bolts
0,2
(0.40)
0,3
(0.65)
0,3
(0.65)
0,7
(1.55)
0,85
(1.9)
0,9
(2.0)
0,4
(0.8)
0,4
(0.9)
0,9
(2.0)
45x90x65
(1.8x3.5x2.6)
45x90x100
(1.8x3.5x3.9)
45x90x110
(1.8x3.5x3.9)
65x88x160
(2.6x3.5x6.3)
65x88x185
(2.6x3.5x7.3)
65x88x195
(2.6x3.5x7.7)
45x90x115
(1.8x3.5x4.5)
45x90x125
(1.8x3.5x4,5)
65x88x195
(2.6x3.5x7.7)
Weight kg
(lbs)
Dimensions hxwxd in mm
(hxwxd in inches)
Standards: Safety
Emission
Immunity
Automotive Directive
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F set 13,2V
EN 60950
EN 61000-6-3, EN 55014-1
EN 61000-6-2, EN61000-6-1, EN 55014-2
EN 50498
ORION DC/DC CONVERTERS
Isolated converters
Orion xx/yy-100W
Orion xx/yy-200W
Orion xx/yy-360W
Power rating (W)
100
(12,5V/8A or 24V/4A)
200
(12,5V/16A or 24V/8A)
360
(12,5V/30A or 24V/15A)
Galvanic isolation
yes
yes
yes
25
30
30
no
yes
yes
Temperature increase after 30 minutes at
full load (°C)
Fan assisted cooling
(temp. controlled)
Weight kg (lbs)
Dimensions hxwxd in mm
(hxwxd in inches)
0,5 (1.1)
0,6 (1.3)
1,4 (3.1)
49 x 88 x 152
(1.9 x 3.5 x 6.0)
49 x 88 x 182
(1.9 x 3.5 x 7.2)
64 x 163 x 160
(2.5 x 6.4 x 6.3)
Input voltage (xx): 12 V (9 – 18 V) or 24 V (20 – 35 V) or 48 V (30 – 60 V) or 96 V (60 – 120 V) or 110V (60 – 140V)
Output voltage (yy): 12,5 V, 24 V or 48V
Isolated 24V battery charger: Orion 12/27,6-12
Input 9 – 18 V, output 27,6 V, current limit 12 A, fan assisted cooling
Output voltage adjustable with potentiometer
Weight 1,4 kg (3.1 lbs), dimensions 64 x 163 x 160 mm (2.5 x 6.4 x 6.3 inch)
Isolated buck-boost regulator: Orion 7-35/12-3
Input 7 – 35 V, output 12,6 V current limit 3 A, derate current linearly from 3 A at 18 V to 1,5 A at 7 V
Weight 1,4 kg (3.1 lbs), dimensions 64 x 163 x 160 mm (2.5 x 6.4 x 6.3 inch)
Common Characteristics
Output voltage stability
2 % (Orion 12/24-7 and Orion 12/24-10: + 0% / - 5%)
Output voltage tolerance
3%
Output noise
< 50 mV rms
Off load current
< 25 mA (isolated converters)
Efficiency
Non isolated: appr. 92% Isolated: appr. 85%
Isolation
> 400 Vrms between input, output and case
(isolated products only)
Operating temperature
- 20 to + 40°C (0 to 100°F). Derate linearly to 0 A at 70°C (160°F)
Humidity
Max 95% non condensing
Casework
Anodised aluminum
Connections
6.3 mm (2.5 inch) push-on flat blade connectors
Protection: Overcurrent
Overheating
Reverse polarity connection
Overvoltage
Standards: Safety
Emission
Immunity
Automotive Directive
Short circuit proof
Reduction of output voltage
Fuse and reverse connected diode across input
Varistor (also protects against load dump)
EN 60950
EN 61000-6-3, EN 55014-1
EN 61000-6-2, EN61000-6-1, EN 55014-2
EN 50498
Orion isolated 100W
Orion isolated 360W
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COLOR CONTROL GX
Color Control GX
The Color Control provides intuitive control and monitoring for all products connected to it. The list
of Victron products that can be connected is endless: Inverters, Multi’s, Quattro’s, MPPT 150/70, BMV600, BMV-700, Skylla-i, Lynx Ion and even more.
VRM Online Portal
Besides monitoring and controlling products on the Color Control GX, the information is also
forwarded to our free remote monitoring website: the VRM Online Portal. To get an impression of the
VRM Online Portal, visit https://vrm.victronenergy.com/, and try our demo. See also the kWh
dashboard screenshot further down in this datasheet.
Future functionality
The Color Control has endless possibilities. To implement all our ideas and wishes will take years.
There are therefore many features that are not yet available. Functions marked with ‘Future function’
will become available later on, as a firmware update. Firmware updates are free of charge, as with all
Victron products. Updating the product is easy: the Color Control GX will update itself automatically,
as long as it is connected to the internet. Manual updates can be done with a USB stick and microSD
cards.
Supported products
Multi’s, including split-phase and three phase systems. Monitoring and control (on/off and
current limiter). Changing Multi settings is not yet available.
Quattro’s, including split-phase and three phase systems. Same limitations as Multi’s, and some
Quattro specific features, such as seeing which input is currently active, are not yet available.
BlueSolar MPPT 150/70. Current solar output is visible on the overview screen, and all
parameters are logged to the VRM online portal. Note that the VRM App has a nice overview
showing data of the BlueSolar MPPT 150/70 as well. When multiple BlueSolar MPPT 150/70’s
are used in parallel, the Color Control will show all information as one. See also our blog-post
about synchronizing multiple MPPT 150/70 solar chargers.
BMV-600 family can be connected to the VE.Direct ports on the Color Control GX. Use the
VE.Direct to BMV60xS cable for that. See our pricelist.
BMV-700 family can be connected directly to the VE.Direct ports on the Color Control GX. Use
the VE.Direct Cable for this. See See our pricelist.
BlueSolar MPPT Solar Chargers with a VE.Direct port (70/15, 75/15, 100/15, 75/50) can also be
connected to the VE.Direct ports on the Color Control GX. Connecting multiple at the same
time is possible. They will all appear as a separate Solar Charger in the device list.
A USB GPS can be connected to the USB port. Location and speed will be visible on the display,
and the data is sent to the VRM Portal for tracking purposes. The map on VRM will show the
latest position. Implementation of more advanced racking features on the VRM Portal is
expected in 2014-Q1.
Lynx Ion BMS
Lynx Shunt VE.Can
Note that there are more options for products which use the VE.Direct ports, such as BMV’s and
small MPPT’s. They can also be connected through USB, useful when more than two products need
to be connected. Use an off-the-shelf USB-hub, and the VE.Direct to USB interface, ASS030530000.
Other highlights
When connected to the internet, the Color Control GX will update itself automatically as if
there is a new software version available. It checks for an update every night at 02:00 UTC.
Multiple languages: English, Chinese, German, Italian, Spanish, French, Swedish and Dutch.
Notes for existing VGR2 and VER users
Opposite to the Victron Global Remote 2 (VGR2) and Victron Ethernet Remote (VER), the Color
Control GX stores all data locally during network interruptions. As soon as the connection to
the VRM Online Portal is restored, it will automatically send all backlogged data to the portal.
Data can then be analyzed on https://vrm.victronenergy.com. This local storage feature can be
useful for diagnostics and problem solving as well: leave it for a couple of days in an
installation where there are problems, then take it back to the office and connect it to the
internet.
Remote VEConfigure is not yet supported by the Color Control GX. This functionality is
expected in 2014 Q1, and it will include support for changing Assistants and their settings,
which is not possible with the VGR2 and VER.
The local website, as present on the VER, is not yet supported.
The Color Control GX has no internal GPRS modem: you cannot insert a sim-card into the Color
Control GX. Support for VGR and VER connected through USB is coming in 2014-Q1. And we
are looking for a lower cost alternative as well. Note that you can always use an off-the-shelf
GPRS or 3G router. See FAQ for data consumption.
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COLOR CONTROL GX
Color Control GX
Power supply voltage range
9 – 70V DC
12V DC
24V DC
48V DC
0mA
0mA
0mA
Display off
140mA
tbm
tbm
Display at minimum intensity
160mA
tbm
tbm
Display at maximum intensity
245mA
tbm
tbm
Current draw
Switched off
Potential free contact
3A / 30V DC / 250V AC (Normally open)
Data communication
VE.Direct
2 separate VE.Direct ports – isolated
VE.Can
2 paralleled RJ45 sockets – isolated
VE.Bus
2 paralleled RJ45 sockets – isolated
USB
Ethernet
2 USB Host ports – not isolated
10/100/1000MB RJ45 socket – isolated except shield
Other
Outer dimensions (h x w x d)
Operating temperature range
-20 to +50°C
Overview - Multi with PV Inverter on output (Hub-2)
Main menu
Overview - Multi
Alarm notifications
Overview - Multi with MPPT 150/70
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COLOR CONTROL GX
VRM Dashboard – Live feed
VRM Dashboard – Distribution of Solar Yield
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COLOR CONTROL GX
Color Control GX schematic diagram
Multi and Quattro
inverter/charger
Parallel, three-phase and
split-phase are also
supported by the CCGX.
MPPT 150/70
Skylla-i
(future function)
VE.Can RJ45
terminators
Alarm buzzer
Ethernet
Connect to internet router
Wifi
(future function)
Digital Multi
Control
GPS
MPPT 70/15,
75/15 and
75/50
VGR2
(future function)
BMV-60xS or BMV-700
USB stick
Used for manually updating firmware
Potential free relay
Alarm signaling
(available)
To battery
Generator start/stop or as a
remote controllable switch.
(future function)
Not used
microSD Card
Used for manually updating firmware. The slot is
accessible from the front when the Color Control
GX is mounted in a panel.
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BLUE POWER PANEL
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
60
plastic
aluminium
120 x 130 mm (Standard
PROS2 Panel)
100 x 110 mm
0.28 Kg
CYRIX-I 12/24V 120A AND 225A
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)
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
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
Opens after
13V
10 min
12,8V
10 min
13,2V
5 min
12,4V
5 min
13,4V
3 min
12,2V
1 min
13,6V
1 min
12V
4 sec
13,8V
4 sec
Less than 11V
Immediate
INVERTER
Profile 1
Connect (V)*
Disconnect (V)*
Less than 13,25V
Remains open
More than 12,75V
Remains closed
More than 13,25V
Closes after 30 sec
From 10,5V to 12,75V
Opens after 2 min
Less than 10,5V
Immediate
Profile 2
Connect (V)*
Less than13,2V
More than 13,2V
Disconnect (V)*
Remains open
More than 12,8V
Remains closed
Closes after 6 sec
From 10,5V to 12,8V
Opens after 30 sec
Less than 10,5V
Immediate
Profile 3
Connect (V)*
Less than13,25V
Disconnect (V)*
Remains open
More than 13,5V
Closes after
Remains closed
Opens after
13V
10 min
12,8V
30 min
13,2V
5 min
12,4V
12 min
13,4V
3 min
12,2V
2 min
13,6V
1 min
12V
1 min
13,8V
4 sec
Less than 10,5V
Immediate
NOTES
1) After connecting 3 times, the minimum time to reconnect is 1 minute (to prevent “rattling”)
2) The Cyrix will not connect if the voltage on one of the battery connections is less than 2V*. (to prevent unexpected switching during installation)
3) The Cyrix will always connect if the start assist is activated, as long as the voltage on one of the battery connections is sufficient to operate the Cyrix (approximately 10V*).
* Multiply voltage x2 for 24V systems and x4 for 48V systems
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BMV700 PRECISION BATTERY MONITORING
Battery ‘fuel gauge’, time-to-go indicator, and much more
The remaining battery capacity depends on the ampere-hours consumed, discharge current, temperature
and the age of the battery. Complex software algorithms are needed to take all these variables into account.
Next to the basic display options, such as voltage, current and ampere-hours consumed, the BMV-700 series
also displays state of charge, time to go, and power consumption in Watts.
The BMV-702 features an additional input which can be programmed to measure the voltage (of a second
battery), temperature or midpoint voltage (see below).
BMV 700
Easy to install
All electrical connections are to the quick connect PCB on the current shunt. The shunt connects to the
monitor with a standard RJ12 telephone cable. Included: RJ 12 cable (10 m) and battery cable with fuse (2 m);
no other components needed.
Also included are a separate front bezel for a square or round display appearance; a securing ring for the rear
mounting and screws for the front mounting.
Easy to program
A quick install menu and a detailed setup menu with scrolling texts assists the user when going through the
various settings. Please consult the manual for details.
BMV bezel square
New: midpoint voltage monitoring (BMV-702 only)
This feature which is often used in industry to monitor large and expensive battery banks, is now for the first
time made available at a low cost, to monitor any battery bank.
A battery bank consists of a string of series connected cells. The midpoint voltage is the voltage halfway
along the string. Ideally, the midpoint voltage would be exactly half of the total voltage. In practice, however,
deviations will be seen, dependent on many factors such as a different state of charge for new batteries or
cells, different temperatures, internal leakage currents, capacities and much more.
BMV shunt 500A/50mV
With quick connect pcb
Large or increasing deviation of the midpoint voltage, points to improper battery care or a failed battery or
cell. Corrective action following a midpoint voltage alarm can prevent severe damage to an expensive
battery. Please consult the BMV manual for more information.
Standard features
- Battery voltage, current, power, ampere-hours consumed and state of charge
- Time to go at the current rate of discharge
- Programmable visual and audible alarm
- Programmable relay, to turn off non critical loads or to run a generator when needed.
- 500 Amp quick connect shunt and connection kit
- Shunt selection capability up to 10.000 Amps
- VE.Direct communication port
- Stores a wide range of historical events, which can be used to evaluate usage patterns and battery health
- Wide input voltage range: 9,5 – 95 V
- High current measurement resolution: 10 mA (0,01A)
- Low current consumption: 2,9 Ah per month (4 mA) @12V and 2,2 Ah per month (3mA) @ 24V
BMV 702 Black
BMV-702 additional features
Additional input to measure voltage (of a second battery), temperature or midpoint voltage, and
corresponding alarm and relay settings.
BMV 700HS: 60 to 385VDC voltage range
No prescaler needed. Note: suitable for systems with grounded minus only (battery monitor is not isolated
from shunt).
Other battery monitoring options
- VE.Net Battery Controller
- High voltage VE.Net Battery Controller: 70 to 350VDC
- Lynx Shunt VE.Net
- Lynx Shunt VE.Can
BMV 700H
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BMV700 PRECISION BATTERY MONITORING
Battery monitor
BMV 702
BMV 702 BLACK
6,5 - 95 VDC
60 – 385 VDC
< 4 mA
< 4 mA
< 4 mA
n.a.
6,5 - 95 VDC
n.a.
BMV 700
Supply voltage range
6,5 - 95 VDC
Current draw, back light off
Input voltage range, auxiliary battery
Battery capacity (Ah)
BMV 700HS
20 - 9999 Ah
Operating temperature range
-20 +50°C (0 - 120°F)
Measures voltage of second battery, or
temperature, or midpoint
Temperature measurement range
No
Yes
-20 +50°C
VE.Direct communication port
Yes
Relay
Victron Global Remote
The Global Remote is a modem which sends alarms,
warnings and system status reports to cellular phones via
text messages (SMS). It can also log data from Victron
Battery Monitors, MultiPlus units, Quattros and Inverters
to a website through a GPRS connection to the VRM
Portal. Access to this website is free of charge.
VE.Direct to Global remote Interface cable needed
(ASS030534000).
No
n.a.
Yes
Yes
60V/1A normally open (function can be inverted)
RESOLUTION & ACCURACY (with a 500 A shunt)
Current
1000A/50mV and 2000A/50mV shunt
For ease of use with the BMV series: the quick connect PCB on the standard 500A/50mV shunt
can also be mounted on these shunts.
± 0,01 A
Voltage
± 0,01 V
Amp hours
± 0,1 Ah
State of charge (0 – 100 %)
± 0,1 %
Time to go
± 1 min
Temperature (0 - 50°C or 30 - 120°F)
± 1 λC/λF
n. a.
Accuracy of current measurement
± 0,4 %
Accuracy of voltage measurement
± 0,3 %
n. a.
INSTALLATION & DIMENSIONS
Installation
Flush mount
Front
63 mm diameter
Front bezel
Interface cables
- VE.Direct cables to connect a BMV 70x to the Color Control (ASS030530xxx)
- VE.Direct to USB interface (ASS030530000) to connect several BMV 70x to the Color Control or
to a computer.
-VE.Direct to Global remote interface to connect a BMV 70x to a Global Remote.
(ASS030534000)
69 x 69 mm (2.7 x 2.7 inch)
Body diameter
52mm (2.0 inch)
Body depth
31mm (1.2 inch)
STANDARDS
Safety
EN 60335-1
Emission / Immunity
EN 55014-1 / EN 55014-2
Automotive
ECE R10-4 / EN 50498
ACCESSORIES
Shunt (included)
Cables (included)
Temperature sensor
500 A / 50 mV
10 meter 6 core UTP with RJ12 connectors,
and cable with fuse for ‘+’ connection
Optional (ASS000100000)
The PC application software BMV-Reader will show all current readings on a computer,
including history data. It can also log the data to a CSV formatted file. It is available for free,
and can be downloaded from our website at the Support and downloads section. Connect
the BMV to the computer with the VE.Direct to USB interface, ASS030530000.
Color Control
The powerful Linux computer, hidden behind the
color display and buttons, collects data from all
Victron equipment and shows it on the display.
Besides communicating to Victron equipment, the
Color Control communicates through NMEA2000,
Ethernet and USB.
Data can be stored and analyzed on the VRM Portal.
iPhone and Android apps are available for monitoring
and control.
A maximum of four BMVs can be connected
directly to the Color Control.
https://vrm.victronenergy.com/
Even more BMVs can be connected to a USB
Hub for central monitoring.
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ARGO DIODE BATTERY ISOLATORS
Diode battery isolators allow simultaneous charging of two or more batteries from one alternator, without
connecting the batteries together. Discharging the accessory battery for example will not result in also
discharging the starter battery.
The Argo battery isolators feature a low voltage drop thanks to the use of Schottky diodes: at low current the
voltage drop is approximately 0,3 V and at the rated output approximately 0,45 V.
All models are fitted with a compensation diode that can be used to slightly increase the output voltage of the
alternator. This compensates for the voltage drop over the diodes in the isolator.
Argo Diode Isolator
120-2AC
Please see our book ‘Energy Unlimited’ or ask for specialist advice when installing a diode isolator. Simply
inserting the isolator in the cabling between the alternator and the batteries will slightly reduce charge voltage.
The result can be that batteries are not charged to the full 100% and age prematurely.
Alternator energize input
Some alternators need DC voltage on the B+ output to start charging. Obviously, DC will be present when the
alternator is directly connected to a battery. Inserting a Diode or FET splitter will however prevent any return
voltage/current from the batteries to the B+, and the alternator will not start.
The new “AC” diode isolators feature a special current limited energize input that will power the B+ when the
engine run/stop switch is closed.
Argo Diode Isolator
140-3AC
Argo Diode Battery Isolator
Maximum charge current (A)
Maximum alternator current (A)
Number of batteries
Alternator Energize Input
Connection
Compensation diode and
Energize connection
Weight kg (lbs)
Dimensions h x w x d in mm
(h x w x d in inches)
80-2SC
80-2AC
100-3AC
120-2AC
140-3AC
160-2AC
180-3AC
80
80
2
no
M6 Studs
6,3 mm
Faston
0,5 (1.3)
80
80
2
yes
M6 Studs
6,3 mm
Faston
0,6 (1.3)
100
100
3
yes
M6 Studs
6,3 mm
Faston
0,8 (1.8)
120
120
2
yes
M8 Studs
6,3 mm
Faston
0,8 (1.8)
140
140
3
yes
M8 Studs
6,3 mm
Faston
1,1 (2.5)
160
160
2
yes
M8 Studs
6,3 mm
Faston
1,1 (2.5)
180
180
3
yes
M8 Studs
6,3 mm
Faston
1,5 (3.3)
60 x 120 x 75
(2.4 x 4.7 x 3.0)
60 x 120 x 90
(2.4 x 4.7 x 3.9)
60 x 120 x 115
(2.4 x 4.7 x 4.5)
60 x 120 x 115
(2.4 x 4.7 x 4.5)
60 x 120 x 150
(2.4 x 4.7 x 5.9)
60 x 120 x 150
(2.4 x 4.7 x 5.9)
60 x 120 x 200
(2.4 x 4.7 x 7.9)
Energize
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Alternator
ARGO FET BATTERY ISOLATORS
Similarly to diode battery isolators, FET isolators allow simultaneous charging of two or more batteries from one
alternator (or a single output battery charger), without connecting the batteries together. Discharging the
accessory battery for example will not result in also discharging the starter battery.
In contrast with diode battery isolators, FET isolators have virtually no voltage loss. Voltage drop is less than
0,02 Volt at low current and averages 0,1 Volt at higher currents.
Argo FET 100-3
3bat 100A
When using ARGO FET Battery Isolators, there is no need to also increase the output voltage of the alternator.
Care should taken however to keep cable lengths short and of sufficient cross section.
Example:
When a current of 100 A flows through a cable of 50 mm² cross section (AWG 0) and 10 m length (30 ft), the
voltage drop over the cable will be 0,26 Volt. Similarly a current of 50 A through a cable of 10 mm² cross section
(AWG 7) and 5 m length (15 ft) will result in a voltage drop of 0,35 Volt!
Alternator energize input
Some alternators need DC voltage on the B+ output to start charging. Obviously, DC will be present when the
alternator is directly connected to a battery. Inserting a Diode or FET splitter will however prevent any return
voltage/current from the batteries to the B+, and the alternator will not start.
The new Argofet isolators have a special current limited energize input that will power the B+ when the engine
run/stop switch is closed.
Argo FET Battery Isolator
Argo FET 100-3
3bat 100A
Maximum charge current (A)
Maximum alternator current (A)
Number of batteries
Connection
Weight kg (lbs)
Dimensions h x w x d in mm
(h x w x d in inches)
Argofet 100-2
Argofet 100-3
Argofet 200-2
Argofet 200-3
100
100
2
M8 bolts
1,4 (3.1)
100
100
3
M8 bolts
1,4 (3.1)
200
200
2
M8 bolts
1,4 (3.1)
200
200
3
M8 bolts
1,4 (3.1)
65 x 120 x 200
(2.6 x 4.7 x 7.9)
65 x 120 x 200
(2.6 x 4.7 x 7.9)
65 x 120 x 200
(2.6 x 4.7 x 7.9)
65 x 120 x 200
(2.6 x 4.7 x 7.9)
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BLUESOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLERS - OVERVIEW
Feature highlights
x Ultra-fast Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT)
x Advanced Maximum Power Point Detection in case of partial shading conditions
x Load output on the small models
x BatteryLife: intelligent battery management by load shedding
x Automatic battery voltage recognition
x Flexible charge algorithm
x Over-temperature protection and power de-rating when temperature is high.
Color Control GX
All Victron Energy MPPT Charge Controllers are compatible with the Color Control GX: The Color
Control GX provides intuitive control and monitoring for all products connected to it. The list of
Victron products that can be connected is endless: Inverters, Multi’s, Quattro’s, MPPT 150/70, BMV600 series, BMV-700 series, Skylla-i, Lynx Ion and even more.
VRM Online Portal
Besides monitoring and controlling products on the Color Control GX, the information is also
forwarded to our free remote monitoring website: the VRM Online Portal. To get an impression of the
VRM Online Portal, visit https://vrm.victronenergy.com, and use the ‘Take a look inside’ button. The
portal is free of charge.
Related product: EasySolar
Minimal wiring and an all-in-one solution: the EasySolar takes power solutions one stage further, by
combining an Ultra-fast BlueSolar charge controller (MPPT), an inverter/charger and AC distribution
in one enclosure.
Solar charge controller
MPPT 75/15
Maximum Power Point Tracking
Upper curve:
Output current (I) of a solar panel as function
of output voltage (V).
The maximum power point (MPP) is the point
Pmax along the curve where the product I x V
reaches its peak.
Lower curve:
Output power P = I x V as function of output
voltage.
When using a PWM (not MPPT) controller the
output voltage of the solar panel will be
nearly equal to the voltage of the battery, and
will be lower than Vmp.
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Model
Load output
Fan
Battery voltage
Display
Color Control GX
Com. port
75/15
Yes
No
12/24
No
Compatible
VE.Direct
100/15
Yes
No
12/24
No
Compatible
VE.Direct
100/30
No
No
12/24
No
Compatible
VE.Direct
75/50
No
No
12/24
No
Compatible
VE.Direct
100/50
No
No
12/24
No
Compatible
VE.Direct
150/35
No
No
12/24/36/48
No
Compatible
VE.Direct
150/70
No
No
12/24/36/48
Yes
Compatible
VE.Can
150/85
No
Yes
12/24/36/48
Yes
Compatible
VE.Can
BLUESOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER MPPT 75/15 and MPPT 100/15
Ultra fast Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT)
Especially in case of a clouded sky, when light intensity is changing continuously, an ultra fast MPPT
controller will improve energy harvest by up to 30% compared to PWM charge controllers and by up
to 10% compared to slower MPPT controllers.
Load output
Over-discharge of the battery can be prevented by connecting all loads to the load output. The load
output will disconnect the load when the battery has been discharged to a preset voltage.
Alternatively, an intelligent battery management algorithm can be chosen: see BatteryLife.
The load output is short circuit proof.
Some loads (especially inverters) can best be connected directly to the battery, and the inverter
remote control connected to the load output. A special interface cable may be needed, please see
the manual.
BatteryLife: intelligent battery management
When a solar charge controller is not able to recharge the battery to its full capacity within one day,
the result is often that the battery will be continually be cycled between a “partially charged” state
and the “end of discharge” state. This mode of operation (no regular full recharge) will destroy a leadacid battery within weeks or months.
The BatteryLife algorithm will monitor the state of charge of the battery and, if needed, day by day
slightly increase the load disconnect level (i. e. disconnect the load earlier) until the harvested solar
energy is sufficient to recharge the battery to nearly the full 100%. From that point onwards the load
disconnect level will be modulated so that a nearly 100% recharge is achieved about once every
week.
Solar charge controller
MPPT 75/15
Resin encapsulated electronics
Protects the electronic components against the environment.
Automatic battery voltage recognition
The MPPT 75/15 will automatically adjust to a 12V or a 24V system.
BlueSolar charge controller
MPPT 75/15
Battery voltage
Rated charge current
15 A
Maximum PV power, 12V 1a,b)
200 W (MPPT range 15 V to 70 V resp. 95 V)
Maximum PV power, 24V 1a,b)
400 W (MPPT range 30 V to 70 V resp. 95 V)
Automatic load disconnect
Maximum PV open circuit voltage
Peak efficiency
Self consumption
Charge voltage 'absorption'
Charge voltage 'float'
Charge algorithm
Temperature compensation
Continuous/peak load current
Low voltage load disconnect
Maximum Power Point Tracking
Upper curve:
Output current (I) of a solar panel as function
of output voltage (V).
The maximum power point (MPP) is the point
Pmax along the curve where the product I x V
reaches its peak.
Low voltage load reconnect
Protection
Operating temperature
Humidity
Data communication port
Lower curve:
Output power P = I x V as function of output
voltage.
When using a PWM (not MPPT) controller the
output voltage of the solar panel will be
nearly equal to the voltage of the battery, and
will be lower than Vmp.
MPPT 100/15
12/24 V Auto Select
Yes, maximum load 15 A
75 V
100 V
98 %
10 mA
14,4 V / 28,8 V
13,8 V / 27,6 V
multi-stage adaptive
-16 mV / °C resp. -32 mV / °C
15A / 50A
11,1 V / 22,2 V or 11,8 V / 23,6 V
or BatteryLife algorithm
13,1 V / 26,2 V or 14 V / 28 V
or BatteryLife algorithm
Battery reverse polarity (fuse)
Output short circuit
Over temperature
-30 to +60°C (full rated output up to 40°C)
100 %, non-condensing
VE.Direct
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ENCLOSURE
Colour
Blue (RAL 5012)
Power terminals
6 mm² / AWG10
Protection category
Weight
IP65 (electronic components), IP22 (connection area)
0,5 kg
Dimensions (h x w x d)
100 x 113 x 40 mm
1a) If more PV power is connected, the controller will limit input power to 200W resp. 400W
1b) PV voltage must exceed Vbat + 5V for the controller to start.
Thereafter minimum PV voltage is Vbat + 1V
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BLUESOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER MPPT 100/30
Charge current up to 30 A and PV voltage up to 100 V
The BlueSolar 100/30-MPPT charge controller is able to charge a lower nominal-voltage battery
from a higher nominal voltage PV array.
The controller will automatically adjust to a 12 or 24V nominal battery voltage.
Ultra-fast Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT)
Especially in case of a clouded sky, when light intensity is changing continuously, an ultra fast
MPPT controller will improve energy harvest by up to 30% compared to PWM charge controllers
and by up to 10% compared to slower MPPT controllers.
Advanced Maximum Power Point Detection in case of partial shading conditions
If partial shading occurs, two or more maximum power points may be present on the powervoltage curve.
Conventional MPPT’s tend to lock to a local MPP, which may not be the optimum MPP.
The innovative BlueSolar algorithm will always maximize energy harvest by locking to the
optimum MPP.
Outstanding conversion efficiency
No cooling fan. Maximum efficiency exceeds 98%. Full output current up to 40°C (104°F).
Flexible charge algorithm
Eight preprogrammed algorithms, selectable with a rotary switch (see manual for details)
Solar charge controller
MPPT 100/30
Extensive electronic protection
Over-temperature protection and power derating when temperature is high.
PV short circuit and PV reverse polarity protection.
PV reverse current protection.
Internal temperature sensor
Compensates absorption and float charge voltages for temperature.
BlueSolar charge controller
Battery voltage
Maximum output current
440 W (MPPT range 15 V to 80 V)
Maximum PV power, 24V 1a,b)
880 W (MPPT range 30 V to 80 V)
Maximum efficiency
Self-consumption
98 %
10 mA
Default setting: 14,4 V / 28,8 V
Charge voltage 'float'
Default setting: 13,8 V / 27,6 V
Temperature compensation
Protection
Operating temperature
Humidity
Output current (I) of a solar panel as function of
output voltage (V).
The maximum power point (MPP) is the point
Pmax along the curve where the product I x V
reaches its peak.
Data communication port
Lower curve:
Protection category
Output power P = I x V as function of output
voltage.
When using a PWM (not MPPT) controller the
output voltage of the solar panel will be nearly
equal to the voltage of the battery, and will be
lower than Vmp.
Weight
70
100 V
Charge voltage 'absorption'
Charge algorithm
Upper curve:
30 A
Maximum PV power, 12V 1a,b)
Maximum PV open circuit voltage
Maximum Power Point Tracking
MPPT 100/30
12/24 V Auto Select
multi-stage adaptive
-16 mV / °C resp. -32 mV / °C
Battery reverse polarity (fuse)
Output short circuit
Over temperature
-30 to +60°C (full rated output up to 40°C)
95 %, non-condensing
VE.Direct
See the data communication white paper on our website
ENCLOSURE
Colour
Blue (RAL 5012)
Power terminals
13 mm² / AWG6
IP43 (electronic components), IP22 (connection area)
1,25 kg
Dimensions (h x w x d)
130 x 186 x 70 mm
1a) If more PV power is connected, the controller will limit input power to 440W resp. 700W
1b) PV voltage must exceed Vbat + 5V for the controller to start.
Thereafter minimum PV voltage is Vbat + 1V
BLUESOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLERS MPPT 75/50 and MPPT 100/50
Charge current up to 50 A and PV voltage up to 75 V, respectively 100 V
The BlueSolar charge controllers will charge a lower nominal-voltage battery with a higher
nominal voltage PV array.
The controllers automatically adjust to 12 V or 24 V nominal battery voltage.
Ultra-fast Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT)
Especially in case of a clouded sky, when light intensity is changing continuously, an ultra fast
MPPT controller will improve energy harvest by up to 30% compared to PWM charge controllers
and by up to 10% compared to slower MPPT controllers.
Advanced Maximum Power Point Detection in case of partial shading conditions
If partial shading occurs, two or more maximum power points may be present on the powervoltage curve.
Conventional MPPT’s tend to lock to a local MPP, which may not be the optimum MPP.
The innovative BlueSolar algorithm will always maximize energy harvest by locking to the
optimum MPP.
Outstanding conversion efficiency
No cooling fan. Maximum efficiency exceeds 98%. Full output current up to 40°C (104°F).
Flexible charge algorithm
Eight preprogrammed algorithms, selectable with a rotary switch (see manual for details)
Solar charge controller
MPPT 75/50
Extensive electronic protection
Over-temperature protection and power derating when temperature is high.
PV short circuit and PV reverse polarity protection.
PV reverse current protection.
Internal temperature sensor
Compensates absorption and float charge voltages for temperature.
BlueSolar charge controller
MPPT 75/50
Battery voltage
Rated charge current
700 W (MPPT range 15 V to 70 V resp. 95 V)
Maximum PV power, 24V 1a,b)
1400 W (MPPT range 30 V to 70 V resp. 95 V)
Maximum efficiency
Self-consumption
10 mA
Charge voltage 'float'
Default setting: 13,8 V / 27,6 V
Protection
Maximum Power Point Tracking
Operating temperature
Output power P = I x V as function of output
voltage.
When using a PWM (not MPPT) controller the
output voltage of the solar panel will be nearly
equal to the voltage of the battery, and will be
lower than Vmp.
100 V
98 %
Default setting: 14,4 V / 28,8 V
Temperature compensation
Lower curve:
75 V
Charge voltage 'absorption'
Charge algorithm
Output current (I) of a solar panel as function of
output voltage (V).
The maximum power point (MPP) is the point
Pmax along the curve where the product I x V
reaches its peak.
50 A
Maximum PV power, 12V 1a,b)
Maximum PV open circuit voltage
Upper curve:
MPPT 100/50
12/24 V Auto Select
Humidity
Data communication port
multi-stage adaptive
-16 mV / °C resp. -32 mV / °C
Battery reverse polarity (fuse)
PV reverse polarity
Output short circuit
Over temperature
-30 to +60°C (full rated output up to 40°C)
95 %, non-condensing
VE.Direct
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ENCLOSURE
Colour
Blue (RAL 5012)
Power terminals
13 mm² / AWG6
Protection category
Weight
IP43 (electronic components), IP22 (connection area)
1,25 kg
Dimensions (h x w x d)
130 x 186 x 70 mm
1a) If more PV power is connected, the controller will limit input power to 700W resp. 1400W
1b) PV voltage must exceed Vbat + 5V for the controller to start.
Thereafter minimum PV voltage is Vbat + 1V
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BLUESOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER MPPT 150/35
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BLUESOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER MPPT 150/70 and MPPT 150/85
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Nominal battery voltage
Rated charge current
Maximum solar array input power 1)
12 / 24 / 36 / 48V Auto Select
70A @ 40°C (104°F)
85A @ 40°C (104°F)
12V: 1000W / 24V: 2000W / 36V: 3000W / 48V: 4000W
12V: 1200W / 24V: 2400W / 36V: 3600W / 48V: 4850W
150V absolute maximum coldest conditions
145V start-up and operating maximum
Maximum PV open circuit voltage
Minimum PV voltage
Battery voltage plus 7 Volt to start
Standby power consumption
Battery voltage plus 2 Volt operating
12V: 0,55W / 24V: 0,75W / 36V: 0,90W / 48V: 1,00W
Efficiency at full load
12V: 95% / 24V: 96,5% / 36V: 97% / 48V: 97,5%
Absorption charge
14.4 / 28.8 / 43.2 / 57.6V
Float charge
13.7 / 27.4 / 41.1 / 54.8V
Equalization charge
15.0 / 30.0 / 45 / 60V
Remote battery temperature sensor
Default temperature compensation
setting
Remote on/off
Programmable relay
Communication port
Parallel operation
Operating temperature
Cooling
Yes
-2,7mV/°C per 2V battery cell
No
DPST
Yes
AC rating: 240VAC/4A
VE.Can: two paralleled RJ45 connectors, NMEA2000 protocol
Yes, through VE.Can. Max 25 units in parallel
-40°C to 60°C with output current derating above 40°C
Natural Convection
Low noise fan assisted
Humidity (non condensing)
Max. 95%
Terminal size
Material & color
35mm² / AWG2
Aluminium, blue RAL 5012
Protection class
IP20
Weight
Dimensions (h x w x d)
Mounting
4,2 kg
350 x 160 x 135 mm
Vertical wall mount
Safety
EMC
DC rating: 4A up to 35VDC, 1A up to 60VDC
Indoor only
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PWM CHARGE CONTROLLERS
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PWM CHARGE CONTROLLERS
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BATTERY BALANCER
The problem: the service life of an expensive battery bank can be substantially shortened due to state of charge unbalance
One battery with a slightly higher internal leakage current in a 24 V or 48 V bank of several series/parallel connected batteries will cause
under-charge of that battery and parallel connected batteries, and over-charge of the series connected batteries. Moreover, when new cells
or batteries are connected in series, they should all have the same initial state of charge. Small differences will be ironed out during
absorption or equalize charging, but large differences will result in damage due to excessive gassing (caused by overcharging) of the
batteries with the higher initial state of charge and sulphation (caused by undercharging) of the batteries with the lower initial state of
charge.
The Solution: battery balancing
The Battery Balancer equalizes the state of charge of two series connected 12 V batteries, or of several parallel strings of series connected
batteries.
When the charge voltage of a 24 V battery system increases to more than 27 V, the Battery Balancer will turn on and compare the voltage
over the two series connected batteries. The Battery Balancer will draw a current of up to 1 A from the battery (or parallel connected
batteries) with the highest voltage. The resulting charge current differential will ensure that all batteries will converge to the same state of
charge.
If needed, several balancers can be paralleled.
A 48 V battery bank can be balanced with three Battery Balancers.
LED indicators
Green: on (battery voltage > 27 V)
Orange: lower battery leg active (deviation > 0,1 V)
Orange: upper battery leg active (deviation > 0,1 V)
Red: alarm (deviation > 0,2 V)
Alarm relay
Normally open. Closes when the red LED switches on.
Alarm reset
Two terminals are available to connect a push button. Interconnecting the two terminals resets the relay.
Even more insight and control with the midpoint monitoring function of the BMV-702 battery monitor
The BMV-702 measures the midpoint of a string of cells or batteries. It displays the deviation from the ideal midpoint in volts or percent.
Separate deviation percentages can be set to trigger a visual/audible alarm and to close a potential free relay contact for remote alarm
purposes.
Please see the manual of the BMV-702 for more information about battery balancing.
Learn more about batteries and battery charging
To learn more about batteries and charging batteries, please refer to our book ‘Energy Unlimited’ (available free of charge from Victron
Energy and downloadable from www.victronenergy.com).
Three Battery Balancers connected to four series
connected 12 V batteries (48 V system)
Battery Balancer connected to two series
connected 12 V batteries (24 V system)
76
BATTERY BALANCER
Victron Battery Balancer
Input voltage range
Up to 18 V per battery, 36 V total
Turn on level
27,3 V +/- 1%
Turn off level
26,6V +/- 1%
Current draw when off
0,7 mA
Midpoint deviation to start balancing
Maximum balancing current
50 mV
0,7 A (when deviation > 100 mV)
Alarm trigger level
210 mV
Alarm reset level
140 mV
Alarm relay
60 V / 1 A normally open
Alarm relay reset
Two terminals to connect a push button
Over temperature protection
yes
-30 t0 +50 λC
Operating temperature
Humidity (non condensing)
95%
ENCLOSURE
Colour
Blue (RAL 5012)
Connection terminals
Screw terminals 6 mm² / AWG10
Protection category
IP22
Weight
0,4 kg
Dimensions (h x w x d)
100 x 113 x 47 mm
STANDARDS
Safety
EN 60950
Emission
EN 61000-6-3, EN 55014-1
Immunity
EN 61000-6-2, EN61000-6-1, EN 55014-2
Automotive Directive
Battery Balancer connected to six series-parallel
connected 12 V batteries (24 V system)
EN 50498
Installation
1.
2.
3.
4.
The battery balancer(s) must be installed on a
well-ventilated vertical surface close to the battery
(but, due to possible corrosive gasses, not above
the battery!)
If required: first wire the alarm contact and the
alarm reset.
Use at least 0,75 mm² to wire the negative,
positive and midpoint connections (in this order).
The balancer is operational.
When the voltage over a string of two batteries is
less than 26,7 V the balancer switches to standby
and all LEDs will be off.
When the voltage over a string of two batteries
increases to more than 27,3 V (during charging)
the green LED will turn on, indicating that the
balancer is on.
When on, a voltage deviation of more than 50 mV
will start the balancing process and at 100 mV one
of the two orange LEDS will turn on. A deviation of
more than 200 mV will trigger the alarm relay.
Three Battery Balancers connected to 12 series-parallel
connected 12 V batteries (48 V system)
77
GEL AND AGM BATTERIES
1. VRLA technology
VRLA stands for Valve Regulated Lead Acid, which means the batteries are sealed. Gas will escape through the safety valves only
in case of overcharging or cell failure.
VRLA batteries are maintenance free for life.
2. Sealed (VRLA) AGM batteries
AGM stands for Absorbent Glass Mat. In these batteries the electrolyte is absorbed into a glass-fibre mat between the plates by
capillary action. As explained in our book ‘Energy Unlimited’, AGM batteries are more suitable for short-time delivery of very
high currents (engine starting) than gel batteries.
AGM battery
12V 90Ah
3. Sealed (VRLA) Gel batteries
Here the electrolyte is immobilized as gel. Gel batteries in
general have a longer service life and better cycle capacity than AGM batteries.
4. Low Self-discharge
Because of the use of lead calcium grids and high purity materials, Victron VRLA batteries can be stored during long periods of
time without recharge. The rate of self-discharge is less than 2% per month at 20°C. The self discharge doubles for every increase
in temperature with 10°C.
Victron VRLA batteries can therefore be stored during up to a year without recharging, if kept under cool conditions.
5. Exceptional Deep Discharge Recovery
Victron VRLA batteries have exceptional discharge recovery, even after deep or prolonged discharge.
It should however be stressed that repetitive deep discharge and prolonged discharge have a very negative influence on the
service life of all lead acid batteries, Victron batteries are no exception.
6. Battery discharging characteristics
The rated capacity of Victron AGM and Gel Deep Cycle batteries refers to 20 hour discharge, in other words: a discharge current
of 0,05 C.
The rated capacity of Victron Tubular Plate Long Life batteries refers to 10 hours discharge.
The effective capacity decreases with increasing discharge current (see table 1). Please note that the capacity reduction will be
even faster in case of a constant power load, such as an inverter.
Discharg time
(constant
current)
GEL OPzV 2V cell
20 hours
10 hours
5 hours
3 hours
1 hour
30 min.
15 min.
10 min.
5 min.
5 seconds
End
Voltage
V
10,8
10,8
10,8
10,8
9,6
9,6
9,6
9,6
9,6
AGM
‘Deep
Cycle’
%
100
92
85
78
65
55
42
38
27
8C
Gel
‘Deep
Cycle’
%
100
87
80
73
61
51
38
34
24
7C
Gel
‘Long
Life’
%
112
100
94
79
63
45
29
21
Table 1: Effective capacity as a function of discharge time
(the lowest row gives the maximum allowable 5 seconds discharge current)
Our AGM deep cycle batteries have excellent high current performance and are therefore recommended for high current
applications such as engine starting. Due to their construction, Gel batteries have a lower effective capacity at high discharge
currents. On the other hand, Gel batteries have a longer service life, both under float and cycling conditions.
7. Effect of temperature on service life
High temperature has a very negative effect on service life. The service life of Victron batteries as a function of temperature is
shown in table 2.
Average
Temperature
20°C / 68°F
30°C / 86°F
40°C / 104°F
AGM
Deep
Cycle
Gel
Deep
Cycle
Gel
Long
Life
years
7 - 10
4
2
years
12
6
3
years
20
10
5
Table 2: Design service life of Victron batteries under float service
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GEL AND AGM BATTERIES
Capacity (%)
8. Effect of temperature on capacity
As is shown
n by the graph below, capacity reduces sharply at low temperatures.
Temperature(ƒC)
Fig.
1: Effect
of temperature on capacity
Fig. 1: Effe
ect of temperature on capacity
9. Cycle life
e of Victron batteries
Batteries ag
ge due to discharging and recharging. The number of cycles depends on th
he depth of discharge, as is shown in figure
2.
Gel Deep
Gel
DeepCycle
cycle
Gel Long
Gel
longLife
life
Cycles
AGM De
eep Cycle
AGM
Deep
Cycle
Depth of
Depth
ofdischarge
discharge
Fig. 2: Cy
ycle life
Fig. 2: Cycle life
120
14.5
100
14
80
13.5
60
13
40
12.5
20
12
Charge current
15
Charge current
Charge voltage
Charge voltage
10. Battery
y charging in case of cycle use: the 3-step charge curve
The most co
ommon charge curve used to charge VRLA batteries in case of cyclic use is the
t 3-step charge curve, whereby a
constant cu
urrent phase (the bulk phase) is followed by two constant voltage phases (aabsorption and float), see fig. 3.
0
0
2
4
6
8
10
Fig. 3:
ee stepstep
chargecharge
curve
Fig.
3:Thre
Three
curve
During the absorption
a
phase the charge voltage is kept at a relatively high level in ord
der to fully recharge the battery within
reasonable time. The third and last phase is the float phase: the voltage is lowered to standby
s
level, sufficient to compensate for
ge.
self discharg
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GEL AND AGM BATTERIES
Disadvantages of the traditional 3-step charge curve:
•
During the bulk phase the current is kept at a constant and often high level, even after the gassing voltage (14,34 V
for a 12 V battery) has been exceeded. This can lead to excessive gas pressure in the battery. Some gas will escape
trough the safety valves, reducing service life.
•
Thereafter the absorption voltage is applied during a fixed period of time, irrespective of how deep the battery has
been discharged previously. A full absorption period after a shallow discharge will overcharge the battery, again
reducing service life. (a. o. due to accelerated corrosion of the positive plates)
•
Research has shown that battery life can be increased by decreasing float voltage to an even lower level when the
battery is not in use.
11. Battery charging: longer battery life with Victron 4-step adaptive charging
Victron developed the adaptive charge curve. The 4-step adaptive chare curve is the result of years of research and testing.
The Victron four-step adaptive charge curve solves the 3 main problems of the 3 step curve:
•
Battery Safe mode
In order to prevent excessive gassing, Victron has invented the ‘Battery Safe Mode’. The battery Safe Mode will limit
the rate of voltage increase once the gassing voltage has been reached. Research has shown that this will reduce
internal gassing to a safe level.
•
Variable absorption time
Based on the duration of the bulk stage, the charger calculates how long the absorption time should be in order to
fully charge the battery. If the bulk time is short, this means the battery was already charged and the resulting
absorption time will also be short, whereas a longer bulk time will also result in a longer absorption time.
•
Storage mode
After completion of the absorption period the battery should be fully charged, and the voltage is lowered to the
float or standby level. If no discharge occurs during the next 24 hours, the voltage is reduced even further and the
battery goes into storage mode. The lower storage voltage reduces corrosion of the positive plates.
Once every week the charge voltage is increased to the absorption level for a short period to compensate for self
discharge (Battery Refresh mode).
12. Battery charging in case of standby use: constant voltage float charging
When a battery is not frequently deeply discharged, a 2-step charge curve can be used. During the first phase the battery is
charged with a limited current (the bulk phase). Once a preset voltage has been reached the battery is kept at that voltage (the
float phase).
This charge method is used for starter batteries in vehicles, and in uninterruptible power supplies (UPS).
Battery Refresh
Calculated absorption time
Storage
Float
15
120
14.5
100
14
80
13.5
60
//
13
//
40
0
2
13. Optimum charge voltage of Victron VRLA batteries
The recommended charge voltage settings for a 12 V battery are shown in table 3.
//
0
//
8
2
0
8
6
4
2
0
Fig.
12 4: Four-step adaptive charge curve
6
20
4
12.5
Charge current
Charge volt age
Battery Safe
Fig. 4: Four-step adaptive charge curve
14. Effect of temperature on charging voltage
The charge voltage should be reduced with increased temperature. Temperature compensation is required when the
temperature of the battery is expected to be less than 10°C / 50°F or more than 30°C / 85°F during long periods of time.
The recommended temperature compensation for Victron VRLA batteries is -4 mV / Cell (-24 mV /°C for a 12 V battery).
The centre point for temperature compensation is 20°C / 70°F.
15. Charge current
The charge current should preferably not exceed 0,2 C (20 A for a 100 Ah battery).The temperature of a battery will increase by
more than 10°C if the charge current exceeds 0,2 C. Therefore temperature compensation is required if the charge current
exceeds 0,2 C.
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GEL AND AGM BATTERIES
Float
Service (V)
Victron AGM “Deep Cycle”
Absorption
Float
13,5 - 13,8
Storage
13,2 - 13,5
Victron Gel “Deep Cycle”
Absorption
Float
13,5 - 13,8
Storage
13,2 - 13,5
Victron Gel “Long Life”
Absorption
Float
13,5 - 13,8
Storage
13,2 - 13,5
Cycle service
Normal (V)
Cycle service
Fastest recharge (V)
14,2 - 14,6
13,5 - 13,8
13,2 - 13,5
14,6 - 14,9
13,5 - 13,8
13,2 - 13,5
14,1 - 14,4
13,5 - 13,8
13,2 - 13,5
14,0 - 14,2
13,5 - 13,8
13,2 - 13,5
Table 3: Recommended charge voltage
12 Volt Deep Cycle AGM
General Specification
lxwxh
mm
Weight
kg
CCA
@0°F
RES CAP
@80°F
1500
480
Article number
BAT406225080
Ah
240
V
6
320x176x247
31
BAT212070080
8
12
151x65x101
2,5
BAT212120080
14
12
151x98x101
4,1
BAT212200080
22
12
181x77x167
5,8
BAT412350080
38
12
197x165x170
12,5
BAT412550080
60
12
229x138x227
20
450
90
BAT412600080
66
12
258x166x235
24
520
100
BAT412800080
90
12
350x167x183
27
600
145
BAT412101080
110
12
330x171x220
32
800
190
BAT412121080
130
12
410x176x227
38
1000
230
BAT412151080
165
12
485x172x240
47
1200
320
BAT412201080
220
12
522x238x240
65
1400
440
12 Volt Deep Cycle GEL
Rated capacity: 20 hr discharge at 25°C
Float design life: 7-10 years at 20 °C
Cycle design life:
400 cycles at 80% discharge
600 cycles at 50% discharge
1500 cycles at 30% discharge
General Specification
Ah
V
lxwxh
mm
Weight
kg
CCA
@0°F
RES CAP
@80°F
BAT412550100
60
12
229x138x227
20
300
80
BAT412600100
66
12
258x166x235
24
360
90
BAT412800100
90
12
350x167x183
26
420
130
BAT412101100
110
12
330x171x220
33
550
180
BAT412121100
130
12
410x176x227
38
700
230
BAT412151100
165
12
485x172x240
48
850
320
BAT412201100
220
12
522x238x240
66
1100
440
lxbxh
mm
Weight
kg
Article number
Technology: flat plate AGM
Terminals: copper
2 Volt Long Life GEL
Technology: flat plate GEL
Terminals: copper
Rated capacity: 20 hr discharge at 25 °C
Float design life: 12 years at 20 °C
Cycle design life:
500 cycles at 80% discharge
750 cycles at 50% discharge
1800 cycles at 30% discharge
General Specification
Article number
BAT702601260
Ah
600
V
2
145x206x688
49
BAT702801260
800
2
210x191x688
65
BAT702102260
1000
2
210x233x690
80
BAT702122260
1200
2
210x275x690
93
BAT702152260
1500
2
210x275x840
115
BAT702202260
2000
2
215x400x815
155
BAT702252260
2500
2
215x490x815
200
BAT702302260
3000
2
215x580x815
235
Technology: tubular plate GEL
Terminals: copper
Rated capacity: 10 hr discharge at 25 °C
Float design life: 20 years at 20 °C
Cycle design life:
1500 cycles at 80% discharge
2500 cycles at 50% discharge
4500 cycles at 30% discharge
Other capacities and terminal types: at request
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BLUESOLAR MONOCRYSTALLINE PANELS
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Low voltage-temperature coefficient enhances high-temperature operation.
Exceptional low-light performance and high sensitivity to light across the entire solar spectrum.
25-year limited warranty on power output and performance.
2-year Limited warranty on materials and workmanship.
Sealed, waterproof, multi-functional junction box gives high level of safety.
High performance bypass diodes minimize the power drop caused by shade.
Advanced EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate) encapsulation system with triple-layer back sheet meets the
most stringent safety requirements for high-voltage operation.
A sturdy, anodized aluminum frame allows modules to be easily roof-mounted with a variety of
standard mounting systems.
Highest quality, high-transmission tempered glass provides enhanced stiffness and impact
resistance.
Pre wired quick-connect system with MC4 (PV-ST01) connectors.
(Except for the 30W panel)
BlueSolar Monocrystalline 280W
MC4 connectors
Type
Module Size
Glass size
Weight
Nominal
Power
PMPP
Short-circuit
Current
Isc
Module
mm
mm
Kg
W
V
A
V
SPM30-12
450 x 540 x 25
445 x 535
2.5
30
18
1.67
22.5
2
SPM51-12
645 x 540 x 35
640 x 535
5.2
50
18
2.78
22.2
3.16
A
4.96
SPM81-12
1005 x 540 x 35
1000 x 535
7
80
18
4.45
22.3
SPM101-12
1210 x 540 x 35
1205 x 535
8
100
18
5.56
22.4
6.53
SPM131-12
1110 x 808 x 35
1105 x 802
11.5
130
18
7.23
22.4
78.03
SPM190-24
1580 x 808 x 35
1574 x 802
14.5
190
36
5.44
43.2
5.98
SPM300-24
1956 x 992 x 50
1950 x 986
23.5
300
36
8.06
45.5
8.56
SPM30-12
SPM51-12
SPM81-12
SPM101-12
SPM131-12
SPM190-24
SPM300-24
30W
50W
80W
100W
130W
190W
300W
Module
Nominal Power (±3% tolerance)
Cell type
Monocrystalline
Number of cells in series
36
Maximum system voltage (V)
72
1000V
Temperature coefficient of PMPP (%)
-0.48/°C
-0.48/°C
-0.48/°C
-0.48/°C
-0.48/°C
-0.48/°C
Temperature coefficient of Voc (%)
-0.34/°C
-0.34/°C
-0.34/°C
-0.34/°C
-0.34/°C
-0.34/°C
-0.34/°C
Temperature coefficient of Isc (%)
+0.037/°C
+0.037/°C
+0.037/°C
+0.037/°C
+0.05/°C
+0.037/°C
+0.037/°C
PV-RH0301
PV-JH03
PV-JH200
900mm
900mm
1000mm
20 panels
20 panels
Temperature Range
200kg/m²
Allowable Hail Load
Junction Box Type
23m/s, 7.53g
PV-JH03-2
PV-JH02
PV-JH02
Connector Type
PV-JH02
MC4
Length of Cables
450mm
750mm
900mm
Output tolerance
900mm
+/-3%
Frame
Aluminium
Product warranty
2 years
Warranty on electrical performance
10 years 90% + 25 years 80% of power output
Smallest packaging unit
Quantity per pallet
-0.48/°C
-40°C to +85°C
Surface Maximum Load Capacity
1 panel
40 panels
1) STC (Standard Test Conditions): 1000W/m2, 25ºC, AM (Air Mass) 1.5
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Electrical data under STC (1)
Max-Power
Max-Power
Open-Circuit
Voltage
Current
Voltage
VMPP
IMPP
Voc
40 panels
20 panels
20 panels
20 panels
BLUESOLAR POLYCRYSTALLINE PANELS
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Low voltage-temperature coefficient enhances high-temperature operation.
Exceptional low-light performance and high sensitivity to light across the entire solar spectrum.
25-year limited warranty on power output and performance.
2-year Limited warranty on materials and workmanship.
Sealed, waterproof, multi-functional junction box gives high level of safety.
High performance bypass diodes minimize the power drop caused by shade.
Advanced EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate) encapsulation system with triple-layer back sheet meets the
most stringent safety requirements for high-voltage operation.
A sturdy, anodized aluminum frame allows modules to be easily roof-mounted with a variety of
standard mounting systems.
Highest quality, high-transmission tempered glass provides enhanced stiffness and impact
resistance.
Pre wired quick-connect system with MC4 (PV-ST01) connectors.
BlueSolar Polycrystalline 130W
MC4 connectors
Type
Module Size
Glass size
Weight
Nominal
Power
PMPP
Electrical data under STC (1)
Max-Power
Max-Power
Open-Circuit
Voltage
Current
Voltage
VMPP
IMPP
Voc
Short-circuit
Current
Isc
Module
mm
mm
Kg
W
V
A
V
A
SPP30-12
735x350x25
730x345
5.2
30
18
1.72
22.5
1.85
SPP51-12
540x670x35
535x665
5.3
50
18
2.85
22.2
3.09
SPP81-12
915x670x35
910x665
8
80
18
4.6
21.6
5.06
SPP101-12
1005x670x35
1000x665
9
100
18
5.75
21.6
6.32
SPP140-12
1480x670x35
1474x664
12.5
140
18
8.05
21.6
8.85
SPP280-24
1956x992x50
1950x986
24
280
36
7.7
44.06
8.26
Module
Nominal Power (±3% tolerance)
SPP30-12
SPP51-12
SPP81-12
SPP101-12
SPP140-12
SPP280-24
30W
50W
80W
100W
140W
280W
Cell type
Polycrystalline
Number of cells in series
36
Maximum system voltage (V)
72
1000V
Temperature coefficient of PMPP (%)
-0.47/°C
-0.48/°C
-0.48/°C
-0.48/°C
-0.48/°C
Temperature coefficient of Voc (%)
-0.34/°C
-0.34/°C
-0.34/°C
-0.34/°C
-0.35/°C
-0.34/°C
Temperature coefficient of Isc (%)
+0.045/°C
+0.037/°C
+0.037/°C
+0.037/°C
+0.037/°C
+0.045/°C
PV-JH02
PV-JH200
Temperature Range
-40°C to +85°C
Surface Maximum Load Capacity
200kg/m²
Allowable Hail Load
Junction Box Type
23m/s, 7.53g
PV-JH03-2
PV-JH02
PV-JH02
Connector Type
Length of Cables
PV-JH02
MC4
450mm
750mm
900mm
Output tolerance
1000mm
+/-3%
Frame
Aluminium
Product warranty
2 years
Warranty on electrical performance
10 years 90% + 25 years 80% of power output
Smallest packaging unit
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
83
MULTIPLUS PRINCIPLE
INVERTER/CHARGER SYSTEM WITH INTELLIGENT SHORE AND GENERATOR POWER MANAGEMENT
PowerControl: Dealing with limited generator or grid power All models in the MultiPlus range feature powerful
battery chargers. When the largest model is working hard it can draw almost 10A from a 230V supply. Using the
remote panel it is possible to ‘dial-in’ the maximum current that is available from mains or generator. The MultiPlus
will then automatically regulate the charger taking account of other system AC loads and ensuring the charger only
uses what is spare. This way it is possible to avoid tripping the mains power or overloading the generator.
POWER CONTROL ©
Battery charger reduces its output, if required, to avoid overload of supply when system consumption is
high.
NVMUJ
PowerAssist: Boosting the power available from mains or generator, an innovative feature of Multiplus. The feature
that most distinguishes the MultiPlus from other inverter / chargers is PowerAssist. This feature takes the principle
of PowerControl to a further dimension by allowing a MultiPlus to supplement the power available from mains or
generator to ‘assist’ during periods of high demand. Peak power demand is almost always sustained only for short
periods, either a few minutes (in the case of items like cooking appliances) or just a few seconds (in the case of the
burst of energy needed to start an air-conditioning or refrigeration compressor).
With the capacity of the generator or mains power set on the remote panel, the MultiPlus detects when the load
is becoming too much for the supply and will instantly provide the extra power required. When the demand has
reduced, the unit returns to charging the battery. This feature is equally effective in large and small systems
helping to reduce the required generator capacity or to achieve greater things with limited mains power. There is
even a special feature to enable the MultiPlus/Quattro to work perfectly with portable generators.
POWER ASSIST ©
Inverter boosts incoming power, if required, to avoid overload of supply when system consumption
exceeds supply.
AC distribution
Water Heater (10A)
Microwave (6A)
16A
Fridge (1A)
NVMUJ
RCD
TV / DVD (1A)
Computer (1A)
Public grid
Battery 12V/300Ahr
Services
Kettle (13A)
Battery delivers energy to “Power Assist” incoming
84
Hairdryer (8A)
21A
Power Tools (2A)
power
SYSTEM APPLICATION
COMFORT SYSTEM
COMFORT PLUS SYSTEM
Appliance
System
Appliance
System
Lighting
Quattro 12/3000/120
Lighting
2 xQuattro 24/5000/120
Communication & navigation
BMV602-S battery monitor
Communication & navigation
VE-NET Battery controller
Water heater
2x12V/200AH and 1X80AH batteries
Water heater
4x12V/200AH and 1X80AH batteries
Microwave oven
Digital control remote panel
Alternator 12/150
Electric gallery with 4 ring induction
hob, microwave/combi oven, refrigerator, freezer, washer/dryer.
Blue Power panel
2 ring introduction hob
Coffee machine/Kettle
DC Link Box
TV/DVD
Isolation transformer
Coffee machine and kettle
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ABOUT VICTRON ENERGY
With over 39 years of experience, Victron Energy enjoys an unrivalled reputation for technical innovation, reliability and quality.
Victron is a world leader in the supply of self-supporting electrical power. Our products have been designed to meet the most
demanding situations faced by a diversity of craft, recreational and commercial alike. Victron’s ability to meet the demand for
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chargers, DC/DC converters, transfer switches, gel and AGM batteries, alternators, battery monitors, solar charge regulators,
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This is reflected in the capabilities of our support network. Our flexible approach to service support and our commitment to
quick turnaround for repairs is marketleading. There are countless examples of Victron products that have provided for
decades of reliable service in the most demanding applications. This level of reliability combined with the highest level of
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