Self-consumption
& energy storage
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INDEX
Introduction4
Why choose Victron Energy for your Energy Storage system
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Application example: Tiny House
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Application example: Smartflower
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Which system to choose
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Monitoring12
Tools14
Accessories15
Technical information
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About Victron Energy
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Introduction
Self-consumption or grid independence
The primary goal of a self-consumption system is to optimise
the use of solar and/or wind power. The major obstacle in such
a system is that power generation times do not match with
the actual times of power use. This results in a system being
forced to import energy from the grid and export it when
there is a surplus.
Self-consumption versus off-grid systems
There are some major considerations which should be taken
into account when comparing an off-grid system with a selfconsumption system.
An off-grid system is a system that is not (or mostly not)
connected to grid power and is used to supply the total
energy needs of the complete energy system. Therefore it is
sized to cope in a worst case scenario. This worst case scenario
can occur when there is simultaneous usage of high loads
which then requires a high power inverter for occasional use.
The other worst case scenario is the lack of ability to generate
energy in periods of overcast weather and/or wind outages.
This results in substantial battery storage to overcome this,
which, like the large inverter power situation mentioned
above, is only used on occasion.
In general it can therefore be stated that an off-grid system is
oversized in both inverter power and storage capacity in order
to deal with such situations.
For a self-consumption system this is different, as there is
always a grid present. With Grid assist functionality the grid
can be used seamlessly, whenever there is a high peak load,
meaning the inverter can be sized according to the base load.
The baseload is the part of the total energy-need which
generally comes from low powered equipment and these
loads continue to draw energy almost constantly over the 24
hours of a day.
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In an optimised self-consumption system, surplus energy is
stored locally for local on demand use. Such energy storage
is becoming an increasingly attractive proposition, especially
with feed-in tariffs decreasing and grid supplies becoming
less stable and more expensive.
Examples of this are heating pumps, chargers and the standby
power of household equipment. In order to optimise PV usage
and limit the import of energy this base-load is the most
efficient part to target.
Avoiding the import of the total energy need is possible but
this would require a higher investment in the inverter, as it
must then be able to cover for high loads. Most high loads are
however peak loads and active over a limited period of time.
So even though this requires a high energy supply, the time
period is limited and the energy value within this peak-load
period is quite low - so the investment in a larger inverter is
often not justified.
When considering battery capacity, a self-consumption
system is able to work with a smaller battery capacity. The
energy stored in such a system is limited to the surplus PV
power as part of the generated PV power is directly used by
the loads. In this case PV power is sized according to the base
load and any surplus energy is used overnight.
More information:
https://www.victronenergy.com/upload/documents/
Whitepaper-Self-Consumption-and-Grid-independencewith-the-Victron-Energy-Storage-Hub-EN.pdf
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Why choose Victron Energy for your Energy Storage system
A wide range of inverter/charger sizes and configurations
Our inverter/charger models range from a small 500VA unit all
the way up to a 15kVA unit. Multiple units can be connected in
parallel and/or 3-phase configuration. Thus it is possible to create
systems ranging in power size from a small single phase system
up to an impressive 180kVA 3-phase system.
Unrivalled experience with battery storage systems
Victron Energy was founded in 1973, back then we started with
providing inverters and chargers for the marine industry. This
quickly expanded to the land based and automotive market. We
therefore have an unrivalled length of experience with battery
storage systems.
Reinout Vader showing first inverter
DC-Coupled PV or AC-Coupled PV. Or even a combination of
both
We can work with DC-Coupled PV: MPPT solar chargers. We have
a broad range of efficient MPPT solar chargers. Starting from the
MPPT 75V/15A (290 W charger) up to the 250V/100A (5.7kW solar
charger).
We can also work with AC-Coupled PV etc. We are compatible
with many brands of PV Inverters; with a strong collaboration
with Fronius PV Inverters.
We can even combine AC and DC coupled PV in one system.
Excellent remote monitoring and diagnostics tools
Our remote monitoring website (VRM) can display all your systems
data in a comprehensive graphical format. System settings can be
changed via the portal. Alarms can be received by e-mail.
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UPS no-break output, operate without any disruption
Our inverter/charger takes over supplying power to the
connected loads in the event of a grid or generator failure. This
happens so fast (less than 20 milliseconds) that computers and
other electronic equipment will continue to operate without any
disruption.
Wide range of compatible battery technologies
We sell our own brand of lead acid and lithium batteries. Also,
our programmable inverter/chargers work with a wide range of
battery technologies, see the logos below.
Battery technologies we work with:
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Application example: Tiny House
Tiny House
This is an application example of a Tiny House. Tiny Houses are very small homes that enable simple living in a smaller, more
efficient space. They are usually made of wood, being creatively designed to maximise the utility of a small living space. The
principal reasons for living in a Tiny House are to live sustainably in a financially and environmentally conscious way, whilst at
the same time enjoying the resulting freedom.
The Tiny House in the photograph belongs to Marjolein Jonker. She lives in The Netherlands and has built her own Tiny House,
together with a team of specialists.
Victron equipment
The Tiny house of Marjolein is equipped with:
• EasySolar
• 2 x 90A Lithium-ion batteries
• BMV-700 Battery Monitor
• Color Control GX
For additional information about Marjolein Jonker's Tiny House please visit: https://www.marjoleininhetklein.com/
PV panels
Easy Solar
Charger/Inverter/MPPT
Color Control GX
VE BUS
VE Direct
color control
BMV-602
battery monitor
VE Direct
SETUP
Public grid
SELECT
Battery monitor
Battery
2 x 90Ah Lithium
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Loads
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Application example: Smartflower
Smartflower POP+
This is an application example of the Smartflower. The
smartflower POP+ can not only turn the sun's energy into
electricity very efficiently; it can store it in sufficient quantities
too.
Enjoy the energy of the sun. Around the clock, almost
independently of the grid
Completely integrated in an innovative all-in-one solar system
that works on a plug-and-play principle like any normal
household appliance. The intelligent tracking function of the
PV modules ensures that the system makes the most efficient
use of the sun's energy at all times of the day and year, while
the battery is continuously recharged. So you can even enjoy
cloudy days with a bright smile on your face.
Monitoring – access to the most important system data
With your personal access to the Monitoring System you
can keep an eye on your current production, storage and
consumption figures at all times. The system also allows you
to make a number of different custom settings.
Victron inside & out
The Smartflower Pop+ uses a Victron Energy inverter, solar
charge controller and Lithium batteries, plus this standalone
unit connects to Victron Energy’s VRM web portal for system
monitoring.
Venus GX
VE BUS
Venus GX
VE Direct
Charger/Inverter
2,3kWp
MPPT charge controller
Blue Solar charge controller
MPPT 150 I 100 -MC4
Battery
pv
battery monitor
SETUP
VE Bus BMS
230Vac
BMV-602
VE BUS
Public grid
+
-
SELECT
Battery monitor
Battery 48Vdc / 4 x 90Ah Lithium
Loads
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Which system to choose
There is a solution for every situation, from simple to more complex solutions. We have different options available: PV in parallel,
AC-Coupled PV, DC-Coupled PV or a combination of all these options.
Option 1: PV in parallel
Most practical solution to add battery storage to an existing grid
connected PV system.
Option 2: AC-Coupled PV
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Option 3: DC-Coupled PV
The size of the PV array and the PV inverter is not limited by the
maximum nominal power of the inverter/charger.
All options combined
Wired AC
sensor
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Monitoring
The major considerations for installing a self-consumption system are often financially and/or morally driven. For both, the goal
is to minimise the import of grid energy and to optimise the consumption of self-generated power.
Modern inverter and battery monitoring technology helps to achieve this, by detecting how much energy to store and how and
when to best use it. Besides this there is another important factor to consider.
This factor is the energy behaviour of the end-user themselves. This can differ between households and it is heavily dependent
on circumstances, which can change from day to day. This makes coding the software, to precisely achieve optimal use of
energy, quite a challenge.
If for example the washing machine is required on a particular day, the ideal day would be a sunny one just after the battery is
(almost) full. Having said that direct power usage is preferable, which saves having to export energy to the grid or use battery
power momentarily.
In order to be able to make these kinds of energy use decisions, monitoring is crucial to fine tune and optimise energy use based
on ever changing circumstances. This makes monitoring systems an essential feature for every self-consumption system. Tests
have shown that users of self-consumption systems with monitoring score a much higher level of self-consumption than those
systems which lack it.
VRM: Live feed overview
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Victron Energy self-consumption systems can offer the best of both worlds
By using a Color Control GX, with its easy to use display, a clear system overview will show all
the details needed to make crucial decisions as to which loads to use or to delay. Behind the
overview screens other advanced information can be found - enough to satisfy even the most
data-hungry users.
Color Control GX
Venus GX
Venus GX
The Venus GX provides the same functionality as the Color Control GX, with a few extras:
- lower cost, mainly because it has no display or buttons
- 3 tank sender inputs
- 2 temperature inputs
VRM Online Portal
All this data is automatically sent to our free remote monitoring website: the VRM Online Portal,
which allows even more options. It provides data analysis via the free VRM app which can be
used on virtually every smart phone, so even when away from the Color Control GX the system
can be easily monitored. Also the webserver is able to provide an advanced system overview,
such as calculations of total solar yield, power generation and graphs - for all the equipment
connected to the system.
To get an impression of the VRM Online Portal, please visit:
https://vrm.victronenergy.com
VRM app
VRM: Solar Yield overview
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Tools
There are a lot of tools available that make it easy to work with Victron Energy products, for both Victron installers as Victron
distributors. Whether you would like to configure and read out your Victron products with VictronConnect using your
smartphone, tablet or computer or you want to show or share your VRM site.
Instruction videos on Victron youtube channel
On our youtube channel you can watch Victron Energy instruction
videos.
https://www.youtube.com/user/VictronEnergyBV
ESS Webinar
There is a webinar about ESS available on our youtube channel,
in the languages English, Spanish, German and French.
MPPT Calculator Excel sheet
With the MPPT Calculator Excel sheet you can match solar
modules to MPPT charge controllers.
Download the Excel sheet from our software page:
https://www.victronenergy.com/support-and-downloads/
software
Victron Professional
With Victron Professional you can get insight into training
sessions, videos, firmware files, APIs and the latest news. If you
already use E-Order you can login with those credentials.
Sign up for Victron Professional here:
https://professional.victronenergy.com
VRM World: View shared VRM sites around the world
Ever wanted to show your clients, friends, colleagues how much
solar energy your installation is generating or indeed any other
data that you can see on your VRM site? Well now you can – using
VRM World.
You need a VRM account to be able to view shared VRM sites. In
your VRM portal it is possible to publicly share on VRM World.
Visit VRM World here:
https://vrm.victronenergy.com/world/
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Accessories
Our systems are comprised of various components. Some of which are specifically designed for specific markets. Other
Victron components are applicable for a wide range of applications. You are able to find the specifications and other detailed
information about these components in the ‘Technical Information’ section.
Battery Monitor
Key tasks of the Victron Battery Monitor are measuring charge
and discharge currents as well as calculating the state-of-charge
and time-to-go of a battery. An alarm is sent when certain limits
are exceeded (such as an excessive discharge). It is also possible
for the battery monitor to exchange data with the Victron Global
Remote. This includes sending alarms.
Color Control GX
The Color Control GX provides intuitive control and monitoring
for all products connected to it. The list of Victron products that
can be connected is endless: Inverters, Multis, Quattros, MPPT
150/70, BMV-700 series, Skylla-i, Lynx-Ion and even more.
Venus GX
The Venus GX provides the same functionality as the Color Control
GX, with a few extras:
- lower cost, mainly because it has no display or buttons
- 3 tank sender inputs
- 2 temperature inputs
MPPT Control
The MPPT Control lets you see the status as well as setup
all BlueSolar MPPT Charge Controllers that have a VE.Direct
communications port. The new MPPT Control is mounted in
the familiar BMV-700 series housing, maintaining a consistent
and professional look to your panels and systems monitoring
equipment.
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TECHNICAL INFORMATION
EasySolar 12V and 24V, 1600VA
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EasySolar 3kVA & 5kVA with Color Control panel
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MultiGrid 3000VA
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ECOmulti25
Phoenix inverters 250VA - 1200VA VE.Direct
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Phoenix inverters 1200VA - 5000VA 230V
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MultiPlus inverter/charger 800VA- 5kVA 230V
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Quattro inverter/charger 3kVA - 15kVA 230V
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MultiPlus inverter/charger 2kVA and 3kVA 120V
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Quattro inverter/charger 3kVA - 5kVA 120V
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Color Control GX
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Venus GX
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BMV-712 Smart: Bluetooth inside
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BlueSolar charge controller MPPT 75/10, 75/15 & MPPT 100/15
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BlueSolar charge controller MPPT 100/30 & 100/50
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BlueSolar charge controller MPPT 150/35
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BlueSolar charge controller MPPT 150/45 up to MPPT 150/100
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BlueSolar charge controller MPPT 150/70 & MPPT 150/85 - VE.Can
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SmartSolar charge controller MPPT 75/10, 75/15, 100/15 & 100/20
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SmartSolar charge controller MPPT 100/30 & 100/50
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SmartSolar charge controller MPPT 150/35
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SmartSolar charge controller MPPT 150/85 & MPPT 150/100
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SmartSolar charge controller MPPT 250/60, 150/70, 150/85 & 250/100
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Battery Balancer
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12,8 Volt Lithium-Iron-Phosphate Batteries Smart
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VE.Bus BMS
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24V 180Ah Lithium-ion battery and Lynx-ion
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Telecom batteries
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OPzS Solar batteries
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EasySolar 12V and 24V, 1600VA
The
all-in-one
solar
power
solution
EasySolar
12V and
24V,
1600VA
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All-in-one solar power solution
The EasySolar combines a MPPT solar charge controller, an inverter/charger and AC distribution
in one enclosure.
The product is easy to install, with a minimum of wiring.
The solar charge controller: Blue Solar MPPT 100/50
Up to three strings of PV panels can be connected to three sets of MC4 (PV-ST01) PV connectors.
The inverter/charger: MultiPlus Compact 12/1600/70 or 24/1600/40
The MPPT charge controller and the MultiPlus Compact inverter/charger share the DC battery
cables (included). The batteries can be charged with solar power (BlueSolar MPPT) and/or with AC
power (inverter/charger) from the utility grid or a genset.
AC distribution
The AC distribution consists of a RCD (30 mA/16 A) and four AC outputs protected by two 10A
and two 16A circuit breakers.
One 16A output is controlled by the AC input: it will switch on only when AC is available.
PowerAssist
Unique PowerAssist technology protects the utility or generator supply from being overloaded
by adding extra inverter power when needed.
Unique solar application software
Several software programs (Assistants) are available to configure the system for various grid
interactive or stand-alone applications. Please see
http://www.victronenergy.nl/support-and-downloads/software/
VE.Direct
MPPT 100|50
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EasySolar
EasySolar 12/1600/70
EasySolar 24/1600/40
Inverter/charger
Transfer switch
16A
INVERTER
Input voltage range
9,5 – 17V
‘Heavy duty’ output AC 0
19 – 33V
16A
Output voltage: 230 VAC ± 2%
Frequency: 50 Hz ± 0,1% (1)
Output AC1, 2, 3
Cont. output power at 25°C (3)
1600VA / 1300W
Cont. output power at 40°C
1200W
Peak power
3000W
Maximum efficiency
92%
94%
Zero load power
8W
10W
2W
3W
Zero load power in search mode
CHARGER
Input voltage range: 187-265VAC
Input frequency: 45 – 65Hz
Power factor: 1
AC Input
Charge voltage 'absorption'
14,4V
28,8V
Charge voltage 'float'
13,8V
27,6V
Storage mode
13,2V
26,4V
Charge current house battery (4)
70A
40A
Charge current starter battery (A)
4
Battery temperature sensor
Yes
Programmable relay (5)
Yes
Protection (2)
a–g
Solar Charge Controller
Model
MPPT 100/50
Maximum output current
50A
Maximum PV power, 6a,b)
700W
Maximum PV open circuit voltage
100V
1400W
100V
Maximum efficiency
98%
Self-consumption
10 mA
Charge voltage 'absorption', default setting
14,4V
Charge voltage 'float', default setting
13,8V
28,8V
27,6V
Charge algorithm
Temperature compensation
multi-stage adaptive
-16mV/°C
Protection
-32mV/°C
a-g
COMMON CHARACTERISTICS
Operating temp. range
-20 to +50°C (fan assisted cooling)
Humidity (non-condensing):
max 95%
ENCLOSURE
Material & Colour
aluminium (blue RAL 5012)
Protection category
IP 21
Battery-connection
Battery cables of 1.5 meter
PV connection
Three sets of MC4 (PV-ST01) PV connectors.
230 V AC-connection
G-ST18i connector
Weight
15kg
Dimensions (hxwxd)
745 x 214 x 110mm
STANDARDS
Safety
EN 60335-1, EN 60335-2-29, EN 62109
Emission / Immunity
EN 55014-1, EN 55014-2, EN 61000-3-3
Automotive Directive
1) Can be adjusted to 60Hz and to 240V
2) Protection
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
2004/104/EC
3) Non-linear load, crest factor 3:1
4) At 25°C ambient
5) Programmable relay which can be set for general alarm, DC under
voltage or genset start signal function
6a) If more PV power is connected, the controller will limit input power to
700W resp. 1400W
6b) PV voltage must exceed Vbat + 5V for the controller to start.
Thereafter minimum PV voltage is Vbat + 1V
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EasySolar 3 kVA & 5 kVA with Color Control panel
EasySolar 3kVA & 5kVA with Color Control panel
The all-in-one solar power solution
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The all-in-one solar power solution
The EasySolar combines a MPPT solar charge controller, an inverter/charger and AC distribution
in one enclosure.
The product is easy to install, with a minimum of wiring.
Color Control panel
Two outstanding functions:
- Prioritizes battery charging by the MPPT charge controller
- Connects to the internet, enabling remote monitoring (VRM website) and remote control.
AC distribution
The AC distribution consists of a RCD (30mA / 63A) and four AC outputs protected by two 10A
and two 16A circuit breakers.
An additional 16A output is controlled by the AC input: it will switch on only when AC is available.
PowerAssist
Unique PowerAssist technology protects the utility or generator supply from being overloaded
by adding extra inverter power when needed.
Unique solar application software
Several software programs (Assistants) are available to configure the system for various grid
interactive or stand-alone applications. Please see
http://www.victronenergy.nl/support-and-downloads/software/
EasySolar 3 kVA
EasySolar 5 kVA
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EasySolar
EasySolar 24/3000/70-50
MPPT150/70
EasySolar 48/3000/35-50
MPPT150/70
EasySolar 48/5000/70-100
MPPT150/100
50A
100A
INVERTER/CHARGER
Transfer switch
50A
INVERTER
Input voltage range
‘Heavy duty’ output AC 2
19 – 33V
Output AC 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d
Cont. output power at 25°C (3)
Cont. output power at 40°C
Cont. output power at 65°C
Peak power
3000VA / 2400W
2200W
1700W
6000W
38 – 66V
16 A
Output voltage: 230VAC ± 2%
Frequency: 50 Hz ± 0,1% (1)
3000VA / 2400W
2200W
1700W
6000W
38 – 66V
5000VA / 4000W
3700W
3000W
10000W
Maximum efficiency
94%
95%
95%
Zero load power
20W
25W
35W
Zero load power in search mode
10W
12W
15W
CHARGER
AC Input
Charge voltage 'absorption'
Charge voltage 'float'
Storage mode
28,8V
27,6V
26,4V
Charge current
Battery temperature sensor
Programmable relay (5)
Protection (2)
70A
Input voltage range: 187-265 VAC
Input frequency: 45 – 65 Hz
Power factor: 1
57,6V
55,2V
52,8V
57,6V
55,2V
52,8V
35A
yes
yes
a-g
70A
MPPT 150/70-MC4
70A
4000W
150V
98%
10mA
57,6V
55,2V
multi-stage adaptive
-32 mV / °C
a–g
MPPT 150/100-MC4
100A
5800W
SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER
Model
Maximum output current (4)
Maximum PV power
Maximum PV open circuit voltage
Maximum efficiency
Self-consumption
Charge voltage 'absorption', default setting
Charge voltage 'float', default setting
Charge algorithm
Temperature compensation
Protection
MPPT 150/70-MC4
70A
2000W
28,8V
27,6V
-16 mV / °C
57,6V
55,2V
-64 mV / °C
COMMON CHARACTERISTICS
Operating temp. range
Humidity (non-condensing):
-40 to +65°C (fan assisted cooling)
max 95%
ENCLOSURE
Material & Colour
Protection category
Battery-connection
PV connection
230 V AC-connection
Weight
Dimensions (hxwxd)
aluminium (blue RAL 5012)
IP 21
Four M8 bolts (2 plus and 2 minus connections)
Two sets of MC4 PV connectors.
28kg
810 x 258 x 218
Screw terminals 13 mm2 (6 AWG)
28kg
810 x 258 x 218
Three sets of MC4
PV connectors
48kg
877 x 328 x 241
STANDARDS
Safety
Emission / Immunity
Anti-islanding
1) Can be adjusted to 60Hz and to 240V
2) Protection:
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, EN 62109-1
EN 55014-1, EN 55014-2, EN 61000-3-3, EN 61000-6-3, EN 61000-6-2, EN 61000-6-1
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3) Non-linear load, crest factor 3:1
4) At 25°C ambient
5) Programmable relay which can be set for general alarm, DC under
voltage or genset start signal function
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MultiGrid 3000VA
The MultiGrid
flexible energy
3000VAstorage and self-consumption solution
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Combined with the flexibility of a MultiPlus bidirectional converter
The MultiPlus range of bidirectional converters is the worldwide product of choice on boats and vehicles to generate AC
power, and to recharge batteries, either with shore power or an onboard AC generator.
The MultiPlus also is the industry standard in on-grid and off-grid energy storage systems and is approved for use in
energy storage and self-consumption systems in the UK (G83/2 and G59-3-1 standards).
Several hardware and firmware modifications were needed to qualify for VDE-AR-N 4105 and several other country
specific energy storage related standards.
The resulting product is the MultiGrid.
The MultiGrid fits seamlessly in all common energy storage topologies
There is no one-size-fits-all solution to energy storage. The building blocks, topology and control systems will depend on local conditions and
regulations.
The MultiGrid hardware, together with a wide range of software tools, seamlessly fits in all common topologies, shown in the pictures below.
More detail can be found in our Energy Storage brochure.
Grid in-line topology with MPPT solar charge controller
A solar charge controller supplies PV power to the battery.
The stored energy is used by the MultiGrid to supply AC power to the load and, if
required, to feed excess solar power back into the grid.
In case of a utility power outage, the MultiGrid will disconnect the grid and
continue to supply the load.
Grid parallel topology with MPPT solar charge controller
Certain critical loads only are protected against a power outage.
The MultiGrid will use data from the power meter to optimise self-consumption and, if
required, to prevent back feed of excess solar power into the grid.
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Grid in-line topology with PV inverter
PV power is converted to AC.
The MultiGrid will use excess PV power to charge the batteries or to feed power back into
the grid, and will discharge the battery or use power from the grid to supplement a
shortage of PV power.
In case of a power outage, the MultiGrid will disconnect the grid and continue to supply the
load.
Grid parallel topology with PV inverter
Certain critical loads only are protected against a power outage.
The MultiGrid will use data from the power meter to optimise self-consumption and, if
required, to prevent back feed of excess solar power into the grid.
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24 Volt
48 Volt
PowerControl & PowerAssist
Transfer switch
24/3000/70
48/3000/35
Yes
50 A
MultiGrid
INVERTER
Input voltage range
Output
Cont. output power at 25°C (3)
Cont. output power at 25°C
Cont. output power at 40°C
Cont. output power at 65°C
Peak power (W)
Maximum efficiency
Zero load power
Zero load power in AES mode
Zero load power in Search mode
Grid parallel topology with PV inverter
Similar to Hub 4-2 but in this topology the PV inverter will shut down in case of
a power outage.
Certain critical loads only are protected against a power outage.
The MultiGrid will use data from the power meter to optimise selfconsumption and, if required, to prevent back feed of excess solar power into
the grid.
AC Input
Charge voltage 'absorption'
Charge voltage 'float'
Storage mode
Charge current house battery (4)
Battery temperature sensor
Auxiliary output
Programmable relay (5)
Protection (2)
VE.Bus communication port
General purpose com. port
Remote on-off
Operating temperature range
Humidity (non-condensing)
Material & Colour
Protection category
Battery-connection
Color Control Panel (CCGX)
Provides intuitive system control and monitoring
Besides system monitoring and control the CCGX enables access to our free
remote monitoring website: the VRM Online Portal
230 V AC-connection
Weight
Dimensions (hxwxd)
Safety
Emission, Immunity
Uninterruptible power supply
Anti-islanding
19 – 33 V
38 – 66 V
Output voltage: 230 VAC ± 2%
Frequency: 50 Hz ± 0,1% (1)
3000 VA
2400 W
2200 W
1700 W
6000 W
94 / 95 %
20 / 25 W
15 / 20 W
10 / 12 W
CHARGER
Input voltage range: 187-265 VAC
Input frequency: 45 – 65 Hz
28,8 / 57,6 V
27,6 / 55,2 V
26,4 / 52,8 V
70 / 35 A
yes
GENERAL
Yes (16 A) Switches off when no external AC source available
Yes
a-g
For parallel and three phase operation,
remote monitoring and system integration
Yes
Yes
-40 to +65°C (fan assisted cooling)
max 95%
ENCLOSURE
Aluminium, blue RAL 5012
IP 21
Four M8 bolts
(2 plus and 2 minus connections)
Screw terminals 13 mm2 (6 AWG)
18 kg
362 x 258 x 218 mm
STANDARDS
EN-IEC 60335-1, EN-IEC 60335-2-29,
EN-IEC 62109-1, EN-IEC 62109-2
EN 55014-1, EN 55014-2
EN-IEC 61000-3-2, EN-IEC 61000-3-3
IEC 61000-6-1, IEC 61000-6-2, IEC 61000-6-3
IEC 62040-1, AS 620401.1
VDE-AR-N 4105, AS/NZS 4777.2, NRS 097-2-1,
UTE C15-712-1, C10/11, RD 1699-RD 413
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 high3) Non-linear load, crest factor 3:1
3) Non-linear load, crest factor 3:1
4) At 25°C ambient
5) Programmable relay which can be set for general alarm, DC under voltage or genset start/stop function
AC rating: 230V / 4A, DC rating: 4A up to 35VDC and 1A up to 60VDC
VRM app
Monitor and manage your Victron Energy
system from your smart phone and tablet.
Available for both iOS and Android.
VRM Portal
Our free remote monitoring website (VRM) can
display all your systems data in a comprehensive
graphical format. System settings can be
changed remotely via the portal. Alarms can be
received by e-mail.
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BIDERECTIONAL CONVERTER
In case of overload the ECOmulti
will import power from the grid to prevent system shutdown.
GridAssist function
Maximum AC current feed-through
AC voltage
Cont. output power at 25°C
Cont. output power at 25°C
Cont. output power at 40°C
Peak power
50 A
230 V 50 Hz single phase
3000 VA
2500 W
2200 W
6000 W
Maximum efficiency
Power factor range (when connected to the grid)
Zero load power (W)
94%
0,7 inductive to 0,7 capacitive (programmable)
15 W
Zero load power in AES mode
10 W
(island mode operation with AC output lowered
to 200 V when load < 50 Watt)
Charge voltage 'absorption'
Charge voltage 'float’
Maximum charge current
28,2 V
26,7 V
70 A
Maximum battery depth of discharge (DoD)
80%
To connect additional loads once the battery
has been fully charged: 16 A relay
Auxiliary output
Programmable relay
For monitoring, alarm or other purposes
For parallel and three phase operation, remote monitoring, remote control and system
integration
VE.Bus communication port
General purpose communication port
Remote on-off
Yes
Yes
BATTERY
Technology
Lithium Iron Phosphate
Nominal voltage
25,6 V
Nominal energy at 25°C
Nominal capacity at 25°C
Nominal capacity at 0°C
2,3 kWh
90 Ah
72 Ah
Nominal capacity at -20°C
45 Ah
Cell balancing, and system shutdown in case of
cell over voltage, cell under voltage and over temperature
Battery Management System
Cycle life, 80% DoD
Cycle life, 70% DoD
Cycle life, 50% DoD
Max storage time at 25 °C
2000 cycles
3000 cycles
5000 cycles
1 year
OTHER
Display
Operating temperature
Storage temperature
Protection category
Humidity
Warranty
Graphical display
Graphical User Interface (GUI)
Ethernet (standard) and Wifi (optional) for remote monitoring and control
Data storage and graphical display on vrm.victronenergy.com
Android and iPhone apps
-20 to + 40°C
-40 to + 50°C
IP22
95% non condensing
System: 5 years
Battery: 3 years full warranty plus 7 years prorated warranty
ENCLOSURE
Colour
Weight
Dimensions (hxwxd)
Blue RAL 5012
Without battery: 28 kg
With battery: 60 kg
475 x 575 x 360 mm
STANDARDS
Safety
Emission, Immunity
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EN 60335-1, EN 60335-2-29, VDE-AR-N 4105
EN 55014-1, EN 55014-2, EN 61000-3-3
Energy. Anytime. Anywhere.
ECOmulti
simple wall mounted energy storage solution
Nighttime
During the night the ECOmulti is disconnected from the grid. The home is powered by energy stored in
the battery. The ECOmulti will reconnect the grid when the battery is discharged.
Battery charging
The next day, when the PV array produces sufficient power to supply the loads and to start charging the
battery, the ECOmulti will regulate charge current to absorb nearly 100% of the surplus PV power.
Discharging during the day
When PV output is reduced by clouds or when a power hungry load is switched on, resulting in no surplus
PV power available, battery charging will stop. Insufficient PV power will be supplemented by power from
the ECOmulti. In case of overload power will be imported from the grid to supplement power from the
ECOmulti (GridAssist function), and system shut down due to overload will be prevented.
Battery fully charged
Once the battery is fully charged, additional loads (for example the water heater) can be switched on, or
surplus power will be exported to the grid.
End of the day
The ECOmulti disconnects from the grid about 10 minutes after PV power has become insufficient to
provide any charge current. In order to prevent false disconnections due to lack of sun during the day, the
inverter/charger also uses an internal timer to predict the end of the day.
UPS function
When the grid fails, the ECOmulti will continue to power the home.
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ECOmulti
A simple wall mounted energy storage solution
At roughly 30 to 40 degrees
latitude (Los Angeles,
Marseille, Sevilla) a 1 kWp
resp. 2 kWp array will do.
A larger PV array will increase
feedback into the grid, but
not substantially increase
battery utilization and self
sufficiency.
Increasing storage capacity
More battery storage
capacity will reduce feedback
into the grid and increase self
sufficiency, especially during
the summer season.
To increase self sufficiency
during wintertime both the
battery and the PV array have
to be enlarged.
State of charge
75%
50%
25%
22:00
20:00
18:00
16:00
14:00
12:00
10:00
07:00
06:00
04:00
0%
02:00
At roughly 50 degrees
latitude (Seattle,
London, Amsterdam, Berlin,
München) the two person
energy conscious household
will need a 2,5 kWp array.
A four person household
would need a 5 kWp array.
100%
00:00
Sizing the PV array
Sufficient energy must be
harvested to recharge the
battery and to power the
home, even on a reasonably
clear winter day.
ECOmulti app
Why 2,3 kWh?
Whenever PV output exceeds consumption, storing excess output for later use
will increase self-consumption.
However
- PV harvest will fluctuate from season to season, from day to day and also within the day.
- Electricity consumption is likewise fluctuating: working days, weekends and holiday
periods will all result in different consumption patterns.
A 2,3 kWh Li-ion battery is an efficient solution for a two person energy conscious household.
Energy consumption from dusk to dawn will be 2 kWh or more, even when no energy hungry
appliances like a dishwasher or clothes dryer are used. A fully charged 2,3 kWh battery will therefore be discharged before the sun starts shining again.
The average household with two children would fully utilize a 4,6 kWh Li-ion battery; one additional battery module.
Winter
Spring
Summer
Autumn
100%
50%
10%
100%
kWh
10
Solar yield
9
50%
8
7
6
5
4
3
PV Production
2
Self-consumption
1
0
10%
Self sufficiency
mon tue wed thur
fri
sat
sun
13-05 14-05 15-05 16-05 17-05 18-05 19-05
To Grid
To Battery
Direct use
Typical seasonal variations at roughly 50 degrees latitude ~ Seattle, London, Amsterdam, Berlin,
München ~ with battery and without battery.
Two person energy conscious household
Consumption:
2500 kWh per year
PV array:
2,5 kWp
Battery:
2,3 kWh Li-ion
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Four person energy conscious household
Consumption:
4500 kWh per year
PV array:
5 kWp
Battery:
4,6 kWh Li-ion
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A simple wall mounted energy storage solution
The ECOmulti can be wall mounted, is easy to install, easy to program and easy to operate.
Extremely flexible
- Energy storage can be increased by adding battery modules.
- AC power can be increased by paralleling ECOmulti modules.
- Three ECOmulti modules can be configured for three-phase
operation.
- Two ECOmulti modules can be configured for split phase operation.
More self-consumption, more independence
With 2,3 kWh Li-ion storage capacity and a 3 kVA bidirectional inverter, the ECOmulti reduces dependence on power
from the grid.
The growing interest in self-consumption is driven by increasing retail electricity prices and simultaneously
decreasing feed in tariffs. Feed in tariffs are decreasing a. o. because it becomes increasingly difficult, and
expensive, to ensure stability of the grid as more solar and wind power comes on line. Simultaneously, the retail price
of electricity is increasing, to cover these same costs plus the cost to keep conventional power plants in hot standby
to back-up renewable power generation in case the sun is not shining and/or the wind is not blowing.
The ECOmulti meets the German interconnection standard VDE-AR-N 4105 and the Incentive Program for Solar Energy Storage
Systems Marktanreizprogramm für Batteriespeicher.
With Intelligent Battery and Load Management the ECOmulti can limit power export to the grid to at most 60% of the installed Wp
capacity; KfW-Programm Erneuerbare Energien “Speicher”.
According to the Fraunhofer-Institut für Solare Energiesysteme (ISE), a household that consumes 4500 kWh per year can reduce
energy import from the grid by 60% when installing a 5 kWp solar array combined with 4 kWh usable energy storage.
For more information please download our white paper
Self-consumption or grid independence from
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1
Inverter
EcoMulti
2
2
Generation
Consumption
Feed-in supply
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Phoenix Inverters
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250VA
– 1200VA250VA
230V -and
120V, 50Hz
or 60Hz
Phoenix
inverters
1200VA
VE.Direct
VE.Direct communication port
The VE.Direct port can be connected to:
• A computer (VE.Direct to USB interface cable needed)
• Apple and Android smartphones, tablets, MacBook’s and other devices
(VE.Direct Bluetooth Smart dongle needed)
Phoenix 12/375 VE.Direct
Fully configurable:
• Low battery voltage alarm trip and reset levels
• Low battery voltage cut-off and restart levels
• Dynamic cut-off: load dependent cut-off level
• Output voltage 210 - 245V
• Frequency 50 Hz or 60 Hz
• ECO mode on/off and ECO mode sense level
Monitoring:
• In- and output voltage, % load and alarms
Phoenix 12/375 VE.Direct
Proven reliability
The full bridge plus toroidal transformer topology has proven its reliability over many years.
The inverters are short circuit proof and protected against overheating, whether due to overload or
high ambient temperature.
High start-up power
Needed to start loads such as power converters for LED lamps, halogen lamps or electric tools.
ECO mode
When in ECO mode, the inverter will switch to standby when the load decreases below a preset
value (min load: 15W). Once in standby the inverter will switch on for a short period (adjustable,
default: every 2,5 seconds). If the load exceeds a preset level, the inverter will remain on.
Remote on/off
A remote on/off switch can be connected to a two pole connector, or between battery plus and the
left hand contact of the two pole connector.
LED diagnosis
Please see manual for a description.
To transfer the load to another AC source: the automatic transfer switch
For our low power inverters we recommend our Filax Automatic Transfer Switch. The Filax features
a very short switchover time (less than 20 milliseconds) so that computers and other electronic
equipment will continue to operate without disruption.
Available with different output sockets
Schuko
UK
AU/NZ
DC connection with screw terminals
No special tools needed for installation
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IEC-320
(male plug included)
Nema 5-15R
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Phoenix Inverter
12 Volt
24 Volt
48 Volt
12/250
24/250
48/250
Cont. power at 25°C (1)
Cont. power at 25°C / 40°C
12/375
24/375
48/375
12/500
24/500
48/500
250VA
375VA
500VA
800VA
1200VA
300 / 260W
400 / 350W
650 / 560W
1000 / 850W
700W
900W
1500W
2200W
400W
Output AC voltage / frequency (adjustable)
230VAC or 120VAC +/- 3% 50Hz or 60Hz +/- 0,1%
Input voltage range
9,2 - 17 / 18,4 - 34,0 / 36,8 - 62,0V
DC low shut down (adjustable)
Dynamic (load dependent) DC low shut down
(fully configurable)
DC low restart and alarm (adjustable)
9,3 / 18,6 / 37,2V
Dynamic cut-off, see
https://www.victronenergy.com/live/ve.direct:phoenix-inverters-dynamic-cutoff
10,9 / 21,8 / 43,6V
Battery charged detect (adjustable)
Zero-load power
Default zero-load power in ECO mode
(default retry interval: 2,5 s, adjustable)
ECO mode stop and start power setting
12/1200
24/1200
48/1200
200 / 175W
Peak power
Max. efficiency
12/800
24/800
48/800
14,0 / 28,0 / 56,0V
87 / 88 / 88%
89 / 89 / 90%
90 / 90 / 91%
90 / 90 / 91%
91 / 91 / 92%
4,2 / 5,2 / 7,9W
5,6 / 6,1 / 8,5W
6 / 6,5 / 9W
6,5 / 7 / 9,5W
7 / 8 / 10W
0,8 / 1,3 / 2,5W
0,9 / 1,4 / 2,6W
1 / 1,5 / 3,0
1 / 1,5 / 3,0
1 / 1,5 / 3,0
Adjustable
Protection (2)
a-f
Operating temperature range
-40 to +65°C (fan assisted cooling)
Humidity (non-condensing)
Derate 1,25% per °C above 40°C
max 95%
ENCLOSURE
Material & Colour
Steel chassis and plastic cover (blue Ral 5012)
Battery-connection
Maximum cable cross-section
Screw terminals
25/10/10mm² /
AWG4/8/8
230V: Schuko (CEE 7/4), IEC-320 (male plug included)
UK (BS 1363), AU/NZ (AS/NZS 3112)
120V: Nema 5-15R
IP 21
10 mm² / AWG8
10 mm² / AWG8
10 mm² / AWG8
Weight
2,4kg / 5,3lbs
3,0kg / 6,6lbs
3,9kg / 8.5lbs
Dimensions (hxwxd, mm)
(hxwxd, inch)
86 x 165 x 260
3.4 x 6.5 x 10.2
86 x 165 x 260
3.4 x 6.5 x 10.2
86 x 172 x 275
3,4 x 6,8 x 10,8
Standard AC outlets
Protection category
5,5kg / 12lbs
105 x 216 x 305
4.1 x 8.5 x 12.1
(12V model:
105 x 230 x 325)
35/25/25 mm2 /
AWG 2/4/4
7,4kg / 16,3lbs
117 x 232 x 327
4.6 x 9.1 x 12.9
(12V model:
117 x 232 x 362)
ACCESSORIES
Remote on-off
Yes
Automatic transfer switch
Filax
STANDARDS
Safety
EMC
EN-IEC 60335-1 / EN-IEC 62109-1
EN 55014-1 / EN 55014-2 / IEC 61000-6-1 / IEC 61000-6-2 / IEC 61000-6-3
Automotive Directive
ECE R10-4
1) Nonlinear load, crest factor 3:1
2) Protection key:
a) output short circuit
b) overload
c) battery voltage too high
d) battery voltage too low
e) temperature too high
f) DC ripple too high
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.
VE.Direct Bluetooth Smart dongle
(must be ordered separately)
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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 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 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 MK3-USB VE.Bus to USB interface
(see under accessories). Together with our VEConfigure software, which can be downloaded free of charge from
our website, all parameters of the inverters can be customized. 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 computerized 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 Inverter
C12/1200
C24/1200
C12/1600
C24/1600
C12/2000
C24/2000
Parallel and 3-phase operation
12/3000
24/3000
48/3000
24/5000
48/5000
Yes
INVERTER
Input voltage range (V DC)
9,5 – 17V
Output
19 – 33V
38 – 66V
Output voltage: 230 VAC ±2% Frequency: 50 Hz ± 0,1% (1)
Cont. output power at 25ºC (VA) (2)
1200
1600
2000
3000
5000
Cont. output power at 25ºC (W)
1000
1300
1600
2400
4000
Cont. output power at 40ºC (W)
900
1200
1450
2200
3700
Cont. output power at 65ºC (W)
600
800
1000
1700
3000
Peak power (W)
2400
3000
4000
6000
10000
Max. efficiency 12/ 24 /48 V (%)
92 / 94 / 94
92 / 94 / 94
92 / 92
93 / 94 / 95
94 / 95
Zero load power 12 / 24 / 48 V (W)
8 / 10 / 12
8 / 10 / 12
9 / 11
20 / 20 / 25
30 / 35
Zero load power in AES mode (W)
5 / 8 / 10
5 / 8 / 10
7/9
15 / 15 / 20
25 / 30
Zero load power in Search mode (W)
2/3/4
2/3/4
3/4
8 / 10 / 12
10 / 15
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 +65ºC (fan assisted cooling)
Humidity (non-condensing): max 95%
ENCLOSURE
Common Characteristics
Common Characteristics
Battery-connection
230 V AC-connection
Material & Colour: aluminium (blue RAL 5012)
M8 bolts
2+2 M8 bolts
G-ST18i plug
Spring-clamp
Screw terminals
Weight (kg)
Dimensions (hxwhd in mm)
Protection category: IP 21
battery cables of 1.5 meter included
10
12
18
30
375x214x110
520x255x125
362x258x218
444x328x240
STANDARDS
Safety
EN 60335-1
Emission Immunity
1) Can be adjusted to 60 Hz and to 240 V
2) Non-linear load, crest factor 3:1
3) Programmable relay that can a.o. be set for
general alarm, DC under voltage or genset
start/stop function.
AC rating: 230 V / 4 A
DC rating: 4 A up to 35 VDC, 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
Computer controlled operation and monitoring
Several interfaces are available:
Color Control GX
Phoenix Inverter Control
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.
Provides monitor and control. Locally, and also remotely
on the VRM Portal.
MK3-USB VE.Bus to USB interface
Connects to a USB port (see ‘A guide to VEConfigure’)
VE.Bus to NMEA 2000 interface
Connects the device to a NMEA 2000 marine electronics
network. See the NMEA 2000 & MFD integration guide
BMV-700 Battery Monitor
The BMV-700 Battery Monitor features an
advanced microprocessor control system
combined with high resolution
measuring systems for battery voltage
and charge/discharge current. Besides
this, the software includes complex
calculation algorithms, like Peukert’s
formula, to exactly determine the state of
charge of the battery. The BMV-700
selectively displays battery voltage,
current, consumed Ah or time to go. 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
800 VA –. 5 kVA
Lithium Ion battery
compatible
MultiPlus
inverter/charger
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Ion battery compatible
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 3 kVA and more).
Virtually unlimited power thanks to parallel operation
Up to 6 Multis can operate in parallel to achieve higher power output. Six 24/5000/120 units, for example, will
provide 25 kW / 30 kVA output power with 720 Amps charging capacity.
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.
MultiPlus
24/3000/70
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 10 A per 5 kVA Multi at 230 VAC). 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.
Solar energy: AC power available even during a grid failure
The MultiPlus can be used in off grid as well as grid connected PV and other alternative energy systems.
Loss of mains detection software is available.
System configuring
In case of a stand-alone application, if settings have to be changed, this can be done in a matter of
minutes with a DIP switch setting procedure.
Parallel and three phase applications can be configured with VE.Bus Quick Configure and VE.Bus System
Configurator software.
Off grid, grid interactive and self-consumption applications, involving grid-tie inverters and/or MPPT
Solar Chargers can be configured with Assistants (dedicated software for specific applications).
MultiPlus Compact
12/2000/80
On-site Monitoring and control
Several options are available: Battery Monitor, Multi Control Panel, Ve.Net Blue Power Panel, Color Control Panel,
smartphone or tablet (Bluetooth Smart), laptop or computer (USB or RS232).
Remote Monitoring and control
Victron Ethernet Remote, Venus GX and the Color Control Panel.
Data can be stored and displayed on our VRM (Victron Remote Management) website, free of charge.
Remote configuring
When connected to the Ethernet, systems with a Color Control panel can be accessed remotely and settings can
be changed.
Color Control Panel, showing a
PV application
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Energy. Anytime. Anywhere.
MultiPlus
12 Volt
24 Volt
48 Volt
PowerControl
PowerAssist
Transfer switch (A)
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)
Cont. output power at 65°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)
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
16
Yes
Yes
16
Yes
Yes
30
800
700
650
400
1600
92 / 94
8 / 10
5/8
2/3
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
35 / 16
Auxiliary output (5)
Programmable relay (6)
Protection (2)
VE.Bus communication port
General purpose com. port
Remote on-off
Common Characteristics
n. a.
n. a.
Common Characteristics
Battery-connection
230 V AC-connection
Weight (kg)
Dimensions (hxwxd in mm)
10
Safety
Emission, Immunity
Road vehicles
Anti-islanding
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
12/3000/120
24/3000/70
48/3000/35
Yes
Yes
16 or 50
24/5000/120
48/5000/70
Yes
Yes
100
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
2400
4000
900
1200
1400
2200
3700
600
800
1000
1700
3000
2400
3000
4000
6000
10.000
93 / 94
93 / 94
93 / 94
93 / 94 / 95
94 / 95
8 / 10
8 / 10
9 / 11
20 / 20 / 25
30 / 35
5/8
5/8
7/9
15 / 15 / 20
25 / 30
2/3
2/3
3/4
8 / 10 / 12
10 / 15
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 (12 V and 24 V 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
Yes
Yes
Operating temp. range: -40 to +65°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-IEC 60335-1, EN-IEC 60335-2-29, IEC 62109-1
EN 55014-1, EN 55014-2, EN-IEC 61000-3-2, EN-IEC 61000-3-3, IEC 61000-6-1, IEC 61000-6-2, IEC 61000-6-3
12V and 24V models: ECE R10-4
See our website
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 under voltage or genset start/stop function
AC rating: 230 V/4A
DC rating: 4 A up to 35 VDC, 1 A up to 60 VDC
Computer controlled operation and monitoring
Several interfaces are available:
Color Control GX
Digital Multi Control Panel
A convenient and low cost solution for
remote monitoring, with a rotary knob to
set PowerControl and PowerAssist levels.
Provides monitor and control. Locally, and also remotely on the
VRM Portal.
MK3-USB VE.Bus to USB interface
Connects to a USB port (see ‘A guide to VEConfigure’)
VE.Bus to NMEA 2000 interface
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.
Connects the device to a NMEA2000 marine electronics network.
See the NMEA2000 & MFD integration guide
BMV-700 Battery Monitor
The BMV-700 Battery Monitor features
an advanced microprocessor control
system combined with high resolution
measuring systems for battery voltage
and charge/discharge current. Besides
this, the software includes complex
calculation algorithms, like Peukert’s
formula, to exactly determine the state
of charge of the battery. The BMV-700
selectively displays battery voltage,
current, consumed Ah or time to go.
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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General phone: +31 (0)36 535 97 00 | Fax: +31 (0)36 535 97 40
E-mail: sales@victronenergy.com | www.victronenergy.com
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Quattro
Inverter/Charger
xxx
Quattro
3kVA
- 15kVA 230V
3kVA
- 15kVA inverter/charger
Lithium Ion battery
compatible
Lithium
Ion battery compatible
www.victronenergy.com
Two AC inputs with integrated transfer switch
The Quattro can be connected to two independent AC sources, for example the public grid 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 6 Quattro units can operate in parallel. Six units 48/10000/140, for example, will provide 48kW / 60kVA
output power and 840 Amps charging capacity.
Three phase capability
Three units can be configured for three phase output. But that’s not all: up to 6 sets of three units can be parallel
connected to provide 144kW / 180kVA inverter power and more than 2500A charging capacity.
Quattro
48/5000/70-100/100
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 (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 mains
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 mains 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.
Loss of mains detection software is available.
Quattro
48/15000/200-100/100
System configuring
In case of a stand-alone application, if settings have to be changed, this can be done in a matter of
minutes with a DIP switch setting procedure.
Parallel and three phase applications can be configured with VE.Bus Quick Configure and VE.Bus System
Configurator software.
Off grid, grid interactive and self-consumption applications, involving grid-tie inverters and/or MPPT
Solar Chargers can be configured with Assistants (dedicated software for specific applications).
On-site Monitoring and control
Several options are available: Battery Monitor, Multi Control Panel, Ve.Net Blue Power panel, Color Control
panel, smartphone or tablet (Bluetooth Smart), laptop or computer (USB or RS232).
Remote Monitoring and control
Victron Ethernet Remote, Venus GX and the Color Control Panel.
Data can be stored and displayed on our VRM (Victron Remote Management) website, free of charge.
Remote configuring
When connected to the Ethernet, systems with a Color Control panel can be accessed and settings can be
changed.
Color Control panel, showing a
PV application
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Energy. Anytime. Anywhere.
Quattro
12/3000/120-50/50
24/3000/70-50/50
PowerControl / PowerAssist
Integrated Transfer switch
AC inputs (2x)
Maximum feed through current (A)
2x 50
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)
Cont. output power at 65°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)
3000
2400
2200
1700
6000
93 / 94
20 / 20
15 / 15
8 / 10
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 / 28,8
13,8 / 27,6
13,2 / 26,4
120 / 70
Auxiliary output (A) (5)
Programmable relay (6)
Protection (2)
VE.Bus communication port
General purpose com. port
Remote on-off
Common Characteristics
25
3x
2x
Common Characteristics
Battery-connection
230 V AC-connection
Weight (kg)
Dimensions (hxwxd in mm)
Safety
Emission, Immunity
Road vehicles
Anti-islanding
Screw terminals 13 mm2
(6 AWG)
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
48/10000/140100/100
Yes
Yes
Input voltage range: 187-265 VAC Input frequency: 45 – 65 Hz Power factor: 1
2x100
2x100
2x100
INVERTER
9,5 – 17V 19 – 33V 38 – 66V
Output voltage: 230 VAC ± 2%
Frequency: 50 Hz ± 0,1%
5000
8000
10000
4000
6500
8000
3700
5500
6500
3000
3600
4500
10000
16000
20000
94 / 94 / 95
94 / 96
96
30 / 30 / 35
45 / 50
55
20 / 25 / 30
30 / 30
35
10 / 10 / 15
10 / 20
20
CHARGER
14,4 / 28,8 / 57,6
28,8 / 57,6
57,6
13,8 / 27,6 / 55,2
27,6 / 55,2
55,2
13,2 / 26,4 / 52,8
26,4 / 52,8
52,8
220 / 120 / 70
200 / 110
140
4 (12V and 24V models only)
Yes
GENERAL
50
50
50
3x
3x
3x
a-g
For parallel and three phase operation, remote monitoring and system integration
2x
2x
2x
Yes
Operating temp.: -40 to +65˚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)
Bolts M6
Bolts M6
Bolts M6
48/15000/200100/100
2x100
15000
12000
10000
7000
25000
96
80
50
30
57,6
55,2
52,8
200
50
3x
2x
Bolts M6
34 / 30 / 30
45 / 41
45
72
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
572 x 488 x 344
444 x 328 x 240
STANDARDS
EN-IEC 60335-1, EN-IEC 60335-2-29, EN-IEC 62109-1
EN 55014-1, EN 55014-2, EN-IEC 61000-3-2, EN-IEC 61000-3-3, IEC 61000-6-1, IEC 61000-6-2, IEC 61000-6-3
12V and 24V models: ECE R10-4
See our website
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
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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 under voltage or genset start/stop function
AC rating: 230 V / 4 A
DC rating: 4 A up to 35 VDC, 1 A up to 60 VDC
Computer controlled operation and monitoring
Several interfaces are available:
Color Control GX
Digital Multi Control Panel
A convenient and low cost solution for remote
monitoring, with a rotary knob to set
PowerControl and PowerAssist levels.
Monitoring and control. Locally, and also
remotely on the VRM Portal.
MK3-USB VE.Bus to USB interface
Connects to a USB port (see ‘A guide to
VEConfigure’)
Blue Power Panel
Connects to a Multi or Quattro and all VE.Net
devices, in particular the VE.Net Battery
Controller.
Graphical display of currents and voltages.
BMV-700 Battery Monitor
The BMV-700 Battery Monitor features
an advanced microprocessor control
system combined with high
resolution measuring systems for
battery voltage and charge/discharge
current. Besides this, the software
includes complex calculation
algorithms, like Peukert’s formula, to
exactly determine the state of charge
of the battery. The BMV-700
selectively displays battery voltage,
current, consumed Ah or time to go.
VE.Bus to NMEA 2000 interface
Connects the device to a NMEA2000 marine
electronics network. See the NMEA2000 & MFD
integration guide
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MultiPlus Inverter/Charger 2 kVA and 3 kVA
inverter/charger
2kVA
and 3kVA 120V
(120MultiPlus
V/60 Hz)
Lithium-Ion battery
compatible
www.victronenergy.com
Lithium Ion battery compatible
Multifunctional, with intelligent power management
The MultiPlus is a powerful true sine wave inverter, a sophisticated battery charger that features adaptive charge
technology, and a high-speed AC transfer switch in a single compact enclosure. Next to these primary functions, the
MultiPlus has several advanced features, as outlined below.
Two AC Outputs
The main output has no-break functionality. The MultiPlus takes over the supply to the connected loads in the event of
a grid failure or when shore-/generator power is disconnected. This happens so fast (less than 20 milliseconds) that
computers and other electronic equipment will continue to operate without disruption.
The second output is live only when AC is available on the input of the MultiPlus. Loads that should not discharge the
battery, like a water heater for example, can be connected to this output (second output available on models rated at
3kVA and more).
Virtually unlimited power thanks to parallel operation
Up to six Multis can operate in parallel to achieve higher power output. Six 24/3000/70 units, for example, provide
15kW / 18kVA output power with 420 Amps of charging capacity.
MultiPlus
24/3000/70
Three phase capability
In addition to parallel connection, three units can be configured for three-phase output. But that’s not all: with three
strings of six parallel units a 45 kW / 54 kVA three phase inverter and 1260 A charger can be built.
Split phase options
Two units can be stacked to provide 120-0-120 V, and additional units can be paralleled up to a total of 6 units per
phase, to supply up to 30 kW / 36 kVA 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 240 V / 60 Hz.
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 20 A per 3 kVA MultiPlus at 120 VAC). 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
Energy. Anytime. Anywhere.
MultiPlus
12 Volt
24 Volt
12/2000/80
24/2000/50
12/3000/120
24/3000/70
PowerControl
PowerAssist
Transfer switch (A)
Parallel and 3-phase operation
Yes
Yes
50
Yes
INVERTER
Input voltage range (V DC)
Output
Cont. output power at 25ºC / 77°F (VA) (3)
Cont. output power at 25ºC / 77°F (W)
Cont. output power at 40ºC / 104°F (W)
Cont. output power at 65ºC / 150°F (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
9,5 – 17 V
Output voltage: 120 VAC ± 2%
19 – 33 V
Frequency: 60 Hz ± 0,1% (1)
2000
1600
1450
1100
4000
92 / 94
9 / 11
7/8
3/4
3000
2400
2200
1700
6000
93 / 94
20 / 20
15 / 15
8 / 10
CHARGER
Input voltage range: 95-140 VAC
Input frequency: 45 – 65 Hz
14,4 / 28,8
13,8 / 27,6
13,2 / 26,4
80 / 50
Power factor: 1
120 / 70
4
yes
GENERAL
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
120 V AC-connection
Weight
Dimensions (hxwxd in mm and inches)
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
n. a.
Yes (1x)
Yes (32A)
Yes (3x)
a-g
For parallel and three phase operation, remote monitoring and system integration
n. a.
Yes (2x)
Yes
Operating temp. range: -40 - +65°C / -40 to 150°F (fan assisted cooling) Humidity (non-condensing): max 95%
ENCLOSURE
Material & Colour: aluminium (blue RAL 5012)
Protection category: IP 21
M8 bolts
M8 bolts (2 plus and 2 minus connections)
Screw-terminal 6 AWG (13 mm²)
Screw-terminal 6 AWG (13mm²)
13 kg 25 lbs.
19kg 40 lbs.
520x255x125 mm 20.5x10.0x5.0 inch
362x258x218 mm 14.3x10.2x8.6 inch
STANDARDS
EN 60335-1, EN 60335-2-29
EN 55014-1, 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 under voltage or genset start/stop function
AC rating: 230 V/4 A
DC rating: 4 A up to 35 VDC, 1 A up to 60 VDC
7) A.o. to communicate with a Lithium Ion battery BMS
Computer controlled operation and monitoring
Several interfaces are available:
Color Control GX
Digital Multi Control
Provides monitor and control. Locally, and
also remotely on the VRM Portal.
BMV-700 Battery Monitor
A convenient and low cost solution for
remote monitoring, with a rotary knob to set
PowerControl and PowerAssist levels.
MK3-USB VE.Bus to USB interface
Connects to a USB port (see ‘A guide to
VEConfigure’)
VE.Bus to NMEA 2000 interface
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.
Connects the device to a NMEA2000 marine
electronics network. See the NMEA2000 &
MFD integration guide
The BMV-700 Battery Monitor features an
advanced microprocessor control system
combined with high resolution
measuring systems for battery voltage
and charge/discharge current. Besides
this, the software includes complex
calculation algorithms, like Peukert’s
formula, to exactly determine the state
of charge of the battery. The BMV-700
selectively displays battery voltage,
current, consumed Ah or time to go. The
monitor also stores a host of data
regarding performance and use of the
battery.
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Quattro Inverter/Charger 3kVA and 5kVA
(120V / 60Hz)
Lithium-Ion battery compatible
Quattro
inverter/charger
3kVA - 5kVA 120V
www.victronenergy.com
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 6 Quattro units can operate in parallel. Six units 48/5000/70, for example, will provide 27kW / 30kVA output
power and 420 Amps charging capacity.
Three phase capability
Three units can be configured for three-phase output. But that’s not all: up to 6 sets of three units can be parallel
connected to provide 81kW / 90kVA inverter power and 1260A 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
-
In case of a stand-alone application, if settings have to be changed, this can be done in a matter of
minutes with a DIP switch setting procedure.
Parallel and three phase applications can be configured with VE.Bus Quick Configure and VE.Bus System
Configurator software.
Off grid, grid interactive and self-consumption applications, involving grid-tie inverters and/or MPPT
Solar Chargers can be configured with Assistants (dedicated software for specific applications).
On-site Monitoring and control
Several options are available: Battery Monitor, Multi Control Panel, Ve.Net Blue Power panel, Color Control
panel, smartphone or tablet (Bluetooth Smart), laptop or computer (USB or RS232).
Remote Monitoring and control
Victron Ethernet Remote, Venus GX and the Color Control Panel.
Data can be stored and displayed on our VRM (Victron Remote Management) website, free of charge.
Remote configuring
When connected to the Ethernet, systems with a Color Control panel can be accessed and settings can be
changed.
Color Control panel, showing a
PV application
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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 / 77ºF (VA) (3)
Cont. output power at 25°C / 77ºF (W)
Cont. output power at 40°C / 104ºF (W)
Cont. output power at 65°C / 150ºF (W)
Peak power (W)
Maximum efficiency (%)
Zero load power (W)
Zero load power in AES mode (W)
Zero load power in Search mode (W)
Charge voltage 'absorption' (V DC)
Charge voltage 'float' (V DC)
Storage mode (V DC)
Charge current house battery (A) (4)
Charge current starter battery (A)
Battery temperature sensor
Auxiliary output (A) (5)
Programmable relay (6)
Protection (2)
VE.Bus communication port
General purpose com. port (7)
Remote on-off
Common Characteristics
12/5000/200-100/100 120V
2x100
9,5 - 17
5000
4000
3700
3000
10000
94
30
20
10
14,4
13,8
13,2
200
4
50
3x
Common Characteristics
Battery-connection
230 V AC-connection
Weight (kg)
Dimensions (hxwxd)
M6 bolts
75 lb 34 kg
18,5 x 14,0 x 11,2 inch
470 x 350 x 280 mm
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
24/5000/120-100/100 120V
48/3000/35-50/50 120V
Yes
Yes
Input voltage range: 90-140 VAC Input frequency: 45 – 65Hz Power factor: 1
2x100
2x50
INVERTER
19 – 33
37,2 – 64,4
Output voltage: 120 VAC ± 2%
Frequency: 60 Hz ± 0,1%
5000
3000
4000
2400
3700
2200
3000
1700
10000
6000
94
94
30
25
25
20
10
12
CHARGER
28,8
57,6
27,6
55,2
26,4
52,8
120
35
4
n. a.
Yes
GENERAL
50
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3x
a-g
For parallel and three phase operation, remote monitoring and system integration
Yes, 2x
Yes
Operating temp.: -40 - +65ºC (-40 - 150ºF) 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
M6 bolts
(6 AWG)
66 lb 30 kg
42 lb 19 kg
17,5 x 13,0 x 9,6 inch
14.3 x 10.2 x 8.6 inch
444 x 328 x 240 mm
362 x 258 x 218 mm
STANDARDS
EN 60335-1, EN 60335-2-29
EN 55014-1, EN 55014-2, EN 61000-3-3
48/5000/70-100/100 120V
2x100
37,2 – 64,4
5000
4000
3700
3000
10000
95
35
30
15
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 ambient
5) Switches off when no external AC source available
6) Programmable relay that can be set for general alarm, DC under voltage or genset start/stop function
AC rating: 120 V / 4 A
DC rating: 4 A up to 35 VDC, 1 A up to 60 VDC
7) A.o. to communicate with a Lithium-Ion battery BMS
Computer controlled operation and monitoring
Several interfaces are available:
Digital Multi Control
A convenient and low cost solution for remote
monitoring, with a rotary knob to set
PowerControl and PowerAssist levels.
Color Control GX
Monitoring and control. Locally, and also remotely on the
VRM Portal.
MK3-USB VE.Bus to USB interface
Connects to a USB port (see ‘A guide to VEConfigure’)
VE.Bus to NMEA 2000 interface
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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BMV-700 Battery Monitor
The BMV-700 Battery Monitor features an
advanced microprocessor control system
combined with high resolution measuring
systems for battery voltage and
charge/discharge current. Besides this, the
software includes complex calculation
algorithms, like Peukert’s formula, to
exactly determine the state of charge of the
battery. The BMV-700 selectively displays
battery voltage, current, consumed Ah or
time to go. The monitor also stores a host
of data regarding performance and use of
the battery.
Connects the device to a NMEA2000 marine electronics
network. See the NMEA2000 & MFD integration guide
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GXversion v2.04
Firmware
Color Control GX
The Color Control (CCGX) provides intuitive control and monitoring for all Victron power systems.
The list of Victron products that can be connected is endless: Inverters, Multis, Quattros, MPPT solar
chargers, BMV battery monitors, Lynx Ion + Shunt and more.
VRM Online Portal
Besides monitoring and controlling products locally on the CCGX itself, all readings are also
forwarded to our free remote monitoring website: the VRM Online Portal. To get an impression, try
the demo on https://vrm.victronenergy.com. See also the screenshots below.
Remote Console on VRM
Monitor, control and configure the CCGX remotely, over the internet. Just like standing in front of the
device, everything can also be done remotely. The same functionality is also available on the local
network, Remote Console on LAN.
Automatic genset start/stop
A highly customizable start/stop system. Use state of charge, voltage, load and other parameters.
Define a special set of rules for quiet times, and optionally a monthly test run.
The heart of ESS – Energy Storage System
The CCGX is the Energy Manager in an ESS system. More information in the ESS manual:
https://www.victronenergy.com/live/ess:design-installation-manual
Data logging
When connected to the internet, all data is sent to the VRM Portal. When there is no internet
connection available, the CCGX will store the data internally, up to 48 hours. By inserting a micro SDcard or USB stick, more data can be stored. These files can then be uploaded to the VRM Portal, or
offline converted with the VictronConnect app, for analysis.
Supported products
Multis and Quattros, including split-phase and three-phase systems. Monitoring and control
(on/off and current limiter). Changing configuration is possible (only remotely via the internet,
not without an internet connection).
BlueSolar MPPT Solar Chargers with a VE.Direct port.
BlueSolar MPPT 150/70 and the MPPT 150/85 with VE.Can port. When multiple BlueSolar
MPPTs with VE.Can are used in parallel, the all information is combined as one. See also our
blog-post about synchronizing multiple MPPT 150/70 solar chargers.
BMV-700 family can be connected directly to the VE.Direct ports on the CCGX. Use the
VE.Direct Cable for this.
BMV-600 family can be connected to the VE.Direct ports on the CCGX. Requires an accessory
cable.
Lynx Ion + Shunt
Lynx Shunt VE.Can
Skylla-i battery chargers
NMEA2000 tank sensors
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.
Fronius PV Inverters
When more than two VE.Direct products must be connected, USB can be used.
Internet connection
The CCGX can be connected to internet with an Ethernet cable and via Wi-Fi. To connect via Wi-Fi, a
Wi-Fi USB accessory is required. The CCGX has no internal cellular modem: there is no slot for a simcard. Use an off-the-shelf GPRS or 3G router instead. See the blog post about 3G routers.
Other highlights
The CCGX can automatically update itself from the internet, when there is a new software
version available.
Multiple languages: English, Czech, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Swedish,
Turkish, Chinese, Arabic.
Use the CCGX as a Modbus-TCP gateway to all connected Victron products. See our ModbusTCP FAQ for more information.
Powered by the Venus OS – embedded linux.
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Power supply voltage range
Current draw
9 – 70V DC
12V DC
24V DC
0mA
0mA
0mA
Display off
140mA
80mA
40mA
Display at minimum intensity
160mA
90mA
45mA
Display at maximum intensity
245mA
125mA
65mA
Switched off
Potential free contact
48V DC
3A / 30V DC / 250V AC (Normally open)
Communication ports
VE.Direct
2 separate VE.Direct ports – isolated
VE.Can
2 paralleled RJ45 sockets – isolated
VE.Bus
2 paralleled RJ45 sockets – isolated
USB
Ethernet
Modbus-TCP
JSON
2 USB Host ports – not isolated
10/100/1000MB RJ45 socket – isolated except shield
3rd party interfacing
Use Modbus-TCP to monitor and control all products
connected to the Color Control GX
Use the VRM JSON API to retrieve data from the VRM Portal
Other
Outer dimensions (h x w x d)
130 x 120 x 28mm
Operating temperature range
-20 to +50°C
Standards
Safety
EMC
Automotive
EN 60950
EN 61000-6-3, EN 55014-1, EN 61000-6-2, EN 61000-6-1, EN 55014-2
E4-10R-053535
Overview - Multi with PV Inverter on output
Main menu
Mobile & boat overview
Alarm notifications
Genset control page
Tiles overview
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VRM Portal - Dashboard
VRM Portal – Remote Console
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Multi and Quattro
Inverter/Charger
Singe, parallel, threephase and split-phase.
MPPT 150/70 and
MPPT 150/85
Skylla-i
VE.Can RJ45
terminators
Alarm buzzer
Ethernet
Connect to internet router
Digital Multi
Control
Wifi
Connect to internet router
MPPT 75/15
upto 250/100
GPS
USB stick
Used for manually updating
firmware and for data logging.
BMV-700 or
BMV-712 Smart
To battery
Potential free contact:
- alarm signaling
- automatic generator start/stop
Not used
MicroSD Card
Used for manually updating firmware and for
data logging. When panelmounted, this slot is
accessible from the front.
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Venus GX
Firmware version v2.04
Venus GX
The Venus GX provides intuitive control and monitoring for all Victron power systems. The list of
Victron products that can be connected is endless: Inverters, Multis, Quattros, MPPT solar chargers,
BMV battery monitors, Lynx Ion + Shunt and more.
VRM Online Portal
All readings are forwarded to our free remote monitoring website: the VRM Online Portal. To get an
impression, try the demo on https://vrm.victronenergy.com. See also the screenshots below.
Remote Console on VRM
The way to access the device for setting up, as well as monitoring, is via Remote Console. Either via
VRM, via the built-in WiFi Access Point, or on the local LAN/WiFi network.
Automatic genset start/stop
A highly customizable start/stop system. Use state of charge, voltage, load and other parameters.
Define a special set of rules for quiet times, and optionally a monthly test run.
Venus GX
The heart of ESS – Energy Storage System
The Venus GX is the Energy Manager in an ESS system. More information in the ESS manual:
https://www.victronenergy.com/live/ess:design-installation-manual
Data logging
When connected to the internet, all data is sent to the VRM Portal. When there is no internet
connection available, the Venus GX will store the data internally, up to 48 hours. By inserting a micro
SD-card or USB stick, more data can be stored. These files can then be uploaded to the VRM Portal, or
offline converted with the VictronConnect app, for analysis.
Venus GX with connectors
Supported products
Multis and Quattros, including split-phase and three-phase systems. Monitoring and control
(on/off and current limiter). Changing configuration is possible (only remotely via the internet,
not without an internet connection).
BlueSolar MPPT Solar Chargers with a VE.Direct port.
BlueSolar MPPT 150/70 and the MPPT 150/85 with VE.Can port. When multiple BlueSolar
MPPTs with VE.Can are used in parallel, the all information is combined as one. See also our
blog-post about synchronizing multiple MPPT 150/70 solar chargers.
BMV-700 family can be connected directly to the VE.Direct ports on the Venus GX. Use the
VE.Direct Cable for this.
BMV-600 family can be connected to the VE.Direct ports on the Venus GX. Requires an
accessory cable.
Lynx Ion + Shunt
Lynx Ion BMS
Lynx Shunt VE.Can
Skylla-i battery chargers
NMEA2000 tank sensors
A USB GPS can be connected to the USB port. The data is sent to the VRM Portal for tracking
purposes. The map on VRM will show the latest position.
Fronius PV Inverters
When more than two VE.Direct products must be connected, USB can be used.
Internet connection
The Venus GX can be connected to internet with an Ethernet cable and via Wi-Fi. The Venus GX has
no internal cellular modem: there is no slot for a sim-card. Use an off-the-shelf GPRS or 3G router
instead. See the blog post about 3G routers.
Venus GX front angle
Tank level inputs
The tank level inputs are resistive: connect them to a resistive tank sender. Such tank senders are not
supplied by Victron. The tank level ports can each be configured to work with either European tank
senders (0 - 180 Ohm), or US (240 - 30 Ohm).
Other highlights
The Venus GX can automatically update itself from the internet, when there is a new software
version available.
Multiple languages: English, Czech, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Swedish,
Turkish, Chinese, Arabic.
Use the Venus GX as a Modbus-TCP gateway to all connected Victron products. See our
Modbus-TCP FAQ for more information.
Powered by the Venus OS – embedded linux.
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Venus GX
Power supply voltage range
Current Draw
8 – 70V DC
210 mA @ 12V
110 mA @ 24V
60 mA @ 48V
Communication ports
VE.Direct
2 separate VE.Direct ports – isolated
VE.Can
2 paralleled RJ45 sockets – isolated
CAN
VE.Bus
USB
Ethernet
WiFi Access Point
WiFi Client
2nd CAN interface – non isolated
2 paralleled RJ45 sockets – isolated
2 USB Host ports – not isolated
10/100/1000MB RJ45 socket – isolated except shield
Use to connect to Remote Console
Connect the Venux GX to an existing WiFi network
IO
Potential free contact
Tank level inputs
Temperature level inputs
Modbus-TCP
JSON
NO/COM/NC – 6 A 250 VAC/30 VDC
3 x Configurable for European (0 - 180 Ohm) or US (240 - 30 Ohm)
2 x Requires ASS000001000.
3rd party interfacing
Use Modbus-TCP to monitor and control all products connected to the
Venus GX
Use the VRM JSON API to retrieve data from the VRM Portal
Other
Outer dimensions (h x w x d)
45 x 143 x 96
Operating temperature range
-20 to +50°C
Standards
Safety
EMC
Automotive
EN 60950
EN 61000-6-3, EN 55014-1, EN 61000-6-2, EN 61000-6-1, EN 55014-2
In progress
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BMV-712 Smart: Bluetooth inside
BMV-712 Smart: Bluetooth inside
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Bluetooth inside
With Bluetooth built-in, the BMV Smart is ready for the Internet of Things (IoT) era. With Bluetooth being
implemented in most other Victron Energy products, wireless communication between products will simplify
system installation and enhance performance.
Download the Victron Bluetooth app
Use a smartphone or other Bluetooth enabled device to
customize settings,
monitor all important data on single screen,
view historical data, and to
update the software when new features become available.
BMV-712 Smart
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 rear
mounting and screws for front mounting.
BMV bezel square
BMV shunt 500A/50mV
With quick connect pcb
Midpoint voltage monitoring
One bad cell or one bad battery can destroy a large, expensive battery bank. When batteries are connected in
series, a timely warning can be generated by measuring the midpoint voltage. Please see the BMV manual,
section 5.2, for more information.
We recommend our Battery Balancer (BMS012201000) to maximize service life of series-connected lead-acid
batteries.
Very low current draw from the battery
Current consumption: 0,7Ah per month (1mA) @12V and 0,6Ah per month (0,8mA) @ 24V
Especially Li-ion batteries have virtually no capacity left when discharged until low voltage shutdown.
After shutdown due to low cell voltage, the capacity reserve of a Li-ion battery is approximately 1Ah per
100Ah battery capacity. The battery will be damaged if the remaining capacity reserve is drawn from the
battery. A residual current of 10mA for example may damage a 200Ah battery if the system is left in
discharged state during more than 8 days.
Bi-stable alarm relay
Prevents increased current draw in case of an alarm.
Other features
- Battery voltage, current, power, ampere-hours consumed and state of charge
- Remaining time 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 – 95V
- High current measurement resolution: 10 mA (0,01A)
- Additional input to measure voltage (of a second battery), temperature or midpoint voltage, and
corresponding alarm and relay settings
See the VictronConnect BMV app
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Supply voltage range
6,5 - 95 VDC
Current draw, back light off
< 1mA
Input voltage range, auxiliary battery
6,5 - 95 VDC
Battery capacity (Ah)
20 - 9999 Ah
Operating temperature range
Measures voltage of second battery, or
temperature, or midpoint
Temperature measurement range
-40 +50°C (-40 - 120°F)
Yes
-20 +50°C
VE.Direct communication port
Yes
Bistable relay
1000A/50mV, 2000A/50mV and 6000A/50mV shunt
The quick connect PCB on the standard 500A/50mV shunt can also be mounted on these
shunts.
60V / 1A normally open (function can be inverted)
RESOLUTION & ACCURACY (with a 500 A shunt)
Current
± 0,01A
Voltage
± 0,01V
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°C/°F
Accuracy of current measurement
± 0,4%
Accuracy of voltage measurement
± 0,3%
Interface cables
- VE.Direct cables to connect a BMV 712 to the Color Control (ASS030530xxx)
- VE.Direct to USB interface (ASS030530000) to connect several BMV 70x to the Color Control
or to a computer.
INSTALLATION & DIMENSIONS
Installation
Flush mount
Front
63mm diameter
Front bezel
69 x 69mm (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
500A / 50mV
10 meter 6 core UTP with RJ12 connectors,
and cable with fuse for ‘+’ connection
Optional (ASS000100000)
Battery Balancer (BMS012201000)
The Battery Balancer equalizes the state of
charge of two series connected 12V batteries, or
of several parallel strings of series connected
batteries.
When the charge voltage of a 24V battery
system increases to more than 27V, 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 1A
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.
Color Control
The powerful Linux computer, hidden
behind the colour display and buttons,
collects data from all Victron equipment
and shows it on the display. Besides
communicating with Victron
equipment, the Color Control
communicates through CAN bus
(NMEA2000), Ethernet and USB.
Data can be stored and analysed on the
VRM Portal.
A 48V battery bank can be balanced with three
Battery Balancers.
A maximum of four BMVs can be connected directly to the Color Control.
Even more BMVs can be connected to a USB Hub for central monitoring.
Venus GX
The Venus GX provides intuitive control and monitoring. It has the same
functionality as the Color Control GX, with a few extras:
- lower cost, mainly because it has no display or buttons
- 3 tank sender inputs
- 2 temperature inputs
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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 pre-set voltage.
Alternatively, an intelligent battery management algorithm can be chosen: see Battery Life.
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.
Battery Life: 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 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 lead-acid battery within
weeks or months.
The Battery Life 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.
Programmable battery charge algorithm
See the software section on our website for details
Day/night timing and light dimming option
See the software section on our website for details
Solar Charge Controller
MPPT 75/15
Programming, real-time data and history display options
Modern Apple and Android smartphones, tablets, macbooks and other devices: see the
VE.Direct Bluetooth Smart dongle and the MPPT app discovery sheet for screenshots.
ColorControl panel
BlueSolar Charge Controller
MPPT 75/10
Battery voltage
Rated charge current
MPPT 75/15
10A
15A
15A
Nominal PV power, 12V 1a,b)
145W
220W
220W
Nominal PV power, 24V 1a,b)
290W
440W
440W
12A
20A
20A
Max. PV short circuit current 2)
Automatic load disconnect
Yes, maximum load 15A
Maximum PV open circuit voltage
75V
Peak efficiency
100V
98%
Self-consumption
10 mA
Charge voltage 'absorption'
14,4V / 28,8V (adjustable)
Charge voltage 'float'
13,8V / 27,6V (adjustable)
Charge algorithm
Temperature compensation
Continuous/peak load current
Low voltage load disconnect
Low voltage load reconnect
Protection
Operating temperature
Humidity
Data communication port
multi-stage adaptive
-16 mV / °C resp. -32 mV / °C
15A / 50A
11,1V / 22,2V or 11,8V / 23,6V
or Battery Life algorithm
13,1V / 26,2V or 14V / 28V
or Battery Life algorithm
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
6 mm² / AWG10
Protection category
IP43 (electronic components), IP22 (connection area)
Weight
0,5 kg
Dimensions (h x w x d)
100 x 113 x 40 mm
STANDARDS
Safety
1a) If more PV power is connected, the controller will limit input power.
1b) PV voltage must exceed Vbat + 5V for the controller to start.
Thereafter minimum PV voltage is Vbat + 1V
2) A PV array with a higher short circuit current may damage the controller.
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MPPT 100/15
12/24V Auto Select
EN/IEC 62109
BlueSolar Charge Controller MPPT 100/30 & 100/50
Energy. Anytime. Anywhere.
BlueSolar charge controller MPPT
100/30 & 100/50
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Ultrafast 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 power-voltage
curve.
Conventional MPPTs 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%.
The full output current up to 40°C (104°F).
Flexible charge algorithm
Fully programmable charge algorithm (see the software page on our website),
and eight pre-programmed algorithms, selectable with a rotary switch
(see manual for details).
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 voltage
for temperature.
Solar Charge Controller
MPPT 100/50
Real-time data display options
- Apple and Android smartphones, tablets and other devices:
see the VE.Direct to Bluetooth Smart dongle
- ColorControl panel
BlueSolar Charge Controller
MPPT 100/30
Battery voltage
Rated charge current
MPPT 100/50
12/24V Auto Select
30A
50A
Nominal PV power, 12V 1a,b)
440W
700W
Nominal PV power, 24V 1a,b)
880W
1400W
Maximum PV open circuit voltage
100V
100V
Max. PV short circuit current 2)
35A
60A
Maximum efficiency
98%
98%
Self-consumption
10 mA
Charge voltage 'absorption'
Default setting: 14,4V / 28,8V (adjustable)
Charge voltage 'float'
Default setting: 13,8V / 27,6V (adjustable)
Charge algorithm
Temperature compensation
Protection
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.
Operating temperature
Humidity
Data communication port
multi-stage adaptive
-16 mV / °C resp. -32 mV / °C
Battery reverse polarity (fuse, not user accessible)
PV reverse polarity
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)
Lower curve:
Power terminals
13 mm² / AWG6
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.
Protection category
Weight
Dimensions (h x w x d)
IP43 (electronic components), IP22 (connection area)
1,3 kg
1,3 kg
130 x 186 x 70 mm
130 x 186 x 70 mm
STANDARDS
Safety
EN/IEC 62109
1a) If more PV power is connected, the controller will limit input power.
1b) PV voltage must exceed Vbat + 5V for the controller to start.
Thereafter minimum PV voltage is Vbat + 1V.
2) A PV array with a higher sort circuit current may damage the controller.
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BlueSolar Charge Controller MPPT 150/35
BlueSolar charge controller MPPT 150/35
www.victronenergy.com
Ultrafast 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 power-voltage
curve.
Conventional MPPTs 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
Fully programmable charge algorithm (see the software page on our website), and eight
preprogrammed algorithms, selectable with a rotary switch (see manual for details).
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 voltage
for temperature.
Real-time data display options
Solar Charge Controller
MPPT 150/35
- Apple and Android smartphones, tablets and other devices:
see the VE.Direct to Bluetooth low energy dongle
- ColorControl panel
BlueSolar Charge Controller
Battery voltage
Rated charge current
Nominal PV power 1a, b)
MPPT 150/35
12 / 24 / 48V Auto Select
(software tool needed to select 36V)
35A
12V: 500W / 24V: 1000W / 36V: 1500W / 48V: 2000W
Max. PV short circuit current 2)
Maximum PV open circuit voltage
Maximum efficiency
40A
150V absolute maximum coldest conditions
145V start-up and operating maximum
98%
Self-consumption
Charge voltage 'absorption'
Charge voltage 'float'
Charge algorithm
Temperature compensation
Protection
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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Operating temperature
Humidity
Data communication port
10 mA
Default setting: 14,4 / 28,8 / 43,2 / 57,6V (adjustable)
Default setting: 13,8 / 27,6 / 41,4 / 55,2V (adjustable)
multi-stage adaptive (eight pre-programmed algorithms)
-16 mV / -32 mV / -68 mV / °C
Battery reverse polarity (fuse, not user accessible)
PV reverse polarity
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
Protection category
IP43 (electronic components), IP22 (connection area)
Weight
1,25 kg
Dimensions (h x w x d)
130 x 186 x 70 mm
STANDARDS
Safety
EN/IEC 62109
1a) If more PV power is connected, the controller will limit input power.
1b) PV voltage must exceed Vbat + 5V for the controller to start.
Thereafter minimum PV voltage is Vbat + 1V.
2) A PV array with a higher short circuit current may damage the controller.
Energy. Anytime. Anywhere.
BlueSolar Charge Controllers with screw- or MC4 PV connection
with
screwor MC4
PV connection
MPPT
150/45,
MPPT
150/60, MPPT
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BlueSolar
up to MPPT 150/100
150/70, MPPT
150/85,charge
MPPTcontroller
150/100MPPT 150/45
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 power-voltage curve.
Conventional MPPTs 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%.
Solar Charge Controller
MPPT 150/70-Tr
Flexible charge algorithm
Fully programmable charge algorithm (see the software page on our website),
and eight pre-programmed algorithms, selectable with a rotary switch
(see manual for details).
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 voltage for temperature.
Real-time data display options
- Apple and Android smartphones, tablets and other devices:
see the VE.Direct to Bluetooth Smart dongle
- ColorControl panel
BlueSolar Charge Controller
Battery voltage
Rated charge current
Solar Charge Controller
MPPT 150/70-MC4
MPPT
150/45
MPPT
150/60
MPPT
150/70
MPPT
150/85
MPPT
150/100
12 / 24 / 48V Auto Select (software tool needed to select 36V)
60A
70A
85A
100A
45A
Nominal PV power, 12V 1a,b)
650W
860W
1000W
1200W
1450W
Nominal PV power, 24V 1a,b)
1300W
1720W
2000W
2400W
2900W
Nominal PV power, 48V 1a,b)
2600W
3440W
4000W
4900W
5800W
Max. PV short circuit current 2)
Maximum PV open circuit voltage
Maximum efficiency
50A
50A
50A
70A
150V absolute maximum coldest conditions
145V start-up and operating maximum
98%
Self-consumption
70A
10 mA
Charge voltage 'absorption'
Default setting: 14,4 / 28,8 / 43,2 / 57,6V (adjustable)
Charge voltage 'float'
Default setting: 13,8 / 27,6 / 41,4 / 55,2V (adjustable)
Charge algorithm
Temperature compensation
Protection
Operating temperature
Humidity
Data communication port and
remote on-off
Parallel operation
multi-stage adaptive
-16 mV / -32 mV / -68 mV / °C
Battery reverse polarity (fuse, not user accessible)
PV reverse polarity / 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 whitepaper on our website)
Yes (not synchronized)
ENCLOSURE
Colour
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.
PV terminals 3)
Battery terminals
Protection category
Weight
Dimensions (h x w x d) in mm
Blue (RAL 5012)
35 mm² / AWG2 (Tr models)
Two sets of MC4 connectors (MC4 models up to 150/70)
Three sets of MC4 connectors (MC4 models 150/85 and 150/100)
35 mm² / AWG2
IP43 (electronic components), IP22 (connection area)
3kg
4,5kg
Tr models: 185 x 250 x 95
MC4 models: 215 x 250 x 95
Tr models: 216 x 295 x 103
MC4 models: 246 x 295 x 103
STANDARDS
Lower curve:
Safety
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.
1a) If more PV power is connected, the controller will limit input power.
1b) PV voltage must exceed Vbat + 5V for the controller to start.
Thereafter minimum PV voltage is Vbat + 1V.
2) A PV array with a higher short circuit current may damage the controller.
3) MC4 models: several splitter pairs may be needed to parallel the strings of solar panels.
Maximum current per MC4 connector: 30A (the MC4 connectors are parallel connected to one MPPT tracker)
EN/IEC 62109
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BlueSolar Charge Controller MPPT 150/70 & 150/85
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BlueSolar charge controller MPPT 150/70 & MPPT 150/85 - VE.Can
PV voltage up to 150 V
The BlueSolar MPPT 150/70 and 150/85 charge controllers will charge a lower nominal-voltage battery from a
higher nominal voltage PV array.
The controller will automatically adjust to a 12, 24, 36, or 48V 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 power-voltage 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
Maximum efficiency exceeds 98%. Full output current up to 40°C (104°F).
Flexible charge algorithm
Several preconfigured algorithms. One user programmable algorithm.
Manual or automatic equalisation.
Battery temperature sensor. Battery voltage sense option.
Programmable auxiliary relay
For alarm or generator start purposes
Solar Charge Controllers
MPPT 150/70 and 150/85
Extensive electronic protection
Over-temperature protection and power derating when temperature is high.
PV short circuit and PV reverse polarity protection.
Reverse current protection.
CAN bus
To parallel up to 25 units, to connect to a ColorControl panel or to connect to a CAN bus network
BlueSolar Charge Controller
MPPT 150/70
MPPT 150/85
Nominal battery voltage
12 / 24 / 36 / 48V Auto Select
Rated charge current
Maximum solar array input power 1)
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
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
-2,7 mV/°C per 2V battery cell
Yes
DPST
AC rating: 240VAC / 4A
Yes, through VE.Can. Max 25 units in parallel
-40°C to 60°C with output current derating above 40°C
Low noise fan assisted
Max. 95%
Terminal size
Material & color
DC rating: 4A up to 35VDC, 1A up to 60VDC
VE.Can: two paralleled RJ45 connectors, NMEA2000 protocol
Humidity (non condensing)
35mm² / AWG2
Aluminium, blue RAL 5012
Protection class
IP20
Weight
4,2kg
Dimensions (h x w x d)
Mounting
350 x 160 x 135mm
Vertical wall mount
Safety
EMC
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Indoor only
EN/IEC 62109-1
EN 61000-6-1, EN 61000-6-3
1) If more solar power is connected, the controller will limit input power to the stated maximum
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Battery voltage plus 2 Volt operating
12V: 0,55W / 24V: 0,75W / 36V: 0,90W / 48V: 1,00W
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SmartSolar Charge Controllers with load output
MPPT 75/10, 75/15, 100/15, 100/20
SmartSolar charge controller MPPT 75/10, 75/15,
100/15 & 100/20
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Bluetooth Smart built-in: dongle not needed
The wireless solution to set-up, monitor and update the controller using Apple and Android smartphones, tablets or other
devices.
VE.Direct
For a wired data connection to a Color Control panel, PC or other devices
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 pre-set voltage.
Alternatively, an intelligent battery management algorithm can be chosen: see Battery Life.
The load output is short circuit proof.
Battery Life: 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 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 lead-acid battery within weeks or months.
The Battery Life 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.
Programmable battery charge algorithm
See the software section on our website for details
Day/night timing and light dimming option
See the software section on our website for details
Programming, real-time data and history display options
- Modern Apple and Android smartphones, tablets, macbooks and other devices: see the VE.Direct Bluetooth Smart dongle
and the MPPT app discovery sheet for screenshots.
- ColorControl panel
SmartSolar Charge Controller
MPPT 75/10
MPPT 75/15
Battery voltage
Rated charge current
MPPT 100/15
MPPT 100/20
12/24V Auto Select
10A
15A
15A
20A
Nominal PV power, 12V 1a,b)
145W
220W
220W
290W
Nominal PV power, 24V 1a,b)
290W
440W
440W
580W
13A
15A
15A
20A
Max. PV short circuit current 2)
Automatic load disconnect
Maximum PV open circuit voltage
Yes, maximum load 15A
20A
75V
100V
Peak efficiency
98%
Self-consumption
10 mA
Charge voltage 'absorption'
14,4V / 28,8V (adjustable)
Charge voltage 'float'
13,8V / 27,6V (adjustable)
Charge algorithm
Temperature compensation
multi-stage adaptive
-16 mV / °C resp. -32 mV / °C
Continuous load current
Low voltage load disconnect
Low voltage load reconnect
Protection
Operating temperature
15A
13,1V / 26,2V or 14V / 28V or Battery Life algorithm
Battery reverse polarity (fuse) / Output short circuit / Over temperature
-30 to +60°C (full rated output up to 40°C)
Humidity
Data communication port
20A
11,1V / 22,2V or 11,8V / 23,6V or Battery Life algorithm
95%, non-condensing
VE.Direct (see the data communication white paper on our website)
ENCLOSURE
Colour
Blue (RAL 5012)
Power terminals
6 mm² / AWG10
Protection category
Weight
Dimensions (h x w x d)
IP43 (electronic components), IP22 (connection area)
0,5 kg
0,6 kg
0,65 kg
100 x 113 x 40 mm
100 x 113 x 50 mm
100 x 113 x 60 mm
STANDARDS
Safety
SmartSolar Charge Controller
MPPT 75/15
EN/IEC 62109-1
1a) If more PV power is connected, the controller will limit input power.
1b) The PV voltage must exceed Vbat + 5V for the controller to start.
Thereafter the minimum PV voltage is Vbat + 1V
2) A higher short circuit current may damage the controller in case of reverse polarity connection of the PV array.
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SmartSolar Charge Controllers MPPT 100/30 & 100/50
SmartSolar charge controller MPPT 100/30 & 100/50
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Bluetooth Smart built-in: dongle not needed
The wireless solution to set-up, monitor and update the controller using Apple and Android smartphones, tablets or other devices.
VE.Direct
For a wired data connection to a Color Control panel, Venus GX, PC or other devices
Ultrafast 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 power-voltage curve.
Conventional MPPTs 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%.
The full output current up to 40°C (104°F).
Flexible charge algorithm
Fully programmable charge algorithm (see the software page on our website), and eight pre-programmed algorithms, selectable
with a rotary switch (see manual for details).
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 voltage
for temperature.
Real-time data display options
- Apple and Android smartphones, tablets and other devices.
- Color Control panel.
SmartSolar Charge Controller
MPPT 100/30
Battery voltage
Rated charge current
MPPT 100/50
12/24V Auto Select
30A
50A
Nominal PV power, 12V 1a,b)
440W
700W
Nominal PV power, 24V 1a,b)
880W
1400W
Maximum PV open circuit voltage
100V
100V
Max. PV short circuit current 2)
35A
60A
Maximum efficiency
98%
98%
Self-consumption
10 mA
Charge voltage 'absorption'
Default setting: 14,4V / 28,8V (adjustable)
Charge voltage 'float'
Default setting: 13,8V / 27,6V (adjustable)
Charge algorithm
Temperature compensation
Protection
Operating temperature
Humidity
Data communication port
multi-stage adaptive
-16 mV / °C resp. -32 mV / °C
Battery reverse polarity (fuse, not user accessible)
PV reverse polarity
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
Protection category
IP43 (electronic components), IP22 (connection area)
Weight
1,3 kg
Dimensions (h x w x d)
130 x 186 x 70 mm
STANDARDS
SmartSolar Charge Controller
MPPT 100/50
Safety
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EN/IEC 62109-1
1a) If more PV power is connected, the controller will limit input power.
1b) The PV voltage must exceed Vbat + 5V for the controller to start.
Thereafter the minimum PV voltage is Vbat + 1V.
2) A higher short circuit current may damage the controller in case of reverse polarity connection of the PV array.
SmartSolar Charge Controller MPPT 150/35
Energy. Anytime. Anywhere.
SmartSolar charge controller
MPPT 150/35
www.victronenergy.com
Bluetooth Smart built-in: dongle not needed
The wireless solution to set-up, monitor and update the controller using Apple and Android smartphones, tablets or other
devices.
VE.Direct
For a wired data connection to a Color Control panel, Venus GX, PC or other devices
Ultrafast 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 power-voltage curve.
Conventional MPPTs 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
Fully programmable charge algorithm (see the software page on our website), and eight preprogrammed algorithms,
selectable with a rotary switch (see manual for details).
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 voltage
for temperature.
Real-time data display options
- Apple and Android smartphones, tablets and other devices.
- Color Control panel.
SmartSolar Charge Controller
Battery voltage
Rated charge current
Nominal PV power 1a, b)
Max. PV short circuit current 2)
Maximum PV open circuit voltage
Maximum efficiency
MPPT 150/35
12 / 24 / 48V Auto Select
(software tool needed to select 36V)
35A
12V: 500W / 24V: 1000W / 36V: 1500W / 48V: 2000W
40A
150V absolute maximum coldest conditions
145V start-up and operating maximum
98%
Self-consumption
Charge voltage 'absorption'
Charge voltage 'float'
Charge algorithm
Temperature compensation
Protection
Operating temperature
Humidity
Data communication port
10 mA
Default setting: 14,4 / 28,8 / 43,2 / 57,6V (adjustable)
Default setting: 13,8 / 27,6 / 41,4 / 55,2V (adjustable)
multi-stage adaptive (eight pre-programmed algorithms)
-16 mV / -32 mV / -68 mV / °C
Battery reverse polarity (fuse, not user accessible)
PV reverse polarity
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
Protection category
IP43 (electronic components), IP22 (connection area)
Weight
1,25 kg
Dimensions (h x w x d)
130 x 186 x 70 mm
STANDARDS
Safety
SmartSolar Charge Controller
MPPT 150/35
EN/IEC 62109-1
1a) If more PV power is connected, the controller will limit input power.
1b) The PV voltage must exceed Vbat + 5V for the controller to start.
Thereafter the minimum PV voltage is Vbat + 1V.
2) A higher short circuit current may damage the controller in case of reverse polarity connection of the PV array.
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SmartSolar Charge Controllers with screw- or MC4 PV connection
SmartSolar charge controller MPPT 150/85 & MPPT 150/100
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MPPT 150/85 & MPPT 150/100
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 power-voltage curve.
Conventional MPPTs tend to lock to a local MPP, which may not be the
optimum MPP.
The innovative SmartSolar algorithm will always maximize energy
harvest by locking to the optimum MPP.
Outstanding conversion efficiency
No cooling fan. Maximum efficiency exceeds 98%.
Flexible charge algorithm
Fully programmable charge algorithm (see the software page on our
website), and eight pre-programmed algorithms, selectable with a rotary
switch (see manual for details).
Bluetooth Smart built-in: dongle not needed
The wireless solution to set-up, monitor and update the controller
using Apple and Android smartphones, tablets or other devices.
VE.Direct
For a wired data connection to a Color Control panel, Venus GX, PC
or other devices
Remote on-off
To connect for example to a VE.BUS BMS.
Programmable relay
Can be programmed (a.o. with a smartphone)
to trip on an alarm, or other events.
Optional: pluggable LCD display
Simply remove the rubber seal that protects
the plug on the front of the controller,
and plug-in the display.
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 voltage
for temperature.
SmartSolar Charge Controller
Battery voltage
Rated charge current
MPPT 150/85
12 / 24 / 48V Auto Select (software tool needed to select 36V)
85A
100A
Maximum PV power, 12V 1a,b)
1200W
1450W
Maximum PV power, 24V 1a,b)
2400W
2900W
Maximum PV power, 48V 1a,b)
4900W
5800W
Max. PV short circuit current 2)
70A
70A
150V absolute maximum coldest conditions
145V start-up and operating maximum
98%
Maximum PV open circuit voltage
Maximum efficiency
Self-consumption
Charge voltage 'absorption'
Less than 35mA @ 12V / 20mA @ 48V
Default setting: 14,4 / 28,8 / 43,2 / 57,6V
(adjustable with: rotary switch, display, VE.Direct or Bluetooth)
Default setting: 13,8 / 27,6 / 41,4 / 55,2V
Charge voltage 'float'
(adjustable: rotary switch, display, VE.Direct or Bluetooth)
Charge algorithm
Temperature compensation
Protection
Operating temperature
SmartSolar Charge Controller
MPPT 150/100-Tr
with pluggable display
MPPT 150/100
multi-stage adaptive
-16 mV / -32 mV / -68 mV / °C
Battery reverse polarity (fuse, not user accessible)
PV reverse polarity / Output short circuit / Over temperature
-30 to +60°C (full rated output up to 40°C)
Humidity
95%, non-condensing
Data communication port
VE.Direct or Bluetooth
Remote on/off
Programmable relay
Yes (2 pole connector)
DPST
AC rating: 240VAC / 4A
Parallel operation
DC rating: 4A up to 35VDC, 1A up to 60VDC
Yes (not synchronized)
ENCLOSURE
Colour
PV terminals 3)
Blue (RAL 5012)
35 mm² / AWG2 (Tr models)
Battery terminals
Protection category
IP43 (electronic components), IP22 (connection area)
Weight
Dimensions (h x w x d) in mm
Three sets of MC4 connectors (MC4 models)
35 mm² / AWG2
4,5kg
Tr models: 216 x 295 x 103 MC4 models: 246 x 295 x 103
STANDARDS
Safety
SmartSolar Charge Controller
MPPT 150/100-MC4
without display
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EN/IEC 62109
1a) If more PV power is connected, the controller will limit input power to the stated maximum.
1b) The PV voltage must exceed Vbat + 5V for the controller to start.
Thereafter the minimum PV voltage is Vbat + 1V.
2) A PV array with a higher short circuit current may damage the controller in case of reverse polarity connection of the
PV array.
3) MC4 models: several splitter pairs may be needed to parallel the strings of solar panels.
Maximum current per MC4 connector: 30A (the MC4 connectors are parallel connected to one MPPT tracker)
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SmartSolar Charge Controllers 250V and 99% efficiency
MPPT 250/60, 250/70, 250/85 & 250/100
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SmartSolar charge controller MPPT 250/60, 150/70, 150/85 & 250/100
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 power-voltage curve.
Conventional MPPTs tend to lock to a local MPP, which may not be the
optimum MPP.
The innovative SmartSolar algorithm will always maximize energy
harvest by locking to the optimum MPP.
Outstanding conversion efficiency
No cooling fan. Maximum efficiency exceeds 99%.
Flexible charge algorithm
Fully programmable charge algorithm (see the software page on our
website), and eight pre-programmed algorithms, selectable with a rotary
switch (see manual for details).
Bluetooth Smart built-in: dongle not needed
The wireless solution to set-up, monitor and update the controller
using Apple and Android smartphones, tablets or other devices.
VE.Direct
For a wired data connection to a Color Control panel, Venus GX, PC
or other devices
Remote on-off
To connect for example to a VE.BUS BMS.
Programmable relay
Can be programmed (a.o. with a smartphone)
to trip on an alarm, or other events.
Optional: pluggable LCD display
Remove the seal that protects
the plug on the front of the controller,
and plug-in the display.
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 voltage
for temperature.
SmartSolar Charge Controller
Battery voltage
Rated charge current
Maximum PV power, 12V 1a,b)
Maximum PV power, 24V 1a,b)
Maximum PV power, 48V 1a,b)
Max. PV short circuit current 2)
Maximum PV open circuit voltage
Maximum efficiency
Self-consumption
Charge voltage 'absorption'
Charge voltage 'float'
Charge algorithm
Temperature compensation
Protection
SmartSolar Charge Controller
MPPT 250/100-Tr
with pluggable display
Operating temperature
Humidity
Data communication port
Remote on/off
Programmable relay
MPPT
250/60
MPPT
250/70
MPPT
250/85
MPPT
250/100
12 / 24 / 48V Auto Select (software tool needed to select 36V)
60A
70A
85A
100A
860W
1000W
1200W
1450W
1720W
2000W
2400W
2900W
3440W
4000W
4900W
5800W
35A (max 30A per MC4 conn.)
70A (max 30A per MC4 conn.)
250V absolute maximum coldest conditions
245V start-up and operating maximum
99%
Less than 35mA @ 12V / 20mA @ 48V
Default setting: 14,4 / 28,8 / 43,2 / 57,6V
(adjustable with: rotary switch, display, VE.Direct or Bluetooth)
Default setting: 13,8 / 27,6 / 41,4 / 55,2V
(adjustable: rotary switch, display, VE.Direct or Bluetooth)
multi-stage adaptive
-16 mV / -32 mV / -68 mV / °C
Battery reverse polarity (fuse, not user accessible)
PV reverse polarity / Output short circuit / Over temperature
-30 to +60°C (full rated output up to 40°C)
95%, non-condensing
VE.Direct or Bluetooth
Yes (2 pole connector)
DPST
AC rating: 240VAC / 4A
Parallel operation
DC rating: 4A up to 35VDC, 1A up to 60VDC
Yes (not synchronized)
ENCLOSURE
Colour
PV terminals 3)
Battery terminals
Protection category
Weight
Dimensions (h x w x d) in mm
Blue (RAL 5012)
35 mm² / AWG2 (Tr models)
Two sets of MC4 connectors (MC4 models 250/60 and 250/70)
Three sets of MC4 connectors (MC4 models 250/85 and 250/100)
35 mm² / AWG2
IP43 (electronic components), IP22 (connection area)
3 kg
4,5 kg
Tr models: 185 x 250 x 95
Tr models: 216 x 295 x 103
MC4 models: 215 x 250 x 95
MC4 models: 246 x 295 x 103
STANDARDS
Safety
SmartSolar Charge Controller
MPPT 250/100-MC4
without display
EN/IEC 62109-1
1a) If more PV power is connected, the controller will limit input power to the stated maximum.
1b) The PV voltage must exceed Vbat + 5V for the controller to start.
Thereafter the minimum PV voltage is Vbat + 1V.
2) A PV array with a higher short circuit current may damage the controller in case of reverse polarity connection of the
PV array.
3) MC4 models: several splitter pairs may be needed to parallel the strings of solar panels.
Maximum current per MC4 connector: 30A (the MC4 connectors are parallel connected to one MPPT tracker)
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Victron Battery Balancer
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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 24V or 48V bank of several series/parallel connected batteries will cause
undercharge of that battery and parallel connected batteries, and overcharge 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 12V batteries, or of several parallel strings of series connected
batteries.
When the charge voltage of a 24V battery system increases to more than 27,3V, the Battery Balancer will turn on and compare the voltage
over the two series connected batteries. The Battery Balancer will draw a current of up to 0,7A 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 48V battery bank can be balanced with three Battery Balancers.
LED indicators
Green: on (battery voltage > 27,3V)
Orange: lower battery leg active (deviation > 0,1V)
Orange: upper battery leg active (deviation > 0,1V)
Red: alarm (deviation > 0,2V). Remains on until the deviation has reduced to less than 0,14V, or until system voltage drops to less than
26,6V.
Alarm relay
Normally open. The alarm relay closes when the red LED switches on and opens when the red LED switches off.
Alarm reset
Two terminals are available to connect a push button. Interconnecting the two terminals resets the relay.
The reset condition will remain active until the alarm is over. Thereafter the relay will close again when a new alarm occurs.
Even more insight and control with the midpoint monitoring function of the BMV-702 Battery Monitor
The BMV-702 measures the midpoint of a string of cells or batteries. It displays the deviation from the ideal midpoint in volts or percent.
Separate deviation percentages can be set to trigger a visual/audible alarm and to close a potential free relay contact for remote alarm
purposes.
Please see the manual of the BMV-702 for more information about battery balancing.
Learn more about batteries and battery charging
To learn more about batteries and charging batteries, please refer to our book ‘Energy Unlimited’ (available free of charge from Victron
Energy and downloadable from www.victronenergy.com).
Three Battery Balancers connected to four series
connected 12V batteries (48V system)
Battery Balancer connected to two series
connected 12V batteries (24V system)
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Input voltage range
Up to 18V per battery, 36V total
Turn on level
27,3V +/- 1%
Turn off level
26,6V +/- 1%
Current draw when off
0,7 mA
Midpoint deviation to start balancing
Maximum balancing current
50 mV
0,7A (when deviation > 100 mV)
Alarm trigger level
200 mV
Alarm reset level
140 mV
Alarm relay
60V / 1A normally open
Alarm relay reset
Two terminals to connect a push button
Over temperature protection
yes
Operating temperature
-30 t0 +50°C
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, EN 61000-6-1, EN 55014-2
Automotive Directive
Battery Balancer connected to six series-parallel
connected 12V batteries (24V system)
EN 50498
Installation
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
The Battery Balancer(s) must be installed on a well-ventilated vertical
surface close to the batteries (but, due to possible corrosive gasses,
not above the batteries!)
In case of series-parallel connection, the midpoint
interconnecting cables must be sized to at least carry the current
that arises when one battery becomes open-circuited.
- In case of 2 parallel strings: cross section 50% of the series
interconnecting cables.
- In case of 3 parallel strings: cross section 33% of the series
interconnecting cables, etc.
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 26,6V the
balancer switches to standby and all LEDs will be off.
When the voltage over a string of two batteries increases to more than
27,3V (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.
What to do in case of an alarm during charging
In case of a new battery bank the alarm is probably due to differences in
initial state-of-charge. If the difference between the lowest and highest
battery voltage reading is more than 0,9V: stop charging and charge the
individual batteries or cells separately first, or reduce charge current
substantially and allow the batteries to equalize over time.
If the problem persists after several charge-discharge cycles:
a) In case of series-parallel connection disconnect the midpoint parallel
connection wiring and measure the individual midpoint voltages during
absorption charge to isolate batteries or cells which need additional
charging, or:
b) Charge and then test all batteries or cells individually or:
c) Connect two or more battery balancers in parallel (on average one
balancer will take care of up to three parallel 200 Ah strings).
In case of an older battery bank which has performed well in the past, the
problem may be due to:
d) Systematic undercharge: more frequent charging needed (VRLA
batteries), or equalization charge needed (flooded deep cycle flat
plate or OPzS batteries). Better and regular charging will solve the
problem.
e) One or more faulty cells: replace all batteries.
Three Battery Balancers connected to 12 series-parallel
connected 12V batteries (48V system)
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12,8 Volt Lithium-Iron-Phosphate Batteries Smart
12,8 Volt Lithium-Iron-Phosphate Batteries Smart
With Bluetooth
With Bluetooth
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Why lithium-iron-phosphate?
Lithium-iron-phosphate (LiFePO4 or LFP) is the safest of the mainstream li-ion battery types. The nominal
voltage of a LFP cell is 3,2V (lead-acid: 2V/cell). A 12,8V LFP battery therefore consists of 4 cells connected in
series; and a 25,6V battery consists of 8 cells connected in series.
Rugged
A lead-acid battery will fail prematurely due to sulfation:
•
If it operates in deficit mode during long periods of time (i.e. if the battery is rarely, or never at all,
fully charged).
•
If it is left partially charged or worse, fully discharged (yacht or mobile home during wintertime).
A LFP battery does not need to be fully charged. Service life even slightly improves in case of partial charge
instead of a full charge. This is a major advantage of LFP compared to lead-acid.
Other advantages are the wide operating temperature range, excellent cycling performance, low internal
resistance and high efficiency (see below).
LFP is therefore the chemistry of choice for very demanding applications.
12,8V 300Ah LiFePO4 Battery
Efficient
In several applications (especially off-grid solar and/or wind), energy efficiency can be of crucial importance.
The round trip energy efficiency (discharge from 100% to 0% and back to 100% charged) of the average leadacid battery is 80%.
The round trip energy efficiency of a LFP battery is 92%.
The charge process of lead-acid batteries becomes particularly inefficient when the 80% state of charge has
been reached, resulting in efficiencies of 50% or even less in solar systems where several days of reserve energy
is required (battery operating in 70% to 100% charged state).
In contrast, a LFP battery will still achieve 90% efficiency under shallow discharge conditions.
Size and weight
Saves up to 70% in space
Saves up to 70% in weight
Expensive?
LFP batteries are expensive when compared to lead-acid. But in demanding applications, the high initial cost
will be more than compensated by longer service life, superior reliability and excellent efficiency.
Bluetooth
With Bluetooth cell voltages, temperature and alarm status can be monitored.
Very useful to localize a (potential) problem, such as cell imbalance.
Li-ion app
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Our LFP batteries have integrated cell balancing and cell monitoring. Up to ten batteries can be paralleled and up to four batteries can
be series connected, so that a 48V battery bank of up to 3000Ah can be assembled. The cell balancing/monitoring cables can be daisychained and must be connected to a Battery Management System (BMS).
Battery Management System (BMS)
The BMS will:
1.
Disconnect or shut down the load whenever the voltage of a battery cell decreases to less than 2,5V.
2.
Stop the charging process whenever the voltage of a battery cell increases to more than 4,2V.
3.
Shut down the system whenever the temperature of a cell exceeds 50°C.
See the BMS datasheets for more features
Battery specification
LFP-Smart
12,8/60
LFP-Smart
12,8/90
Nominal voltage
12,8V
12,8V
12,8V
12,8V
12,8V
12,8V
Nominal capacity @ 25°C*
60Ah
90Ah
100Ah
160Ah
200Ah
300Ah
Nominal capacity @ 0°C*
48Ah
72Ah
80Ah
130Ah
160Ah
240Ah
Nominal capacity @ -20°C*
30Ah
45Ah
50Ah
80Ah
100Ah
150Ah
768Wh
1152Wh
1280Wh
2048Wh
2560Wh
3840Wh
VOLTAGE AND CAPACITY
Nominal energy @ 25°C*
LFP-Smart
12,8/100
LFP-Smart
12,8/160
LFP-Smart
12,8/200
LFP-Smart
12,8/300
*Discharge current ≤1C
CYCLE LIFE (capacity ≥ 80% of nominal)
80% DoD
2500 cycles
70% DoD
3000 cycles
50% DoD
DISCHARGE
5000 cycles
Maximum continuous
discharge current
Recommended continuous
discharge current
End of discharge voltage
OPERATING CONDITIONS
Operating temperature
120A
180A
300A
320A
400A
600A
≤60A
≤90A
≤100A
≤160A
≤200A
≤300A
11V
11V
1000A
11V
11V
11V
-20°C to +50°C (maximum charge current when battery temperature < 0°C: 0,05C, i.e. 10A
in case of a 200Ah battery)
-45°C to +70°C
Storage temperature
Max. 95%
Humidity (non-condensing)
IP 22
Protection class
CHARGE
Between 14V and 14,4V (14,2V recommended)
Charge voltage
13,5V
Float voltage
Maximum charge current
180A
270A
300A
400A
500A
750A
Recommended charge current
OTHER
≤30A
≤45A
≤50A
≤80A
≤100A
≤150A
1 year
Max storage time @ 25°C*
BMS connection
Power connection (threaded
inserts)
Dimensions (hxwxd) mm
Weight
Male + female cable with M8 circular connector, length 50cm
M8
M8
M8
M10
M10
M10
240x285x132
249x285x160
249x293x168
317x335x228
297x425x265
347x425x265
12kg
16kg
18kg
33kg
42kg
51kg
*When fully charged
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VE.Bus BMS
VE.Bus BMS
VE.Bus BMS
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Protects each individual cell of a Victron lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4 or LFP) battery
Each individual cell of a LiFePO4 battery must be protected against over voltage, under voltage and over
temperature.
Victron LiFePO4 batteries have integrated Balancing, Temperature and Voltage control (acronym: BTV) and
connect to the VE.Bus BMS with two M8 circular connector cord sets.
The BTVs of several batteries can be daisy chained. Up to ten batteries can be paralleled and up to four
batteries can be series connected (BTVs are simply daisy-chained) so that a 48V battery bank of up to
3000Ah can be assembled. Please see our LiFePO4 battery documentation for details.
The BMS will:
shut down or disconnect loads in case of imminent cell under voltage,
reduce charge current in case of imminent cell overvoltage or over temperature (VE.Bus
products only, see below), and
shut down or disconnect battery chargers in case of imminent cell overvoltage or over
temperature.
Protects 12V, 24V and 48V systems
The operating voltage range of the BMS: 9 to 70V DC.
Communicates with all VE.Bus products
The VE.Bus BMS connects to a MultiPlus, Quattro or Phoenix inverter with a standard RJ45 UTP cable.
Other products, without VE.Bus can be controlled as shown below:
Load Disconnect
The Load Disconnect output is normally high and becomes free floating in case of imminent cell under
voltage. Maximum current: 2A.
The Load Disconnect output can be used to control
the remote on/off of a load, and/or
the remote on/off of an electronic load switch (Battery Protect)
Charge Disconnect
The Charge Disconnect output is normally high and becomes free floating in case of imminent cell over
voltage or over temperature. Maximum current: 10mA.
The Charge Disconnect output can be used to control
the remote on/off of a charger and/or
a Cyrix-Li-Charge relay and/or
a Cyrix-Li-ct Battery Combiner
LED indicators
Enabled (blue): VE.Bus products are enabled.
Cell>4V or temperature (red): charge disconnect output low because of imminent cell over
voltage or over temperature.
Cell>2,8V (blue): load disconnect output high.
Figure 1: Application example for a vehicle or boat.
A Cyrix Li-ion Battery Combiner is used to connect to the starter battery and alternator.
The UTP cable to the inverter/charger also provides the minus connection to the BMS.
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Input voltage range
9 – 70V DC
Current draw, normal operation
10 mA (excluding Load Disconnect current)
Current draw, low cell voltage
2mA
Normally high
Source current limit: 2A
Sink current: 0 A (output free floating)
Normally high
Source current limit: 10mA
Sink current: 0 A (output free floating)
Load Disconnect output
Charge Disconnect output
GENERAL
VE.Bus communication port
Two RJ45 sockets to connect to all VE.Bus products
Operating temperature
-20 to +50°C
Humidity
0 - 120°F
Max. 95% (non-condensing)
Protection grade
IP20
ENCLOSURE
Material and colour
ABS, matt black
Weight
0,1kg
Dimensions (h x w x d)
105 x 78 x 32mm
STANDARDS
Standards: Safety
Emission
Immunity
Automotive
EN 60950
EN 61000-6-3, EN 55014-1
EN 61000-6-2, EN 61000-6-1, EN 55014-2
Regulation UN/ECE-R10 Rev.4
Figure 2: Application example for a vehicle or boat, without inverter/charger.
Four Cyrix Combiners especially designed for use with the VE.Bus BMS:
Cyrix-Li-ct (120A or 230A)
Is a battery combiner with a Li-ion adapted engage/disengage profile and a control terminal to connect to
the Charge Disconnect of the BMS.
Cyrix-Li-Charge (120A or 230A)
Is a unidirectional combiner to insert in between a battery charger and the LFP battery. It will engage only
when charge voltage from a battery charger is present on its charge-side terminal. A control terminal
connects to the Charge Disconnect of the BMS.
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24V 180Ah/100Ah Lithium-Ion Battery and Lynx Ion + Shunt
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24V 180Ah Lithium-ion battery and Lynx-ion
The advantages of a Lithium-ion battery over conventional lead-acid batteries
•
High energy density: more energy with less weight;
•
High charge currents (shortens the charge period);
•
High discharge currents (enabling for example electrical cooking on a small battery bank);
•
Long battery life (up to six times the battery life of a conventional battery);
•
High efficiency between charging and discharging (very little energy loss due to heat development);
•
Higher continuous power available.
24V 180Ah and 100Ah
Lithium-Ion Battery
Why Lithium-Iron-Phosphate?
Lithium-Iron-Phosphate (LiFePO4 or LFP) is the safest of the mainstream Li-ion battery types.The nominal
voltage of a LFP cell is 3,2V (lead-acid: 2V/cell). A 25,6V LFP battery consists of 8 cells connected in series.
Complete system
A complete system consists of:
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One or more 24V 180Ah or 100Ah Lithium-Ion batteries.
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(optional) The Lynx Power In, a modular dc bus bar.
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The Lynx Ion + Shunt is the Battery Management System (BMS) that controls the batteries. It
contains a main safety contactor and a shunt. There are two models are available: a 350A model and a
600A model.
(optional) The Lynx Distributor, a DC distribution system with fuses.
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(optional) The Ion Control, a digital control panel.
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(optional) The Color Control GX, a more advanced digital control panel
Lynx Ion + Shunt
The advantages of the Victron Lynx Lithium-ion battery system
The modular system used adds the following advantages:
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The Victron Lithium-Ion Battery System is easy to install due to its modularity. No complicated wiring
diagrams are required.
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Detailed information is available on the waterproof Ion Control display.
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The relay in the Lynx-Ion + Shunt provides maximum safety: in case the chargers or loads do not
respond to the commands from the Lynx-Ion + Shunt, the main safety relay will open to prevent
permanent damage to the batteries.
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For typical marine installations there is an extra small output, so you can still power the bilge pump
while disconnecting all other house loads by opening the main relay.
24V 180Ah/100Ah Lithium-Ion Batteries
The base of the Victron Lithium-Ion Battery System is formed by individual 24V/180Ah Lithium-ion batteries.
They have a built-in Cell Management System (BMS) which protects the battery on a cell level. It monitors
individual cell voltage and system temperature, and actively balances the individual cells. All measured
parameters are sent to the Lynx Ion which monitors the system as a whole.
Ion control: Main screen
Lynx Ion + Shunt
The Lynx Ion + Shuntis the BMS. It contains the safety contactor, and controls the cell-balancing, charging and
discharging of the system. Also it keeps track of the State of Charge of the batteries, and calculates the Time to
Go. It protects the battery pack from both overcharging and depletion. When an overcharge is imminent, it will
signal the charging devices to decrease or stop charging. This is done with the VE.Can bus (NMEA2000)
compatible, and also via the two available open/close contacts. Same when the battery is nearing empty, and
there is no charging capability available. It will signal big loads to switch off.
For both overcharging and depletion there is a last safety resort, the built-in 350A or 600 A contactor. In case
signallingdoes not stop the imminent overcharge or depletion, it will open the contactor.
VE.Can / NMEA2000 Canbus
Communication with the outside world is done via the VE.Can protocol.
Ion control: History screen
Ion Control
See the separate Ion Control datasheet for more information.
Color Control GX
See the separate Color Control GX datasheet for more information.
Ion control: Lynx Ion Status
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Lithium-Ion battery specifications
Technology
Nominal voltage
Nominal capacity
Nominal power
Weight
Power/Weight ratio
Dimensions (lxwxh)
Charge/Discharge
Charge cut-off voltage at 0.05C
Discharge cut-off voltage
Recommended charge/discharge current
Maximum charge current (1C)
Maximum discharge current (1.5C)
Pulse discharge current (10s)
Cycle Life @80% DOD (0.3C)
Configuration
Series configuration
Parallel configuration
Lithium-ion 24V 100Ah 2.6kWh
battery
Lithium-ion 24V 180Ah 4.75kWh
battery
Lithium iron phosphate (LiFePo4)
25,6V
100Ah
2,6kWh
30kg
86Wh/kg
592x154x278mm
Lithium iron phosphate (LiFePo4)
25,6V
180Ah
4,75kWh
55kg
86Wh/kg
623x193x351mm
28,8V
20V
30A (0,3C)
100A
150A
500A
3000
28,8V
20V
54A (0,3C)
180A
270A
1000A
3000
Yes, up to 2
(more in series on request)
Yes, easy up to 10
(more parallel on request)
Yes, up to 2
(more in series on request)
Yes, easy up to 10
(more parallel on request)
0~45°C
-20~55°C
-20~45°C
0~45°C
-20~55°C
-20~45°C
Environmental
Operating temp. charge
Operating temp. discharge
Storage temp.
Standards
EMC: Emission
EMC: Immunity
Low voltage directive
EN-IEC 61000-6-3:2007/A1:2011/C11:2012
EN-IEC 61000-6-1:2007
EN 60335-1:2012/AC:2014
Lynx Ion + Shunt specifications
Lynx Ion + Shunt
Maximum number batteries in series
Maximum number batteries in parallel
Supply voltage range
Standby mode
Active mode
Main safety contactor
Enclosure
Material
Weight
Dimensions (lxwxh)
IO
Aux. output
External safety contactor
Allow-to-charge
Allow-to-discharge
External status signal
Environmental
Operating temperature range
Humidity
Protection class
Standards
EMC: Emission
EMC: Immunity
Low voltage directive
RoHs
350A
600A
2 (= 48 VDC)
48
9 ... 60VDC
73mW @ 26,2V and 138mW @ 52,4V
8,7 W
350A
600A
ABS
2,0kg
185 x 165 x 85 mm
5A (output voltage = battery voltage),
short circuit protection
5A (output voltage = battery voltage),
short circuit protection
1A @ 60VDC, potential free
1A @ 60VDC, potential free
12V / 140mA
-20 °C to 50 °C
Max. 95% (non-condensing)
IP22
IP20
EN-IEC 61000-6-3:2007/A1:2011/C11:2012
EN-IEC 61000-6-1:2007
EN 60335-1:2012/AC:2014
EN 50581:2012
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Telecom Batteries
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heavy duty, front access
Telecom batteries
Designed for telecom applications; excellent ‘floor space savers’ for marine and vehicle applications
The deep cycle AGM telecom series has been designed for use in telecom systems. With front access terminals
and small footprint, the batteries are ideal for racked systems. Similarly, these batteries can help solve limited
floor space and access problems on board boats and vehicles.
AGM technology
AGM stands for Absorbent Glass Mat. In these batteries the electrolyte is absorbed into a glass-fibre mat
between the plates by capillary action.
Telecom Battery
Battery AGM 12V 200Ah
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 selfdischarge doubles for every increase in temperature by 10°C.
Low internal resistance
Accepts very high charge and discharge rates.
High cyclic life capability
More than 500 cycles at 50% depth of discharge.
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of charge from Victron Energy and downloadable from www.victronenergy.com).
12V AGM Telecom battery
Telecom Battery
Battery AGM 12V 200Ah
Capacity 1 / 3 / 5 / 10 / 20 hours
(% of nominal)
Capacity 10 / 20 / 30 / 40 minutes
(% of nominal)
Nominal capacity (77ºF/25ºC, 10,5V)
115Ah
200Ah
60 / 75 / 82 / 91 / 100 (@ 70ºF/25ºC, end of discharge 10,5V)
33 / 44 / 53 / 57 (@ 70ºF/25ºC, end of discharge 9,6V)
115Ah
165Ah
200Ah
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0ºF/-18ºC
1000
1500
1800
DIN cold start current (A) @ 0ºF/-18ºC
600
900
1000
Short Circuit Current (A)
3500
5000
6000
Reserve Capacity (minutes)
200
320
400
Shelf life @ 70ºF/20ºC
1 year
Absorption voltage (V) @ 70ºF/20ºC
14,4 – 14,7
Float voltage (V) @ 70ºF/20ºC
13,6 – 13,8
Storage voltage (V) @ 70ºF/20ºC
13,2
Float design life @ 70ºF/20ºC
12 years
Cycle design life @ 80% discharge
500
Cycle design life @ 50% discharge
750
Cycle design life @ 30% discharge
1800
Dimensions (lxwxh, mm)
395 x 110 x 293mm
548 x 105 x 316mm
546 x 125 x 323mm
Dimensions (lxwxh, inches)
15.37 x 4.33 x 11.53
21.57 x 4.13 x 12.44
21.49 x 4.92 x 12.71
35kg/77lbs
49kg/88lbs
60kg/132lbs
Weight (kg/pounds)
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OPzS Solar batteries
Long life flooded tubular plate batteries
Design life: >20 years at 20ºC, >10 years at 30ºC, >5 years at 40ºC.
Cycling expectancy of up to 1500 cycles at 80% depth of discharge.
Manufactured according to DIN 40736, EN 60896 and IEC 61427.
Low maintenance
Under normal operating conditions and 20ºC, distilled water has to be added every 2 - 3 years.
Dry-charged or ready for use electrolyte filled
The batteries are available filled with electrolyte or dry-charged (for long term stocking, container transport or
air transport). Dry charged batteries have to be filled with diluted sulfuric acid (density 1,24kg/l @ 20ºC).
The electrolyte may be stronger for cold- or weaker for hot climates.
OPzS Solar Batteries 910
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OPzS Solar type
OPzS
Solar
910
OPzS
Solar
1210
OPzS
Solar
1520
OPzS
Solar
1830
OPzS
Solar
2280
OPzS
Solar
3040
OPzS
Solar
3800
OPzS
Solar
4560
Nominal capacity (120hr / 20ºC)
910Ah
1210Ah
1520Ah
1830Ah
2280Ah
3040Ah
3800Ah
4560Ah
Capacity (10 hr / 20ºC)
640Ah
853Ah
1065Ah
1278Ah
1613Ah
2143Ah
2675Ah
3208Ah
Capacity 2 / 5 / 10 hours
(% of 10hr capacity)
Capacity 20 / 24 / 48 / 72 hours
(% of 120hr capacity)
Capacity 100 / 120 / 240 hours
(% of 120hr capacity)
60 / 85 / 100 (@ 68ºF/20ºC, end of discharge 1,8 Volt per cell)
77 / 80 / 89 / 95 (@ 68ºF/20ºC, end of discharge 1,85 Volt per cell)
99 / 100 / 104 (@ 68ºF/20ºC, end of discharge 1,85 Volt per cell)
Self-discharge @ 70ºF/20ºC
3% per month
Absorption voltage (V) @ 70ºF/20ºC
2,35 to 2,50V/cell (28,2 to 30,0V for a 24 Volt battery)
Float voltage (V) @ 70ºF/20ºC
2,23 to 2,30V/cell (26,8 to 27,6V for a 24 Volt battery)
Storage voltage (V) @ 70ºF/20ºC
2,18 to 2,22V/cell (26,2 to 26,6V for a 24 Volt battery)
Float design life @ 70ºF/20ºC
20 years
Cycle design life @ 80% discharge
1500
Cycle design life @ 50% discharge
2800
Cycle design life @ 30% discharge
5200
145 x 206
x 711
5,7 x 8,1
x 28
210 x 191
x 711
8,3 x 7,5
x 28
210 x 233
x 711
8,3 x 9,2
x 28
210 x 275
x 711
8,3 x 10,8
x 28
Weight without acid (kg / pounds)
35 / 77
46 / 101
57 / 126
Weight with acid (kg / pounds)
50 / 110
65 / 143
80 / 177
Dimensions (lxwxh, mm)
Dimensions (lxwxh, inches)
210 x 275
x 861
8,3 x 10,8
x 33,9
212 x 397
x 837
8,4 x15,6
x 32,9
212 x 487
x 837
8,4 x 19,2
x 32,9
212 x 576
x 837
8,4 x 22,7
x 32,9
66 / 146
88 / 194
115 / 254
145 / 320
170 / 375
93 / 205
119 / 262
160 / 253
200 / 441
240 / 530
OPzS Solar 3800 - 4560
20 OPzV 2500 – 24 OPzV 3000
OPzS Solar 3040
16 OPzV 2000
OPzS Solar 1210 - 2280
8 OPzV 800 – 12 OPzV 1500
Cell interconnection
width
OPzS Solar 910
4 OPzV 200 – 6 OPzV 600
length
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