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New Victron Energy products & introductory offer

Yesterday was boat launch day here on the West Coast of Scotland, so it was time to fully recharge my Lithium electric (auxiliary) propulsion batteries from their winter storage phase, in readiness for the sailing season.

That’s all I had to do, bringing the cells up to 3.4V each to ensure cell balancing started and my string charge setting of 28.4V was reached quickly, using 1.1kW of charge – all checked and controlled using the VictronConnect app via the VRM console to my Color Control, whilst drinking coffee sitting in my armchair at home. You get the idea…

Indeed I was feeling quite smug at that, along with so little to do when I rolled up at the boatyard – compounded by watching the ‘dinosaur diesel’ boats faffing around with fuel, coolant, and oils. It didn’t take me long though to come down to earth as the latest Victron Energy product updates had just hit my mailbox. Time and tide wait for no man.Continue reading

Most Innovative Company award for Victron Energy

Last week the 22nd China International Boat Show (CIBS 2017) was held in Shanghai, from the 26th to 29th April. This year it was at a new venue – the Shanghai New International Expo Centre.

It was at this impressive venue that Victron Energy received the Most Innovative Company award. The category was open to any company in the marine industry. With an industry first, such as the 15kVA Quattro inverter/charger for example and multiple new product releases in recent months – the voting by the judges was unanimous.Continue reading

Africa: Distributor meeting, solar show, training and dancing!

Cram it all in. At least that’s what Victron Energy staff, distributors and customers seemed to do recently. I’m not so sure about some of the dance moves though…

On 27th March it was the Victron Energy African distributor meeting in Sandton at The Venue Green Park, the 28th-29th saw the Power & Electricity World Africa Exhibition (The Solar Show) at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, with an impressive Victron stand demonstrating many new products. Last but not least on the 30th it was a Victron Energy Training day at the Protea Hotel by Marriott® Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton.

And then there were meals, socialising, awards and dancing too – all in all a very packed four days.

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Fully Charged

I don’t know about you but I’m a great fan of Fully Charged, on YouTube, hosted by Robert Llewellyn.

Last Wednesday’s show featured Redflow’s ZCell batteries at Simon Hackett’s home. The day following the show publication and at the time of writing this blog – the show was already showing over 11,000 views. And now, 4 days later,  it’s at 59,000 views on the date of publication of this blog.

We’ve blogged about theZCell batteries before and the fact that Redflow are great fans of Victron Energy products such as the MultiGrid – and so it was all very pleasing to see Robert getting to grips with Victron’s Color Control GX, being shown around Simon’s house, and the Redflow lab which showed a number of Victron Energy Quattro units.Continue reading