On my desk this morning: Victron Calendar

Guess what I found on my desk this morning? The result of our secret calendar project! The whole project has been managed by Marianka Pranger. She even took all but one of the photos herself. Marianka is our web editor, taking care of documentation translations, layouts, brochures and many other tasks.

And now we know, that besides doing all that, she has a fantastic creative and photographic talent. It is really remarkable.

Photos have been taken at many cool locations, such as Schiphol Airport, the highest building in Rotterdam, the Amsterdam Hospital AMC and our warehouse DSV in Rotterdam. All powered by Victron.

The calendar is available in limited quantities. Distribution will be taken care of by our area managers, dealers and distributors.

Matthijs Vader / Victron Energy.




Oceanvolt teams up with Victron Energy

The Finnish electric propulsion specialist Oceanvolt enters to a two-way relationship with Victron Energy. Oceanvolt and Victron Energy will integrate their products to work as a unified system, which will form the base of Oceanvolts SEA® (Silent Electric Autonomy) concept. Oceanvolt SEA® system enables among other things running your A/C and other appliances without using your generator by converting the electricity from the propulsion system battery into 230VAC.

Hub-1 working!

Look carefully at above image. What do you see?

You see a Multi connected to mains. Its charger is in storage mode: the batteries are full. And you see a MPPT Solar Charger 150/70 putting 1113 Watts on the DC bus.

The Multi is converting it back into AC, and since there are no significant loads, it is being backfed into the grid. This system, with DC coupled PV and the ability to backfeed into the grid is what we call Hub-1. As opposed to Hub-2 and Hub-3 which are installations where the PV is AC-coupled using PV grid converters.

Synchronizing multiple MPPT 150/70 charge controllers

Synchronizing multiple BlueSolar charge controllers MPPT 150/70 is now possible! Synchronizing chargers, also known as paralleling, has several advantages:

  • Don’t waste solar power: all chargers will always be in the same state, no risk that one of them switches to float to early
  • Simple wiring: connect only one temperature sensor and one voltage sense
  • Run synchronized equalisation charges
  • Monitor them as one big charger on the Color Control GX
  • And, a couple of weeks from now, also on the VRM Website