Free internet connection using LoRaWAN to VRM

It’s a little unfair of me to grab your attention with the ‘free internet’ connection and the new VE.Direct LoRaWAN module to the VRM, but it’s true – no data charge. However as with everything there’s always two sides to the coin – benefits to connecting products this way and some limitations. Regardless this new product might just be what you need to connect Victron products to monitor data remotely, such as battery monitors, solar charge controllers and inverters.

Typical examples

Before explaining LoRaWAN (in case you are not aware of it) it makes more sense to give you an idea of how you might connect and use the new Victron Energy module.Continue reading

Dethleffs electric drive motorhome with Victron onboard

Electric drive cars, lorries, motorcycles, aeroplanes, bicycles and boats – and now motorhomes – the world of transportation and leisure is changing with Victron Energy being a natural part of this revolution. Exhibiting at Caravan Salon Düsseldorf 2017 until Sunday September 3rd is the new concept motorhome by Dethleffs (called the e.home) which utilises Victron Energy products inside for the e.home domestic services.

Besides being able to see the Victron products used in the Dethleffs e.home on their stand, Victron also have their own stand (Hall 13, Stand D82), as does Victron dealer TransWatt (Hall 13, Stand E64). Tickets for the show can be requested by dropping a mail to sales@victronenergy.comContinue reading

Victron Energy people: Who is Juan Alberto Félix?

Introduction

This insight is part of the ‘Victron Energy people: Who is who?’ series of blogs.

For a complete list of Victron Energy people in this series please see:

https://www.victronenergy.com/blog/category/victron-people/

Juan Alberto Félix

I was born and raised in Madrid, in the early 70s, and still live in this wonderful city with my wife, Liviana, along with Raul and Lara my two pre-teen children – all of whom I completely adore.Continue reading

Solar Panels – the quiet sailing solution

Introduction

This guest blog is by Gordon Buchanan, yachting journalist, writer and photographer. Gordon has been working as a yachting writer for over 20 years, with countless magazine articles and two books to date.

Gordon’s yacht Tantina II is pictured above rounding Cape Wrath. She was designed by J. Francis Jones as a cruiser racer under the old RORC 7TM rule and won Yachting World’s design competition in the year she was built in 1961.  All wood, but substantially upgraded from her early days, she is 31 ft overall, sloop rigged and fast for her size.  Gordon has sailed her from the Shetland Isles to Europe and even one trip to the Azores.

We hope Gordon’s end user article below helps and encourages others to fit a simple solar, quiet energy solution to their own vessels.

John Rushworth

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