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Victron Toolkit app – now with QR scanner

Many of you will be familiar with the handy Victron Toolkit app. This has now been updated for Android and iPhone to include a QR code (Quick Response code) scanner. Using the built in scanner you can read the QR code printed on Victron Energy products, which will take you directly to a webpage giving detailed product information.

The app has been updated because we have now started to add QR codes to products, commencing with the new Phoenix Inverter VE.Direct 250VA – 375VA range, as demonstrated below. More QR coded products will follow in due course.

All very handy to access data sheets and manuals, plus of course being able to show customers and friends more about a given product, both quickly and easily.

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BatteryProtect 48V-100A

BatteryProtect: It does exactly what is says and more…

Affordable and effective the BatteryProtect range has been further expanded to include two new models; BatteryProtect 48V-100A and BatteryProtect 12/24V 65A.

I wish I’d known about these earlier for my boat as they do far more than just protect. Of course they can be used in any battery application (not just boats) that needs to be protected and isolated. In fact why buy a battery isolation switch at all – when a BatteryProtect can do that and more. Lesson learned as they say.

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VictronConnect v1.2 released: Now includes Mac OS X & Windows PC

Great news! VictronConnect is now available for Mac OS X & Windows PC, plus there have been some upgrades in this new version for iOS and Android.

If you are not familiar with VictronConnect and the range of possibilities see earlier blogs, but for those of you familiar with this software (and the hardware it connects to) you have probably guessed where this is all going – one easy to use application to configure and monitor many Victron Energy products, available on most devices and platforms. What more could you ask for?

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Ecolek Wales Ltd: Welsh Energy Efficiency Awards

Last year we reported on two innovative projects by Victron Energy installers Ecolek Wales Ltd. One was an off grid farm and the other an energy positive house. The Ecolek team are renewable energy specialists carrying out the design and installation of systems. Now their efforts have been recognised in the recent Welsh Energy Efficiency & Retrofit Awards.

Pictured above are Ecolek directors Ian Hewson and Andrew Youren receiving their awards, which you can read more about at WalesOnline. Thanks to Mr Jason Mitchell for the photograph.

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