Jeff Sherman’s neat BMV, MPPT installation and review

When it comes to Truck Campers or indeed Motorhomes, RVs, Campervans or Caravans they all have one thing in common – the great outdoors and increasingly these days a requirement for more on and off-grid power, be it just DC or DC and AC. That means more of everything – likely solar, a generator, an inverter and of course batteries.

As you can see in the headline image above Victron Energy make a complete range of products to cater for this market, just as they do for the boating world and other markets. Choosing what you need and figuring it all out can be quite tricky for the end user. That is of course where Victron dealers and accredited installers come in. Some end users though, like Jeff Sherman, want to do it themselves – and I have to say Jeff’s completed installation is one of the neatest I’ve seen. Maybe his will give you inspiration to have a crack at a DIY installation too, with of course support from your Victron Energy dealer.Continue reading

Gauteng Getaway Show – Victron goes off-road

In South Africa they are clearly very serious about off-road adventure, this being patently obvious with the vehicles on display at last weekend’s Gauteng Getaway Show – many Victron Energy equipped of course.

Courtesy of Safari Centre, their stand included a 4×4 demo vehicle showing how Victron products can enhance any off-road adventure. Visitors found their setup particularly interesting, due to their association with Victron Energy and the fact that they are able to offer a single supplier, total power solution.Continue reading

Victron Energy ready for Automechanika Johannesburg

Today marks the start of Automechanika Johannesburg, which is South Africa’s leading international trade fair for the automotive service industry targeting trade visitors from the Sub-Saharan Region. The show runs until this Saturday 30 September 2017, at the JHB Expo Centre, Nasrec. The Victron stand is in Hall 6 at Booth J20.

If this is your locale and area of interest why not pop along to the stand and have a chat with Andre du Rand, or indeed Gerrit Tromp or Peter Bakker who are all there to help with any questions you may have.

Worth a visit? – Victron customer Roberto Soares, owner and director of Trailersol said about the stand:

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Venus v2.10

Good morning!

Last night we released version Venus v2.10. It contains two fixes:

  • Fix Remote VEConfigure not working with VE.Bus firmware version 418. Note that Remote VEConfigure does not work for 416 and 417, and also will never work. Have you recently installed or updated a system where you need the option to remotely change settings in the Inverter, Multi or Quattro? In that case do check if they are running 416 or 417, and if so update to 418.
  • Fix rounding of battery ‘Time To Go’ and ‘Time since last full charge’ values for systems where the battery monitor is connected via VE.Can. Such as the Lynx Shunt VE.Can, the Lynx Ion BMS, or a BMV connected via a VE.Direct to VE.Can interface cable. The error caused the values to be rounded to full hours, losing the minutes.

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