Color Control GX v2.02

Good evening!

Today we released CCGX v2.02. It contains various small fixes and improvements. Especially for the UK and other single-phase oriented countries: there is now a 100A single phase grid meter available!

  • Add support for two new energy meters, the ET112 and ET340. More information here: https://www.victronenergy.com/live/energy-meters:start
  • Add canbus-bms control of Solar Charger max charge current.
  • Fix logging to the VRM Portal not working for systems that contain a Lynx Ion+Shunt.
  • Fix “Synchronize VE.Bus SOC with battery” not always working.

Several genset start/stop fixes:

  • Fix overload/high temp conditions trigger loss of communication state. This bug was introduced in v2.00.
  • Fix time zone issue related to silent times.
  • Fix issue with configuring the quiet hours stop value.

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Instructional video: Upgrade CCGX firmware to v2.00

This excellent instructional video gives clear, straightforward instructions to upgrade to the recently released Color Control GX firmware v2.00 – an upgrade packed with new features and improvements.

Unlike previous updates, v2.00 cannot be installed from the internet. Instead it needs a one time manual upgrade. After this, future updates can be installed automatically via the internet once again.

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Winter Solstice

Iron Age

I remember late one night, years ago, walking up to Cissbury Ring, in Sussex. It’s an ancient monument with an Iron Age Hill Fort at the top containing sixty-acres of grassland kept bowling-green-short by the constant nibbling of Southdown sheep and rabbits.

Back then the pubs used to ‘call time’ at ten minutes past eleven.
Drink-up and shove-off! the Landlord would shout into your face in the classy establishment in which I drank. So we drank-up and were just about to shove-off when, because it was such a lovely evening, my friend and I thought we’d try to climb up to Cissbury Ring in the dark. Anything seems possible after five pints of Ruddles County.Continue reading