Big, Bad & American: New 120V 10kVA Quattro

The newest 120V model (48/10000/140-100/100 120V) Quattro for 48V battery systems gives 10kVA continuous output inverter power at 25°C, with 140A of battery charging power and two 120V AC inputs, having a maximum feed through current of 100A each. A serious piece of kit designed for the American market.Continue reading

Thinking Big in Botswana

Botswana has a huge land area and is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world.

Remote communities, Industry, and also the wealthy tourists who are welcomed from all over the world to take part in wildlife safaris – need electricity in locations where there is no ‘grid’. The large installations and Mini Grids needed to provide electricity to these groups require special understanding: For that reason Victron’s André du Rand is conducting some Large Installation Training.Continue reading

Venus OS v2.17 & v2.18 – just released!

The new version of Venus OS – the software which controls the Color Control GX, Venus GX, and Octo GX – has just been released. It includes some great new features, and also various bug fixes.

v2.18 was released one day after v2.17; and contains one more fix; relating to ModbusTCP alarm registers 34, 35 and 36; see below.

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Solar Power in Industrial Quantities

Electronics company Bosco Printed Circuits, who are located in Johannesburg, were used to seeing production come to a halt on their shop floor as often as twice a week – caused by power cuts. Sometimes the outages were scheduled, sometimes they just happened. Every time there was an unexpected power outage the electroplating machines would freeze half way through a job, and all materials would have to be scrapped. It was time to act…

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