50A Buck-Boost DC-DC converter

New product: 50A Buck-Boost DC-DC converter

This new product is a 50A Buck-Boost DC-DC converter used for charging a 12/24V service battery in vehicles with an intelligent alternator, as when the engine is running these alternators (powered by the on-board electronics of Euro 5 and 6 engines) do not always emit the correct charging current and therefore a DC-DC converter is essential for charging the service battery properly.

Further details and a schematic detailing how this integrates into Victron Energy Lithium battery systems for vehicles will be the feature of a future blog post. For now this is merely the announcement of the product and specifications. If you require any information in the meantime, please comment in the Disqus comments section at the end of this blog.

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Victron equipped zero emissions yacht wins yet another award

At the recent Southampton boat show the Victron Energy equipped Arcona 380Z sailing yacht, built to Victron partner Oceanvolt’s specification, picked up yet another award. This time it was the Sailing Today Awards 2015 – Green Award (in association with Astins Sailing Sculptures). This is the second award this year for the vessel, having previously won Boat of the year 2015, at the Helsinki International Boat Show.Continue reading

Gerrit Jacobs

Victron Energy people: Who is Gerrit Jacobs?


This blog is an insight into Gerrit Jacobs, which 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:


Gerrit Jacobs

Technology and travel inspire me, so in working with Victron Energy I have found the perfect match. The high degree of product innovation sets Victron apart from the pack.Continue reading