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-====== Assistants introduction ======+====== VEConfigure Assistants ======
  
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 ==== What are Assistants? ==== ==== What are Assistants? ====
  
-Think of Assistants as apps, as on a smart phone. Assistants are little applications that run inside a VE.Bus Multi, Inverter or Quattro. They reduce the overall cost of a system: in 99% of all installations it will not be necessary to add an additional PLC to get for example load shedding, optimizing use of solar energy or automatically starting and stopping a genset.+Think of Assistants as apps, as on a smart phone. Assistants are little applications that run inside a VE.Bus Multi, Inverter or Quattro. They reduce the overall cost of a system: in 99% of all installations it will not be necessary to add an additional PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) to get for example load shedding, optimizing use of solar energy or automatically starting and stopping a genset.
  
-In advanced systems you can also combine multiple assistants, it can even be usefull to add an assistant multiple times. The Assistant logic is executed from top to bottom, which makes it possible to create complex logic.+In advanced systems you can also combine multiple assistants, it can even be useful to add an assistant multiple times. The Assistant logic is executed from top to bottom, which makes it possible to create complex logic.
  
 To get a better understanding of the possibilities, read [[assistants:overview_of_available_assistants|the list of available assistants]]. To get a better understanding of the possibilities, read [[assistants:overview_of_available_assistants|the list of available assistants]].
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 VE.Bus Multis, Inverters and Quattros must be loaded with 2xx or 3xx firmware in order to get the Assistants tab. Note that running these firmware versions disables the use of the Virtual switch tab. For 95% of all Victron installations it is not necessary to run Assistants at all. They either do not require complex logic, or the required logic is included on the Virtual switch tab.  VE.Bus Multis, Inverters and Quattros must be loaded with 2xx or 3xx firmware in order to get the Assistants tab. Note that running these firmware versions disables the use of the Virtual switch tab. For 95% of all Victron installations it is not necessary to run Assistants at all. They either do not require complex logic, or the required logic is included on the Virtual switch tab. 
  
-More information about which firmware type to choose for an installation, and the updating instruction, is available in our PDF [[http://www.victronenergy.com/upload/documents/manual-VE.Bus-firmware-versions-explained-EN.pdf|VE.Bus firmware versions explained]].+More information about which firmware type to choose for an installation, and the updating instruction, is available in our PDF [[https://www.victronenergy.com/upload/documents/manual-VE.Bus-firmware-versions-explained-EN.pdf|VE.Bus firmware versions explained]].
  
 ==== How can I play around with Assistants without using real hardware? ==== ==== How can I play around with Assistants without using real hardware? ====
  
-  - Download and install VEConfigure3. It is available for download from our [[http://www.victronenergy.com/support-and-downloads/software/|software page]]. Look for the link called VE Configure Tools.+  - Download and install VEConfigure3. It is available for download from our [[https://www.victronenergy.com/support-and-downloads/software|software page]]. Look for the link called VE Configure Tools.
   - Start VEConfigure3   - Start VEConfigure3
-  - Go to 'Port selection' in the menu and choose 'Fake target with full options'.{{ :assistants:d00b7f49d68b347bdb852842c0656df8.png}}+  - Go to 'Port selection' in the menu and choose 'Fake target with full options'. 
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 +{{ :assistants:d00b7f49d68b347bdb852842c0656df8.png }}
   - Select the voltage for your fake system   - Select the voltage for your fake system
   - Done   - Done
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 ==== What is next? ==== ==== What is next? ====
-  * [[assistants:how_to_add_and_configure_an_assistant|How to add an Assistant from start to finish]] 
-  * [[assistants:overview_of_available_assistants|Overview of available Assistants]] 
  
-To keep posted on new Assistant developments, subscribe to our blog on http://www.victronenergy.com/blog+  * [[:assistants:how_to_add_and_configure_an_assistant|How to add and configure an Assistant]] 
 +  * [[:assistants:how_to_update_an_assistant|How to update an Assistant]] 
 +  * [[:assistants:overview_of_available_assistants|Overview of available Assistants]] 
 +  * [[:assistants:ignore_ac_input_using_the_generator_assistant|Ignore AC Input using the Generator start/stop Assistant]] 
 +  * [[dc_coupling:using_bmv_soc_in_a_vebus_assistant_setup]] 
 + 
 +==== Combining multiple Assistants ==== 
 + 
 +Multiple Assistants can be used in one unitFor example the Programmable Relay is often used multiple timesWhen doing so; this is how they are evaluated: 
 + 
 +- an ON condition always has priority over an OFF condition 
 +- multi criteria in the ON ( or OFF ) list go by the OR principle 
 + 
  
 +===== DISQUS =====
 ~~DISQUS~~ ~~DISQUS~~
  
assistants/start.txt · Last modified: 2019-03-18 21:43 by mvader