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battery_compatibility:discover [2019-10-18 21:41]
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battery_compatibility:discover [2019-12-11 22:54]
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 ====== Victron Energy and Discover AES Batteries ====== ====== Victron Energy and Discover AES Batteries ======
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 The Discover AES range of Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries is compatible with Victron products in various systems. The Discover AES range of Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries is compatible with Victron products in various systems.
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 For the latest product details, installation and operation manuals, visit the Discover Battery website [[https://discoverbattery.com]] >> Solutions >> Solar >> Resources or use this direct link [[https://solar.discoverbattery.com/aes-lifepo4-batteries-renewable-energy/]]  For the latest product details, installation and operation manuals, visit the Discover Battery website [[https://discoverbattery.com]] >> Solutions >> Solar >> Resources or use this direct link [[https://solar.discoverbattery.com/aes-lifepo4-batteries-renewable-energy/]] 
  
-**1. Introduction**+===== 1. Introduction ===== 
  
 The Discover AES LiFePO4 Battery includes a Battery Management System (BMS) within each battery pack. The BMS interfaces with the Victron GX device and can support multiple batteries connected in parallel. The Discover AES LiFePO4 Battery includes a Battery Management System (BMS) within each battery pack. The BMS interfaces with the Victron GX device and can support multiple batteries connected in parallel.
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 **NOTE:** In a Victron networked system the charging variables will be managed automatically by the AES battery BMS and the Venus GX / Color Control GX device. Discharging variables are managed by the set up of the Victron inverter. **NOTE:** In a Victron networked system the charging variables will be managed automatically by the AES battery BMS and the Venus GX / Color Control GX device. Discharging variables are managed by the set up of the Victron inverter.
  
-**2. Documentation**+===== 2. Documentation ===== 
  
 Victron Energy Reference Documents: Victron Energy Reference Documents:
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 **Failure to follow these instructions can damage equipment** **Failure to follow these instructions can damage equipment**
  
-**3. Overview**+===== 3. Overview ===== 
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 +==== 3.1 System Overview ====
  
-**3.1 System Overview** 
  
 The AES LYNK Communication Gateway unlocks the full potential of a Discover AES LiFePO4 Battery by enabling the internal Battery Management System (BMS) to optimize the charge and discharge configurations of the world’s best inverter chargers and solar charge controller systems in a closed loop configuration. The AES LYNK Communication Gateway unlocks the full potential of a Discover AES LiFePO4 Battery by enabling the internal Battery Management System (BMS) to optimize the charge and discharge configurations of the world’s best inverter chargers and solar charge controller systems in a closed loop configuration.
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 To connect with the communication network of a specific brand of inverter charger or solar charge controller, the LYNK Communication Gateway requires an AES LYNK Edge Card with the appropriate communication port. To connect with the communication network of a specific brand of inverter charger or solar charge controller, the LYNK Communication Gateway requires an AES LYNK Edge Card with the appropriate communication port.
  
-**3.2 Minimum Battery Capacity**+==== 3.2 Minimum Battery Capacity ==== 
  
 Battery charge and discharge rates are managed automatically by the AES LiFePO4 Battery and Victron CCGX device. Using very large solar arrays with battery banks that are too small can exceed the operating limits of the battery to charge and possibly lead to the BMS triggering over-current protection. Battery capacity must be sized to accept the maximum charge current of the system, or the the charging devices must be curtailed to charge below the operating limit of the installed batteries. This value is derived by adding together the charge capacities of all inverter/chargers and solar charge controllers in the system. Additionally, battery peak capacity must be sized to support the surge requirements demanded by the load attached to the inverter. Match the sum of all inverter peak power values with the sum of all battery peak battery current values. Battery charge and discharge rates are managed automatically by the AES LiFePO4 Battery and Victron CCGX device. Using very large solar arrays with battery banks that are too small can exceed the operating limits of the battery to charge and possibly lead to the BMS triggering over-current protection. Battery capacity must be sized to accept the maximum charge current of the system, or the the charging devices must be curtailed to charge below the operating limit of the installed batteries. This value is derived by adding together the charge capacities of all inverter/chargers and solar charge controllers in the system. Additionally, battery peak capacity must be sized to support the surge requirements demanded by the load attached to the inverter. Match the sum of all inverter peak power values with the sum of all battery peak battery current values.
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 *92% Efficiency at 24V *92% Efficiency at 24V
  
-**4 Configuring Victron Products**+===== 4 Configuring Victron Products ===== 
    
-**4.1 VE.Configure Settings**+==== 4.1 VE.Configure Settings ==== 
  
 You will need the latest firmware on all connected devices. This section presumes familiarity with VEConfigure software. These settings are for an off-grid application. These parameters once set will become the default values used if communication with the AES battery is interrupted for some reason. During normal operation the charge characteristics are governed automatically by the CCGX via DVCC, with instructions from the connected AES battery. However it is necessary to set the discharging parameters for DC input low shut-down found under the Inverter Tab. After setting the parameters, ‘send’ all parameters to the inverter and CCGX. Restart the CCGX after completion. You will need the latest firmware on all connected devices. This section presumes familiarity with VEConfigure software. These settings are for an off-grid application. These parameters once set will become the default values used if communication with the AES battery is interrupted for some reason. During normal operation the charge characteristics are governed automatically by the CCGX via DVCC, with instructions from the connected AES battery. However it is necessary to set the discharging parameters for DC input low shut-down found under the Inverter Tab. After setting the parameters, ‘send’ all parameters to the inverter and CCGX. Restart the CCGX after completion.
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 **NOTE:** Confirm the Float Voltage after completing the installation of any Victron ‘Assistants’, and if necessary reset the Float Voltage back to 26.8 V / 53.6 V. **NOTE:** Confirm the Float Voltage after completing the installation of any Victron ‘Assistants’, and if necessary reset the Float Voltage back to 26.8 V / 53.6 V.
  
-**4.2 VE.Direct MPPT Settings**+==== 4.2 VE.Direct MPPT Settings ==== 
  
 During normal operation the MPPT charge characteristics are governed by the CCGX via DVCC, with instructions from the connected AES battery. During normal operation the MPPT charge characteristics are governed by the CCGX via DVCC, with instructions from the connected AES battery.
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 period of time may be required to compensate for multiple batteries to achieve a smooth completion of charge. period of time may be required to compensate for multiple batteries to achieve a smooth completion of charge.
  
-**5. Installing LYNK and Connecting LYNK to the Victron Network**+===== 5. Installing LYNK and Connecting LYNK to the Victron Network ===== 
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 +==== 5.1 Installing the LYNK Edge Card ====
  
-**5.1 Installing the LYNK Edge Card** 
  
 The LYNK Edge Card for Victron is a Slot 0 Type which only inserts into the left side slot on the bottom of the LYNK Communication Gateway. The LYNK Edge Card for Victron is a Slot 0 Type which only inserts into the left side slot on the bottom of the LYNK Communication Gateway.
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   * If LYNK Edge Card is not firmly seated, it will not function.   * If LYNK Edge Card is not firmly seated, it will not function.
  
-**5.2 Connecting LYNK to the AES Battery**+==== 5.2 Connecting LYNK to the AES Battery ==== 
  
 Install and network the AES LiFePO4 batteries as described in the 805-0015 AES LiFePO4 Battery Manual. Connect the AES LYNK Communication Gateway to the AES LIFePO4 Battery and power up as described in the 805-0017 LYNK Communication Gateway Users Manual. Install and network the AES LiFePO4 batteries as described in the 805-0015 AES LiFePO4 Battery Manual. Connect the AES LYNK Communication Gateway to the AES LIFePO4 Battery and power up as described in the 805-0017 LYNK Communication Gateway Users Manual.
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 to AEBus. to AEBus.
  
-**5.3 Connecting LYNK to the Victron Network**+==== 5.3 Connecting LYNK to the Victron Network ==== 
  
 Before connecting LYNK to the Victron Network ensure that the firmware for all Victron devices is up to date. Before connecting LYNK to the Victron Network ensure that the firmware for all Victron devices is up to date.
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 Using the CCGX navigate from the Device List > Settings > Services > Can-bus Profile and select VE.Can & CAN-bus BMS (250 kbit/s). Using the CCGX navigate from the Device List > Settings > Services > Can-bus Profile and select VE.Can & CAN-bus BMS (250 kbit/s).
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 Return to the Device List and the CCGX should display Discover AES as one of the devices along with the battery SoC, Voltage and Amps. If you have multiple batteries a single entry will show up, which represents all batteries. Return to the Device List and the CCGX should display Discover AES as one of the devices along with the battery SoC, Voltage and Amps. If you have multiple batteries a single entry will show up, which represents all batteries.
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 **NOTE:** Battery Low Voltage value displayed is the BMS value, the actual discharge voltage limit is governed by the DC input low shut-down setting. **NOTE:** Battery Low Voltage value displayed is the BMS value, the actual discharge voltage limit is governed by the DC input low shut-down setting.
  
-**6. System Set Up**+===== 6. System Set Up ===== 
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 +==== 6.1 Synchronizing the Victron System with the AES Battery ====
  
-**6.1 Synchronizing the Victron System with the AES Battery** 
  
 Once the VE.Can and CAN-bus bit rate is set, communication of the AES battery parameters will be automatic. Once the VE.Can and CAN-bus bit rate is set, communication of the AES battery parameters will be automatic.
battery_compatibility/discover.txt · Last modified: 2020-08-17 09:22 by mvader