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battery_compatibility:redflow_zcell [2020-04-04 06:34]
simonhackett [ZBM2 / ZCell Configuration]
battery_compatibility:redflow_zcell [2020-04-28 07:59] (current)
simonhackett [For on-grid sites using ESS (not required off-grid)]
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 ==== Compatible Victron products ==== ==== Compatible Victron products ====
-  * All 48V Multis and Quattros +  * All 48V Multis and Quattros  
-  * All 48V solar chargers +  * All 48V solar chargers ​that are compatible with DVCC (all except the older '​vertical'​ shaped CANBus units) 
-  * A Color Control GX or Venus GX running DVCC and using the CANBus interface. Interfacing using MODBUS-TCP is also possible (but deprecated for most situations in favour of CANBus).+  * Any GX unit running ​current firmware with DVCC enabled ​and using the CANBus interface. ​
 ==== ZBM2 / ZCell Characteristics ===== ==== ZBM2 / ZCell Characteristics =====
   * Low fire risk: No exothermic reaction if exposed to fire, and with water-based fluid electrolyte that is intrinsically fire-retardant   * Low fire risk: No exothermic reaction if exposed to fire, and with water-based fluid electrolyte that is intrinsically fire-retardant
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 ==== ZBM2 / ZCell Configuration ===== ==== ZBM2 / ZCell Configuration =====
-  * Interface using CANBus ​into a CCGX just like any other '​smart'​ (canbus based) ​battery +  ​* Clusters of multiple Redflow batteries are automatically controlled using the Redflow BMS to orchestrate their discharge cycles and maintenance cycles for maximum energy availability and maximum operating efficiency and effectiveness. 
-  * Select the Redflow ZCell battery type in the ESS Assistant when setting it up (available in ESS Assistant versions since April 2020) +  ​* Interface ​to the GX from the Redflow BMS using CANBus just like any other modern ​'​smart' ​battery 
-  * Set any SoC MinSOC limit in ESS to 0% to use the full energy in the battery (single battery setups). Higher values of MinSoC can be used in multiple-ZCell installations if desired +  * Always turn on DVCC mode in the GX to allow voltage and current settings to be controlled via CANBus by the BMS (no need to set any battery ​voltage or current limits in VE.Configure) 
-  * Use the ESS mode "​Optimised (without BatteryLife)"​ to allow full-depth discharge of the battery regularly. + 
-  * Configure ​the disconnect voltage on a Multi or Quattro right down to a minimum level to get all the energy out of each discharge cycle. + ==== For on-grid sites using ESS (ESS is not required off-grid) ​ =====  
-  * Clusters of multiple ZBM2 batteries are automatically controlled using the Redflow BMS to orchestrate their discharge cycles and maintenance ​cycles for maximum energy availability and maximum operating efficiency and effectiveness.+ 
 +  *  Select the Redflow ZCell battery type in the ESS Assistant when setting it up (available in ESS Assistant versions since April 2020) 
 +  * Use the ESS mode "​Optimised (without BatteryLife)"​ to allow full-depth discharge of the battery regularly 
 +  * On single battery setups ​the ESS '​MinSoC'​ must be set to 0% to avoid stalling ​the ZCell maintenance ​cycle.
    
 ===== DISQUS ===== ===== DISQUS =====
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battery_compatibility/redflow_zcell.txt · Last modified: 2020-04-28 07:59 by simonhackett