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battery_compatibility:solar_md [2019-07-28 09:35]
kaloyan [Victron & SOLARMD Battery]
battery_compatibility:solar_md [2019-08-15 11:46] (current)
guy_stewart replace Venus-device with GX device
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 The combination of Victron products with SolarMD Battery lithium batteries has been tested and certified by the Solar MD R&D department. This combination has extensive field experience and is actively supported by Solar MD. The combination of Victron products with SolarMD Battery lithium batteries has been tested and certified by the Solar MD R&D department. This combination has extensive field experience and is actively supported by Solar MD.
  
-The SolarMD Battery includes an integrated Battery Management System (BMS) with each battery module and a LOGGER V2 that interfaces with the Victron [[venus-os:​start|Venus-device]] and supports multiple battery modules. To find out how to install the Logger V2 watch this [[https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=9T-sshGcJ3w&​t=2s|YouTube installation video]].+The SolarMD Battery includes an integrated Battery Management System (BMS) with each battery module and a LOGGER V2 that interfaces with the Victron [[venus-os:​start|GX device]] and supports multiple battery modules. To find out how to install the Logger V2 watch this [[https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=9T-sshGcJ3w&​t=2s|YouTube installation video]].
  
  
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   * Off-grid   * Off-grid
  
-==== 1.2 A Venus-device is required, eg Color Control GX (CCGX), Venus GX (VGX), etc ====+==== 1.2 A GX device is required, eg Color Control GX (CCGX), Venus GX (VGX), etc ====
  
-It is essential to use the CAN-bus connection of a [[venus-os:​start|Venus-device]] with the SOLARMD batteries for the keep-alive signal, communication of charge and discharge limits, error codes and state of charge. +It is essential to use the CAN-bus connection of a [[venus-os:​start|GX device]] with the SOLARMD batteries for the keep-alive signal, communication of charge and discharge limits, error codes and state of charge. 
-When used with Solar MD batteries, the minimum required firmware version for the [[venus-os:​start|Venus-device]] is v 2.15. Please use the latest firmware version on all connected devices, including CCGX/VGX, Inverter/​Charger,​ and MPPTs. There are regular updates to improve performance and reliability.+When used with Solar MD batteries, the minimum required firmware version for the [[venus-os:​start|GX device]] is v 2.15. Please use the latest firmware version on all connected devices, including CCGX/VGX, Inverter/​Charger,​ and MPPTs. There are regular updates to improve performance and reliability.
  
  
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 The minimum firmware version is 422. Though updating to the latest firmware is recommended where possible. The minimum firmware version is 422. Though updating to the latest firmware is recommended where possible.
-These inverter/​charger units must be connected to the [[venus-os:​start|Venus-device]] via the VE. Bus connection port. +These inverter/​charger units must be connected to the [[venus-os:​start|GX device]] via the VE. Bus connection port. 
-In grid-connected systems, advanced control functions are configurable in the ESS settings on the [[venus-os:​start|Venus-device]]. +In grid-connected systems, advanced control functions are configurable in the ESS settings on the [[venus-os:​start|GX device]]. 
-In off-grid systems, the control functions of the SOLARMD Battery Management System (BMS) are built into the latest version of the [[venus-os:​start|Venus-device]].+In off-grid systems, the control functions of the SOLARMD Battery Management System (BMS) are built into the latest version of the [[venus-os:​start|GX device]].
  
 ==== 1.4 All 48V BlueSolar and SmartSolar MPPT Chargers are compatible ==== ==== 1.4 All 48V BlueSolar and SmartSolar MPPT Chargers are compatible ====
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 For proper operation, the Battery battery needs to be able to control the charge current of the solar MPPTs. It is recommended to use the MPPTs with VE. Direct port with SOLARMD batteries. For proper operation, the Battery battery needs to be able to control the charge current of the solar MPPTs. It is recommended to use the MPPTs with VE. Direct port with SOLARMD batteries.
 MPPTs with a VE.Direct port MPPTs with a VE.Direct port
-MPPTs are controlled via the [[venus-os:​start|Venus-device]]. Make sure the [[venus-os:​start|Venus-device]] runs v2.15 or later, and the MPPTs to 1.39 or the latest available version. +MPPTs are controlled via the [[venus-os:​start|GX device]]. Make sure the [[venus-os:​start|GX device]] runs v2.15 or later, and the MPPTs to 1.39 or the latest available version. 
-The MPPT requires connection to the [[venus-os:​start|Venus-device]] to regulate charge currents as the batteries require (due to temperature,​ etc) To test operation, try disconnecting the [[venus-os:​start|Venus-device]] from the MPPT. After a time-out, the MPPT will stop charging and flash an error code on its LEDs. The error code is error #67: no BMS.+The MPPT requires connection to the [[venus-os:​start|GX device]] to regulate charge currents as the batteries require (due to temperature,​ etc) To test operation, try disconnecting the [[venus-os:​start|GX device]] from the MPPT. After a time-out, the MPPT will stop charging and flash an error code on its LEDs. The error code is error #67: no BMS.
 MPPTs with a VE.Can port MPPTs with a VE.Can port
 Firmware should be at least version 2.05. Firmware should be at least version 2.05.
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 Each battery module is 72Ah (SS4037) or 144Ah (SS4074) at 48V (51.2V nominal). Each battery module is 72Ah (SS4037) or 144Ah (SS4074) at 48V (51.2V nominal).
  
-The following charge rates are managed automatically by the SolarMD LOGGER V2 and [[venus-os:​start|Venus-device]]. Temperature effects on charge rates should be considered in the design stage in extreem hot and cold climates.+The following charge rates are managed automatically by the SolarMD LOGGER V2 and [[venus-os:​start|GX device]]. Temperature effects on charge rates should be considered in the design stage in extreem hot and cold climates.
  
 Using very large solar arrays with battery banks that are too small can exceed the limits of the batteries ability to charge and possibly lead to the LOGGER V2 triggering over-current alarms. Using very large solar arrays with battery banks that are too small can exceed the limits of the batteries ability to charge and possibly lead to the LOGGER V2 triggering over-current alarms.
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 ===== 3. CAN Bus Wiring ===== ===== 3. CAN Bus Wiring =====
  
-Use any UTP cable. Plug 3 of the wires (PIN 7, PIN 8, PIN 3) into the SolarMD LoggerV2. Plug the other side with RJ45 connector into the [[venus-os:​start|Venus-device]].+Use any UTP cable. Plug 3 of the wires (PIN 7, PIN 8, PIN 3) into the SolarMD LoggerV2. Plug the other side with RJ45 connector into the [[venus-os:​start|GX device]].
  
 {{:​battery_compatibility:​canbus_solarmd.png?​direct |}} {{:​battery_compatibility:​canbus_solarmd.png?​direct |}}
  
-Then, plug a [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​accessories/​ve-can-rj45-terminator|VE.Can terminator]] in the other VE.Can socket on the [[venus-os:​start|Venus-device]] alternatively,​ you can use the termination on the Logger V2 side. Two VE.Can terminators are included with the package of the [[venus-os:​start|Venus-device]] as an accessory, only one is used. Keep the other one as a spare.+Then, plug a [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​accessories/​ve-can-rj45-terminator|VE.Can terminator]] in the other VE.Can socket on the [[venus-os:​start|GX device]] alternatively,​ you can use the termination on the Logger V2 side. Two VE.Can terminators are included with the package of the [[venus-os:​start|GX device]] as an accessory, only one is used. Keep the other one as a spare.
  
 More information about the cable can be found in its manual. More information about the cable can be found in its manual.
  
-Without properly connecting this cable, the battery will not show up on the display of the [[venus-os:​start|Venus-device]].+Without properly connecting this cable, the battery will not show up on the display of the [[venus-os:​start|GX device]].
    
-It is important to ensure this connection and display of the battery on the [[venus-os:​start|Venus-device]] display before attempting firmware updates or settings changes on other devices if they depend on the power supply from the battery. It is the LOGGER V2 that signals the battery modules to shut down if the signal from the [[venus-os:​start|Venus-device]] has not been received. ​+It is important to ensure this connection and display of the battery on the [[venus-os:​start|GX device]] display before attempting firmware updates or settings changes on other devices if they depend on the power supply from the battery. It is the LOGGER V2 that signals the battery modules to shut down if the signal from the [[venus-os:​start|GX device]] has not been received. ​
  
 ===== 4. VEConfigure settings ===== ===== 4. VEConfigure settings =====
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 ==== 4.2 Charge parameters ==== ==== 4.2 Charge parameters ====
-In normal operation, the charge parameters are controlled by the SOLARMD LOGGER V2 and communicated through the system by the Venus-device to the inverter/​charger and MPPT. However, as a precaution, it is advised to set these as suggested below.+In normal operation, the charge parameters are controlled by the SOLARMD LOGGER V2 and communicated through the system by the GX device to the inverter/​charger and MPPT. However, as a precaution, it is advised to set these as suggested below.
  
 === Charger tab === === Charger tab ===
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 |Restart offset: ​       |1.2 V (Default)| |Restart offset: ​       |1.2 V (Default)|
  
-===== 5. Venus-device and LoggerV2 Configuration =====+===== 5. GX device and LoggerV2 Configuration =====
  
-On the [[venus-os:​start|Venus-device]], go to Settings, System setup:+On the [[venus-os:​start|GX device]], go to Settings, System setup:
  
 ^Venus Settings -> System Setup Parameter ^ Value ^  ^Venus Settings -> System Setup Parameter ^ Value ^ 
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 ===== 6. VE-Direct MPPT Settings ===== ===== 6. VE-Direct MPPT Settings =====
  
-In normal operation, the MPPT charge characteristics are governed by the [[venus-os:​start|Venus-device]] connected to the SolarMD battery.+In normal operation, the MPPT charge characteristics are governed by the [[venus-os:​start|GX device]] connected to the SolarMD battery.
  
 This section presumes familiarity with [[victronconnect:​start|VictronConnect]]. This section presumes familiarity with [[victronconnect:​start|VictronConnect]].
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 |Battery voltage. ​    |48V| |Battery voltage. ​    |48V|
 |Absorption voltage ​  ​|54.6V| |Absorption voltage ​  ​|54.6V|
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battery_compatibility/solar_md.txt · Last modified: 2019-08-15 11:46 by guy_stewart