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ccgx:ccgx_ve_power_setup [2019-08-15 12:03]
guy_stewart replace Venus-device with GX device
ccgx:ccgx_ve_power_setup [2019-08-16 00:24]
mvader
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 ===== 1. Introduction ===== ===== 1. Introduction =====
  
-VE Power Setup is a Windows application that can be used to update the firmware of a VE.Can product connected via USB to your computer (requires a CANUSB adapter, ASS030532000)+VE Power Setup is a Windows application that can be used for three things:
  
-There are two more procedures that can be done with VE Power Setupbut those have each been replaced with better newer functions:+  - Update the firmware of a VE.Can product connected via USB to your computer (requires a CANUSB adapterASS030532000)
   - (deprecated) Remotely updating firmware of a VE.Can product (requires an internet connected [[venus-os:​start|GX device]]). Use the [[vrm_portal:​remote-firmware-update|new mechanism]] instead.   - (deprecated) Remotely updating firmware of a VE.Can product (requires an internet connected [[venus-os:​start|GX device]]). Use the [[vrm_portal:​remote-firmware-update|new mechanism]] instead.
   - (deprecated) Remotely changing the configuration of VE.Bus system: Remote VEConfigure (requires an internet connected [[venus-os:​start|GX device]]). Use the new [[vrm_portal:​remote-veconfigure|new mechanism]] instead.   - (deprecated) Remotely changing the configuration of VE.Bus system: Remote VEConfigure (requires an internet connected [[venus-os:​start|GX device]]). Use the new [[vrm_portal:​remote-veconfigure|new mechanism]] instead.
  
-To update the firmware of a VE.Can product, its typically most convenient ​to use the remote option. ​Since its then not necessary to obtain the CANUSB adapter.+Note that even for updating ​a VE.Can product ​via USB (first option in above list), its easier ​to not use VE Power Setup. Instead, ​use the remote ​firmware update feature (second ​option ​in above list) insteadIts then not necessary to obtain the CANUSB adapter. In conclusion, the only reason to use VE Power Setup is when there is no [[venus-os:​start|GX device]] and no internet available.
  
 Products which can be firmware updated via its VE.Can port are: Products which can be firmware updated via its VE.Can port are:
-  * BlueSolar Charger 150/​70 ​VE.Can +  * BlueSolar Charger 150/​70 ​CAN-bus 
-  * BlueSolar Charger 150/85 VE.Can+  * BlueSolar Charger 150/​85 ​CAN-bus 
 +  * All SmartSolar Chargers with VE.Can
   * Lynx Shunt VE.Can   * Lynx Shunt VE.Can
   * All four Skylla-i Battery Chargers   * All four Skylla-i Battery Chargers
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 Check the information behind the ''​Need help connecting?''​ button in VE Power Setup. Check the information behind the ''​Need help connecting?''​ button in VE Power Setup.
  
-===== 3. Remote VE.Can firmware update =====+===== 3. Remote VE.Can firmware update ​(DEPRECATED) ​=====
  
-==== 3.1 Remote VE.Can update: ​Instructions ====+Note that this feature is deprecated; and only works for GX devices running old firmware. Instead of following the remote firmware procedure as documented on this page, we recommend to update the GX Device to the latest available firmware version, and then use the procedures documented [[vrm_portal:​remote-firmware-update|here]]. 
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 +==== 3.1 Instructions ====
   - Download and install VE Power Setup from our [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​support-and-downloads/​software#​ve-power-setup|Software downloads page]].   - Download and install VE Power Setup from our [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​support-and-downloads/​software#​ve-power-setup|Software downloads page]].
   - Obtain the necessary firmware file on [[https://​professional.victonenergy.com]]|the Victron Professional portal]].   - Obtain the necessary firmware file on [[https://​professional.victonenergy.com]]|the Victron Professional portal]].
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   - After selecting the site, VE Power Setup will establish communication to the selected site.   - After selecting the site, VE Power Setup will establish communication to the selected site.
   - Once established,​ it will perform a remote scan, to find all products connected to the Color Control.   - Once established,​ it will perform a remote scan, to find all products connected to the Color Control.
-==== 3.2 Remote VE.Can update: ​Troubleshooting ====+==== 3.2 Troubleshooting ====
   - Check the [[ccgx:​ccgx_ve_power_setup#​two-way_communication|Two-way communication instructions]].   - Check the [[ccgx:​ccgx_ve_power_setup#​two-way_communication|Two-way communication instructions]].
  
 ===== 4. Remote VEConfigure (DEPRECATED) ===== ===== 4. Remote VEConfigure (DEPRECATED) =====
  
-Note that this feature is deprecated; ​its replaced by a much easier to use mechanism; ​documented here: [[vrm_portal:​remote-veconfigure|VRM Remote VEConfigure]].+Note that this feature is deprecated; ​and only works for GX devices running v2.16 or earlier. To remotely configure inverter/​chargers in system with GX devices running Venus OS v2.17 or later, see the functionality,​ as documented here: [[vrm_portal:​remote-veconfigure|VRM Remote VEConfigure]].
  
-==== 4.1 Remote VEConfigure: ​Requirements ====+==== 4.1 Requirements ====
  
   * Remote VEConfigure works for both single unit systems as parallel and three phase systems.   * Remote VEConfigure works for both single unit systems as parallel and three phase systems.
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 If the VE.Bus device is connected to the CCGX via a VE.Bus to VE.Can interface, as was often the case in a Hub-1 system, this interface cable needs to run firmware version v2.05 or higher. Note that it is possible to first update the firmware in the interface cable, and then remotely configure the VE.Bus system. If the VE.Bus device is connected to the CCGX via a VE.Bus to VE.Can interface, as was often the case in a Hub-1 system, this interface cable needs to run firmware version v2.05 or higher. Note that it is possible to first update the firmware in the interface cable, and then remotely configure the VE.Bus system.
  
-==== 4.2 Remote VEConfigure: ​Instructions ====+==== 4.2 Instructions ====
   - Download and install VE Power Setup from our [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​support-and-downloads/​software#​ve-power-setup|Software downloads page]].   - Download and install VE Power Setup from our [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​support-and-downloads/​software#​ve-power-setup|Software downloads page]].
   - Obtain the necessary firmware file on [[https://​professional.victonenergy.com]]|the Victron Professional portal]].   - Obtain the necessary firmware file on [[https://​professional.victonenergy.com]]|the Victron Professional portal]].
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   - Select the modified setting file and wait until done.   - Select the modified setting file and wait until done.
  
-==== 4.Inverter restart - short loss of AC power ====+==== 4.Inverter restart - short loss of AC power ====
  
 Changing certain settings, such as Assistants, will cause the inverter/​charger to momentarily switch off and back on again. In such situations, VEConfig will warn when saving the settings: Changing certain settings, such as Assistants, will cause the inverter/​charger to momentarily switch off and back on again. In such situations, VEConfig will warn when saving the settings:
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 And it is important that the CCGX (or Venus GX) is powered from DC: it should not lose power during this process. And it is important that the CCGX (or Venus GX) is powered from DC: it should not lose power during this process.
  
-==== 4.2 Remote VEConfigure: ​Troubleshooting ====+==== 4.Troubleshooting ====
  
 === Problem in the communication link between your computer and the Remote [[venus-os:​start|GX device]]. === === Problem in the communication link between your computer and the Remote [[venus-os:​start|GX device]]. ===
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 Verify that both the firmware of the VE.Bus system and the [[venus-os:​start|GX device]] comply to the [[ccgx:​ccgx_ve_power_setup#​remote_veconfigurerequirements|requirements for Remote VEConfigure]]. Verify that both the firmware of the VE.Bus system and the [[venus-os:​start|GX device]] comply to the [[ccgx:​ccgx_ve_power_setup#​remote_veconfigurerequirements|requirements for Remote VEConfigure]].
  
-===== 5. Two-way communication =====+===== 5. Two-way communication ​(DEPRECATED) ​===== 
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 +The information in this chapter describes deprecated functionality. For both remote firmware updates and Remote VEConfigure,​ we recommend to update the GX device to the latest version, and then use the new functionality:​ 
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 +  * [[vrm_portal:​remote-firmware-update|]] 
 +  * [[vrm_portal:​remote-veconfigure|]] 
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 +(old text continues)
  
 Two-way communication is the name of the technology used for the communication link between your computer and the [[venus-os:​start|GX device]] during Remote Firmware updates and Remote VEConfigure. Two-way communication is the name of the technology used for the communication link between your computer and the [[venus-os:​start|GX device]] during Remote Firmware updates and Remote VEConfigure.
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 ==== 5.1 Configuration ==== ==== 5.1 Configuration ====
  
ccgx/ccgx_ve_power_setup.txt · Last modified: 2019-08-16 00:24 by mvader