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 ====== Color Control GX manual ====== ====== Color Control GX manual ======
  
-Thank you for choosing the Color Control GX (CCGX). It sits at the heart of your energy installation allowing you to view data; change settings; instigate powerful functions; tailor your system to your needs; and to ensure that all the components of your system are working together, optimally+{{:​ccgx:​ccgx_600.gif?​nolink|}}
  
-All this can be done either with the CCGX in front of you - or from anywhere in the world using an internet connection on the [[https://vrm.victronenergy.com|VRM Website]]+The Color Control GX (CCGX) sits at the heart of your energy installation. All the other system-components - such as inverter/chargers, solar chargers, and batteries - are connected to itThe CCGX ensures that they all work in harmony
  
-All the information ​in this manual refers to the latest software. Your device will update itself to the latest version automatically. Check our blog posts to see that your device has the latest firmware:[[https://www.victronenergy.com/​blog/​category/​firmware-software/​]]+Monitoring can be done either with the CCGX in front of you - or from anywhere ​in the world using an internet connection and the [[https://vrm.victronenergy.com|VRM Website]]
  
 +The CCGX also provides Remote firmware updates and even allows the settings to be Changed Remotely.
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 +The Color Control GX is part of the [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​live/​venus-os:​start|GX product family]]. GX products are Victron'​s state-of-the-art monitoring solution that run our VENUS operating system.
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 +All the information in this manual refers to the latest software. Your device will update itself to the latest version automatically. Check our blog posts to see that your device has the latest firmware:​[[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​blog/​category/​firmware-software/​]]
 ===== 1. Installation ===== ===== 1. Installation =====
  
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 Alternatively,​ instead of a VE.Can to NMEA200, you can use a 3802 cable from Oceanic Systems: https://​osukl.com/​ve-can-adaptor/​. The difference is that it lends itself well to connecting a single NMEA-2000 device into a VE.Can network. It's also able to power a lower voltage NMEA-2000 network directly from a 48V Victron system. Alternatively,​ instead of a VE.Can to NMEA200, you can use a 3802 cable from Oceanic Systems: https://​osukl.com/​ve-can-adaptor/​. The difference is that it lends itself well to connecting a single NMEA-2000 device into a VE.Can network. It's also able to power a lower voltage NMEA-2000 network directly from a 48V Victron system.
  
-==== 1.5 Measuring ​PV Inverter output ====+==== 1.5 Monitoring ​PV Inverter output ====
 Measuring the output of a PV Inverter will provide the user with an overview of both actual power balance and the energy distribution. Note that these measurements are only used to display information. They are not needed, nor used, by the installation for its performance. Measuring the output of a PV Inverter will provide the user with an overview of both actual power balance and the energy distribution. Note that these measurements are only used to display information. They are not needed, nor used, by the installation for its performance.
  
 There are several ways to get the system to show the output of a PV Inverter: There are several ways to get the system to show the output of a PV Inverter:
   - [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​accessories/​ac-current-sensor|An AC Current Sensor]], wired to the analog inputs of a Multi or Quattro provides the information at the lowest cost - though it is the least accurate. [[ac_current_sensor:​start|AC Current Sensor Manual]].   - [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​accessories/​ac-current-sensor|An AC Current Sensor]], wired to the analog inputs of a Multi or Quattro provides the information at the lowest cost - though it is the least accurate. [[ac_current_sensor:​start|AC Current Sensor Manual]].
-  - [[http://​www.fronius.com/​|Fronius PV Inverters]] can be read digitally via the local LAN. See the [[ccgx:​ccgx_fronius|CCGX / Fronius manual]]. +  - [[http://​www.fronius.com/​|Fronius PV Inverters]] can be read digitally via the local LAN. See the [[ccgx:​ccgx_fronius|GX - Fronius manual]]. 
-  - [[https://​www.sma-australia.com.au/|SMA PV Inverters]] can be read digitally via the local LAN. See the [[ccgx:​ccgx_sma|CCGX / SMA manual]].+  - [[https://​www.sma.de/en/|SMA PV Inverters]] can be read digitally via the local LAN. See the [[ccgx:​ccgx_sma|GX - SMA manual]]. 
 +  - [[https://​www.solaredge.com/​|SolarEdge PV Inverters]] can be read digitally via the local LAN. See the [[venus-os:​gx_solaredge|GX - SolarEdge ​manual]].
   - Using a [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​accessories/​energy-meter|Victron Energy Meter]], either wired to the CCGX, or connected wirelessly using our Zigbee to USB/RS485 interfaces. See the [[energy-meters:​start]].   - Using a [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​accessories/​energy-meter|Victron Energy Meter]], either wired to the CCGX, or connected wirelessly using our Zigbee to USB/RS485 interfaces. See the [[energy-meters:​start]].
   - By using [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​accessories/​wireless-ac-sensor|Wireless AC sensors]]. See the [[ccgx:​ccgx_wireless_ac_sensor]].   - By using [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​accessories/​wireless-ac-sensor|Wireless AC sensors]]. See the [[ccgx:​ccgx_wireless_ac_sensor]].
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 Below features apply to all types of systems when DVCC is enabled: Offgrid, Backup, ESS, marine and others. And applies to all types of batteries: lead batteries as well as lithium batteries, both with and without a CAN-bus BMS connected to the Victron system. Below features apply to all types of systems when DVCC is enabled: Offgrid, Backup, ESS, marine and others. And applies to all types of batteries: lead batteries as well as lithium batteries, both with and without a CAN-bus BMS connected to the Victron system.
  
-  * A user-configurable maximum charge current setting. It works across the whole system. MPPTs are automatically prioritized over the mains/​generator. In case a CANBUS-BMS is connected and the BMS requests a maximum charge current that is different from the user-configurable setting, the lower of the two will be used. This setting is available in the "​Settings -> "​System Setup" menu on the [[venus-os:​start|Venus-device]].+  * A user-configurable maximum charge current setting. It works across the whole system. MPPTs are automatically prioritized over the mains/​generator. In case a CANBUS-BMS is connected and the BMS requests a maximum charge current that is different from the user-configurable setting, the lower of the two will be used. This setting is available in the "​Settings -> "​System Setup" menu on the [[venus-os:​start|Venus-device]]. Note that this mechanism only works for Victron inverter/​chargers and Solar chargers. Other chargers, such as Skyllai’s are not controlled and also their charge current is not taken into account. Same for devices of that are not connected to the GX device, such as an alternator. Ofcourse, in theory it might be possible to use the BMV current reading to somewhat overcome this limitation; but thats not so easy to make stable; and hence we’ve decided to not go there. Worded differently:​ the total charge current of the inverter/​chargers and all MPPTs will be controlled. Any other sources will be extra charge current, not accounted for, also not when installing a BMV or other battery monitor.
   * Shared voltage sense (SVS) for VE.Bus devices and VE.Direct Solar Chargers.   * Shared voltage sense (SVS) for VE.Bus devices and VE.Direct Solar Chargers.
     * The system automatically selects the best available voltage measurement. It will use the voltage from the BMS or a BMV battery monitor, if possible, otherwise it will use the battery voltage reported by the VE.Bus system.     * The system automatically selects the best available voltage measurement. It will use the voltage from the BMS or a BMV battery monitor, if possible, otherwise it will use the battery voltage reported by the VE.Bus system.
     * The voltage displayed on the GUI reflects the same voltage measurement.     * The voltage displayed on the GUI reflects the same voltage measurement.
     * Shared Voltage Sense (SVS) is by default enabled when DVCC is enabled. It can be disabled with a switch in the Settings -> System Setup menu.     * Shared Voltage Sense (SVS) is by default enabled when DVCC is enabled. It can be disabled with a switch in the Settings -> System Setup menu.
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 ==== 3.3 Features for systems using a CAN-bus BMS systems ==== ==== 3.3 Features for systems using a CAN-bus BMS systems ====
  
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