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 https://​www.victronenergy.com/​live/​updating_firmware:​updating_ve.bus_products https://​www.victronenergy.com/​live/​updating_firmware:​updating_ve.bus_products
  
-VE configure ​II is a program used to configure settings/​options on a Multi or Quattro.+VE configure is a program used to configure settings/​options on a Multi or Quattro.
 It is necessary to know several things before connecting your Victron product to a computer. It is necessary to know several things before connecting your Victron product to a computer.
-  * Phoenix Chargers, Phoenix Multi (including Compact) and larger Phoenix Inverters are all compatible with VE configure. All other models are not. +  * Phoenix Chargers, Phoenix Multi (including Compact) and larger Phoenix Inverters are all compatible with VE configure. All other models are not. 
-  * VE Configure 1 works with software +  *  VE Configure 1 works with software 
-  * 1. 14xx100.HEX up to 14xx118.HEX (Phoenix chargers) +  *  14xx100.HEX up to 14xx118.HEX (Phoenix chargers) 
-  * 2. All 15xxxxxx.HEX (Phoenix Multis/ Inverters) +  *  All 15xxxxxx.HEX (Phoenix Multis/ Inverters) 
-  * 3. 17xx100>​HEX up to 17xx129.HEX (Phoenix Multis/ Inverters) +  * 17xx100>​HEX up to 17xx129.HEX (Phoenix Multis/ Inverters) 
-  * VE Configure 2 is compatible with newer software versions. +  *  VE Configure 2 is compatible with newer software versions. 
-  * You can find the software version number on the on the white sticker on the microprocessor on the controller PCB+  *  You can find the software version number on the on the white sticker on the microprocessor on the controller PCB
  
 You can use converter MK1b (or latterly MK2b) to connect the UTP cable (same as the remote control cable) to an available serial COM port on You can use converter MK1b (or latterly MK2b) to connect the UTP cable (same as the remote control cable) to an available serial COM port on
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 If you don’t know the function of a specific setting you can use the ‘What is this?’ option in the help menu and click on the setting you If you don’t know the function of a specific setting you can use the ‘What is this?’ option in the help menu and click on the setting you
 want information about. want information about.
-You can learn more about VE configure ​II using the menu option: “Fake target with full options”. This option allows you to load a “fake target” which simulates a real system. You can then play around with the settings/​options. Read more about the option “fake target” in chapter ‘Menu option: “Fake target with full options” ‘.+You can learn more about VE configure using the menu option: “Fake target with full options”. This option allows you to load a “fake target” which simulates a real system. You can then play around with the settings/​options. Read more about the option “fake target” in chapter ‘Menu option: “Fake target with full options” ‘.
  
    
    
 General settings General settings
-   ​- ​ 1. Three-phase setting +   ​- ​ Three-phase setting 
-  - 2. System frequency setting +  -  System frequency setting 
-  - 3. The scale division for shore current limit on a connected remote panel depends on the number of ‘slaves’. +  -  The scale division for shore current limit on a connected remote panel depends on the number of ‘slaves’. 
-  - 4. Set the sensitivity of frequency measurement. +  -  Set the sensitivity of frequency measurement. 
-  - 5. Connection between N and PE during inverter operation +  - Connection between N and PE during inverter operation 
-  - 6. Voltage limits at which feedback relay opens/​closes. Also, charger stops at lower limit. +  -  Voltage limits at which feedback relay opens/​closes. Also, charger stops at lower limit. 
-  - 7. Determines whether the Multi should be critical of the distortion in the supply waveform. +  -  Determines whether the Multi should be critical of the distortion in the supply waveform. 
-  - 8. Maximum shore current setting (is overruled by the remote panel if connected) +  -  Maximum shore current setting (is overruled by the remote panel if connected) 
-  - 9. Setting for use with ‘small’ generator+  -  Setting for use with ‘small’ generator
  
  ​ Explanation  ​ Explanation
  
-  - 1. If multiple devices are connected in parallel, a phase shift can be selected to create 2-, 3- or split-phase configuration. The first unit in a multiple-phase system must be set as the LEADER; the others must be set to the desired phase shift. If multiple units are then also connected in parallel for each phase, no setting should be made on the additional units! +  -  If multiple devices are connected in parallel, a phase shift can be selected to create 2-, 3- or split-phase configuration. The first unit in a multiple-phase system must be set as the LEADER; the others must be set to the desired phase shift. If multiple units are then also connected in parallel for each phase, no setting should be made on the additional units! 
-  - 2. Alters the output frequency setting for the inverter. +  -  Alters the output frequency setting for the inverter. 
-  - 3. Number of slaves indicates that there are units connected in parallel. To maintain the shore current limit scale on the remote control for the installation as a whole, the setting must be divided between the number of parallel units. If more shore current is available than the scale allows, then an alternative value may be entered. In this case, the scale on the remote is no longer correct and it is possible to draw more current from shore. +  -  Number of slaves indicates that there are units connected in parallel. To maintain the shore current limit scale on the remote control for the installation as a whole, the setting must be divided between the number of parallel units. If more shore current is available than the scale allows, then an alternative value may be entered. In this case, the scale on the remote is no longer correct and it is possible to draw more current from shore. 
-  - 4. This setting is used to indicate whether it is necessary for the input frequency to be exactly 50 or 60 Hz. This is a setting that is primarily used in conjunction with generators (speed may not always be stable) to prevent the Multi from rejecting the input supply +  -  This setting is used to indicate whether it is necessary for the input frequency to be exactly 50 or 60 Hz. This is a setting that is primarily used in conjunction with generators (speed may not always be stable) to prevent the Multi from rejecting the input supply 
-  - 5. To permit use of a Residual Current Device (RCD). During operation as and inverter, a connection between PE and N is required. +  -  To permit use of a Residual Current Device (RCD). During operation as and inverter, a connection between PE and N is required. 
-  - 6. These are the limits at which the unit will accept or reject the supply. If the input voltage drops below the set value of the lower limit, the charger output will be reduced to the minimum to prevent further reduction of the voltage. +  -  These are the limits at which the unit will accept or reject the supply. If the input voltage drops below the set value of the lower limit, the charger output will be reduced to the minimum to prevent further reduction of the voltage. 
-  - 7. If waveform detection is deselected, this automatically activates the function preventing the lower voltage limit from being exceeded with heavy start-up loads! (previously labeled ‘Allow inrush current’) +  -  If waveform detection is deselected, this automatically activates the function preventing the lower voltage limit from being exceeded with heavy start-up loads! (previously labeled ‘Allow inrush current’) 
-  - 8. This setting is only active if no system panel is installed. Also keep number 3 in mind! +  -  This setting is only active if no system panel is installed. Also keep number 3 in mind! 
-  - 9. If an inverter-generator is used, such as the HONDA EU series, the shore current setting will be dynamically reduced (following a period of low current consumption) to compensate for the engine reaction time when higher loads are activated.+  -  If an inverter-generator is used, such as the HONDA EU series, the shore current setting will be dynamically reduced (following a period of low current consumption) to compensate for the engine reaction time when higher loads are activated.
  
    
 Inverter settings Inverter settings
    
-  - 1. To set output voltage of inverter +  -  To set output voltage of inverter 
-  - 2. To set the low battery voltage level at which the inverter shuts off +  -  To set the low battery voltage level at which the inverter shuts off 
-  - 3. To set the voltage at which the inverter restarts after low voltage shut-down. +  -  To set the voltage at which the inverter restarts after low voltage shut-down. 
-  - 4. Energy saving setting to conserve power if there is no significant load drawn from the inverter. +  -  Energy saving setting to conserve power if there is no significant load drawn from the inverter. 
-  - 5. Activates Power Assist function. +  -  Activates Power Assist function. 
-  - 6. The boost factor is the peak power provided by the inverter when the shore current limit is exceeded at start up of heavy loads.+  -  The boost factor is the peak power provided by the inverter when the shore current limit is exceeded at start up of heavy loads.
  
-  - 1. This is normally 230 Vac. +  -  This is normally 230 Vac. 
-  - 2. To ensure long battery life, this value must not be set too low. +  -  To ensure long battery life, this value must not be set too low. 
-  - 3. To prevent rapid fluctuation between shut-down and start up, it is recommended that this value be set at least one volt higher than the low battery shut-down voltage. +  -  To prevent rapid fluctuation between shut-down and start up, it is recommended that this value be set at least one volt higher than the low battery shut-down voltage. 
-  - 4. If the system has consumers with high inrush characteristics (such as microwave ovens and air-conditioning) deactivate AES to prevent them from switching on too slowly and causing overload. +  -  If the system has consumers with high inrush characteristics (such as microwave ovens and air-conditioning) deactivate AES to prevent them from switching on too slowly and causing overload. 
-  - 5. Use this setting to activate or de-activate the Power Assist feature of MultiPlus. +  -  Use this setting to activate or de-activate the Power Assist feature of MultiPlus. 
-  - 6. This value is normally set to 2. This is a safe value because any small peak will be compensated by the inverter and the excessive power will not overload the input circuit protection. Be very careful with this setting and change it only once you have carefully considered the possible negative aspects of doing so!+  -  This value is normally set to 2. This is a safe value because any small peak will be compensated by the inverter and the excessive power will not overload the input circuit protection. Be very careful with this setting and change it only once you have carefully considered the possible negative aspects of doing so!
  
    
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-  - 1. To set the charger function on/off +  - To set the charger function on/off 
-  - 2. To deactivate power-factor compensation +  -  To deactivate power-factor compensation 
-  - 3. To set storage mode on/off +  -  To set storage mode on/off 
-  - 4. Special charge curve for traction batteries +  -  Special charge curve for traction batteries 
-  - 5. Overcharge protection +  -  Overcharge protection 
-  - 6. To set pre-programmed battery type +  -  To set pre-programmed battery type 
-  - 7. To select prescribed charge curve +  -  To select prescribed charge curve 
-  - 8. Manual settings for battery charging +  -  Manual settings for battery charging 
-  - 9. Graphic representation of selected charge curve+  -  Graphic representation of selected charge curve
    
  
    
-  - 1. The inverter and assist functions of the Multi will continue to operate, but it will no longer charge; the charging current is therefore zero! +  -  The inverter and assist functions of the Multi will continue to operate, but it will no longer charge; the charging current is therefore zero! 
-  - 2. If the quality of the supply waveform is less than the charger expects, it will reduce its output to ensure that the COS phi (difference between current/​voltage phases) remains acceptable. This protection can be deactivated for low capacity or poorly regulated power supplies. +  -  If the quality of the supply waveform is less than the charger expects, it will reduce its output to ensure that the COS phi (difference between current/​voltage phases) remains acceptable. This protection can be deactivated for low capacity or poorly regulated power supplies. 
-  - 3. With this feature active, after 24 hours in float charge, the charging voltage will be reduced below the float voltage to provide optimum protection of the battery against overcharging;​ charging current will continue to be applied regularly to compensate for self-discharge. This is the rest voltage if the battery is fully charged. +  -  With this feature active, after 24 hours in float charge, the charging voltage will be reduced below the float voltage to provide optimum protection of the battery against overcharging;​ charging current will continue to be applied regularly to compensate for self-discharge. This is the rest voltage if the battery is fully charged. 
-  - 4. For optimum charging, special traction batteries require a fixed charging current phase in addition to a voltage curve. Beware that this often results in a higher charging voltage that can be damaging to regular on-board consumers! +  -  For optimum charging, special traction batteries require a fixed charging current phase in addition to a voltage curve. Beware that this often results in a higher charging voltage that can be damaging to regular on-board consumers! 
-  - 5. If the absorption voltage has not been reached after 10 hours, the battery may be faulty and the charger will switch off for safety reasons. +  -  If the absorption voltage has not been reached after 10 hours, the battery may be faulty and the charger will switch off for safety reasons. 
-  - 6. VE Configure is pre-programmed with prescribed charge profiles for different battery types that can be easily selected from the menu. +  -  VE Configure is pre-programmed with prescribed charge profiles for different battery types that can be easily selected from the menu. 
-  - 7. Under normal circumstances always select the adaptive mode. If the balance between the charger and battery is not ideal, it may be better to choose fixed mode otherwise the voltage will rise too quickly or too slowly and the battery may be over or under charged as a result.+  -  Under normal circumstances always select the adaptive mode. If the balance between the charger and battery is not ideal, it may be better to choose fixed mode otherwise the voltage will rise too quickly or too slowly and the battery may be over or under charged as a result.
     
 ===== Tips and tricks ===== ===== Tips and tricks =====
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-  - 1. If the time setting for a condition is 0 or higher the condition is active; when set to -1 the condition is ignored. +  -  If the time setting for a condition is 0 or higher the condition is active; when set to -1 the condition is ignored. 
-  - 2. A time setting of 0 indicates that there is no time delay before the response. +  -  A time setting of 0 indicates that there is no time delay before the response. 
-  - 3. Be aware: activation ‘on’ conditions have priority over deactivation ‘off’ conditions. +  -  Be aware: activation ‘on’ conditions have priority over deactivation ‘off’ conditions. 
-  - 4. In addition to alarm conditions, it is also possible to set Pre-Alarm conditions. A pre-alarm allows you to respond to excessive power or temperature conditions, for example, before the unit goes into shut-down (as is the case with a normal alarm).+  -  In addition to alarm conditions, it is also possible to set Pre-Alarm conditions. A pre-alarm allows you to respond to excessive power or temperature conditions, for example, before the unit goes into shut-down (as is the case with a normal alarm).
  
  
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 Sometimes it is handy to have the Multi or inverter send a signal to a generator to allow it to start automatically. To show how this could be programmed, a practical example is provided below. Suppose the Multi is connected via the multifunction voltage-free relay to the generator. Sometimes it is handy to have the Multi or inverter send a signal to a generator to allow it to start automatically. To show how this could be programmed, a practical example is provided below. Suppose the Multi is connected via the multifunction voltage-free relay to the generator.
 The conditions under which the generator operates in this example are: The conditions under which the generator operates in this example are:
-  - 1. start generator if the load exceeds 1000 Watts +  -  start generator if the load exceeds 1000 Watts 
-  - 2. start generator if the battery voltage drops below 11.75 V +  -  start generator if the battery voltage drops below 11.75 V 
-  - 3. start generator if the ripple voltage becomes too high +  -  start generator if the ripple voltage becomes too high 
-  - 4. the generator must run for at least 30 minutes after it is started+  -  the generator must run for at least 30 minutes after it is started
    
 ===== Start-up ===== ===== Start-up =====
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 Menu option: “Fake target with full options” Menu option: “Fake target with full options”
-You can learn more about VE configure ​II using the menu option: “Fake target with full options”. This option allows you to load a “fake target” which simulates a real system. You can then play around with the settings/​options.+You can learn more about VE configure ​ using the menu option: “Fake target with full options”. This option allows you to load a “fake target” which simulates a real system. You can then play around with the settings/​options.
    
 There is a choice of fake targets: There is a choice of fake targets:
    
-Once you click OK you come to the main screen of VE configure ​II:+Once you click OK you come to the main screen of VE configure :
    
  
    
-As you are using a fake target you can play around with different settings to get to know VE configure ​II. A handy way to get to know more about each setting is to use the “What is this? (Ctrl+H)” option in the Help menu.+As you are using a fake target you can play around with different settings to get to know VE configure . A handy way to get to know more about each setting is to use the “What is this? (Ctrl+H)” option in the Help menu.
    
 Selecting this creates a “?” symbol next to the mouse pointer which then can be clicked onto the setting you want to know more about. A clicked “?” will bring up the help file for that specific setting. Selecting this creates a “?” symbol next to the mouse pointer which then can be clicked onto the setting you want to know more about. A clicked “?” will bring up the help file for that specific setting.
-How do you get to the VE configure ​II program?+How do you get to the VE configure ​ program?
 In the software section from our website you can find VE configure. In the software section from our website you can find VE configure.
    
 You can download the program “VE bus quick configure Setup” from the following link:  You can download the program “VE bus quick configure Setup” from the following link: 
 http://​www.victronenergy.com/​support-and-downloads/​software/ ​ http://​www.victronenergy.com/​support-and-downloads/​software/ ​
-. One of the programs in that package is VE Configure ​II+. One of the programs in that package is VE Configure. 
-On starting the VE Configure ​II program you will receive a warning.+On starting the VE Configure program you will receive a warning.
    
 As you will be only using a “fake target” it is okay in this case to click OK. As you will be only using a “fake target” it is okay in this case to click OK.
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