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vebus_smart_dongle_manual [2018-12-06 13:21]
guy_stewart
vebus_smart_dongle_manual [2019-06-24 14:54]
jpasop Moved system requirements to the top of the manual
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 ====== VE.Bus Smart Dongle - manual ====== ====== VE.Bus Smart Dongle - manual ======
  
-Work in progress. This page contains input for the user manual 
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 +===== System requirements =====
 +**Multi firmware versions before 415 are not supported**
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 +^ Function ​                                           ^ Minimum Multi firmware version ^ Note ^
 +| Battery voltage and temperature sense               | 419                            |      |
 +| Input current limit and on/​off/​charger only control | 415                            | Not supported when a DMC and/or VeBus BMS is installed | 
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 ===== Introduction ===== ===== Introduction =====
  
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-When used with Multi- inverter/​chargers the dongle provides //​on-battery//​ temperature and voltage sensing capabilities - allowing compensation for possible cable losses which can occur during charging and discharging. Temperature sensing allows accurate temperature-compensation during battery charge cycles. ​ On MultiPlus-II models the dongle is, at present, the //only// way to add an "​on-battery"​ sensing capability.+When used with Multi- inverter/​chargers the dongle provides //​on-battery//​ temperature and voltage sensing capabilities - allowing compensation for possible cable losses which can occur during charging and discharging. Temperature sensing allows accurate temperature-compensation during battery charge cycles. ​The dongle is, at present, the //only// way to add an "​on-battery"​ sensing capability ​to the MultiPlus-II models, if they are not also connected to a [[venus-os:​start|Venus-device]] and CANbus battery.
  
-The dongle can be used in systems with or without a [[venus-os:​start|Venus-device]] - such as the CCGX. In systems //with// a [[venus-os:​start|Venus-device]],​ the dongle ​will not override temperature and voltage information ​already being supplied by the [[venus-os:​start|Venus-device]] - in this role the dongle will provide live-information via its VictronConnect interface; and it will provide ​no-internet ​firmware updates. ​+The dongle can be used in systems with or without a [[venus-os:​start|Venus-device]] - such as the CCGX. In systems //with// a [[venus-os:​start|Venus-device]], and another source of temperature and voltage data (eg from a CANbus battery), the CCGX data will override temperature and voltage information ​from the dongle. In this role the dongle will still provide live-information via its VictronConnect interface; and it will provide firmware updates ​without requiring an internet connection.
  
-When the dongle is used in systems which //do not// have a [[venus-os:​start|Venus-device]],​ the dongle'​s voltage and temperature data becomes the primary source of that information,​ and can be used by other connected devices for voltage compensation. ​Thus, the VE.Bus Smart dongle ​can be part of a VE.Smart network ​...sending voltage and temperature data to other Smart network ​devices.+When the dongle is used in systems which //do not// have a [[venus-os:​start|Venus-device]],​ the dongle'​s voltage and temperature data becomes the primary source of that information,​ and can be used by other connected devices for voltage compensation. ​ 
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 +In systems with a Multiplus-II,​ dongle and [[venus-os:​start|Venus-device]],​ but no other source of temperature and voltage, the data from the dongle will also be used.  
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 +At this time, the VE.Bus Smart dongle ​cannot send its temperature and voltage data as part of a [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​live/​victronconnect:​ve-smart-networking|VE.Smart network]].
    
 The VE.Bus Smart dongle is able to sense battery temperature in two ways: The default method is the dongle'​s on-board temperature sensor. When the dongle is mounted directly onto the battery case (using its adhesive attachment) it will sense the battery temperature directly from the battery casing. The second method - which provides improved battery temperature sensing - is available by using an optional //​battery-terminal//​ mounted sensor. When this sensor is connected, the default sensor is overridden and the dongle will use this method instead. ​ The VE.Bus Smart dongle is able to sense battery temperature in two ways: The default method is the dongle'​s on-board temperature sensor. When the dongle is mounted directly onto the battery case (using its adhesive attachment) it will sense the battery temperature directly from the battery casing. The second method - which provides improved battery temperature sensing - is available by using an optional //​battery-terminal//​ mounted sensor. When this sensor is connected, the default sensor is overridden and the dongle will use this method instead. ​
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   - Plug the connector block into the dongle. ​   - Plug the connector block into the dongle. ​
   - Connect the dongle to the Multi'​s Ve.Bus interface, using a standard RJ45 UTP cable   - Connect the dongle to the Multi'​s Ve.Bus interface, using a standard RJ45 UTP cable
-===== System requirements ===== 
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-**Multi firmware versions before 415 are not supported** 
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-^ Function ​                                           ^ Minimum Multi firmware version ^ Note ^ 
-| Battery voltage and temperature sense               | 419                            |      | 
-| Input current limit and on/​off/​charger only control | 415                            | Not supported when a DMC and/or VeBus BMS is installed |  
  
 ===== LED Status codes ===== ===== LED Status codes =====
vebus_smart_dongle_manual.txt · Last modified: 2019-08-15 11:50 by guy_stewart