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mbosma [Q8: How do I calculate the TEXT checksum?]
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mvader [1. FAQ]
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 ====== VE.Direct Protocol FAQ ====== ====== VE.Direct Protocol FAQ ======
  
 +===== 1. Introduction =====
 More information on the VE.Direct protocol is available here: More information on the VE.Direct protocol is available here:
   * [[https://www.victronenergy.com/upload/documents/Whitepaper-Data-communication-with-Victron-Energy-products_EN.pdf|Data communication whitepaper]]   * [[https://www.victronenergy.com/upload/documents/Whitepaper-Data-communication-with-Victron-Energy-products_EN.pdf|Data communication whitepaper]]
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   * [[open_source:start]]   * [[open_source:start]]
  
-Note that, besides an FAQ, this page also contains a framehandler reference implementation in C code. See at the bottom.+Note that, besides FAQ, this page also contains a framehandler reference implementation in C code. See at the bottom.
  
-===== 1. FAQ =====+From a hardware point of view, our VE.Direct ports have four pins: positive, TX, RX and GND. The TX and RX go (almost) directly into the UART of the microcontroller of the product. 
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 +To connect directly to such port, we advise to use either our VE.Direct to USB interface, or our VE.Direct to RS232 interface. Both include galvanic isolation circuitry. Having such isolation is important, as in the product itself (ie. in the solar charger, bmv battery monitor, inverter and so forth) there is very little protection. 
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 +More information, including pinout, is in our VE.Direct whitepaper, see link above. 
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 +===== 2. FAQ =====
 ==== Q1: Can I use RS232 instead of USB? ==== ==== Q1: Can I use RS232 instead of USB? ====
 Yes, use the //VE.Direct to RS232 interface//, part number ASS030520500. Yes, use the //VE.Direct to RS232 interface//, part number ASS030520500.
vedirect_protocol/faq.txt · Last modified: 2021-01-20 19:51 by mvader