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 ===== Introduction ===== ===== Introduction =====
  
-GX products are Victron'​s state-of-the-art monitoring solution. The family consists of the different ​Venus-device models, and their accessories.+GX products are Victron'​s state-of-the-art monitoring solution. The family consists of the different ​GX products, and their accessories.
  
-The Venus-device lies at the heart of the system - providing monitoring, and operating as the communication-centre of your installation. All the other system-components - such as inverter/​chargers,​ solar chargers, and batteries - are connected to it. The Venus-device ensures that they all work in harmony. Monitoring can be carried out locally ​...or remotely - via our free-to-use Victron Remote Management portal ([[https://​vrm.victronenergy.com|VRM]]). The Venus device also provides [[vrm_portal:​remote-firmware-update|Remote firmware updates]] and even allows ​the settings to be [[vrm_portal:​remote-veconfigure|Changed Remotely]].+The GX-device lies at the heart of the system - providing monitoring, and operating as the communication-centre of your installation. All the other system-components - such as inverter/​chargers,​ solar chargers, and batteries - are connected to it. Monitoring can be carried out locally ​and remotely - via our free-to-use Victron Remote Management portal ([[https://​vrm.victronenergy.com|VRM]]). The GX-device also provides [[vrm_portal:​remote-firmware-update|Remote firmware updates]] and allows ​inverter/​charger ​settings to be [[vrm_portal:​remote-veconfigure|changed remotely]].
  
-The Venus devices are+The GX Family consists of these models
-  * [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​panel-systems-remote-monitoring/​color-control|Color Control GX]] +  * [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​panel-systems-remote-monitoring/​color-control|Color Control GX]] - Our first released GX product, the CCGX has a display and buttons. 
-  * [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​panel-systems-remote-monitoring/​venus-gx|Venus GX]] +  * [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​panel-systems-remote-monitoring/​venus-gx|Venus GX]] - The Venus GX has more analog and digital IO, no LCD and is more cost effective than the CCGX. 
-  * [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​panel-systems-remote-monitoring/​octo-gx|Octo GX]] - The Octo GX is particularly suited to installations which have many MPPT Solar Chargers, as it has 10 VE.Direct ports +  * [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​panel-systems-remote-monitoring/​canvu-gx|CANvu GX]] - The CANvu GX is best for harsh environments - when its IP67 rating and touch LCD is a must. 
-  * [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​panel-systems-remote-monitoring/​canvu-gx|The CANvu GX]] is best for harsh environments - when its IP67 rating ​is a must.+  * [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​panel-systems-remote-monitoring/​octo-gx|Octo GX]] - The Octo GX is particularly suited to medium size installations which have many MPPT Solar Chargers, as it has 10 VE.Direct ports. 
 +  * [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​panel-systems-remote-monitoring/​maxi%20gx|Maxi GX]] - Compared to the other GX devices, the Maxi GX has most CPU power and most VE.Direct ports: 25. This is the GX device to use for large systems with many VE.Direct MPPT Solar Chargers. 
 + 
 +Lastly, there is a GX device built into our MultiPlus-II GX and EasySolar-II GX Inverter/​chargers.
  
  
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 ===== Comparison table ===== ===== Comparison table =====
-^ __User interface__ ​      ​^ ​ CCGX    ^  Venus GX                              ^  Octo GX  ^  CANvu GX  ^  Maxi GX  ^ +^ __User interface__ ​      ​^ ​ CCGX    ^  Venus GX                              ^  Octo GX  ^  CANvu GX  ^  Maxi GX  ^  MultiPlus-II GX and EasySolar-II ​GX  ^ 
-| Appearance ​  ​| ​ {{ :​ccgx:​ccgx_product.png?​direct&​100 |}}     ​| ​ {{ :​ccgx:​venusgx_product.png?​direct&​100 |}}                        |  {{ :​ccgx:​octogx_product.png?​direct&​100 |}}  |  {{ :​ccgx:​canvu_product.png?​direct&​100 |}}  | +| Appearance ​  ​| ​ {{ :​ccgx:​ccgx_product.png?​direct&​100 |}}     ​| ​ {{ :​ccgx:​venusgx_product.png?​direct&​100 |}}                        |  {{ :​ccgx:​octogx_product.png?​direct&​100 |}}  |  {{ :​ccgx:​canvu_product.png?​direct&​100 ​|}}  | {{:​venus-os:​maxigx.png?​direct&​150|}} |  {{ :​ccgx:​multiplus-ii-gx.jpg?​direct&​70 ​|}}  | 
-| Display ​ |  LCD Display & 7 buttons ​    ​| ​ no display ​ |  no display ​ |  4.3" touch-screen ​ |  2x16 character display ​ | +| Display ​ |  LCD Display & 7 buttons ​    ​| ​ no display ​ |  no display ​ |  4.3" touch-screen ​ |  2x16 character display  ​|
-| Remote Console ​          ​| ​ yes  ||||| +| Remote Console ​          ​| ​ yes  ​|||||| 
-| Buzzer ​                  ​| ​ yes     ​| ​ yes                                   ​| ​ no  |  yes  |  no  | +| Buzzer ​                  ​| ​ yes     ​| ​ yes                                   ​| ​ no  |  yes  |  no  ​|
-^ __Documentation__ ​      ​^ ​ CCGX    ^  Venus GX                              ^  Octo GX  ^  CANvu GX  ^  Maxi GX  ^ +^ __Documentation__ ​      ​^ ​ CCGX    ^  Venus GX                              ^  Octo GX  ^  CANvu GX  ^  Maxi GX  ^  MultiPlus-II GX and EasySolar-II ​GX  ^ 
-| Manual ​                 |  [[ccgx:​start|CCGX manual]] ​ |  [[venus-gx:​start|VGX manual]] ​ |  [[venus-os:​octo-gx|OGX manual]] ​ |  [[venus-os:​canvu-gx|CANvu manual]] ​ |  ​tbd  | +| Manual ​                 |  [[ccgx:​start|CCGX manual]] ​ |  [[venus-gx:​start|VGX manual]] ​ |  [[venus-os:​octo-gx|OGX manual]] ​ |  [[venus-os:​canvu-gx|CANvu manual]] ​ |  ​[[https://​docs.victronenergy.com/​gx/​maxi-gx.html|Maxi GX manual]] ​ |  [[https://​ve3.nl/​multiplus-ii-gx|MultiPlus-II GX manual]] ​ | 
-| Product detail page     ​| ​ [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​panel-systems-remote-monitoring/​color-control|CCGX product]] ​  ​| ​  ​[[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​panel-systems-remote-monitoring/​venus-gx|VGX product]] ​  ​| ​  ​[[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​panel-systems-remote-monitoring/​octo-gx|OGX product]] ​ |   ​[[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​accessories/​canvu-gx|CANvu product]] ​ |  ​tbd  | +| Product detail page     ​| ​ [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​panel-systems-remote-monitoring/​color-control|CCGX product]] ​  ​| ​  ​[[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​panel-systems-remote-monitoring/​venus-gx|VGX product]] ​  ​| ​  ​[[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​panel-systems-remote-monitoring/​octo-gx|OGX product]] ​ |   ​[[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​accessories/​canvu-gx|CANvu product]] ​ |  ​[[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​panel-systems-remote-monitoring/​maxi%20gx|Maxi GX product]] ​ |  [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​inverters-chargers/​multiplus-ii%20gx|MultiPlus-II GX product]] ​ | 
-^ __Victron comm. ports__ ​ ^  CCGX    ^  Venus GX                           ​^ ​ Octo GX  ^  CANvu GX<​sup>​(12)</​sup> ​ ^  Maxi GX  ^ +^ __Victron comm. ports__ ​ ^  CCGX    ^  Venus GX                           ​^ ​ Octo GX  ^  CANvu GX<​sup>​(12)</​sup> ​ ^  Maxi GX  ^  MultiPlus-II GX and EasySolar-II ​GX  ^ 
-| VE.Direct ports                |  2 <​sup>​(1)</​sup> ​  ​|| ​ 10 <​sup>​(1)</​sup> ​ |  3 <​sup>​(1)</​sup> ​ |  25  | +| VE.Direct ports (always isolated) ​  |  2 <​sup>​(1)</​sup> ​  ​|| ​ 10 <​sup>​(1)</​sup> ​ |  3 <​sup>​(1)</​sup> ​ |  25  ​| ​ 1  | 
-| VE.Can ​                  ​| ​ 2 paralleled RJ45 sockets – isolated ​        ​||||| +| VE.Can ​                  ​| ​ 2 paralleled RJ45 sockets – isolated ​        |||||| 
-| VE.Bus ​                  ​| ​ 2 paralleled RJ45 sockets – isolated ​        ​|||| ​ 1 isolated RJ45 socket ​ | +| VE.Bus ​                  ​| ​ 2 paralleled RJ45 sockets – isolated ​        ​|||| ​ 1 isolated RJ45 socket ​ ​| ​ 2 paralleled RJ45 sockets – isolated ​ | 
-^ __Non Victron-products__ ^  CCGX    ^  Venus GX                            ^  Octo GX  ^  CANvu GX  ^  Maxi GX  ^ +^ __Non Victron-products__ ^  CCGX    ^  Venus GX                            ^  Octo GX  ^  CANvu GX  ^  Maxi GX  ^  MultiPlus-II GX and EasySolar-II ​GX  ^ 
-| Canbus-BMS batteries ​    ​| ​ Many battery brands. See [[battery_compatibility:​start|here ]] for details ​ ||||| +| Canbus-BMS batteries ​    ​| ​ Many battery brands. See [[battery_compatibility:​start|here ]] for details  ​|||||| 
-| Fronius PV Inverters ​  ​| ​ See [[ccgx:​ccgx_fronius|here]] for details ​   ||||| +| Fronius PV Inverters ​  ​| ​ See [[ccgx:​ccgx_fronius|here]] for details ​   ​|||||| 
-| SMA PV Inverters ​  ​| ​ See [[ccgx:​ccgx_sma|here]] for details ​   ||||| +| SMA PV Inverters ​  ​| ​ See [[ccgx:​ccgx_sma|here]] for details ​   ​|||||| 
-^ __Communication__ ​     ^  CCGX                    ^  Venus GX                        ^  Octo GX  ^  CANvu GX  ^  Maxi GX  ^ +| ABB PV Inverters ​  ​| ​ See [[ccgx:​abb|here]] for details ​   |||||| 
-| USB                    |  2 USB Host ports – not isolated ​                          ​|| ​ 1 USB Host port - not isolated ​ ||| +| SolarEdge PV Inverters ​  ​| ​ See [[venus-os:​gx_solaredge|here]] for details ​   |||||| 
-| Ethernet ​              ​| ​ 10/100 RJ45 socket - isolated except shield ​              ​||| ​ 1 port. isolation?<​sup>​(12)</​sup> ​ |  10/100 RJ45 socket ​ | +^ __Communication__ ​     ^  CCGX                    ^  Venus GX                        ^  Octo GX  ^  CANvu GX  ^  Maxi GX  ^  MultiPlus-II GX and EasySolar-II ​GX  ^ 
-| WiFi                   ​| ​ optional <​sup>​(2)</​sup> ​ |  built-in, but see <​sup>​(3)</​sup> ​ |  built-in, external antenna <​sup>​(11)</​sup> ​ |  optional <​sup>​(2)</​sup> ​ |  no  | +| USB                    |  2 USB Host ports – not isolated ​                          ​|| ​ 1 USB Host port - not isolated  ​|||| 
-| Bluetooth Smart        |  no                      ||||| +| Ethernet ​              ​| ​ 10/100 RJ45 socket - isolated except shield ​              ​||| ​ 1 port. isolation?<​sup>​(12)</​sup> ​ |  10/100 RJ45 socket  ​|
-| Micro SDcard slot      |  SDHC cards up to max. of 32GB. <​sup>​(5)</​sup> ​             |||  no  |  yes  | +| WiFi                   ​| ​ optional <​sup>​(2)</​sup> ​ |  built-in, but see <​sup>​(3)</​sup> ​ |  built-in, external antenna <​sup>​(11)</​sup> ​ |  optional <​sup>​(2)</​sup> ​ |  no  ​| ​ built-in ​ | 
-| Second CAN-bus port    |  no                      |  yes - non-isolated ​  ​| ​ yes - non-isolated ​ |  yes - non-isolated ​ |  no  | +| Bluetooth Smart        |  no                      ​|||||| 
-| RS485                  |  no                      |  no                   ​| ​ yes - non-isolated ​ |  no  || +| Micro SDcard slot      |  SDHC cards up to max. of 32GB. <​sup>​(5)</​sup> ​             |||  no  |  yes  ​| ​ no  | 
-^ __IO__ ​                          ​^ ​ CCGX        ^  Venus GX                        ^  Octo GX  ^  CANvu GX<​sup>​(12)</​sup> ​ ^  Maxi GX  ^ +| Second CAN-bus port    |  no                      |  yes - non-isolated ​  ​| ​ yes - non-isolated ​ |  yes - non-isolated ​ ​| ​ no  ​| ​ no  | 
-| Programmable relay <​sup>​(7)</​sup>​ |  1x NO       ​| ​ 1x NO / NC <​sup>​(8)</​sup> ​     |  1x NO / NC  ||  ​1x NO / NC <​sup>​(8)</​sup> ​ | +Built-in ​RS485         ​|  no                      |  no                   ​| ​ yes - non-isolated ​ |  no  ||  no  ​
-| Resistive tank level inputs ​     |  no          |  3 <​sup>​(9)</​sup> ​               |  no  ||| +^ __IO__ ​                          ​^ ​ CCGX        ^  Venus GX                        ^  Octo GX  ^  CANvu GX<​sup>​(12)</​sup> ​ ^  Maxi GX  ^  MultiPlus-II GX and EasySolar-II ​GX  ^ 
-| Temperature ​measurements ​        |  no          |  2 <​sup>​(10)</​sup> ​              ​| ​ no  || +| Programmable relay <​sup>​(7)</​sup>​ |  1x NO       ​| ​ 1x NO / NC <​sup>​(8)</​sup> ​     |  1x NO / NC  ||  ​2x NO / NC <​sup>​(8)</​sup> ​ ​| ​ n/a  | 
-| Digital Inputs ​                      ​| ​ no          |  5                           ​| ​ 3  |  1  |  4  | +| Resistive tank level inputs ​     |  no          |  3 <​sup>​(9)</​sup> ​               |  no  ​|||| 
-^ __Other__ ​                       ^  CCGX        ^  Venus GX                        ^  Octo GX  ^  CANvu GX  ^  Maxi GX  ^ +| Temperature ​sense inputs ​        |  no          |  2 <​sup>​(10)</​sup> ​              ​| ​ no  ​|||| 
-| Supply voltage |  8 - 70 VDC  |||  8 - 32 VDC  |  32 - 70 VDC  | +| Digital Inputs ​                      ​| ​ no          |  5                           ​| ​ 3  |  1  |  4  |  ​no ​ | 
-| Mounting ​                    ​| ​ Panel Integration ​ |  Wall mounting ​      ​| ​ DIN Rail (35mm) ​ |  Panel  |  Wall mount IP65  |+^ __Performance__ ​            ​^ ​ CCGX           ​^ ​ Venus GX                      ^  Octo GX  ^  CANvu GX  ^  Maxi GX  ^  MultiPlus-II GX and EasySolar-II GX  ^ 
 +| CPU                              |  single core  ||||  quad core  || 
 +| RAM                           ​| ​  ​256MB ​ |  512MB  |  512MB  |  256MB  |  512MB  |  512MB  | 
 +| Max. VE.Direct devices <​sup>​(1)</​sup>​ |  5  |  6  |  10  |  4  |  25  |  25  |  ​ 
 +^ __Other__ ​                       ^  CCGX        ^  Venus GX                        ^  Octo GX  ^  CANvu GX  ^  Maxi GX  ^  MultiPlus-II GX and EasySolar-II ​GX  ^ 
 +| Supply voltage |  8 - 70 VDC  |||  8 - 32 VDC  |  32 - 70 VDC  ​| ​ powered internally, no external supply ​ | 
 +| Mounting ​                    ​| ​ Panel Integration ​ |  Wall mounting ​      ​| ​ DIN Rail (35mm) ​ |  Panel  |  Wall mount IP65  ​| ​ Built-in ​ |
 | Outer dimensions ( h x w x d )   ​| ​ 130 x 120 x 28 mm  |  45 x 143 x 96 mm         ​| ​ 61 x 108 x 90 mm  |  ?  |  600 x 380 x 210 mm  | | Outer dimensions ( h x w x d )   ​| ​ 130 x 120 x 28 mm  |  45 x 143 x 96 mm         ​| ​ 61 x 108 x 90 mm  |  ?  |  600 x 380 x 210 mm  |
 | Operating temperature ​           |  -20 to +50°C ​ |||  -20 to +70°C |  -20 to +50°C ​ | | Operating temperature ​           |  -20 to +50°C ​ |||  -20 to +70°C |  -20 to +50°C ​ |
-| Battery backupped clock          |  yes  |||  no  |  yes  | +| Battery backupped clock          |  yes  |||  no  ​| ​ yes  ​| ​ yes  | 
-^ __Standards__ ​              ​^ ​ CCGX           ​^ ​ Venus GX                      ^  Octo GX  ^  CANvu GX  ^  Maxi GX  ^+^ __Standards__ ​              ​^ ​ CCGX           ​^ ​ Venus GX                      ^  Octo GX  ^  CANvu GX  ^  Maxi GX  ^  MultiPlus-II GX and EasySolar-II ​GX  ^
 | Safety ​                     |  EN 60950                                       ​|| ​ ?  |  ?  |  ?  | | Safety ​                     |  EN 60950                                       ​|| ​ ?  |  ?  |  ?  |
 | EMC                         ​| ​ EN 61000-6-3, EN 55014-1, EN 61000-6-2, EN 61000-6-1, EN 55014-2 ​ ||||| | EMC                         ​| ​ EN 61000-6-3, EN 55014-1, EN 61000-6-2, EN 61000-6-1, EN 55014-2 ​ |||||
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 ===== Notes ===== ===== Notes =====
  
-  - The maximum ​number of VE.Direct devices ​which can be attached to a CCGX is 5 (2 direct, and 3 via USB); on a Venus GX the number is 6 (2 direct and 4 via USB); on an Octo GX it is 10 (all attached directly)VE.Direct ports on a Venus-device are isolated.+  - The listed ​maximum ​on the `Performance` section in above table is the total connected ​VE.Direct devices ​such as MPPT Solar Charge controllers. Total means all directly connected devices plus the devices connected over USB. The limit is mostly bound by CPU processing powerNote that there is also a limit to the other type of devices of which often multiple are connected: PV InvertersUp to three or four three phase inverters can typically be monitored ​on a CCGX. Higher power CPU devices can monitor more.
   - Though the CCGX has no built-in WiFi that functionality can easily be added by attaching a USB-WiFi dongle. See [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​live/​ccgx:​start#​internet_connectivity|CCGX Manual, section 1.4.2]] for details.   - Though the CCGX has no built-in WiFi that functionality can easily be added by attaching a USB-WiFi dongle. See [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​live/​ccgx:​start#​internet_connectivity|CCGX Manual, section 1.4.2]] for details.
   - The built-in WiFi in the Venus GX has a very low signal strength - unfortunately. It is strong enough to connect to a phone, tablet or laptop in order to access setup and monitoring. But to connect the Venus GX to the internet either use the built-in Ethernet port or add a USB-WiFi dongle. See [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​live/​ccgx:​start#​internet_connectivity|CCGX Manual, section 1.4.2]] for details. Make sure the Venus GX is running v2.06 or later - early shipments of Venus GX units ran v2.05.   - The built-in WiFi in the Venus GX has a very low signal strength - unfortunately. It is strong enough to connect to a phone, tablet or laptop in order to access setup and monitoring. But to connect the Venus GX to the internet either use the built-in Ethernet port or add a USB-WiFi dongle. See [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​live/​ccgx:​start#​internet_connectivity|CCGX Manual, section 1.4.2]] for details. Make sure the Venus GX is running v2.06 or later - early shipments of Venus GX units ran v2.05.
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