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guy_stewart replace Venus-device with GX device
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 ===== Available accessories ===== ===== Available accessories =====
  
-  * [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​accessories/​gx-gsm|GX GSM]] - A cellular modem. It connects to Venus-device via USB, and takes a simcard+  * [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​accessories/​gx-gsm|GX GSM]] - A cellular modem. It connects to GX device via USB, and takes a simcard
   * [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​live/​ccgx:​start#​internet_connectivity|WiFi USB sticks]]   * [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​live/​ccgx:​start#​internet_connectivity|WiFi USB sticks]]
   * [[energy-meters:​start|Energy Meters]] - Measures PV Inverter Output where PV Inverters cannot be read-out directly. Also used as a grid meter in an [[ess:​start|Energy Storage System (ESS)]].   * [[energy-meters:​start|Energy Meters]] - Measures PV Inverter Output where PV Inverters cannot be read-out directly. Also used as a grid meter in an [[ess:​start|Energy Storage System (ESS)]].
-  * [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​accessories/​ve-can-resistive-tank-sender-adapter|VE.Can resistive tank sender adapter]] Allows a standard resistive tank-level sender to be connected to the Venus-device.+  * [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​accessories/​ve-can-resistive-tank-sender-adapter|VE.Can resistive tank sender adapter]] Allows a standard resistive tank-level sender to be connected to the GX device.
  
 ===== Comparison table ===== ===== Comparison table =====
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 | 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  |  yes  | | Battery backupped clock          |  yes  |||  no  |  yes  |  yes  |
 +| 5V output ​                       |  no  |  1 A <​sup>​(13)</​sup>​ |  no  ||||
 ^ __Standards__ ​              ​^ ​ CCGX           ​^ ​ Venus GX                      ^  Octo GX  ^  CANvu GX  ^  Maxi GX  ^  MultiPlus-II GX and EasySolar-II GX  ^ ^ __Standards__ ​              ​^ ​ CCGX           ​^ ​ Venus GX                      ^  Octo GX  ^  CANvu GX  ^  Maxi GX  ^  MultiPlus-II GX and EasySolar-II GX  ^
 | Safety ​                     |  EN 60950                                       ​|| ​ ?  |  ?  |  ?  | | Safety ​                     |  EN 60950                                       ​|| ​ ?  |  ?  |  ?  |
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   - 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.
-  - The hardware of the Venus GX and Octo GX includes a built-in Bluetooth Smart chipset which hasn't proved satisfactory. Bluetooth Smart for Venus-devices is coming soon but will not use built-in chipsets.+  - The hardware of the Venus GX and Octo GX includes a built-in Bluetooth Smart chipset which hasn't proved satisfactory. Bluetooth Smart for GX devices is coming soon but will not use built-in chipsets.
   - Larger SD memory cards (SDXC) are not supported. SD cards can be used for two purposes:   - Larger SD memory cards (SDXC) are not supported. SD cards can be used for two purposes:
     - Logging data, see [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​live/​ccgx:​start#​logging_data_for_the_vrm_portal|this section in the ccgx manual for details.]]     - Logging data, see [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​live/​ccgx:​start#​logging_data_for_the_vrm_portal|this section in the ccgx manual for details.]]
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   - Octo GX comes with a small Wifi antenna. You may remove and replace it with any other Wifi antenna having an RP-SMA connector.   - Octo GX comes with a small Wifi antenna. You may remove and replace it with any other Wifi antenna having an RP-SMA connector.
   - Requires the [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​accessories/​canvu%20gx%20io%20extender%20and%20wiring%20kit|CANvu GX IO Extender and wiring kit]]   - Requires the [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​accessories/​canvu%20gx%20io%20extender%20and%20wiring%20kit|CANvu GX IO Extender and wiring kit]]
 +  - The 5V output on the Venus GX can be used to power, for example, a USB hub. Note that its output is not current limited or otherwise protected, and it shares the internal power supply in the Venus GX: overdrawing from it will result in shutdown(s) of the Venus GX. It is recommended to install a fuse for prevention.
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