This draft manual contains notes and/or new texts for the various sections that need changing after releasing v2.60.
(or to be put in a separate chapter)
The number of tank inputs of a GX Device, such as the Cerbo GX and the Venus GX can be expanded by connecting multiple GX devices together in a VE.Can network.
Make sure to designate one GX device to be the “main” one; and the other(s) to be the “secondary” one(s). There is no practical limit on how many can be used - most likely the number of source addresses on a VE.Can network is the limit, which is 252 addresses. A Cerbo GX, with 4 tank inputs, will use up 5 addresses: one for itself, and one for each tank input.
More details regarding the Main unit versus Secondary units:
First, on all GX devices, configure all tank inputs:
Then, connect each GX Device together on its VE.Can port. Make sure to terminate on both ends. There is no need to power the VE.Can network externally: while the GX devices don't power the VE.Can network, they do power their own internal CAN circuitry.
Now, on each GX Device, go to Settings → Services → VE.Can, and there:
Lastly, on the main GX Device, check if all sensors show up in the Device list and work well.
Many wording changes: “Send data to VE.Can” was reworded to “NMEA2000-out” and much more.
Also there is now a menu to change the VE.Can/N2K Device Instances.
Which means that this document needs amending as well: https://www.victronenergy.com/live/ve.can:changing_nmea2000_instances.
tbd. Include the new min /max, as well as ten point calibration and so forth. Include screenshots.
(make sure to also check Venus GX new manual!!)
Operating Frequencies: Frequency Range Power Output 2.402-2.48 GHz Bluetooth 4.9 mW 2.402-2.48 GHz Bluetooth 5.2 mW 2.412-2.462 GHz 2.4 GHz WiFi 88.1 mW