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victronconnect:beta [2019-06-14 19:45]
jperez [v5.8beta3]
victronconnect:beta [2019-09-19 18:50] (current)
jperez [v5.12beta1]
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 See also the [[victronconnect:​start]]. See also the [[victronconnect:​start]].
 +Please report bugs and give feedback to these betas via the Disqus comments below. Note that comments are not public by default, and first go to a moderation queue.
 ===== Changelog ===== ===== Changelog =====
-==== v5.8beta4 ​==== +==== v5.12beta2 ​==== 
-** 2019-06-14 **+** 2019-09-19 **
 __Download links:__ __Download links:__
   * iOS: Join TestFlight https://​​join/​cvufYMEh   * iOS: Join TestFlight https://​​join/​cvufYMEh
-  * [[https://​​s/​858fv7kvq3elba8/​VictronConnect-v5.8beta4-armv7.apk?​dl=1|Android ARMv7]]* +  * [[https://​​s/​jastivdilm8dg38/​VictronConnect-v5.12beta2-arm64_v8a.apk?​dl=1|Android ARM64 (3 years old or less mid/high end phones. Try ARMv7 if this doesn'​t work)]]* 
-  * [[https://​​s/​d4395yphv6s6j5t/​VictronConnect-v5.8beta4-x86.apk?​dl=1|Android x86]]*+  * [[https://​​s/​3lssqmnenaj02hm/​VictronConnect-v5.12beta2-armv7.apk?​dl=1|Android ARMv7]]* 
 +  * [[https://​​s/​3h32jkdumypxm9s/​VictronConnect-v5.12beta2-x86.apk?​dl=1|Android x86]]*
   * [[https://​​s/​sthnrsnc15vdgh7/​VictronConnectInstaller.exe?​dl=1|Windows 7 and higher]]   * [[https://​​s/​sthnrsnc15vdgh7/​VictronConnectInstaller.exe?​dl=1|Windows 7 and higher]]
   * [[https://​​s/​8oz0jl1y3cj1ej0/​VictronConnect.dmg?​dl=1|Mac OS X 10.10 and higher]]   * [[https://​​s/​8oz0jl1y3cj1ej0/​VictronConnect.dmg?​dl=1|Mac OS X 10.10 and higher]]
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 Please report bugs and give feedback to these betas via the Disqus comments below. Please note that comments are not public by default, and first go to a moderation queue. Please report bugs and give feedback to these betas via the Disqus comments below. Please note that comments are not public by default, and first go to a moderation queue.
 __Changes:​__ __Changes:​__
-VE.Bus Inverter/​Chargers:​ +  * Fix VE.Smart networking settings page does not show information
-  * Fix battery deactivation conditions are greyed out after configuring them +
-  * Fix DC deactivation option list text is empty when "​Absorption finished"​ is selected +
-  * Fix some typos +
-  * Firmware updater improvements+
-Solar Chargers: 
-  * Presets can be created with incorrect values from a demo product and therefore when loading it on a real product makes the charger enter in error mode having to restore settings and power cycle it. 
-  * Settings scales accordingly the selected battery voltage 
-Orion Smart: +==== v5.12beta1 ==== 
-  * Add support for Orion Smart converters+** 2019-09-19 ** 
 +  * Improve firmware update failure messages 
 +  * Hide "Reset Pin" button on Windows. Not supported 
 +  * Improve PIN code change dialogs 
 +  * Do not mention solar chargers in battery presets, presets is used by different type of chargers 
 +VE.Smart network: 
 +  * Change the way that a VE.Smart network information is presented:​ 
 +    * Show devices that are in range for the connected product 
 +    * Devices in range signal strength 
 +Phoenix Inverter: 
 +  * Fix wrong frequency is reported as the working on after changing the frequency setting. Changes in frequency are not applied until the setting is permanently stored. 
 +  * Report the reason why the inverter is off. 
 +  * Add support for future models
 GX devices: GX devices:
-  * Support Maxi GX and other future GX models +  * Show VRM ID in addition to host IP 
-  * Make possible to connect to a GX device even if the model is not recognised.+ 
 +MPPT Solar Chargers: 
 +  * Add firmware update v1.44: 
 +    * Add synchronised charging through VE.Smart Network for SmartSolars 
 +  * VE.Can SmartSolar MPPT: 
 +    * Add firmware update v1.03 
 +Bluetooth internal ​and external dongles: 
 +  * Add firmware update v2.21 (v2.20 for Phoenix Inverters)
 +Blue Smart chargers:
 +  * Add firmware update v3.12:
 +    * Update for all Blue Smart Chargers: IP22, IP65(exept Blue Smart IP65 Charger 12/25 & 24/13) & IP67
 +    * Added BLE on/off
 +      * When BLE is disabled, it will still be temporarily enabled for 30s at power-up. The user can connect within this 30s to re-enable BLE again, perform a firmware update or monitor the device. The connection will remain active when the user connects within the 30s. When the user disconnects,​ BLE will be disabled.
 +    * Clear bonded devices when the PIN is changed, except the connected device
 +    * Advice default PIN
 +    * Add BLE reset by press and hold the MODE button for 10s
 +      * Disconnect the active device
 +      * Restore PIN to default
 +      * Remove all bonded devices
 +      * Re-enable BLE
 +    * Prevent VE.Smart communication from lockup
 +==== v5.11 (Released officially) ====
 +** 2019-09-18 **
-==== v5.8beta3 ==== +Blog post: [[https://​​blog/​2019/​09/​11/​victronconnect-5-9-solar-charger-improvements-and-much-more|VictronConnect 5.9 – Solar Charger improvements and much more]]
-** 2019-05-29 **+
 __Changes:​__ __Changes:​__
-SmartSolar chargers & VE.Direct Smart Bluetooth dongle: +Fix VictronConnect could not recover properly after an interrupted bluetooth update of the bluetooth microcontroller/​dongles ​in our products. 
-  * Include Bluetooth firmware v2.18: + 
-    * Fix for VE.Smart Networking ​not receiving Voltage and Temperature data (issue introduced ​in v2.17)+ 
-==== v5.8beta2 ​==== +==== v5.10 (Released officially) ​==== 
-** 2019-05-24 **+** 2019-09-13 **
 __Changes:​__ __Changes:​__
 +MPPT Solar Chargers:
 +- Fix an issue with the MPPT battery presets created with VictronConnect v5.8 and older. Those old presets don’t include values for the new settings introduced in MPPT firmware v1.42. Because of that, when the user selected and re-applied such “old” preset using VictronConnect 5.9, settings like Adaptive absorption were disabled, while they should be enabled by default.
 +==== v5.9 (Released officially) ====
 +** 2019-09-11 **
 +Blog post: [[https://​​blog/​2019/​09/​11/​victronconnect-5-9-solar-charger-improvements-and-much-more|VictronConnect 5.9 – Solar Charger improvements and much more]]
 +__Download links:__
 +  * iOS: [[https://​​app/​victronconnect/​id943840744?​mt=8|App Store]] (Pending of App Store approval)
 +  * [[https://​​store/​apps/​details?​id=com.victronenergy.victronconnect|Android]]
 +  * [[http://​​feeds/​VictronConnect/​windows/​w7/​VictronConnectInstaller.exe|Windows 7 and higher]]
 +  * macOS [[https://​​app/​victronconnect/​id1084677271?​mt=12|10.10 (OS X Yosemite) and higher|App Store]]
 +  * Trends tab remembers last selected graphs for certain product family
 +  * Improve PIN code change process
 +  * Improve information shown when unable to connect to a product
 +  * Fix PIN code reset via PUK code interface issues
 +  * Fix settings files buttons could not appear when VE.Direct connected
 +  * Fix overlapped text in the Inverter/​Charger details page on Windows 10
 +  *  Show a warning when using Default PIN via BLE
 +    * Default PIN code must be always changed to prevent unwanted connections,​ now we advise it when default PIN code has not been changed
 +  * Firmware updates are no longer mandatory for basic monitoring:
 +    * Live data page: This page can be accessed without updating the firmware unless the update is highly recommended and marked as mandatory.
 +    * Setting pages: To view and modify settings it is always necessary to update the product to the latest version included in VictronConnect.
 +  * Do not allow change PIN code to same code
 +  * Update the framework on top of which VictronConnect is built, required to comply with Google Play Store requirements. This will improve the application performance but adds a drawback: We have to drop support for old OS versions, see below.
 +  * Add ARM64bit build: Takes advantage of all the power of modern CPUs. This is also required by Google Play Store.
 +  * Drop support for Android versions older than 5.0(Lollipop).
 +  * Remove unintentional Android "​microphone"​ and "​camera"​ permissions,​ they are actually never user by VictronConnect.
 +  * Requires iOS version 11 or newer. Oldest iPhone supported now is iPhone 5s.
 +MPPT Chargers:
 +  * Include firmware v1.42 (v1.43 for some models) for BlueSolar and SmartSolar chargers:
 +    * The Lithium battery rotary switch preset has been changed. Absorption time is fixed to 2 hours, and it will not stop on low tail current.
 +    * The re-bulk voltage was lowered from 13.7V to 13.4V (for all battery types).
 +    * Added four new settings:
 +      * Adjustable tail current (changeover from absorption to float).
 +      * Adjustable re-bulk offset voltage (changeover from float to bulk).
 +      * Adjustable automatic equalization parameters (current / duration).
 +      * Choose between adaptive- and fixed- absorption time. The adaptive mode is the method that has always been in the algorithm. It adapts the time to the battery voltage as seen in the morning. The fixed absorption time is what it says it is: a fixed time. No multipliers related to voltage in the morning. Setting absorption time to fixed does not disable the tail current mechanism: disable that too to get a 100% fixed absorption time. Note that we advise to not use fixed absorption times for lead batteries.
 +  * Include firmware v1.02 for SmartSolar VE.Can:
 +      * Synchronized charging with VE.Can. This works the same as with previous models and the Skylla-i.
 +      * Add ESS support. When connected on VE.Can, the VE.Can device instance must be 0. Just like with the previous BlueSolar VE.Can models.
 +      * Add BMS support.
 +      * All new battery charger settings: fixed absorption, tail current, re-bulk offset voltage, max auto equalization time, equalization auto stop and equalization current percentage
 +      * Support for the Smart Battery Sense and BMV connected via Bluetooth VE.Smart.
 +      * Update built-in presets database to match the new firmware
 +  * Add support for new SmartShunt product
 +  * Fix empty item in the transmitting list is shown in the VE.Smart networking settings page.
 +Orion Smart:
 +  * Add firmware v1.02
 +  * Add engine shutdown detection setting
 +  * Fix adaptive mode is not changed when selecting a battery preset
 +BlueSmart Chargers IP65:
 +  * Enable PUK code PIN reset when the product supports it
 +  * Fix PIN code change button it shown multiple times on some devices
 +VE.Direct Phoenix Inverter:
 +  * Add firmware v1.17
 +    * Add "ECO search time" setting
 +    * Add option to disable Bluetooth on Smart models
 +    * Fix wrong AC output voltage being shown in in some cases
 VE.Bus Inverter/​Chargers:​ VE.Bus Inverter/​Chargers:​
-  * Add recovery mode+  * Add latest firmware versions (460 & 463) 
-    * In case of a failed firmware update now it is possible ​to recover without using VEFlashjust connect ​and follow the instructions.+  * VeBusInverterReduce minimum DC Input low restart voltage (24V/48V) 
 +    * The minimum DC Low Restart has been lowered for 24V models from 21.8 to 20.6, and from 43.6 to 41.2 for 48V models. Not for 12V units, due to hardware limitations.
-  * Improved troubleshooting texts 
-Windows+IMPULSE-II chargers
-  * Fix VE.Bus device are not detected. +  * Add charge cycles history
-   +
-Smart Battery Sense: +
-  * Include firmware v1.04 update+
-Bluetooth firmware update for the SmartSolar Chargers, VE.Direct Smart bluetooth dongle, Phoenix Inverters and BMV-712: + 
-  * Include Bluetooth firmware v2.17 update: +==== v5.8 (Released officially) ​==== 
-    * Indicate default pincode is still used (still needs work in VictronConnect to warn the user) +** 2019-07-18 ** 
-    * Disable bluetooth ( + 
-    ​ +__Notes:​__ 
-==== v5.8beta1 ​==== +  * When viewing the permissions of the Android version of VictronConnect,​ it shows "​microphone"​ and "​camera"​. This is unintentional and they are actually never user by VictronConnect. On Android versions >= 6, the individual permissions can be enabled/​disabled and the "​microphone"​ an "​camera"​ permissions can stay disabled. These permissions are removed in version 5.9beta2.
-** 2019-05-13 **+
 __Changes:​__ __Changes:​__
   * Add settings and firmware updates for Inverter/​Chargers connected via MK3-USB: ​   * Add settings and firmware updates for Inverter/​Chargers connected via MK3-USB: ​
-    * Latest firmware versions are included in the app and only the one valid for the connected ​device ​is shown +    * Firmware version 459 is included in the app and the correct file for the connected ​product ​is automatically selected ​when updating.
-    * As with VEFlash, settings are reset when updating ​the firmware+
     * Only basic settings are included, Virtual Switch and Assistants are not supported     * Only basic settings are included, Virtual Switch and Assistants are not supported
     * Only single unit systems are supported     * Only single unit systems are supported
-    * As this feature requires USB it is not supported by the iOS version. 
-    ​ 
-__Notes:__+Orion Smart: 
 +  * Add support for Orion Smart converters 
 +GX devices: 
 +  * Support Maxi GX and other future GX models 
 +  * Make possible to connect to a GX device even if the model is not recognised. 
 +Smart Battery Sense: 
 +  * Include firmware v1.04 update 
 +Blue Smart Chargers: 
 +    * Update the link pointing to the manual shown when a firmware update fails 
 +Bluetooth products: 
 +  * Add Bluetooth disable option for products that supports it, available in the product info page 
 +  * Add instructional videos of how to remove the device pairing, required after a PIN code change 
 +VE.Can MPPT: 
 +  * Include firmware v1.02 
 +    * Synchronized charging with VE.Can. This works the same as with previous models. 
 +    * Add ESS support. 
 +    * Add BMS support. 
 +SmartSolar chargers, Smart BMV, Smart Phoenix Inverters & VE.Direct Smart Bluetooth dongle: 
 +  * Include firmware v2.19: 
 +    * Disable bluetooth option
-Settings and firmware updates are password protected to avoid unwanted changes, the password is the same used for the access level in our GX devices (Color Control GX, Venus GX..) 
-Please keep in mind that although it has been tested by us and some collaborators this is beta version ​and might contain errors.+MPPT Solar Chargers: 
 +  * Settings now scale accordingly to the selected battery voltage 
 +  * Fix presets can be created with incorrect values from a demo product ​and therefore when loading it on real product makes the charger enter in error mode having to restore settings ​and power cycle it.
-Don't change settings or update ​firmware ​if your system uses assistants. If you need to update ​your Inverter/​Charger firmware please use VictronConnect to help us testing it but note that you'll need to have access to a computer with VEConfigure to load the assistants again.+General: 
 +  * Fix links on firmware update ​result text doesn't work
-In case of a firmware update failure it is always possible to restore it by using VEFlash. 
 ==== v5.7 (Released officially) ==== ==== v5.7 (Released officially) ====
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