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mvader [4.1 Battery settings]
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 ===== 2. STATUS - Live Data Information ===== ===== 2. STATUS - Live Data Information =====
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   * **MPPT [Model Number]** ​ confirms the connected device. A custom name can also be set if desired.   * **MPPT [Model Number]** ​ confirms the connected device. A custom name can also be set if desired.
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     * Bulk: During this stage the Controller delivers as much charge current as possible to rapidly charge the batteries. When the battery voltage reaches the Absorption voltage setting, the Controller activates the Absorption stage.     * Bulk: During this stage the Controller delivers as much charge current as possible to rapidly charge the batteries. When the battery voltage reaches the Absorption voltage setting, the Controller activates the Absorption stage.
     * Absorption: During this stage the Controller switches to the constant voltage mode, where a pre-set absorption voltage, suitable to the battery type (See section 4.1 Battery Settings below), is applied. When the charge current decreases below the Tail current and/or the pre-set Absorption time has elapsed, the battery is fully charged. The Controller switches to the Float stage. The Tail current is 1A for models 100/20 and smaller; and 2A for larger models. (When an automatic equalisation is being performed this will also be reported as '​Absorption'​.)     * Absorption: During this stage the Controller switches to the constant voltage mode, where a pre-set absorption voltage, suitable to the battery type (See section 4.1 Battery Settings below), is applied. When the charge current decreases below the Tail current and/or the pre-set Absorption time has elapsed, the battery is fully charged. The Controller switches to the Float stage. The Tail current is 1A for models 100/20 and smaller; and 2A for larger models. (When an automatic equalisation is being performed this will also be reported as '​Absorption'​.)
-    * Float: During this stage the float voltage is applied to the battery to maintain a fully-charged state.+    * Float: During this stage the float voltage is applied to the battery to maintain a fully-charged state. When the battery voltage drops below float voltage during at least 1 minute, a new charge cycle will be triggered.
     * Equalization:​ This is shown when 'Start equalization now' is pressed in the battery settings. The charger applies the equalization voltage to the battery as long as the current level stays below 8% (Gel or AGM) or 25% (tubular plate) of the bulk current. ​     * Equalization:​ This is shown when 'Start equalization now' is pressed in the battery settings. The charger applies the equalization voltage to the battery as long as the current level stays below 8% (Gel or AGM) or 25% (tubular plate) of the bulk current. ​
  
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 You can only tell if that is the case with Charge Controllers which have all loads connected to the load output terminals. Remember: any loads connected directly to the battery can't be monitored by the Solar Charger. You can only tell if that is the case with Charge Controllers which have all loads connected to the load output terminals. Remember: any loads connected directly to the battery can't be monitored by the Solar Charger.
 ===== 3. HISTORY - Thirty-day Graphic ===== ===== 3. HISTORY - Thirty-day Graphic =====
-{{:​victronconnect:​vc4_iphone_bluesolar_history.png?​direct&​150|VictronConnect - MPPT history}}+{{:​victronconnect:​vc5_iphone_bluesolar_history.png?​direct&​175|VictronConnect - MPPT history}}
  
 (The fragmented square icon (top left) allows you to toggle between '​portrait'​ and '​landscape'​ screen presentations.) (The fragmented square icon (top left) allows you to toggle between '​portrait'​ and '​landscape'​ screen presentations.)
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 ===== 4. Settings ===== ===== 4. Settings =====
-{{:​victronconnect:​vc4_iphone_bluesolar_settings.png?​direct&​150|VictronConnect - MPPT settings}}+{{:​victronconnect:​vc5_iphone_bluesolar_settings.png?​direct&​175|VictronConnect - MPPT settings}}
  
 The settings page is accessed by clicking on the Cog icon at the top right of the Home page. The settings page provides access to view or change the settings of the Battery; Load; Streetlight;​ and Port functions. From this page you can also view Product information such as the Firmware versions installed on the MPPT Solar Charger. ​ The settings page is accessed by clicking on the Cog icon at the top right of the Home page. The settings page provides access to view or change the settings of the Battery; Load; Streetlight;​ and Port functions. From this page you can also view Product information such as the Firmware versions installed on the MPPT Solar Charger. ​
  
 ==== 4.1 Battery settings ==== ==== 4.1 Battery settings ====
-{{:​victronconnect:​vc4_iphone_bluesolar_batterysettings.png?​direct&​150|VictronConnect - MPPT battery settings}}+{{:​victronconnect:​vc5_iphone_bluesolar_batterysettings.png?​direct&​175|VictronConnect - MPPT battery settings}}
  
 For small MPPT Solar Charger models there is only one preset. Larger models feature a rotary switch, the battery page shows the setting of the rotary switch. For small MPPT Solar Charger models there is only one preset. Larger models feature a rotary switch, the battery page shows the setting of the rotary switch.
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 Enter the time value in the notation hh:mm, where hours are between 0 and 12; and minutes are between 0 and 59. Enter the time value in the notation hh:mm, where hours are between 0 and 12; and minutes are between 0 and 59.
  
-The maximum duration of the absorption period is determined by the battery voltage as measured just before the solar charger begins operation each morning (12V battery assumed):+The charge algorithm uses an adaptive absorption time: it automatically adapts to the state of charge in the morning. ​The maximum duration of the absorption period is determined by the battery voltage as measured just before the solar charger begins operation each morning (12V battery assumed):
  
 ^Battery voltage Vb (@start-up) ^ Multiplier ^ Maximum absorption times ^ ^Battery voltage Vb (@start-up) ^ Multiplier ^ Maximum absorption times ^
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 === Start Equalization now === === Start Equalization now ===
-Selecting 'Start Equalization now' allows manual initiation of an Equalization cycle. To allow the charger to equalize the battery properly use the manual equalize option only during absorption and float periods, and when there is sufficient sunlight. Current and voltage limits are identical to the automatic equalize function. The duration of the equalisation cycle is limited to a maximum of 1 hour when triggered manually. Manual equalization can be stopped at any time by selecting 'Stop Equalize'​. Note that manual equalization is not available on all models.+Selecting 'Start Equalization now' allows manual initiation of an Equalization cycle. To allow the charger to equalize the battery properly use the manual equalize option only during absorption and float periods, and when there is sufficient sunlight. Current and voltage limits are identical to the automatic equalize function. The duration of the equalisation cycle is limited to a maximum of 1 hour when triggered manually. Manual equalization can be stopped at any time by selecting 'Stop Equalize'​.
  
 === Temperature compensation === === Temperature compensation ===
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 For larger models without a load output, the load settings can be used to drive the TX pin in the VE.Direct port, which can then be used to drive a [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​battery_protect/​battery-protect|BatteryProtect]] relay or other load-shedding device. See [[#Tx port function|chapter 4.4 Tx port function]], option 5: Virtual Load output, for more information. For larger models without a load output, the load settings can be used to drive the TX pin in the VE.Direct port, which can then be used to drive a [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​battery_protect/​battery-protect|BatteryProtect]] relay or other load-shedding device. See [[#Tx port function|chapter 4.4 Tx port function]], option 5: Virtual Load output, for more information.
  
-{{:​victronconnect:​vc4_iphone_bluesolar_loadouputsettings.png?​direct&​150|VictronConnect - MPPT load output settings}}+{{:​victronconnect:​vc5_iphone_bluesolar_loadoutputsettings.png?​direct&​175|VictronConnect - MPPT load output settings}}
  
 The available programs are: The available programs are:
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 ==== 4.3 Streetlight settings ====  ==== 4.3 Streetlight settings ==== 
  
-{{:​victronconnect:​vc4_iphone_bluesolar_streetlightsettings.png?​direct&​150|VictronConnect - MPPT Streetlight}}+{{:​victronconnect:​vc5_iphone_bluesolar_streetlight.png?​direct&​175|VictronConnect - MPPT Streetlight}}
  
 The Streetlight function allows you to automatically control night lighting - it's duration, and brilliance. When the Streetlight function is enabled a timer program can be created whereby '​sunset'​ and '​sunrise'​ are used as the anchor points for the timer program. The advantage of this is that the programme will adjust itself to the duration of night-time as it changes with the season. Note that the internal clock will need a few days of uninterrupted operation to synchronize with sunrise and sunset and whilst this is happening a 12-hour day, and a 12-hour night will be assumed. The Streetlight function allows you to automatically control night lighting - it's duration, and brilliance. When the Streetlight function is enabled a timer program can be created whereby '​sunset'​ and '​sunrise'​ are used as the anchor points for the timer program. The advantage of this is that the programme will adjust itself to the duration of night-time as it changes with the season. Note that the internal clock will need a few days of uninterrupted operation to synchronize with sunrise and sunset and whilst this is happening a 12-hour day, and a 12-hour night will be assumed.
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 This setting defines the function of the Tx pin located inside the VE.Direct connector. Use the [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​cables/​ve-direct-tx-digital-output-cable|VE.Direct TX digital output cable, ASS030550500]] to access - and therefore receive signals from - the pin. This setting defines the function of the Tx pin located inside the VE.Direct connector. Use the [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​cables/​ve-direct-tx-digital-output-cable|VE.Direct TX digital output cable, ASS030550500]] to access - and therefore receive signals from - the pin.
  
-{{:​victronconnect:​vc4_iphone_bluesolar_txportsettings.png?​direct&​150|VictronConnect - MPPT TX port settings settings}}+{{:​victronconnect:​vc5_iphone_bluesolar_txport.png?​direct&​175|VictronConnect - MPPT TX port settings settings}}
  
 Available options: Available options:
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 ==== 5. Programmable relay ==== ==== 5. Programmable relay ====
-{{:​victronconnect:​vc4_iphone_mppt_relaysettings.png?150|VictronConnect - Relay}}+{{:​victronconnect:​vc5_iphone_bluesolar_relay.png?175|VictronConnect - Relay}}
  
 A programmable relay switch is available on some SmartSolar models. The datasheet for your model will tell you whether or not it is available. A programmable relay switch is available on some SmartSolar models. The datasheet for your model will tell you whether or not it is available.
victronconnect/mppt-solarchargers.1549669144.txt.gz · Last modified: 2019-02-09 00:39 by mvader