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 ===== Introduction ===== ===== Introduction =====
  
-Thank you for using VictronConnect. This guide will help you get the most out of your Orion Smart DC-DC Charger and it requires a minimum knowledge of this charger that can be found on the [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​dc-dc-converters/​orion-tr%20smart#​manual|Orion Smart manual]]. The information available here applies to all Orion Smart DC-DC Chargers. To simply ​the reference to the Orion Smart DC-DC Charger, it will be refer as just Orion Smart in this guide.+Thank you for using VictronConnect. This guide will help you get the most out of your Orion Smart DC-DC Charger and it requires a minimum knowledge of this charger that can be found on the [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​dc-dc-converters/​orion-tr%20smart#​manual|Orion Smart manual]]. The information available here applies to all Orion Smart DC-DC Chargers. To simplify ​the reference to the Orion Smart DC-DC Charger, it will be refer as just Orion Smart in this guide.
  
 More general information about the VictonConnect App - how to install it; how to pair it with your device; and how to update firmware, for example - can be found by referring to the overall [[victronconnect:​start|]]. More general information about the VictonConnect App - how to install it; how to pair it with your device; and how to update firmware, for example - can be found by referring to the overall [[victronconnect:​start|]].
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 ===== Live Data Information ===== ===== Live Data Information =====
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-==== Power Supply Mode ==== 
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-{{:​victronconnect:​Orion_Smart_PSU_Live.png|Orion Smart Power Supply Mode}} 
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-  * **Orion Smart [SERIAL NUMBER]** confirms the connected device. A custom name can also be set if desired.  ​ 
-  * **Mode icon** shows in which mode the Orion Smart is operating (**Power Supply** in this case) 
-  * **Input Voltage** shows the voltage measured on the input terminals of the device 
-  * **Output voltage** shows the voltage measured on the output terminals of the device 
-    * When the Orion Smart is on Off state, it will not measure the output voltage, so this value will appear as '​---'​ 
-  * **Off Reason** shows the reason why the Orion Smart is disabled (appears under the "Power Supply Mode" text when the Orion Smart is disabled) 
  
 ==== Charger Mode - STATUS tab ==== ==== Charger Mode - STATUS tab ====
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   * **Charger State**:   * **Charger State**:
     * Bulk: During this stage the Orion Smart delivers as much charge current as possible to rapidly charge the batteries. When the battery voltage reaches the Absorption voltage setting, the Orion Smart activates the Absorption stage.     * Bulk: During this stage the Orion Smart delivers as much charge current as possible to rapidly charge the batteries. When the battery voltage reaches the Absorption voltage setting, the Orion Smart activates the Absorption stage.
-    * Absorption: During this stage the Orion Smart switches to the constant voltage mode, where a pre-set absorption voltage, suitable to the battery type (See section XXX below), is applied. When the Absorption time is elapsed, the Orion Smart activates the Float stage.+    * Absorption: During this stage the Orion Smart switches to the constant voltage mode, where a pre-set absorption voltage, suitable to the battery type (See [[victronconnect:​orion_smart_dc-dc_charger#​settings|Settings ]] below), is applied. When the Absorption time is elapsed, the Orion Smart activates the Float stage.
     * Float: During this stage the float voltage is applied to the battery to maintain a fully-charged state. When the battery voltage drops below Re-bulk voltage during at least 1 minute, a new charge cycle will be triggered.     * Float: During this stage the float voltage is applied to the battery to maintain a fully-charged state. When the battery voltage drops below Re-bulk voltage during at least 1 minute, a new charge cycle will be triggered.
   * **Input Voltage** shows the voltage measured on the input terminals of the device   * **Input Voltage** shows the voltage measured on the input terminals of the device
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   * **Charger State Graph** indicate in which state the charger currently is and show a short description of the current state.   * **Charger State Graph** indicate in which state the charger currently is and show a short description of the current state.
  
-===== Settings =====+==== Power Supply Mode ====
  
-VictronConnect allows the user to change and adjust several different settings from the Orion Smart. This is done through the settings option that can be accessed by clicking the {{:​victronconnect:​Osion_Smart_Settings_Button.png|Orion Smart Settings Icon}} icon on the right top corner of the screen. The settings options are different according to the operation mode that is selected.+{{:​victronconnect:​Orion_Smart_PSU_Live.png|Orion Smart Power Supply Mode}}
  
-==== Power Supply Mode ====+  * **Orion Smart [SERIAL NUMBER]** confirms the connected device. A custom name can also be set if desired. ​  
 +  * **Mode icon** shows in which mode the Orion Smart is operating (**Power Supply** in this case) 
 +  * **Input Voltage** shows the voltage measured on the input terminals of the device 
 +  * **Output voltage** shows the voltage measured on the output terminals of the device 
 +    * When the Orion Smart is on Off state, it will not measure the output voltage, so this value will appear as '​---'​ 
 +  * **Off Reason** shows the reason why the Orion Smart is disabled (appears under the "Power Supply Mode" text when the Orion Smart is disabled)
  
-When on Power Supply Mode, the user should see the settings screen as the screenshot below.+===== Settings =====
  
-{{:​victronconnect:​Orion_Smart_PSU_Settings.png|Orion Smart PS Mode Settings}} +VictronConnect allows the user to change and adjust several different settings from the Orion Smart. This is done through the settings option that can be accessed by clicking the {{:​victronconnect:​Osion_Smart_Settings_Button.png|Orion Smart Settings ​Icon}} icon on the right top corner of the screenThe settings options are different according ​to the operation ​mode that is selected.
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-  * **Function** allow to choose between "Power supply"​ or "​charger"​. When power supply mode is selected, ​the Orion Smart will keep the output voltage as set on the setting. +
-  * **Output voltage** allow to choose ​the output voltage when power supply ​mode is selected. Note that the minimum and maximum voltages needs to be within the product limit (i.e.: 10V to 15V for 12V output Orion Smart) +
-  * **Input voltage lock-out** allow to choose between two thresholds. One to set the lock-out and another one to reset it. Normally, a minimum 0.5V (for 12V input Orion Smart) difference is used for a better performance. The protection can still be disabled if desired by the user. For more information about the input voltage lock-out, please read the [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​dc-dc-converters/​orion-tr%20smart#​manual|Orion Smart manual]].+
  
 ==== Charger Mode ==== ==== Charger Mode ====
  
-When on Charger Mode, the user should see the settings ​screen as the screenshot below.+When on Charger Mode, these are the available ​settings.
  
 {{:​victronconnect:​Orion_Smart_Charger_Settings.png|Orion Smart Charger Settings}} {{:​victronconnect:​Orion_Smart_Charger_Settings.png|Orion Smart Charger Settings}}
  
-  * **Function** allow to choose between "Power supply" or "charger". When charger mode is selected, the Orion Smart will follow the three state charge algorithm. For more information about the charge algorithm, please read the [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​dc-dc-converters/​orion-tr%20smart#​manual|Orion Smart manual]].+  * **Function** allow to choose between "Charger" or "Power supply". When charger mode is selected, the Orion Smart will follow the three state charge algorithm. For more information about the charge algorithm, please read the [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​dc-dc-converters/​orion-tr%20smart#​manual|Orion Smart manual]].
   * **Battery settings** allow to change the battery settings in order to adjust the absorption voltage, float voltage and others to fit the battery being charged. The battery setting is explained better on the next item.   * **Battery settings** allow to change the battery settings in order to adjust the absorption voltage, float voltage and others to fit the battery being charged. The battery setting is explained better on the next item.
   * **Input voltage lock-out** allow to choose between two thresholds. One to set the lock-out and another one to reset it. Normally, a minimum 0.5V (for 12V input Orion Smart) difference is used for a better performance. The protection can still be disabled if desired by the user. For more information about the input voltage lock-out, please read the [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​dc-dc-converters/​orion-tr%20smart#​manual|Orion Smart manual]].   * **Input voltage lock-out** allow to choose between two thresholds. One to set the lock-out and another one to reset it. Normally, a minimum 0.5V (for 12V input Orion Smart) difference is used for a better performance. The protection can still be disabled if desired by the user. For more information about the input voltage lock-out, please read the [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​dc-dc-converters/​orion-tr%20smart#​manual|Orion Smart manual]].
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         * The absorption time depends on if the **Adaptive absorption time** algorithm will be used or not. If that setting is not set, the charger will use a **Fixed absorption time**, selected by the user. Now, if the adaptive absorption time is set, then the charger will determine the absorption time based on the bulk elapsed time of that charge cycle, the **Maximum absorption time** in this case is also set by the user.         * The absorption time depends on if the **Adaptive absorption time** algorithm will be used or not. If that setting is not set, the charger will use a **Fixed absorption time**, selected by the user. Now, if the adaptive absorption time is set, then the charger will determine the absorption time based on the bulk elapsed time of that charge cycle, the **Maximum absorption time** in this case is also set by the user.
  
 +==== Power Supply Mode ====
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 +When on Power Supply Mode, these are the available settings.
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 +{{:​victronconnect:​Orion_Smart_PSU_Settings.png|Orion Smart PS Mode Settings}}
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 +  * **Function** allow to choose between "​Charger"​ or "Power supply"​. When power supply mode is selected, the Orion Smart will keep the output voltage as set on the setting.
 +  * **Output voltage** allow to choose the output voltage when power supply mode is selected. Note that the minimum and maximum voltages needs to be within the product limit (i.e.: 10V to 15V for 12V output Orion Smart)
 +  * **Input voltage lock-out** allow to choose between two thresholds. One to set the lock-out and another one to reset it. Normally, a minimum 0.5V (for 12V input Orion Smart) difference is used for a better performance. The protection can still be disabled if desired by the user. For more information about the input voltage lock-out, please read the [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​dc-dc-converters/​orion-tr%20smart#​manual|Orion Smart manual]].
  
 ===== Product Information ===== ===== Product Information =====
victronconnect/orion_smart_dc-dc_charger.txt · Last modified: 2020-06-30 12:15 by tabreu