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victronconnect:ve-smart-networking [2020-05-18 16:07]
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victronconnect:ve-smart-networking [2020-05-25 10:33] (current)
tabreu [5. Limitations]
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   * The maximum number of devices which can be connected on one network is 10.   * The maximum number of devices which can be connected on one network is 10.
-  * VE.Smart Networking is designed for small systems which do not have a [[venus-os:​start|GX device]] - such as a Color Control GX or Venus GX. In systems which have a [[venus-os:start|GX device]], do not use VE.Smart Networking ​- [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​live/​victronconnect:​ve-smart-networking#​faq|See FAQ 6.]] If for some reason, the same information is being received by the charger over BLE and VE.Can/​VE.Direct,​ the information coming over BLE (through VE.Smart Networking) will be ignored.+  * VE.Smart Networking is designed for small systems which do not have a [[venus-os:​start|GX device]] - such as a Color Control GX or Venus GX - controlling the chargers (e.g. in an ESS system) ​- [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​live/​victronconnect:​ve-smart-networking#​faq|See FAQ Q5]]In systems which the [[venus-os:​start|GX device]] is used for logging purposes only, VE.Smart Networking can be used to allow chargers to synchronise,​ or even receive information from sensors. Keep in mind that if, for some reason, the same information ​(i.e. voltage sense) ​is being received by the charger over BLE and VE.Can/​VE.Direct,​ the information coming over BLE (through VE.Smart Networking) will be ignored.
   * The transmitter range will be found to be the same as the Bluetooth range - as experienced when connecting a device to //​VictronConnect//​.   * The transmitter range will be found to be the same as the Bluetooth range - as experienced when connecting a device to //​VictronConnect//​.
   * It is not possible to measure multiple battery temperatures/​voltages/​charge currents: only one Smart Battery Sense, or one BMV can be used in a system. Having multiple sensors connected to different batteries can lead to charging issues as overcharging or heating up the batteries. Always make sure to have your sensors/​chargers on the VE.Smart Networking connected to the same battery. If, by accident, two or more sensors (e.g. Smart Battery Sense and/or BMV) are connected to the same VE.Smart Networking, a priority mechanism is used to decide which battery temperature,​ battery voltage and battery current should be used by the charger. The priority mechanism is first based on the type of sensor (e.g. BMV has higher priority than the Smart Battery Sense), and second based on the serial number of the sensor. At the end, only one information will be used by the charger.   * It is not possible to measure multiple battery temperatures/​voltages/​charge currents: only one Smart Battery Sense, or one BMV can be used in a system. Having multiple sensors connected to different batteries can lead to charging issues as overcharging or heating up the batteries. Always make sure to have your sensors/​chargers on the VE.Smart Networking connected to the same battery. If, by accident, two or more sensors (e.g. Smart Battery Sense and/or BMV) are connected to the same VE.Smart Networking, a priority mechanism is used to decide which battery temperature,​ battery voltage and battery current should be used by the charger. The priority mechanism is first based on the type of sensor (e.g. BMV has higher priority than the Smart Battery Sense), and second based on the serial number of the sensor. At the end, only one information will be used by the charger.
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 === Q5: Can I use Smart Battery Sense in systems already controlled by a GX device (eg CCGX/​VenusGX)?​ === === Q5: Can I use Smart Battery Sense in systems already controlled by a GX device (eg CCGX/​VenusGX)?​ ===
  
-No. The GX device already has voltage sensing (soon they will have temperature sensing too). Adding ​Smart Battery Sense to the installation ​will confuse the voltage-sensing data. For further information please see: [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​live/​ccgx:​start#​dvcc_-_distributed_voltage_and_current_control|CCGX/​Distributed Voltage and Current Control.]]+Yes, but keep in mind that if, voltage or temperature information is also present on the GX Device, the charger will use that information in favor of the information coming from the Smart Battery Sense. The GX device already has, in most cases, ​voltage sensing (soon they will have temperature sensing too), so adding a Smart Battery Sense to the installation ​is not necessary. For further information please see: [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​live/​ccgx:​start#​dvcc_-_distributed_voltage_and_current_control|CCGX/​Distributed Voltage and Current Control.]]
  
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