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vrm_portal:remote-firmware-update [2020-08-19 13:37]
philip [3. Step by step instructions] Update 'Firmware Update' VRM location
vrm_portal:remote-firmware-update [2021-09-14 16:20] (current)
mvader [2.6 Limitations]
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 ===== 1. Introduction ===== ===== 1. Introduction =====
  
-This manual describes how to remotely update firmware. This functionality requires the device to be updated connected to a [[venus-os:start|GX device]] (CCGX, Venus GX, or other).+This manual describes how to remotely update firmware. This functionality requires the device to be updated connected to a [[venus-os:start|GX device]] (Cerbo GX, or other).
  
 Features: Features:
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   - Works from laptop, tablet & phone   - Works from laptop, tablet & phone
   - No need to find the right firmware file: the system has all, and will clearly indicate that a newer version is available.   - No need to find the right firmware file: the system has all, and will clearly indicate that a newer version is available.
-  - Works with VE.Direct products: MPPT Solar ChargersBMV Battery Monitor, Phoenix Inverters, and more. +  - For supported products, see below
-  - Works with VE.Can products: MPPT VE.Can Solar Chargers, Skylla-i, and more. +
- +
  
 +Demonstration video:
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 ==== 2.1 Requirements ==== ==== 2.1 Requirements ====
-  * Venus OS v2.17 or later+  * GX device must be running Venus OS v2.17 or later
   * System must be connected to the internet and communicating to the [[https://vrm.victronenergy.com|VRM Portal]].   * System must be connected to the internet and communicating to the [[https://vrm.victronenergy.com|VRM Portal]].
   * The ''Two way communication'' setting, which is on the [[venus-os:start|GX device]] menu -> Settings -> Services (or VRM online portal), must be enabled.   * The ''Two way communication'' setting, which is on the [[venus-os:start|GX device]] menu -> Settings -> Services (or VRM online portal), must be enabled.
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 Products connected via VE.Direct communication port: Products connected via VE.Direct communication port:
-  * MPPT Solar Charge Controllers (1)+  * MPPT Solar Charge Controllers, including MPPT RS (See note below)
   * BMV Battery Monitors   * BMV Battery Monitors
 +  * SmartShunts
   * Phoenix Inverters   * Phoenix Inverters
  
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   * MPPT Solar Charge Controllers   * MPPT Solar Charge Controllers
   * Skylla-i battery chargers   * Skylla-i battery chargers
 +  * Inverter RS, Multi RS and MPPT RS
 +  * Lynx Smart BMS
  
 +Victron Energy Multis, Quattros, and other VE.Bus-connected Inverter/chargers can be updated as well, see [[https://www.victronenergy.com/live/venus-os:remote_ve.bus_firmware_updates|these instructions]].
 ==== 2.3 How does it work? ==== ==== 2.3 How does it work? ====
  
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 Updating firmware on a BMV that is connected via a [[https://www.victronenergy.com/accessories/ve-direct-to-ve-can-interface|canbus interface]] is not possible. Updating firmware on a BMV that is connected via a [[https://www.victronenergy.com/accessories/ve-direct-to-ve-can-interface|canbus interface]] is not possible.
  
-=== VE.Bus Products (Multis, Quattros, high power Inverters) === +=== Lynx Ion BMS Series === 
-Remotely updating firmware in VE.Bus products (Inverters, Multis and Quattros) is not possible and will also not become possible. +(note that this does not apply to the Lynx Smart BMS)
- +
-=== Lynx BMS Series ===+
  
 Remotely updating firmware of these Lynx series of products is not possible: Remotely updating firmware of these Lynx series of products is not possible:
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