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vrm_portal:remote-veconfigure [2019-08-15 12:19]
guy_stewart replace venus-device with GX device
vrm_portal:remote-veconfigure [2020-08-17 13:22]
mvader
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 This manual describes how to remotely change settings in our MultiPlusses, MultiGrid, MultiPlus-II, Quattros and high power Inverters; all power products with a VE.Bus communication port. A feature called ''Remote VEConfigure'' This manual describes how to remotely change settings in our MultiPlusses, MultiGrid, MultiPlus-II, Quattros and high power Inverters; all power products with a VE.Bus communication port. A feature called ''Remote VEConfigure''
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 +===== 2. Requirements and limitations =====
  
 This functionality requires a [[venus-os:start|GX device]] (CCGX, Venus GX or other) to be installed locally on the system. This functionality requires a [[venus-os:start|GX device]] (CCGX, Venus GX or other) to be installed locally on the system.
  
 Requirements: Requirements:
-  - Venus OS v2.17 or later+  - A GX Device running Venus OS v2.17 or later (latest official version is preferred)
   - System must connected to internet and communicating to the VRM Portal.   - System must connected to internet and communicating to the VRM Portal.
   - Two way communication must be enabled   - Two way communication must be enabled
   - The [[venus-os:start|GX device]] must be powered directly from the battery. So do not power it an AC adapter on the AC output of the inverter/charger.   - The [[venus-os:start|GX device]] must be powered directly from the battery. So do not power it an AC adapter on the AC output of the inverter/charger.
 +  - [[https://docs.victronenergy.com/veconfigure.html|VEConfigure]]
  
 Details: Details:
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   * This (new) way of Remote VEConfigure replaces the previous mechanism, that used VE.Power Setup. See [[ccgx:ccgx_ve_power_setup|here]] for the manual of the old procedure. Note that, once updated to the new Venus version, it is no longer possible to use the old procedure.   * This (new) way of Remote VEConfigure replaces the previous mechanism, that used VE.Power Setup. See [[ccgx:ccgx_ve_power_setup|here]] for the manual of the old procedure. Note that, once updated to the new Venus version, it is no longer possible to use the old procedure.
  
-In some cases the VE.Bus system will momentarily switched off when changing the configuration. See step 4 for more details.+In some cases the VE.Bus system will momentarily switched off when changing the configuration. 
  
-===== 2. Step by step procedure =====+===== 3. Step by step procedure =====
  
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     - the system starts with reading all the settings of each inverter/charger in the system. This takes approximately 85 seconds per unit; and in case [[assistants:start|VEConfigure Assistants]] are used; ten it will take longer: writing an Assistants takes anything between a few and 40 seconds per unit.     - the system starts with reading all the settings of each inverter/charger in the system. This takes approximately 85 seconds per unit; and in case [[assistants:start|VEConfigure Assistants]] are used; ten it will take longer: writing an Assistants takes anything between a few and 40 seconds per unit.
     - once all data has been gathered; its compiled into a file and uploaded to your computer.     - once all data has been gathered; its compiled into a file and uploaded to your computer.
-  - Download the file to your computer +  - Download the .RSVC file to your computer 
-  - Modify the configuration, save the file using the Close button in VEConfigure on the upport right. This will automatically save the settings. It is not necessary, and also not possible, to save it via the file menu+  - Modify the configuration, save the file using the Close button in VEConfigure on the upper right. You will be asked if you wish to save the changes made to the remote .RVSC file.  
-  - Upload the file to the system+  - Upload the .RVSC file to the system via the VRM 
 +  - Be Aware - If the file is saved via the File, Save As menu, instead of closing VEConfigure and confirming the changes, it will save to a new .VSC file. This file can be opened, adjusted, and used to update locally with an MK3 adapter, but it cannot be uploaded to update a remote unit. You must use the .RVSC file downloaded from the system that you intend to change the settings of, and then upload that same file once changes are made.
  
-===== 3. System shutdown during reconfiguration =====+===== 4. System shutdown during reconfiguration =====
  
 Many settings can be changed without resulting in a shutdown during the re-configuration. Some settings though, such as a changed Assistants configuration, will cause the inverter/charger to momentarily switch off and back on again. In such situations, VEConfig will warn when saving the settings: Many settings can be changed without resulting in a shutdown during the re-configuration. Some settings though, such as a changed Assistants configuration, will cause the inverter/charger to momentarily switch off and back on again. In such situations, VEConfig will warn when saving the settings:
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 This is not a problem, as the file is first uploaded to the [[venus-os:start|GX device]], and only once received and verified it will be written to the VE.Bus system. This is not a problem, as the file is first uploaded to the [[venus-os:start|GX device]], and only once received and verified it will be written to the VE.Bus system.
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vrm_portal/remote-veconfigure.txt · Last modified: 2020-08-17 13:22 by mvader