Lynx Distributor

6. Installation

In this section:

6.1. Mechanical connections

6.1.1. Lynx module connection features

The Lynx module can be opened up by unscrewing 2 cover screws.

The contacts on the left side are covered by a removable rubber sleeve.

Red is the positive busbar and black is the negative busbar.

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Location of front cover screws and the removable sleeves

6.1.2. Mounting and interconnecting Lynx modules

This paragraph explains how to attach several Lynx modules to each other and how to mount the Lynx assembly into its final location.

For a mechanical drawing of the housing, with dimensions and the location of the mounting holes, see the appendix of this manual.

These are the points to take into consideration when interconnecting and mounting Lynx modules:

  • If Lynx modules are going to be connected to the right and if the Lynx module is fitted with a plastic barrier on the right side, remove the black plastic barrier. If the Lynx module is located as the most right module, leave the black plastic barrier in place.

  • If Lynx modules are going to be connected to the left, remove the red and black rubber sleeves. If the Lynx module is located as the most left module, leave the red and black rubber sleeves in place.

  • If the Lynx system contains a Lynx Smart BMS or Lynx Shunt VE.Can, the left side is the battery side and the right side is the DC system side.

  • Connect all Lynx modules to each other using the M8 holes and bolts on the left and right. Take care that the modules correctly slot into the rubber joiner recesses.

  • Place the washer, spring washer and nut on the bolts and tighten the bolts using a torque of 14Nm.

  • Mount the Lynx assembly in its final location using the 5mm mounting holes.

Figure 3. Connection sequence when connecting two Lynx modules
Connection sequence when connecting two Lynx modules

Correct placement of the M8 washer, spring washer and nut.



6.1.3. Addressing Lynx Distributor

These instructions only apply if the system contains a Lynx Smart BMS together with multiple Lynx Distributors and the serial number of the Lynx Distributors is HQ1909 or above.

·       Name the Lynx Distributors from left to right: A, B, C and D. Do this so that the fuse alarms correspond with the Lynx Distributor names.

Figure 4. Example of Lynx Distributor configuration and labelling
Example of Lynx Distributor configuration and labelling



Set the 2-way DIP switch in each Lynx Distributor to correspond with its name. Up to 4 Lynx Distributors can be programmed this way. See below table how to set the DIP switches for each unit. By default, both DIP switches are set to off (A).

Figure 5. Location of the Lynx Distributor 2 way DIP switch
Location of the Lynx Distributor 2 way DIP switch



Table 2. Lynx Distributor DIP switch programming table

Distributor name

Switch 1

Switch 2

Configuration

A

Off

Off

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B

On

Off

Distributor_DIP_switch_B.svg

C

Off

On

Distributor_DIP_switch_C.svg

D

On

On

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6.2. Electrical connections

6.2.1. Connect RJ10 cable(s)

These instructions only apply if the system contains Lynx distributor(s) together with a Lynx Smart BMS or a Lynx Shunt VE.Can.

There are two RJ10 connectors in each Lynx Distributor, one on the left and one on the right. See below drawing.

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Locations of the RJ10 connectors and RJ10 cable recesses on the Lynx Distributor, Lynx Smart BMS and the Lynx VE.Can

To connect the RJ10 cables between the various Lynx modules do the following:

  • Plug one side of the RJ10 cable in the RJ10 connector of the Lynx distributor, with the retainer clip of the RJ10 connector facing away from you.

  • Feed the RJ10 cable through the recess at the bottom of the Lynx Distributor, see above picture.

  • To connect to another Lynx Distributor, feed the cable through its bottom recess and plug the RJ10 cable into the RJ10 connector.

  • To connect to a Lynx Shunt VE.Can, feed the cable through its bottom recess and plug the RJ10 cable into the RJ10 connector.

  • To connect to a Lynx Smart BMS, plug the RJ10 cable into the RJ10 connector at the bottom of the Lynx Smart BMS.

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Connection example Lynx Smart BMS system - RJ10 cables indicated in yellow

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Connection example Lynx Shunt VE.Can system - RJ10 cables indicated in yellow

6.2.2. Connect DC wires

This chapter might not apply if the Lynx module is connected to other Lynx modules, like can be the case for the Lynx Smart BMS or the Lynx Shunt VE.Can.

For all DC connections the following applies:

  • All cables and wires connected to the Lynx module need to have been fitted with M8 cable lugs.

  • Pay attention to the correct placement of the cable lug, washer, spring washer and nut on each bolt when attaching the cable to the bolt.

  • Tighten the nuts with a torque moment of 14Nm.

Figure 6. Correct mounting sequence DC wires
Correct mounting sequence DC wires

Correct placement of the M8 Cable lug, washer, spring washer and nut



6.2.3. Ground and Negative connections

Connect the ground wire

This only applies if the system requires a ground connection. There should only be one ground connection per system. The ground connection should be made after the Lynx Smart BMS, Lynx Shunt VE.Can or battery monitor shunt. For more information on system grounding see the Wiring Unlimited book.

The ground connection of the Lynx Distributor has a wire with red cable lug already connected to it. Leave this wire in place when connecting the ground wire.

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Ground connection Lynx Distributor

Connect the negative wires

Remove the cable separator post if the wire diameter exceeds 10mm.

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The cable separator posts are indicated in yellow

To reach the negative connections swing the black cable separators upwards. The black cable separators can be temporary removed by pulling them away from the Lynx Distributor at a slight sideways angle in case better access is needed.

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Flip up the cable separator to reach the negative connections

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Negative connection Lynx Distributor

6.2.4. Place Lynx Distributor fuses

Before placing fuses, first check if the bottom nuts of the middle row are tightened correctly to a use torque moment 10Nm.

Place all 4 fuses, even if not all 4 circuits are used. Placing dummy fuses in the unused circuits will prevent the red warning LED to illuminate.

The second fuse connection has a wire with cable lug that is already connected to it. Leave this wire in place and place the fuse on top of the red cable lug.

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Placing Lynx Distributor fuses

6.2.5. Positive connections

Caution

Before making any positive connections, make sure that the positive wires are not powered. Disconnect all positive cables from the battery prior to connecting them to the Lynx module. This to prevent accidental short circuits.

Connect all positive wires.

Power the Lynx system by connecting the positive battery pole(s).

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Connecting the positive wires Lynx Distributor

6.3. Configuration and settings

6.3.1. Settings Lynx Distributor

These instructions only apply if the system contains a Lynx Smart BMS.

Each Lynx distributor must be addressed and set to A, B, C or D. This is done via a 2-way dip switch located inside the Lynx distributor. Refer to chapter 6.1.3. Addressing Lynx Distributor in the Lynx distributor manual.

Use the VictronConnect App to give each fuse a custom name (maximum 16 characters). If the fuse name is empty (0 characters), the fuse will be disabled from monitoring and be ignored.

  • Navigate to the settings page by clicking the gear symbol at the top right-hand corner.

  • On the settings page scroll down to the Lynx Distributor settings.

  • Click on a fuse name and a window opens to rename the fuse.

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Setting the Lynx Distributor fuse names using VictronConnect