Lynx Distributor

8. Operation Lynx Distributor

In this section:

Powering up

When the Lynx Distributor is powered up by the Lynx Smart BMS, all LEDs will light up for one second, after which the address briefly is shown via a fuse LED. Fuse 1 LED illuminates for Distributor A, Fuse 2 LED illuminates for Distributor B and so on. The power LED is orange during power up and will turn green once power up is complete.

Note

Older Lynx Distributors with a serial number below HQ1909 will only show all LEDs light up for one second during power up.

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LED locations and their names

Normal operation

During normal operation the power LED is green, and all fuse LEDs are off. This means everything is all right, the bus is powered, and all fuses are ok.

Alarm operation

When a fuse blows (or is missing) the power LED turns red and the fuse LED of the affected fuse turns red.

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LED indication blown fuse Lynx Distributor

When the busbar is not powered, the power LED turns yellow. This can occur, for example, when the main fuse in the Lynx Shunt VE.Can has blown and all downstream Lynx Distributors therefore have unpowered busbars.

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LED indication busbar unpowered

LED overview

The operational status of the Lynx Distributor is communicated via LEDs. This is the overview:

Table 3. Lynx Distributor LED overview

LED indication

Status

Power LED yellow + fuse LEDs off

No voltage supplied to the positive bus bar

Power LED green + fuse LEDs off

Positive bus bar is powered, and all fuses are ok

Power LED red + fuse led(s) red

One or more fuses are blown

All LEDs light up for one second

Powering up



8.1. Monitoring Lynx Distributor

Note

This paragraph only applies if the Lynx Distributor is connected to a Lynx Smart BMS.

The VictronConnect app

The Lynx Distributor information can be viewed with the VictronConnect App via the Lynx Smart BMS.

In the VictronConnect App, click on the “DISTRIB.” tab to see the Lynx Distributor status window.

All connected Distributors and their fuse status will be displayed here.

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The VictronConnect App Lynx Smart BMS showing Lynx Distributor status

Fuse blown alarm

This alarm is raised if a fuse has blown. The fuse status will change in the VictronConnect App and an alarm message is displayed. The alarm message will also be shown on a connected GX device and the VRM portal. The fuses are numbered from left to right.

NOTE:  These alarm codes are a workaround until the Lynx Smart BMS is supported in VenusOS. The alarm message on the GX device or the VRM portal will be similar to the message shown in the VictronConnect App.

Table 4. Lynx Distributor fuse blown alarm codes

Alarm

Description

#201

Distributor A, Fuse 1 blown

#202

Distributor A, Fuse 2 blown

#203

Distributor A, Fuse 3 blown

#204

Distributor A, Fuse 4 blown

#205

Distributor B, Fuse 1 blown

#206

Distributor B, Fuse 2 blown

#207

Distributor B, Fuse 3 blown

#208

Distributor B, Fuse 4 blown

#209

Distributor C, Fuse 1 blown

#210

Distributor C, Fuse 2 blown

#211

Distributor C, Fuse 3 blown

#212

Distributor C, Fuse 4 blown

#213

Distributor D, Fuse 1 blown

#214

Distributor D, Fuse 2 blown

#215

Distributor D, Fuse 3 blown

#216

Distributor D, Fuse 4 blown



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Examples of a fuse alarm on the VictronConnect App and on a GX device

Communication lost alarm

This alarm is raised, if a Lynx Distributor was detected by the Lynx Smart BMS on power up but the Lynx Smart BMS cannot see the Lynx Distributor any longer.

The Distributor status will change from OK to “communication lost” in the VictronConnect App and an alarm message is displayed. The alarm message will also be shown on a connected GX device and the VRM portal.

NOTE:  These alarm codes are a workaround until the Lynx Smart BMS is supported in VenusOS. The alarm message on the GX device or the VRM portal will be similar to the message shown in the VictronConnect App.

Table 5. Lynx Distributor lost alarm codes

Alarm

Description

#221

Distributor A, communication lost

#222

Distributor B, communication lost

#223

Distributor C, communication lost

#224

Distributor D, communication lost