RV Solar Technical Guides:
Victron Energy

This is a collection of technical guides intended to help with setting up and programming various Victron Energy components, including; inverter/chargers, solar charge controllers, DC-DC chargers, battery monitors, communications (such as the Cerbo GX), and other electronics.

The numbered list below does not represent an order in which these documents should be viewed. The numbers are only intended to help our clients quickly identify which documents are relavent for their project based on recommendations by RV Solar Connections.

Note: Programming software (and menus within) are occasionally updated, and we invite you to share if you notice any discrepancies or additions that could make these technical guides more helpful or accurate. Is there a guide missing that you’d like to see? Drop us a line!

Programming Victron Inverter_Charger VE. Bus – LiFePO4

General guide for programming Victron inverter chargers such as the MultiPlus or Quattro.

Note; the steps outlined above will work for most applications using LiFePO4 batteries, but be sure to consult the battery manufacturer for specific recommendations relating to charge profile and low voltage disconnect.

Configuring Multiple Victron Inverter_Chargers in 120V_240V Split Phase

General guide for configuring Victron inverter chargers, such as the MultiPlus or Quattro, in 120V/240V split phase. Note; these are advanced programming protocol intended to be used by qualified professionals.

Configuring Multiple Victron Inverter_Chargers in Parallel

General guide for configuring Victron inverter chargers, such as the MultiPlus or Quattro, in parallel. Note; these are advanced programming protocol intended to be used by qualified professionals.

Preparing for Remote Programming – Cerbo GX & VRM

A brief guide on the steps necessary in order to setup a Cerbo GX to be accessible and interactive with VRM (Victron Remote Management Portal).

Remote Updating and Programming via Cerbo GX & VRM

A guide with steps for how to program Victron equipment using a Cerbo GX connected to the internet and the VRM (Victron Remote Management portal).

Uploading saved Victron Inverter_Charger Files

If you’ve received a pre-programmed file from RV Solar Connections, or found one elsewhere on online, these are the steps for uploading a saved file to Victron Inverter/Chargers such as the MultiPlus and Quattro.

Programming Victron Orion DC-DC Charger for Alternator Charging (LiFePO4 12V & 24V)

A general guide for programming Victron Orion DC-DC chargers for 12V and 24V systems using lithium batteries.

Note; the steps outlined above will work for most applications using LiFePO4 batteries, but be sure to consult the battery manufacturer for specific recommendations relating to charge profile.

Synchronizing Battery Monitor (BMV 712, Smart Shunt, Lynx Shunt, etc.)

Besides programming a battery monitor with the appropriate settings for your particular batteries, there are a couple other things to note to ensure the battery monitor remains synchronized.

Victron Smart Lithium Battery Monitor Settings

Settings for programming a Victron battery monitor when using Victron Smart Lithium Batteries.

Victron SuperPack Battery Monitor Settings

Settings for programming a Victron battery monitor when using Victron SuperPack Lithium Batteries.

Victron Energy Two Wire BMS Assistant Programming

A guide on programming the two wire BMS assistant into Victron inverter/chargers (typically used with the CL12/100, CL12/200, and third-party battery management systems.

VE Wiring Unlimited

Wiring Unlimited is a publication by Victron Energy intended to teach a bit of theory and best practices relating to system design, installation and safety. Highly recommended for anyone just beginning to learn about renewable energy systems, as well as experienced professionals looking to strengthen their foundation and advance their craft.

RV Solar Made Easy – A Guide for DIY and Service Professionals

An original e-book produced by RV Solar Connections to help DIYers and professionals through the planning and installation phases of their mobile solar projects.

Sizing a Victron MPPT Solar Charge Controller

Use this guide to optimally size an MPPT solar charge controller.

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