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Batrium and Victron? What can it do?
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I've been recommended the REC or Batrium BMS's for integrating to Victron. Have read a number of threads in here so I emailed the Batrium team for advice on integrating Victron with the Batrium Watchmon 4. Received a lukewarm response from Jaron at Batrium, not sure if that is normal? But the response has put me back towards looking at my options, which is a pity given the positive Batrium related posts on this site.

I took delivery of my Victron MultiGrid today, and should have the other items arriving soon i.e. Venus GX, SmartSolar charger. I am committed to Victron, so having solid support from my BMS manufacturer is going to be critical. Maybe my experience with Batrium is a one off situation? I'd be interested in hearing other experiences.
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Be very keen to see this lukewarm response doesn't at all seem normal. What was the response time? What were you expecting from the interaction? There is no context to your comment.
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Full s/w integration between any BMS & inverters, chargers, etc is not that wide spread afaik - there's a lot of different inverters are out there?

You can talk to the inverter via the Victron protocols. The Multiplus units also have a "virtual switch" section in their setups that can do things under different conditions.

When I got to speak to Jason a few month back, it seemed he was frantically busy on multiple fronts.
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(05-02-2018, 01:10 AM)Redpacket Wrote: Full s/w integration between any BMS & inverters, chargers, etc is not that wide spread afaik - there's a lot of different inverters are out there?

You can talk to the inverter via the Victron protocols. The Multiplus units also have a "virtual switch" section in their setups that can do things under different conditions.

When I got to speak to Jaron a few month back, it seemed he was frantically busy on multiple fronts.

Here are the links to documentation on Victron integration with the Watchmon

How to control a Victron Color Control GX with a WatchMon
https://www.batrium.com/pages/how-to-con...h-watchmon

How to control a Victron Venus GX with a WatchMon
https://www.batrium.com/pages/how-to-con...h-watchmon
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(05-01-2018, 10:57 PM)hbpowerwall Wrote: Be very keen to see this lukewarm response doesn't at all seem normal. What was the response time? What were you expecting from the interaction? There is no context to your comment.

As background, here's an excerpt of the email I sent Batrium... 
Quote:I am currently designing an off-grid system, and am looking at using mostly Victron products. The Victron products I plan to use are:
 
-          Victron MultiGrid 48/3000/35-50 - 230V
-          SmartSolar MPPT 150/35
 
I am planning on using YUASA LEV40 Lithium batteries in a 14S or 15S x 5P configuration, but will be starting with a single 14S first. 
 
I want your help so I can understand what components I require to purchase a Batrium BMS that I can interface into the Victron products. I read you are developing/releasing a product that interfaces with Victron

In answer to your questions... I was seeking direction on what Batrium products I should obtain for the Victron systems and batteries identified in my email i.e. I wanted to make a purchase from batrium.

The response from Batrium...

Quote:Sorry for the delayed reply, we are flatout processing the new Watchmon4 supervisor.

The only Victron Energy equipment that we have integrated with is via canbus port to their VRM portal hardware. We have tailored a canbus profile to suit the Venus GX or Color Control GX. Once we are on-top of the current workload we will be publishing a step by step guide about the Victron implementation that we were involved with.

The response from Batrium didn't answer my original question... and didn't give me advice on what products I should consider purchasing.

As a contrast, when I wrote to Victron I received a detailed response on the configuration/equipment they recommended I should purchase to interface with the lithium batteries.

I figured I would gain a similar response from Batrium i.e. "Batrium recommends you consider X Y and Z for the configuration you've outlined in your email"

(05-02-2018, 01:10 AM)Redpacket Wrote: When I got to speak to Jason a few month back, it seemed he was frantically busy on multiple fronts.

I figure the response from Jaron was due to above. I replied to Jaron's email asking for further advice, so I'll wait and see if I get any further response?

Let me be clear, I am not trying to give Batrium a hard time... was just looking for advice from the manufacturer, which I dont believe is unreasonable.
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