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Old 05-26-2019, 10:04 AM   #21
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So today the power for the campground went out due to someone hitting a utility pole. This is the first time caring about the victron controller monitor. I canít find anything in manual that tells what each reading means. I get the battery level and what kind of charge it is performing. Currently it is bulk charge. What I want know is what the other numbers mean. Is it just the amount of energy coming in in volts, amps, and kWh?

It appears that there is an app to monitor too, but it looks like it needs a blue tooth dongle? Anyone did that? Manual was next to useless.

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Old 05-26-2019, 12:59 PM   #22
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Maybe this manual will help. Mine did not come with this one. I had to track it down.

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Old 05-28-2019, 04:15 PM   #23
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Turk--pls share the info regarding the bluetooth dongle

Where did you get it and how is it installed. Thanks
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Old 05-29-2019, 05:16 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by Presitla99 View Post
Where did you get it and how is it installed. Thanks
Purchase from Amazon

Download app from Android or Apple app store (Vectron Monitor)

On a 2019 Classic 30', pop off the right lower panel under the hall closet. Look for the blue box, feel around on the left rear of the blue box, you will feel a tiny rectangular plug the same size as the plug on the dongle you ordered. Unplug old plug from back (your gauge behind the range will no longer work), open the app on your phone, plug in the new dongle (it is keyed to only plug in one direction so the fact that you can't see what you are doing is only a minor inconvenience), pair the app and the dongle, RTFM.
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Old 05-29-2019, 07:17 AM   #25
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An alternative is to buy the dongle from PKYS:

The advantage is that you have Peter to call if there is a gotcha with hooking it up. I also believe that Best Converters is getting into the Victron gear end of things. Same logic, better to have somebody to call.

You *could* also replace the entire solar charger with the "smart" version......


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