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The MPPT Control display is a dedicated display for the Victron Energy SmartSolar and BlueSolar MPPT solar charger range. It can be used to read out the live and historic solar charger data and it can be used to configure solar charger settings.
Examples of live and historic monitoring:
The display ships together with a fused power cable.
The supplied power cable is only needed when the display is used with some very early solar charger models that have been since long discontinued. These early models shut down when they do not receive solar power. The power cable provides power to the display straight from the battery so that the display is also operational during bad weather of after the sun has gone down.
A VE.Direct cable is needed to connect the display to the solar charger. This cable is not included with the MPPT Control display and needs to be purchased separately.
VE.Direct cables vary in lengths from 0.3 up to 10 meter and are available with straight or right angle connectors. For more information see the VE.Direct cable product page.
Wall mounting enclosure
The housing of the MPPT Control display is tailored towards being flush mounted through a panel. In case flush mounting is not possible a dedicated wall mount enclosure can be used. This enclosure allows for easy wall mounting of the display.
There are two wall mounting options:
• Wall mount enclosure for BMV or MPPT Control
• Wall mount enclosure for BMV and Color Control GX
Drill a hole in a mounting substrate as indicated in below figure.
Use option A if the mounting substrate is accessible from both sides
Use option B if the mounting substrate is accessible from the front.
Connect the solar charger
Connect the MPPT Control display to the solar charger using a VE.Direct cable.
It is not possible to extend the VE.Direct cable, the maximum length can not exceed 10 meter.
The rear of the MPPT Control display showing the power connection and the VE.Direct connection
Connect the power cable (only needed for old style solar controllers)
The supplied power cable is only necessary when the display is used with some very early solar charger models that have been since long discontinued.
Connect the power cable as follows:
The LCD screen displays the following information:
The connection status of the display is indicated by a “double arrow”
|There is a connection between the display and the solar charger|
|There was a connection with the solar charger but the connection is lost. The last |
know values will be shown.
|There has not been a connection with a |
The buttons on the front of the display are used to navigate through the solar charger readings and are used when making solar controller and display settings.They have the following functions:
|Go to next or previous item |
Increase or decrease value
4.1. Status menu
This menu shows the live solar charger readings. The MPPT Control display always starts up in this menu.
Press the up and down button cycle through all menu items.
These menu items will be displayed in order of appearance as indicated in below table:
|LCD Display||Menu item||Description and notes|
|PV power||Solar array output power.|
|PV voltage||Solar array voltage.|
|PV daily yield||The daily accumulative solar power received.|
|Battery error||Only visible in case there is an active error.|
|Battery charge stage||Charge stage: Bulk, Absorption, Float, Off or Fault.|
|Battery current||Battery charge current.|
|Battery voltage||Battery voltage.|
|Load output state||Load output switched on or off. Only visible on MPPTs with a load output.|
|Load current||The current into the load. Only visible on MPPTs with a load output.|
4.2. History menu
The history menu shows both the daily and overall solar charger history data. It shows items such as solar yield, battery voltages, time spend in each charge stage and past errors.
To enter and readout the history menu:
All available history menu items are listed in below table, in the order they appear when scrolling through the items.
|TOTAL YIELD||The cumulative PV yield since the last history reset.|
|MAX PANEL VOLTAGE||The maximum PV voltage since the last history reset.|
|MAX BATTERY VOLTAGE||The maximum battery voltage since the last history reset.|
|MIN BATTERY VOLTAGE||The minimum battery voltage since the last history reset.|
|LAST ERRORS||The last 4 errors since the last history reset. The number of |
blocks in the lower right of the LCD determines which error
is currently shown, with 1 block being the latest and 4
blocks being the oldest.
|YIELD||The daily PV yield, available for each day for the past 30 |
|MAX POWER||The daily maximum PV power, available for each day for |
the past 30 days.
|MAX PANEL VOLTAGE||The daily maximum PV voltage, available for each day for |
the past 30 days.
|MAX BATTERY CURRENT||The daily maximum battery current, available for each day |
for the past 30 days.
|MAX BATTERY VOLTAGE||The daily maximum battery voltage, available for each day |
for the past 30 days.
|MIN BATTERY VOLTAGE||The daily minimum battery voltage, available for each day |
for the past 30 days.
|BULK TIME||The daily time spent in the bulk charge stage, available for |
each day for the past 30 days.
|ABSORPTION TIME||The daily time spent in the bulk absorption stage, available |
for each day for the past 30 days.
|FLOAT TIME||The daily time spent in the float stage, available for each |
day for the past 30 days.
The last 4 daily errors. The number of blocks in the lower right of the LCD determines which error is currently shown, with 1 block being the latest and 4 blocks being the oldest.
4.3. Settings menu
In the settings menu the the solar charger and MPPT Control settings can be viewed and changed.
To navigate the settings menu:
It might be possible that the setup menu is locked, in which case the settings can only be viewed. When trying to change the setting the word LOCK is shown.
To unlock the settings menu:
When SELECT TO EDIT is ON, the current value is shown and a new value can immediately be selected.
When LOCK SETUP is ON, settings can only be changed after setting LOCK SETUP to off
Not all setting listed in below table might be available when connecting to certain models of solar chargers. The solar charger might not have the necessary hardware. For example, not all solar chargers are equipped with a load output.
Some settings might be missing from the settings menu. The MPPT Control display only allows to change the most common settings. More advance settings, like TX and RX port settings, are not accessible via the MPPT Control display. To configure these settings use the VictronConnect App or, for solar chargers 60A and up, use a S SmartSolar ontrol display
|1||LOCK SETUP||When set to ON, none of the other settings can be changed. If an attempt is |
made to change a setting the word “LOCK” is shown together with the setting
Set to OFF to unlock, so other settings can be changed.
|2||BATTERY VOLTAGE||The system battery voltage; choose between a voltage setting or AUTO. |
When set to automatic (AUTO), an A will be shown in front of the voltage
|3||BATTERY TYPE||The charge algorithm for a specific battery type; set to FIXED or USER. |
When set to FIXED, the rotary switch on the solar charger determines the
When set to USER, all charging related settings can be edited.
As soon as any of the charging related settings are changed, this setting will
automatically set to USER.
|4||MAXIMUM CURRENT||The maximum charging current.|
|5||BULK TIME LIMIT||The maximum time the bulk charge stage is allowed to last.|
|6||ABSORPTION TIME LIMIT||The maximum time the absorption charge stage is allowed to last.|
|7||ABSORPTION VOLTAGE||The battery voltage at which the solar charger switches from bulk to absorption stage.|
|8||FLOAT VOLTAGE||The battery voltage at which the solar charger switches from absorption to float stage.|
|9||TEMP COMPENSATION||The temperature compensation coefficient in mV/°C for the whole battery bank (not per individual battery).|
|10||LOAD OUTPUT||The Load output operating mode. Possible values: OFF, AUTO (= BatteryLife), ALT1, ALT2, ON, USER1, USER2|
|11||LOAD SWITCH HIGH||The high voltage level in case LOAD OUTPUT is set to USER1 or USER2|
|12||LOAD SWITCH LOW||The low voltage level in case LOAD OUTPUT is set to USER1 or USER2|
|13||CLEAR HISTORY||Clears the solar charger history|
|14||FACTORY DEFAULTS||Resets the solar charger settings back to factory defaults.|
|15||BACKLIGHT INTENSITY||Sets the back-light intensity of the MPPT Control LCD display.|
|16||BACKLIGHT ALWAYS ON||Determines whether the back-light of the MPPT Control LCD display is always on.|
|17||SCROLL SPEED||Determines the scroll speed of the MPPT Control.|
|18||SELECT TO EDIT||When set to OFF, the MPPT Control first shows the value of a setting and |
SELECT has to be pressed to be able to edit the value.
|19||AUTO LOCK||When set to OFF, the MPPT Control first shows the value of a setting and |
SELECT has to be pressed to be able to edit the value.
|20||SOFTWARE VERSION||The software (firmware) version of the MPPT Control.|
|21||SERIAL NUMBER||The serial number of the MPPT Control.|
|22||MPPT SOFTWARE VERSION||The software (firmware) version of the solar charger.|
|23||MPPT SOFTWARE VERSION||The serial number of the solar charger.|
|24||EQUALISATION VOLTAGE||Equalization voltage.|
|25||EQUALIZE||Initiates a manual equalization.|
Consult this chapter in case of unexpected behaviour or if you suspect a product fault.
The correct troubleshooting and support process is to first consult the common issues as described in this chapter.
Should this fail to resolve the issue, contact the point of purchase for technical support. If the point of purchase is unknown, refer to the Victron Energy Support webpage.
5.1. Power issues
Power cable check
5.2. Connection issues
If the display is unable to make a connecting with the solar charger or if the text: ”Disconnected “ is scrolling through the screen, the MPPT Control has not established communications with the solar charger.
The most likely cause is an issue with the VE.Direct cable.
VE.Direct cable check
5.3. Settings locked
If the setup menu is locked settings can only be viewed but not changed. When trying to change the setting the word LOCK is shown.
To unlock the settings menu see the instruction in the Settings menu  chapter.
This product has a 5-year limited warranty. This limited warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship in this product and lasts for five years from the date of original purchase of this product. To claim warranty the customer must return the product together with the receipt of purchase to the point of purchase. This limited warranty does not cover damage, deterioration or malfunction resulting from alteration, modification, improper or unreasonable use or misuse, neglect, exposure to excess moisture, fire, improper packing, lightning, power surges, or other acts of nature. This limited warranty does not cover damage, deterioration or malfunction resulting from repairs attempted by anyone unauthorized by Victron Energy to make such repairs.
Non-compliance with the instructions in this manual will render the warranty void. Victron Energy is not liable for any consequential damages arising from the use of this product. The maximum liability of Victron Energy under this limited warranty shall not exceed the actual purchase price of the product.
|Supply voltage range when powered from battery||6.5 – 95Vdc|
|Supply voltage range when powered via VE.Direct cable||5Vdc|
|Power consumption with back-light turned off||< 0.05W|
|Operating temperature range||-20 – +50°C (0 – 120°C)|
|Power cable fuse rating||100mA|
|Installation type||Flush mount|
|Front diameter||63mm (2.5″)|
|Front bezel||69 x 69mm (2.7×2.7″)|
|Body diameter||52mm (2.0″)|
|Body depth||31mm (1.2″)|
|Power cable length||1.5m|
Suitable for the entire Victron Energy BlueSolar MPPT and the SmartSolar MPPT solar charger range, with the exception of the (since long) discontinued BlueSolar MPPT 70/15.
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