How do lithium-ion battery chargers work?

Lithium-ion battery chargers

A world without lithium-ion batteries is hard to imagine.  The technological advancements that we speak of are possible because of the invention of lithium-ion batteries.  While these batteries provide excellent performances, we have to charge them for their proper functioning. Recharging and charging are possible because of chemical reactions that occur inside the battery.  The […]

Domestic Renewable Energy Storage – to store or not to store

Domestic Renewable Energy Storage

Domestic Renewable Energy Storage – Recent technological advancements have transformed the concept of domestic renewable energy storage.  Smart homes can monitor their energy usage online and recharge their renewable energy storage system from solar PV, which provides an infinite supply of green renewable energy. So is renewable energy is worth it? What is domestic renewable […]

Ve.CAN Bus SolarChargers

Victron CAN Bus Solar Charger MPPT Range

Ve.CAN Bus SolarChargers – Interfacing for up to 25 charge controllers Ve.CAN Bus SolarChargers adding to Victron’s comprehensive range of Solar Charge Controllers, we can now announce new models with VE.Can connectivity. These currently include the SmartSolar MPPT 150/70 & 150/100 VE.Can with auto-select voltage for systems of 12, 24, 36 and 48 Volts. These new models are […]

How to make your motorcycle or scooter battery last longer

Motorcycle driver riding in Alpine highway Outdoor photography

Yuasa motorcycle batteries are built to last longer and deliver more power. By following a few simple tips and looking after your battery correctly you can get the maximum possible service life.  Always take care and follow the correct health and safety guidelines to protect yourself from serious injuries from fire, explosions or leaking acid. Use the […]

VictronConnect v5.22 – New Blue Smart Charger features and more

Victron Connect display on iphone image

A new version of the VictronConnect App has just been released and includes a number of significant new features: History log of the last 40 charge-cycles for all Blue Smart Chargers; Customizable battery settings, also for all Blue Smart Chargers; Synchronised charging for MPPT Solar Chargers; Faster connection setup – when connecting to a product; Fix a […]

Venus OS v2.54 – Adding the 24V Pylontech UP2500 battery and more

Victron GX Touch 50

Venus OS v2.54 Venus OS v2.54, on the 25 May 2020 Victron released a new version of Venus OS – the software at the heart of the Victron GX Product range. This update adds compatibility with the Pylontech UP2500 module: a 24V managed lithium battery. More information can be found in the detailed instructions for Pylontech batteries. […]

VictronConnect v5.20 – Connect & Configure Remotely

VictronConnect Display on tablet and mobile phone

VictronConnect v5.20 Awesome new feature! VictronConnect Victron Energy have added Remote connectivity to VictronConnect which is awesome. It enables Victron devices – such as Solar Charge controllers and BMV Battery monitors – to be accessed remotely through an internet-connected GX device. This powerful new feature allows full device monitoring & configuration from practically anywhere in the […]