Victron Multiplus-II GX Inverter/Charger 230V
A MultiPlus-II with LCD and GX functionality
The MultiPlus-II GX integrates a MultiPlus-II inverter/charger and a GX device with a 2 x 16 character display.
The integrated GX device includes:
- A VE.Can interface. This can be used to connect to Victron VE.Can devices (eg VE.Can MPPTs), or the port can be reconfigured via the Remote Console for use with a compatible CAN-bus Li-ion Battery.
- A USB port.
- A Ethernet port.
- A VE.Direct port.
The MultiPlus-II GX is intended for applications where additional interfacing with other products and/or remote monitoring is required, such as on-grid or off-grid energy storage systems and certain mobile applications.
Parallel and three phase operation
Only one GX unit is needed in case of Parallel and three phase operation.
Features of the Victron Multiplus-II GX Inverter/Charger 230V
The Victron Multiplus-II GX Inverter/Charger 230V is a highly capable and multifunctional device designed to meet a wide range of energy conversion and management needs. Here are its key features:
- 3-in-1 functionality —This device combines an inverter, charger and GX device into a single, space-saving unit. It's an all-in-one solution for your energy system.
- Grid parallel topology — Featuring a grid parallel topology, the Multiplus-II GX ensures efficient energy transfer between various sources, including the grid and renewable sources.
- MPPT solar charge controller — Integrated with an MPPT (Maximum Power Point Tracking) solar charge controller, it optimises solar power for increased efficiency and reduced energy costs.
- Optimised self-consumption — Using external AC current sensors or power meters, the system maximises self-consumption, reducing grid dependence and saving on energy expenses.
- Uninterrupted power supply — During power outages, the Multiplus-II GX continues to power critical loads, providing continuous operation of essential equipment and appliances.
- Parallel and three-phase operation — For those requiring a parallel or three-phase operation, a single GX unit is sufficient, simplifying system design and installation.
- Advanced GX device — The built-in GX device offers versatile interfaces, including BMS-Can, USB, Ethernet and VE.Direct ports, enabling seamless connectivity and monitoring options.
- Remote monitoring —Stay connected to your energy system through remote monitoring via smartphones and Wi-Fi-enabled devices. Monitor and control your system from anywhere, enhancing convenience and peace of mind.
- Battery compatibility — Designed to work with a wide range of battery types, the Multiplus-II GX accommodates diverse energy storage requirements.
- Real-time display and WiFi connectedness — The 2 x 16 character display reads battery, inverter and solar charge controller parameters. The same parameters can be accessed with a smartphone or other Wi-Fi enabled device.
Why get an inverter/charger hybrid?
Inverters and chargers are essential components in various applications. Here are the key benefits of having an inverter and charger in your energy setup:
- Energy conversion — Inverters are designed to convert direct current (DC) into alternating current. This conversion is crucial because most household and commercial appliances require AC power. It ensures that the energy generated from sources like solar panels or batteries can be effectively used to power lights, appliances and more.
- Battery charging — Chargers are responsible for replenishing the energy stored in batteries. They manage the charging process, ensuring that the battery is charged to its optimum capacity. This is especially important in off-grid and backup power systems, where reliable energy storage is essential.
- Grid interaction — Inverters allow for seamless interaction with the grid. They enable energy to flow bidirectionally, which is vital for grid-tied solar systems. Excess energy can be sent back to the grid, reducing energy bills and supporting sustainability.
- Uninterrupted power — Inverters equipped with a charger function can provide uninterrupted power during blackouts. They automatically switch to battery power when the grid fails, ensuring that essential loads continue to operate.
- Energy efficiency — Modern inverters and chargers are designed to be highly efficient, minimising energy loss during conversion and charging processes. This efficiency contributes to lower energy costs and reduced environmental impact.
- Remote monitoring — Many inverters and chargers are equipped with monitoring capabilities that allow users to track system performance remotely. This is particularly useful for off-grid and solar systems, as it ensures optimal operation and timely maintenance.
- Load management — Inverters, when combined with chargers, can manage and prioritise loads. They ensure critical loads are powered first during outages, helping users maintain essential services.
- Sustainability — Inverters and chargers support sustainable energy practices. They enable the integration of renewable energy sources, such as solar or wind power, into existing energy systems, reducing reliance on fossil fuels.
- Versatility — These devices are versatile and adaptable to various applications. Whether for residential, commercial or mobile setups, inverters and chargers provide the necessary flexibility to meet diverse energy needs.
- Reliability — High-quality inverters and chargers are known for their reliability. They are built to withstand challenging environmental conditions, ensuring long-lasting performance.
How does the MultiPlus-II prevent overload of limited AC sources like generators or shore power?
The MultiPlus-II is equipped with PowerControl and PowerAssist features. PowerControl ensures that the MultiPlus-II limits the maximum AC input current from sources like generators or shore power, preventing overloads. It manages the power consumption of connected loads, optimising energy distribution. PowerAssist allows the MultiPlus-II to supplement power from limited AC sources with energy from the battery or inverter, ensuring uninterrupted operation even when the AC source is limited.
What role does the MultiPlus-II play in a Victron ESS system and what are its key components?
In a Victron ESS (Energy Storage System), the MultiPlus-II serves as a crucial component. It functions as an inverter, charger and a GX device, facilitating seamless energy conversion and management. Key components of the MultiPlus-II include its inverter and charger capabilities, a GX device that enables remote monitoring and control and PowerControl and PowerAssist features for load management.
How quickly does the MultiPlus-II switch to the inverter in the event of a grid failure or power disconnection?
The MultiPlus-II features a rapid switchover capability, switching to inverter mode almost instantly in the event of a grid failure or power disconnection. The switchover time is typically less than 20 milliseconds, ensuring that critical loads are supplied with power without interruption.
What other products from Victron does Energy Eco carry?
Apart from the Victron MultiPlus-II GX Inverter/Charger 230V, Energy Eco offers a wide range of Victron products to meet your energy needs. Our inventory includes Victron batteries, battery chargers, DC converters and various energy storage solutions.
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