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Hi,

anyone knows if wakespeed regulator is going to show up on victron gx screen?

following... 🙂 I have the gx I haven't "seen" anything. But 100% that I have also not set it up for that. Would be cool if it did... 🙂

The project seemed to get some traction last spring but it has been quiet for a few months now.

Here is a link to the project on github for those interested

https://github.com/victronenergy/venus/issues/779

Seems like we are very close now..!

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Yes, it is in alpha/beta testing now!

 

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Version 2.5.0 (beta) is released now.

(Not had the chance to test it myself yet).

You will need Venus OS V2.90-10 also.

 

http://wakespeed.com/technical.html

 

Tested out V2.5 Beta and seems to be working just fine.

I am running BMS controlled charging with REC A-BMS.

 

Now Victron just needs to add more widgets to the VRM portal from WS500.

Like State, RPM and Field%.

This will make it more easy to diagnose and adjust the setup.

 

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I'd love to see Victron have a main page update that will show a charge source from the WS500. However my guess is to get an accurate reading, you'll still need to install a shunt on the wire from the alternator to get an accurate reading.

OK - I have upgraded my WS500 to 2.5.0 & my Cerbo GX to 2.90-14

I cant see any Wakespeed info ? I assume it should show up in the Device list.

The Bus is working fine between GX, ABMS & WS500.

Anybody else tried this ... ?

addendum ..

just gone thru github ... and seen this

'Connect the Wakespeed WS500 to the VE.can port, not the VE.bms port'

Is this still the case ?... I am on the BMS-Can bus at 500K ?

 

In my experience all units have to be on 250 Kbps.

At 500 Kbps the Cerbo will not "see" the WS500.

 

Meaning you also have to use VE-CAN ports, as BMS CAN port is 500 Kbps only.

 

Quote from Trond Arvid Røsvik on August 5, 2022, 3:31 pm

At 500 Kbps the Cerbo will not "see" the WS500.

 

My Cerbo acts as a CAN hub for the WS500 and the ABMS (they connect individually to the Cerbo) - seems to work just fine.

The Cerbo (Venus) also "sees" the REC BMS on the BMS CAN bus ...  shows in the Device list with associated parameters.

Also instructions from REC manual : "Connect BMS and GX device with CAN cable. Use BMS-Can port with Cerbo GX"

I guess this is a question for Victron ...

I have a question - my ws500 is hooked up to my cerbo, I can see it in the device list.

Its controlled by the REC BMS using DVCC and seems to work great, the only issue is that I can't seem to see the alternator voltage or the current on the cerbo. The line where it should be just has the first value (battery voltage), the other two spots are blank.

Im using a seperate shunt inline with the alternator+ to measure current.

Is this usual in DVCC mode or am I missing a setting?

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Quote from Damian Raffell on August 6, 2022, 5:58 am
Quote from Trond Arvid Røsvik on August 5, 2022, 3:31 pm

At 500 Kbps the Cerbo will not "see" the WS500.

 

My Cerbo acts as a CAN hub for the WS500 and the ABMS (they connect individually to the Cerbo) - seems to work just fine.

The Cerbo (Venus) also "sees" the REC BMS on the BMS CAN bus ...  shows in the Device list with associated parameters.

Also instructions from REC manual : "Connect BMS and GX device with CAN cable. Use BMS-Can port with Cerbo GX"

I guess this is a question for Victron ...

I tried this, and Cerbo sees the WS500 and ABMS, but the WS500 would not see the ABMS.

Are you sure your WS500 is in Sync Mode?

 

Quote from Matthew Parsons on August 6, 2022, 11:47 pm

I have a question - my ws500 is hooked up to my cerbo, I can see it in the device list.

Its controlled by the REC BMS using DVCC and seems to work great, the only issue is that I can't seem to see the alternator voltage or the current on the cerbo. The line where it should be just has the first value (battery voltage), the other two spots are blank.

Im using a seperate shunt inline with the alternator+ to measure current.

Is this usual in DVCC mode or am I missing a setting?

 

Its the same here, but I have the shunt at battery, not alternator.

My thought was it is related to this setting, should be set to 0 in your case.

 

Shunt At Bat?: Is the shunt connected to the Battery? Used during RBM mode to know if we are seeing alternator or battery current. 0=no, 1=yes(default)

Quote from Trond Arvid Røsvik on August 7, 2022, 2:58 am
Quote from Matthew Parsons on August 6, 2022, 11:47 pm

I have a question - my ws500 is hooked up to my cerbo, I can see it in the device list.

Its controlled by the REC BMS using DVCC and seems to work great, the only issue is that I can't seem to see the alternator voltage or the current on the cerbo. The line where it should be just has the first value (battery voltage), the other two spots are blank.

Im using a seperate shunt inline with the alternator+ to measure current.

Is this usual in DVCC mode or am I missing a setting?

 

Its the same here, but I have the shunt at battery, not alternator.

My thought was it is related to this setting, should be set to 0 in your case.

 

Shunt At Bat?: Is the shunt connected to the Battery? Used during RBM mode to know if we are seeing alternator or battery current. 0=no, 1=yes(default)

That was a great guess, and indeed a setting I needed to change (and hadn't) - didn't fix my issue though, still getting the lack of readout on current/alt voltage. The fact that it seems to still work makes me wonder if its a cerbo gx display problem rather than a CAN issue

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