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Quote from Trond Arvid Røsvik on August 7, 2022, 2:55 am

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?

 

Hi Trond - thanks for your help ...

Yes all (seems to be ) working ok. I have the orange sync light on the WS500, No errors and the Alt is receiving current control from somewhere. Yesterday we motored for a while and the high SOC management was more responsive and better suited with the new firmware. Also after changing the ABMS settings - no HVC trips 🙂

I assume you have the ABMS and WS500 all connected to the same BMS-CAN bus and the ABMS and WS500 set to CAN 500 kbs ??

I know (sure i read somewhere) the 2 CAN bus's are isolated on the CERBO. So there is no cross comms.

I use currently the VE-CAN port only, set to 250 kbps.

A-BMS->Cerbo->WS500->NMEA2000 to the boat.

This works perfect.  An bonus with this is sending Engine RPM data and A-BMS status to NMEA2000.

 

And yes the two CAN bus interfaces on the Cerbo are different ports.

I will try to move the A-BMS over to BMS-CAN 500kbps one day and try again.

 

Quote from Trond Arvid Røsvik on August 7, 2022, 2:55 am
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?

 

after finally getting my Wifi module comms back (downgraded firmware)

i have moved all over to CAN at 250K.

Can now see the WS500 on my Cerbo 🙂  .... nice one Wakespeed !

I have a Bluesea shunt (and gauge) on the alternator output .... but i was advised to connect the WS500 shunt wires to the the ABMS shunt (for stability?).... Wonder if i should move them over to the alt shunt ? Anyone done this ?? Are there any negative implications ?

 

Hi, did you move the current sensor to the alt shunt?

Quote from Trond Arvid Røsvik on August 9, 2022, 4:38 am

I use currently the VE-CAN port only, set to 250 kbps.

A-BMS->Cerbo->WS500->NMEA2000 to the boat.

This works perfect.  An bonus with this is sending Engine RPM data and A-BMS status to NMEA2000.

How are you getting data to N2K? I am using ABMS, WS500, and VE.can to N2K Adapter, but there are only 2 VE.CAN ports, so the N2K got the boot in favor of the WS500.  I tried to plug the ABMS into the WS500 thinking "its a bus, right?" but it would not show up.  Also the WS500 disappears when the engine is powered down (ignition wire loses +12v), so it is not suited anyway.

Previously I had the ABMS on BMS-CAN and the N2K on VE.Can and was able to received ABMS stats on N2k, it would be nice if the WS500 worked on BMS-CAN.  I have not seen how to set the WS500 to 500kbps, though.

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