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Color Control GX

Rising Connection_Victron energy logoThe Color Control (CCGX) provides intuitive control and monitoring for all Victron power systems. The list of Victron products that can be
connected is endless: Inverters, Multis, Quattros, MPPT solar chargers, BMV battery monitors, Lynx Ion + Shunt and more.

Panels and System Monitoring

The Color Control GX is the communication- centre of your installation. It offers at-a-glance live information, and lets you control all products connected to it. Full system control is gained – almost anywhere in the world – by accessing your Color Control GX using our free-to-use Victron Remote Management Portal (VRM).

KEY FEATURES

Intuitive system overview – all you need to know

At a single touch, Color Control GX provides an instant overview of your system: battery state of charge; present power consumption; power harvest from PV; power provision from mains/generator.

 

The full power of Victron Remote Management

Victron Remote Management (VRM) provides you with full access to the very extensive controls and settings of all system-components which are connected to either your CCGX or Venus GX. It allows remote user and installer login – from anywhere, at anytime. This powerful application also provides for hassle-free diagnostic checks and analysis of archived information.

 

Automatic Generator start/stop

The Color Control GX can be programmed to auto-start your generator – triggered by low-voltage; high-demand; or battery state of charge. It can be further tailored to delay ignition until the end of ‘quiet’ periods – avoiding accidental nuisance at dead of night.

 

Remote Console – control everything from anywhere…

A Remote Console feature is available. It’s like carrying the front face of your CCGX control panel around on your phone, or other device.

 

 

Energy Storage Systems – 24 hour Monitoring

The Color Control GX manages Energy Storage Systems. It keeps back-up batteries at 100%; kicks-in during power-cuts; and diverts excess (solar) power to self-consumption – saving you money. For examples and more detailed information see the ESS (Energy Storage System) manual.

 

Remotely monitor your boat or motorhome electrics

Planning a trip? Remote monitoring of your Color Control GX allows you to make sure your boat or motorhome are ready to go. Color Control GX also allows you to talk to connected equipment from other manufacturers.

 

 

Experience the power of VRM

See remote monitoring in action, experience VRM in thousands of real-life installations worldwide or log in to get started.

 

KEY FEATURES

Intuitive system overview – all you need to know

At a single touch, Color Control GX provides an instant overview of your system: battery state of charge; present power consumption; power harvest from PV; power provision from mains/generator.

The full power of Victron Remote Management

Victron Remote Management (VRM) provides you with full access to the very extensive controls and settings of all system-components which are connected to either your CCGX or Venus GX. It allows remote user and installer login – from anywhere, at anytime. This powerful application also provides for hassle-free diagnostic checks and analysis of archived information.

Automatic Generator start/stop

The Color Control GX can be programmed to auto-start your generator – triggered by low-voltage; high-demand; or battery state of charge. It can be further tailored to delay ignition until the end of ‘quiet’ periods – avoiding accidental nuisance at dead of night.

Remote Console – control everything from anywhere…

A Remote Console feature is available. It’s like carrying the front face of your CCGX control panel around on your phone, or other device.

Energy Storage Systems – 24 hour Monitoring

The Color Control GX manages Energy Storage Systems. It keeps back-up batteries at 100%; kicks-in during power-cuts; and diverts excess (solar) power to self-consumption – saving you money. For examples and more detailed information see the ESS (Energy Storage System) manual.

Remotely monitor your boat or motorhome electrics

Planning a trip? Remote monitoring of your Color Control GX allows you to make sure your boat or motorhome are ready to go. Color Control GX also allows you to talk to connected equipment from other manufacturers.

Experience the power of VRM

See remote monitoring in action, experience VRM in thousands of real-life installations worldwide or log in to get started.

 

FEATURES

VRM Online Portal
Besides monitoring and controlling products locally on the CCGX itself, all readings are also forwarded to our free remote monitoring website: the VRM Online Portal. To get an impression, try the demo on https://vrm.victronenergy.com. See also the screenshots below.

Remote Console on VRM
Monitor, control and configure the CCGX remotely, over the internet. Just like standing in front of the device, everything can also be done remotely. The same functionality is also available on the local network, Remote Console on LAN.

Automatic genset start/stop
A highly customisable start/stop system. Use state of charge, voltage, load and other parameters. Define a special set of rules for quiet times, and optionally a monthly test run. The heart of ESS – Energy Storage System The CCGX is the Energy Manager in an ESS system. More information in the ESS manual: https://www.victronenergy.com/live/ess:design-installation-manual

Data logging
When connected to the internet, all data is sent to the VRM Portal. When there is no internet connection
available, the CCGX will store the data internally, up to 48 hours. By inserting a micro SD-card or USB stick, more data can be stored. These files can then be uploaded to the VRM Portal, or offline converted with the VictronConnect app, for analysis.

Supported products

  • Multis and Quattros, including split-phase and three- phase systems. Monitoring and control (on/off and current limiter). Changing configuration is possible (only remotely via the internet, not without an internet connection).
  • BlueSolar MPPT Solar Chargers with a VE.Direct port.
  • BlueSolar MPPT 150/70 and the MPPT 150/85 with VE.Can port.
  • SmartSolar MPPT 150/70 and the MPPT 150/100 with VE.Can port. When multiple BlueSolar MPPTs or SmartSolar MPPTs with VE.Can are used in parallel, all the information is combined as one.
  • BMV-700 family can be connected directly to the VE.Direct ports on the CCGX. Use the VE.Direct Cable for this.
  • BMV-600 family can be connected to the VE.Direct ports on the CCGX. Requires an accessory cable.
  • Lynx Ion + Shunt
  • Lynx Shunt VE.Can
  • Skylla-i battery chargers
  • NMEA2000 tank sensors
  • A USB GPS can be connected to the USB port. Location and speed will be visible on the display, and the data is sent to the VRM Portal for tracking purposes. The map on VRM will show the latest position.
  • Fronius PV Inverters

When more than two VE.Direct products must be connected, USB can be used.

Internet connection
The CCGX can be connected to internet with an Ethernet cable and via wifi. To connect via wifi, a wifi USB accessory is required. The CCGX has no internal cellular modem: there is no slot for a sim-card. Use an off-the-shelf GPRS or 3G router instead.

Other highlights

  • The CCGX can automatically update itself from the internet, when there is a new software version available.
  • Multiple languages: English, Czech, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Swedish, Turkish, Chinese, Arabic.
  • Use the CCGX as a Modbus-TCP gateway to all connected Victron products.
  • Powered by the Venus OS – embedded linux.

https://github.com/victronenergy/venus/wiki/sales-pitch

USER INTERFACE

Overview – Multi with PV Inverter on Output

  Mobile & Boat Overview

  Genset Control Page

  VRM Portal – Dashboard

Main Menu

  Alarm Notifications

  Tiles Overview

  VRM Portal – Remote Console

 
 

SPECIFICATIONS

COLOR CONTROL GX

Power Supply Voltage Range: 8 – 70V DC
Current Draw: 12V DC / 24V DC / 48V DC
Display Off: 140mA / 80mA / 40mA
Display at Minimum Intensity: 160mA / 90mA / 45mA
Display at Maximum Intensity: 245mA / 125mA / 65mA
Potential Free Contact: 3A / 30V DC / 250V AC (Normally open)

COMMUNICATION PORTS

VE.Direct: 2 separate VE.Direct ports – isolated
VE.Can: 2 paralleled RJ45 sockets – isolated
VE.Bus: 2 paralleled RJ45 sockets – isolated
USB: 2 USB Host ports – not isolated
Ethernet: 10/100/1000MB RJ45 socket – isolated except shield

3RD PARTY INTERFACING

Modbus-TCP: Use Modbus-TCP to monitor and control all products connected to the Color Control GX
JSON: Use the VRM JSON API to retrieve data from the VRM Portal

GENERAL

Outer Dimensions (h x w x d): 130 x 120 x 28mm
Operating Temperature Range: -20 to +50°C

STANDARDS

Safety: EN 60950-1:2005+A1:2009+A2:2013
EMC: EN 61000-6-3, EN 55014-1, EN 61000-6-2, EN 61000-6-1, EN 55014-2
Automotive: E4-10R-053535