VE.Direct Bluetooth Smart Dongle Using the VE.Direct to Bluetooth Smart dongle you can display your BMV or MPPT information on iOS and Android devices, using the VictronConnect app. View information wirelessly such as battery status and solar panel power, plus other useful data. With the Bluetooth Smart Dongle you can get live status information, see historical values, and configure the Victron enabled device to meet the exact needs of your project. This level of customization brings a new level of flexibility to your system, simplifying installation and setup.
Supported Victron Products The Bluetooth Dongle can be connected to all Victron products that have a built-in VE.Direct port. For a full list see the VictronConnect App manual on the Victron Energy website.
Installation Notes - Connect the dongle directly to these products. The dongle cannot be connected to a Color Control GX. - It is not possible to monitor a product using both a Color Control and a Bluetooth dongle at the same time. - It is not possible to extend the VE.Direct cable. - After connecting the first time, the Blue and Red LED will be blinking fast and alternating. It needs to be updated to the latest firmware, which will happen automatically when connecting to it with VictronConnect.
Supported phones and tablets The device being used needs to have Bluetooth 4.0 (BT LE) in order to work with the dongle. For a full list of devices see the VictronConnect manual. VictronConnect App The dongle works together with the VictronConnect App. Download links for iPhone, iPad as well as Android devices are available on the Victron Energy software page. The dongle is able to read data from the BMV-70x series battery monitors, Phoenix Inverters with VE.Direct port, MPPT Solar Charge Controllers (except for the 150/70 and 150/85) using the VE.Direct communication port, and the Blue Smart IP65 Charger. The Victron Energy VE.Direct Bluetooth Smart Dongle uses Bluetooth Low Energy, which is a technology for the Internet of Things (IoT).