Victron

Mar
21
Power conversion devices for networking and electronics

Power conversion devices for networking and electronics

Various devices from Victron and Tycon that can help power sensitive electronics and power over ethernet (PoE) devices.
13 min read
Dec
27
Victron GX now sends NMEA 2000

Victron GX now sends NMEA 2000

Victron has had a lot of impressive connectivity products, but one area they have had challenges with is in getting all of that data onto NMEA 2000. In their recent v2.40 release, that has changed for the better.
7 min read
Sep
21
Victron + Wakespeed + Battle Born power system

Victron + Wakespeed + Battle Born power system

I upgrade my power system with Battle Born batteries, Balmar alternators, and Wakespeed regulators to give me way more power and longer time at anchor.
29 min read
Apr
02
Rendezvous initial networks

Rendezvous initial networks

In the last 4 months, I have been developing my overall network on board Rendezvous. I wanted a good WiFi/Ethernet network to connect me to the outside world, as well as a well developed NMEA 2000 network for marine equipment while underway. So far, here's what I have...
18 min read
Oct
31
Installing and using a Victron LiFePO4 energy system

Installing and using a Victron LiFePO4 energy system

With my LiFePO4 power design complete, I was excited to install and use the new system for most of this sailing season. The installation took longer than a traditional battery installation, and had more complexity, but turned out to be a fantastic setup for the longer trips I went on this summer.
20 min read
Aug
15
Correcting the list - LiFePO4 power system design

Correcting the list - LiFePO4 power system design

Due to weight and features, I decided to convert my sailboat power system to LiFePO4. This article covers the design which settled on Victron components.
19 min read