E-T-A and Victron Energy Announce new Interface for PowerPlex

Nov 19, 2012, 04:25 ET from Victron Energy BV

ALMERE, The Netherlands, November 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

E-T-A and Victron announce a new Victron interface for E-T-A PowerPlex. With PowerPlex, users can easily control electrical equipment on a boat or special vehicle. Thanks to this new interface, it is now possible to control a Victron MultiPlus or Quattro inverter/battery charger and other Victron products with PowerPlex.

E-T-A PowerPlex

E-T-A is specialized in the design and development of circuit breakers for the protection of electrical equipment. They have also developed their own CAN-bus multiplexing system: PowerPlex. PowerPlex is an electrical distribution system with which equipment on-board boats and special vehicles is protected and can be operated. PowerPlex is an open system which can be configured on any PC/Laptop operating under Windows.

E-T-A PowerPlex Touch PC

E-T-A's PowerPlex Touch PC display is a component of their PowerPlex CAN-bus system. Using this Touch PC, users can operate the equipment connected to the PowerPlex. The new interface allows control of the following Victron equipment:

  • MultiPlus or Quattro inverter/battery charger
  • Lithium-ion 24V 180Ah Battery system
  • BMV battery monitor
  • Lynx Shunt Canbus
  • Skylla-i

NMEA 2000

The communication between E-T-A's PowerPlex and Victron equipment occurs via the NMEA 2000-network. This is an open CAN-bus network in which equipment from different manufacturers can communicate with each other.

The new interface for the PowerPlex Touch PC falls in line with Victron's open network philosophy: a perfect network in which all components can work together; independent of supplier.

Profile Victron Energy

Electrical power specialist Victron continually develops new solutions for energy use in diverse situations. Victron Energy is a respected supplier of independent 'off-grid'-installations for the following sectors: Marine, Industrial, Vehicles, Off-grid and revalidation. The product range comprises sine inverters, sine chargers/inverters, battery chargers, DC/DC inverters, switching cabinets, the intelligent Battery Monitor and more. Victron Energy has an enviable reputation in technical innovation, reliability and sustainability. The products are recognized worldwide as the professional choice for independent electrical energy supply. For additional information about Victron Energy go to www.victronenergy.com.

Profile E-T-A

E-T-A Elektrotechnische Apparate GmbH, headquartered in Altdorf bei Nuremberg, has been globally successful for more than 60 years. E-T-A is the market leader in the design and production of circuit protection solutions for a wide range of industries. Their CAN-Bus based Multiplexing system, PowerPlex, sets the standard worldwide for reliability, innovation and versatility. It is installed in demanding applications: work boats, performance yachts and sailing yachts and special vehicles. For additional information about E-T-A go to www.e-t-a.com.

SOURCE Victron Energy BV