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GlobalLink 520 System Monitoring and Control

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GlobalLink 520 System Monitoring and Control

GlobalLink 520

The GlobalLink 520 will bring 4G LTE-M connectivity to all VE.Direct enabled devices without any monthly fees or subscriptions, for the first five years.

LTE-M is the abbreviation for LTE Cat-M1 or Long Term Evolution (4G), category M1. This cellular technology is designed to connect Internet of Things devices to existing 4G towers while using low energy. LTE-M does support handovers and roaming so it is possible to use this device in a moving vehicle like a campervan. Check the list in our GlobalLink 520 manual to see if LTE-M is officially confirmed to be available in your area. Coverage is increasing every week as local providers roll out support. Your purchase includes 5 years of connectivity, so there is no need to worry about purchasing a separate data bundle and SIM-card.

The GlobalLink 520 has two communication ports, which allows connecting up to two VE.Direct devices such as a BMV Battery Monitor and/or a MPPT Solar Charge Controller directly to VRM. With two digital inputs that also act as pulse counters and a remote controllable relay, it’s a perfect solution to monitor and control your installation.

Victron’s GlobalLink 520 comes with a built-in antenna that is designed to work all around the globe. However if you require better reception or want to install your module in a utility van for example, it is also possible to mount an external antenna.

The online Victron Remote Management (VRM) portal provides you with access to your installation, from anywhere, at any time. In VRM you can check the status of your connected products, view detailed history graphs of your energy, generate detailed analytical reports, and even configure automatic alarms in case something goes wrong.

Globallink 520 (front-angle_accessories)
GlobalLink 520 System Monitoring and Control 1

Cerbo GX

This all-new communication-centre allows you to always have perfect control over your system from wherever you are via the GlobalLink 520 and maximises its performance. Simply connect through our Victron Remote Management (VRM) portal, or access directly, using the separate GX Touch 50, a MFD or our VictronConnect app thanks to its added Bluetooth capability. This latest addition to the GX-range combines all the best of connectivity, redefining smart power solutions in every way.

Watch the new video below that explains all there is to know about installing the new Cerbo GX & GX Touch 50.

Perfect monitoring & control

Instantly monitor the battery state of charge, power consumption, power harvest from PV, generator, and mains, or check tank levels and temperature measurements. Easily control the shore power input current limit, (auto)start/stop generator(s) or change any setting to optimise the system. Follow up on alerts, perform diagnostic checks and resolve challenges remotely. The Cerbo GX turns any power challenge into an effortless experience.

Maximise your system performance

The Cerbo GX maximises the performance of your systems components in real-time and keeps them in perfect tune. With its Dual Core Processor and the addition of an extra CAN-bus port you can now support even bigger systems; closely follow managed (lithium) batteries while the second port can support up to 25 simultaneously connected VE.Can solar chargers. The new NMEA 2000-out support has the GX easily integrated into any boats network. Four tank- and four temperature ports as well as 3 VE.Direct ports, 3 USB ports, 4 digital inputs and 2 relays allow you to expand control to a new level. Maximising systems performance was never this easy.

Expand your view with the GX Touch 50

The new (optional) GX Touch 50 display allows you to have an instant overview of your system and adjust settings in the blink of an eye. Its super slim 5 inch waterproof design, top-mountable setup and its simple installation bring a lot of flexibility when creating a crisp and clean dashboard.

The GX Touch is optimised to more than meet the standards of installer professionals. The screen is simply bolted on top of a dashboard, eliminating the need to create perfect cut-outs (like with the ColorControl GX) and is connected through just one cable, taking away the hassle of having to bring many wires to a dashboard.

The GX Touch 50 is a companion to the Cerbo GX, the all-new communication-centre allows you to always have perfect control over your system from wherever you are and maximises its performance. Simply connect through our Victron Remote Management (VRM) portal, or access directly, using the GX Touch 50, a MFD or our VictronConnect app thanks to its added Bluetooth capability. This latest addition to the GX-range combines all the best of connectivity, redefining smart power solutions in every way

GX TOUCH 50
GX Touch 50 (back with mount)
The VRM app
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Victron Remote Management is a free service provided by Victron Energy to remotely monitor electrical equipment all over the world.

Monitor and manage your Victron Energy system. Login with your VRM account, link to your Globallink 520 and see all your sites in a list. Tap a site to see its system diagram, current system status and energy flow.

For more information on the GlobalLink 520 or any of the Victron Energy products please visit or website  or feel free to call us on 01663 734800.