Manual - VE.Direct to Bluetooth Smart dongle
Note: this product was previously called the VE.Direct to Bluetooth LE dongle. There are no differences, only the name has changed from LE to Smart.
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With the VE.Direct to Bluetooth Smart dongle you can get live status info, see historical values as well as configure Victron products. The dongle works together with the VictronConnect App, available for both Android and iOS devices.
Compatible Victron products
The dongle can be connected to almost all Victron products that have a built-in VE.Direct port. For a full list see the VictronConnect App manual - Compatible products chapter.
Connect the dongle directly to these products. The dongle cannot be connected to a Color Control GX.
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.
See VictronConnect manual for more information.
Supported phones, tablets and computers
See the VictronConnect manual.
The dongle works together with the VictronConnect App. Download links for iPhone, iPad as well as Android devices are available on our software page
LED Status codes
The dongle has two LEDs, a Bluetooth status LED (blue), and an error LED (red).
On power-up, both LEDs will be on or alternating quickly (fast blinking).
When both LEDs are on, the dongle contains valid firmware and will act as VE.Direct gateway. When both LEDs stay on, something is wrong with the communication on VE.Direct.
When the LEDs are alternating quickly, the dongle is in firmware update mode and it will show up as dongle in VictronConnect. After connecting, a firmware update can be performed. When the dongle already contains valid firmware, it will fall back to normal operation after 30 seconds.
|Blue LED||Red LED||Dongle state||Connection State||Remark|
|On||On||VE.Direct gateway||Disabled||VE.Direct communication problem.
The dongle will not advertise itself so
it will not be visible in VictronConnect.
|Slow blinking||Off||VE.Direct gateway||Not connected|
|Double flash||Double flash||VE.Direct gateway||Clearing pin|
|Fast blinking||Fast blinking||Firmware update||Not connected||Red and Blue LED Alternating|
|On||Slow blinking||Firmware update||Connected|
|On||Faster blinking||Firmware update||Uploading|
|Fast blinking||Off||Firmware update||Programming|