Victron MultiPlus 12/500/20-16 230V VE.Bus Inverter Charger
Multifunctional, with intelligent power management
The MultiPlus is a powerful true sine wave inverter, a sophisticated battery charger that features adaptive charge
technology, and a high-speed AC transfer switch in a single compact enclosure. Next to these primary functions, the
MultiPlus has several advanced features, as outlined below.
Parallel operation and three phase capability
Up to six Multis can operate in parallel to achieve higher power output.
In addition to parallel connection, three units can be configured for three-phase output.
PowerControl - Dealing with limited generator, shore side or grid power
PowerControl - Dealing with limited generator, shore side or grid power
With the Multi Control Panel a maximum generator or shore current can be set. The MultiPlus will then take account of
other AC loads and use whatever is extra for charging, thus preventing the generator or shore supply from being
PowerAssist - Boosting the capacity of shore or generator power
This feature takes the principle of PowerControl to a further dimension. It allows the MultiPlus to supplement the
capacity of the alternative source. Where peak power is so often required only for a limited period, the MultiPlus will
make sure that insufficient shore or generator power is immediately compensated for by power from the battery. When
the load reduces, the spare power is used to recharge the battery.
Four stage adaptive charger and dual bank battery charging
The main output provides a powerful charge to the battery system by means of advanced ‘adaptive charge’ software.
The software fine-tunes the three-stage automatic process to suit the condition of the battery, and adds a fourth stage
for long periods of float charging. The adaptive charge process is described in more detail on the Phoenix Charger
datasheet and on our website, under Technical Information. In addition to this, the MultiPlus will charge a second
battery using an independent trickle charge output intended for a main engine or generator starter battery.
High start-up power
Needed to start high inrush loads such as power converters for LED lamps, halogen lamps or electric tools.
When Search Mode is ‘on’, the power consumption of the inverter in no-load operation is decreased by approx.
70%. In this mode the Multi, when operating in inverter mode, is switched off in case of no load or very low load,
and switches on every two seconds for a short period. If the output current exceeds a set level, the inverter will
continue to operate. If not, the inverter will shut down again.
By default, the programmable relay is set as an alarm relay, i.e. the relay will de-energise in the event of an alarm
or a pre-alarm (inverter almost too hot, ripple on the input almost too high, battery voltage almost too low).
Remote on / off / charger on
Three pole connector.
On-site system configuring, monitoring and control
After installation, the MultiPlus is ready to go.
Some settings can be changed with DIP switches.
500/800/1200VA models: remote switch / battery charge voltage / inverter frequency /search mode.
1600/2000VA models: battery charge voltage /search mode.
For more settings use VE-Config or the VE.Bus Smart dongle (Not Included)
Remote configuring and monitoring
Install a Cerbo GX or other GX product to connect to the internet (Not Included)
Operational data can be stored and displayed on our VRM (Victron Remote Management) website, free of
When connected to the internet, systems can be accessed remotely, and settings can be changed.
Victron Energy Limited Warranty Policy
Victron Energy warrants its products to be free from defects in workmanship and materials for a period of 5 years from the date of purchase by the end user, with a maximum of 66 months from the Victron Energy invoice date. Exceptions on this are: lead acid batteries; 2 years from date of purchase by the end user, with a maximum of 30 months from the Victron Energy invoice date, Lithium-ion batteries; 3 years from date of purchase by the end user. In addition to this proof of correct battery usage is required when making a battery warranty claim.
During this period, Victron Energy will, at its option, repair or replace the defective product free of charge. The warranty does not include performing or reimbursing de‐installation, transportation and re‐installation. This warranty will be considered void if the unit has suffered any physical damage or alteration, either internally or externally, and does not cover damages arising from improper use like:
• Reverse of battery polarity.
• Inadequate connection.
• Mechanical shock or deformation.
• Contact with liquid or oxidation by condensation.
• Use in inappropriate environment (dust, corrosive vapor, humidity, high temperature, biological infestation...).
• Breakage or damage due to lightning.
• Connection terminals and screws destroyed or other damages, like overheat, due to insufficient tightening.
• For any electronical breakage except due to lightning (reverse polarity, over‐voltage due to external cause), the state ofthe internal control diode and of the inputs/output X and Y capacitors determine the warranty.
This warranty will not apply where the product has been misused, neglected, improperly installed, or repaired by anyone else than Victron Energy or one of its authorized Qualified Service Partners. In order to qualify for the warranty, the product must not be disassembled or modified.
Repair or replacement are our sole remedies and Victron Energy shall not be liable for damages, whether direct, incidental,special, or consequential, even caused by negligence or fault.
Victron Energy owns all parts removed from repaired products. Victron Energy uses new or reconditioned parts made by various manufacturers in performing warranty repairs and building replacement products. If Victron Energy repairs or replaces a part of a product, its warranty term is not extended. In case of replacement the new component has a warranty of 6 months, without effect on the initial warranty period. All remedies and the measure for damages are limited to the above. Victron Energy shall in no event be liable for consequential, incidental, contingent orspecial damages, even if having been advised of the probability of such damages. Any and all other warranties expressed or implied arising by law, course of dealing, course of performance, usage of trade or otherwise, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are limited in duration to a period of two (2) years from the date of purchase.
Life Support Policy
As a general policy, Victron Energy, does not recommend the use of any of its products in life support applications where failure or malfunction of the Victron Energy's product can be reasonably expected to cause failure of the life support device or to significantly affect its safety or effectiveness. Victron Energy does not recommend the use of any of its products in direct patient care. Victron Energy will not knowingly sell its products for use in such applications unless it receives in writing assurances satisfactory to Victron Energy that the risks of injury or damage have been minimized, the customer assumes all such risks, and the Liability of Victron Energy is adequately protected under the circumstances.
As a product requires service, it must be brought back to the place of purchase. In case no contact can be taken with the merchant, or if he is either unable or not allowed to provide service, direct contact should be taken with Victron Energy.
Warranty on Repairs
The warranty period on products or on printed circuits boards repaired by Victron Energy as well as on printed circuit boards for replacement is 6 months from delivery by Victron Energy.
It is the responsibility of the sender to sufficiently package these products. The transport must be organized in a way to avoid any damage, especially when a single unit or heavy unit is sent.
If a part of the terms and conditions set out above is held invalid, void or unenforceable due to any particular national or international legislation, it shall not affect other parts of the terms and conditions remaining.
For Australia only
Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.