We believe that having insight into your installation is a key factor in maintaining and operating your off-grid energy solutions. Off-grid should not mean off-line, so we have created the GlobalLink 520. This device 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 comes with two communication ports, which allow 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 remotely controllable relay, it's a perfect solution to monitor and control your installation.
The 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 GlobalLink 520 now supports the RuuviTag temperature sensors. These battery-powered sensors connect via BLE and are easy to set up via VictronConnect. All the data, like temperature, humidity and air pressure from the RuuviTag sensors, will directly be available in VRM.
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.
|Dimensions||12.3cm · 6.7cm · 2.3cm|
|Product Title||Victron Energy GlobalLink 520|
|Supply voltage||8 – 70V DC|
|Power draw 12V||20mA/40mA (Average with relay open/Average with relay Closed)|
|Power draw 24V||10mA/20mA (Average with relay open/Average with relay Closed)|
|Power draw 48V||5mA/10mA (Average with relay open/Average with relay Closed)|
|VE.Direct ports (always isolated)||2|
|Instant readout via Bluetooth||Yes (connect up to 10 additional Smart devices via BLE)|
|Relay||1 x NO/NC DC up to 30VDC: 2A AC: 0.5A, 125VAC|
|Cellular||CAT M1 (LTE-M) 17 bands supported from 699Mhz to 2690Mhz (Total worldwide support)|
|Operating temperature range||-20 to +50°C|
|Antenna||Internal and SMA connector for optional external antenna|
|Factory included SIM||Prepaid 1nce data SIM with 5 years of connectivity|
|Support for custom SIM||Yes|