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Company Profile: Victron Energy

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Victron Energy provides power solutions to marine, industrial, automotive, mobility, off-grid and solar markets around the world. Founded in 1975 by Reinout Vader, Victron Energy is based in Almere-Haven in The Netherlands.

In the last 43 years, Victron Energy has grown from a small, one-office technology company, to an international enterprise with nearly 1000 different products sold in more than 60 countries worldwide.

Victron Energy enjoys an unrivalled reputation for technical innovation, reliability and quality, enabling it to become a world leader in the supply of self-supporting electrical power. Our products have been designed to meet the most demanding situations faced by a diversity of vehicles, recreational and commercial alike. Victron’s ability to meet the demand for customised off-grid systems is unprecedented.

World-wide service and support

Having for over 40 years served both the off-grid, industrial, and vehicle markets, as well as the commercial and leisure marine sectors, Victron has developed an established network of dealers and distributors covering the whole world. Our customer base is such that providing prompt and competent local service is essential.

This is reflected in the capabilities of our support network. We are market leaders in our flexible approach to service support, and our commitment to a quick turnaround for repairs. There are countless examples of Victron products which have provided decades of reliable service in the most demanding applications. This level of reliability, combined with the highest level of technical know-how, results in Victron Energy power systems offering the very best value available.

Product range

Our extensive product range includes sine wave inverters, sine wave inverter/chargers, intelligent battery chargers, DC-DC converters, transfer switches, battery monitors, batteries, solar panels, solar-charge regulators and many more.

Victron Energy’s innovative products play key roles in recreational and commercial boating, various leisure and professional automotive systems, land-based off-grid energy systems, and in industrial settings.

The South African scene

Victron Energy products have been available in South Africa for more than 20 years, initially in the UPS and industrial sectors. New market sectors have developed internationally, and with the rapid growth of the solar energy market in Africa over the last 15 years, Victron Energy has also grown its product range and customer network in this sector.

Today, a wide range of models has been developed for each product sector, many with unique features aimed at optimising both energy management and the user experience.

One of the more popular innovations is the range of Bluetooth-enabled Smart products. Data from these products is accessed via the Victron Connect App, which is a free download from your app store.

The App provides a wide range of accurate real-time and historical monitoring data. For instance, in the case of a battery charger, the app is able to instantly answer user questions about the current charge of the battery, the input voltage from the charger, the charging phase, and more: all shown on the screen of your smartphone. No more guesswork.

Together with features like this, Victron Energy has also ensured that its products are rugged in design, efficient in performance, and ready for the future. Most are designed to work in battery-based applications, and here Victron has invested in keeping up with the trend towards LiFePo4 (lithium-ion) batteries in solar energy and motorcycle applications. Although lithium-ion is a more expensive solution than traditional lead-acid batteries, the long-term benefits make them more cost-effective. Victron’s battery chargers and MPPT solar chargers are already lithium-ion ready.

Please visit You Tube and search for the Victron Energy Channel, where there are several instruction videos for our products.  Or you can contact one of our dealers for product information, pricing, and assistance with your application. In addition, go to Facebook (Victron Energy Southern Africa) or visit www.victronenergy.co.za

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