Victron Energy GX GSM
Being an accessory for Venus-devices, the GX GSM is a member of the GX product family.
It is a cellular modem; providing a mobile internet for the system and connection to the VRM portal.
The GX GSM is an accessory for GX-devices. It is a cellular modem; providing a mobile internet for the system and connection to Victron Remote Management (VRM).
It requires a SIM card of the Mini-SIM format; and connects to the GX-device with a (supplied) 1m USB cable.
Antennas and accessories
GSM: A small indoor GSM antenna is included. As an option we also sell an outdoor GSM antenna:
GSM900100100 – Outdoor 2G and 3G GSM Antenna for GX GSM
GPS: The unit has a built-in GPS receiver. An antenna is not included; to use the GPS received; purchase the GPS Antenna.
GSM900200100 – Active GPS Antenna for GX GSM
The GX GSM can be used with any of the GX Devices.
The GX GSM requires Venus OS v2.22 or newer to be installed on the GX Device.
When to use a mobile router instead
The GX GSM only provides an internet connection for the GX-device: there is no option to share the internet to laptops, phones, or other devices.
For installations where more devices need internet, such as a yacht or RV, consider installing a mobile router instead. More information here.
Mount the device and connect the antenna. Consider using the outdoor antenna when installing the GX GSM in a closed metal enclosure.
Insert the SIM card. You will need to eject the SIM card tray with a pen or other pointy object. Be aware that the SIM card tray sits slightly recessed inside the unit. Be sure to push it all the way in.
Connect the GX GSM to the GX-device with the supplied USB cable. Use a USB hub if all USB sockets are already in use.
Connect DC power supply (8 to 70 VDC). A 1.4M wire is included, with M10 lugs and an inline fuse.
After power-up, the blue LED will be solid blue. Next, once it has registered on a network, it will start blinking slowly. Finally, when it has established the internet connection, it will be blinking fast.