Recommended Torque Settings for Victron Products

The Importance of Torque Settings in Victron Products

When installing or maintaining electrical systems, attention to detail is of the utmost importance. This is especially true for the torque settings of various connectors and terminals. Arizon recognizes the significance of adhering to the precise torque specifications, particularly when dealing with high-quality Victron products. Below, we delve into the crucial reasons behind this emphasis and provide a comprehensive list of torque settings for Victron products.

Why Torque Settings Matter

  1. Safety: Proper torque ensures that there’s a solid connection, reducing the risk of electrical fires due to loose connections which can cause overheating.
  2. Performance: Consistent torque ensures the electrical resistance at the terminal is predictable, which is vital for the efficiency and longevity of the entire system.
  3. Protection of Equipment: Over-tightening can lead to damaged equipment and terminals. Adhering to recommended settings helps avoid these potentially costly mistakes.
  4. Warranty: Incorrect torque can void warranties. It’s essential to follow manufacturer guidelines to remain eligible for replacements or repairs under warranty.

Bolt/Nut Terminals
Victron SmartShunt/BM-71220Nm
Victron Smart lithium batteries200Ah: 14
330Ah: 20
Victron MultiPlus DC connections12Nm
Victron CL 12-100 or CL 12-200 BMS9Nm
Victron Lynx Distributor bus bars14Nm
Victron Lynx Smart BMS M8 bolts14Nm
Victron Smart BatteyProtect5Nm
Blue Sea battery switch/main disconnect8Nm
Terminal (MRBF) fuse holders8.5Nm
Screw Terminals
Victron Orion DC-DC charger1.6Nm
Victron MPPT Solar charge controllers2.5Nm
Victron MultiPlus AC terminals1.6Nm
Terminal fuse boxes (main DC positive and negative)2.7
Terminal fuse boxes (fuse location screw terminals)2Nm

Accurate torque settings are not a mere suggestion; they are a crucial requirement. Adhering to these specifications ensures safety, optimal performance, and the long-term reliability of the Victron systems. Always use a calibrated torque wrench and periodically verify its accuracy to ensure you’re achieving these precise settings. When in doubt, consult with a professional or refer back to manufacturer guidelines. Victron Torque Settings can be found in the individual products manuals.

For more information or any queries regarding Victron products and their installation, feel free to get in touch with our team at Arizon. We prioritize your safety and the optimal performance of your electrical systems.