Victron Orion-Tr Smart 12/12-30A Non-Isolated DC-DC charger

  (14 Reviews)
Price:  £199.03   (£165.86 Exc. VAT)

Product code:  P02080
Brand:  Victron Energy
Voltage  12-12V
Current Rating  30A



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Note: Cables not included. Please download installation instructions to determine correct cable size and fuses for your application.

The Orion-Tr Smart 12/12-30A non-isolated DC-DC charger is Victron's professional solution to charging a 12V auxiliary or leisure battery from your engine's 12V alternator. It is fully compatible with 'smart' alternators found in Euro 5 and later vehicles and is Bluetooth-enabled, so can be monitored and configured remotely via the VictronConnect app. It can be used to charge all lead-acid battery types (wet, Gel, AGM) as well as lithium and the charging profile is fully configurable to allow you to match the voltages recommended by your battery's manufacturer.

The Orion Smart unit can operate as a fully configurable battery charger with an adaptive 3-stage charging algorithm, or as a DC-DC converter. The adaptive charging algorithm means that, for lead-acid batteries, the charger will automatically modify the absorption time to account for the depth of discharge. For shallower discharges, the absorption time is reduced to prevent over-charging.

Unlike other DC-DC chargers that rely on hard-wired signalling from the alternator or ignition, the Orion Smart does not require any additional wires or sensors which simplifies installation.  The 'engine-on' detection is software-driven and is fully configurable via the VictronConnect app.

This unit will operate in high temperatures up to 55°C and it will produce the full rated output of 30A up to 40°C.


  • 'Smart alternator' compatible (Euro 5, 6, 6+)
  • Built-in Bluetooth and fully configurable via smartphone app
  • Adaptive 3-stage charge algorithm
  • Fully programmable battery charging profile
  • Suitable for all battery types (including lithium)
  • Can operate as a fixed voltage DC-DC converter
  • 'Engine-On' software detection for simplified wiring
  • Short-circuit proof
  • Remote on/off facility
  • High temperature protection
  • Units can be wired in parallel to increase output
  • Input voltage range: 10-17 V
  • Under-voltage shut down: 7V
  • Under-voltage re-start: 7.5V
  • Nominal output voltage:  12.2V
  • Output voltage range: 10-15V
  • Output voltage tolerance: +/-0.2V
  • Continuous output current: 30A (up to 40ºC)
  • Maximum output current (for 10s): 40A
  • Short circuit output current: 60A
  • Continuous output power at 25ºC: 430W
  • Continuous output power at 40ºC: 360W
  • Ingress Protection rating: IP43 (screw terminals facing downwards)
  • Efficiency: 87%
  • No load input current: <80mA
  • Standby current: <1mA
  • Operating temperature range: -20 to +55ºC
  • Cable connections: Screw terminals
  • Max. cable cross-section: 16mm2 (6 AWG)
  • Dimensions: 130 (H) x 185 (W) x 80 (D) mm

Part Number:  ORI121236140

Bar Code:  8719076048954

Average Rating (14 Reviews):  
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Smart Charger!
12 May 2024  | 

Bought this to replace my faulty VSR on my 2006 VW T5 12v system and very glad I did. A great improvement on the VSR, notably better battery condition. Connctions were the same, so simple to connect and could use existing DC Positive feed from vehicle battery/Alternator. App works well and you can see the different phases of the battery chagre. I now know more about phases of battery charging than ever/ Great product and worth the extra over a simple VSR.

Do not recycle packaging!
09 November 2023  | 

Excellent product, easy to set or reset via Bluetooth when tucked away under the seat. Be aware that the BT pairing code has been preset and is on a sticker on the box. It is not 000000 as indicated by the App!

08 December 2022  | 

great product

Fully programmable for Lifep04 batteries.
26 April 2022  | 

Went with another brand DC to DC which had Lifep04 settings via dip switches. It did the job but charged the battery to 14.6 volts each time. I wanted more flexibility on the full charge voltage to try and maximise by battery life , 13.6 volts , and the Victron allowed me this flexibility. Recommended for Lifep04 batteries.

Great product
21 March 2022  | 

As always a great product supplied by 12v Planet. Good service and advice.

DC charger
08 March 2022  | 

Very pleased
.,I instructions could be in bigger print but otherwise it does the job.

Great product
25 May 2021  | 

Does the job, easy to set up and install.

Victron DC Charger
04 May 2021  | 

As always with Victron, nice kit that just works and connects with my other equipment.

Victron Orion-Tr Smart 12/12-30A Non-isolated DC-DC charger
02 April 2021  | 

works well as advertised, the service from 12 volt planet was good.

Non smart Bluetooth junk
15 March 2021  | 

Not usual victron blue amazing standard. For price, vs features vs output. No smart network, no connecting to raspberry pi or GX network, Bluetooth is basically same as what others would use dip switches for then never need to change again. It's market filling product imho. 30amp for double price of all competitors. No reverse polarity protection. No repair options.

All other victron products A++ avoid this one till revision two or three comes out in years to come.


Hi, Thanks for your review. Whilst these features are not present at this time Victron is looking into adding them in further updates.

The Bluetooth feature does enable the changing of settings without having to access the unit meaning you can hide it away without needing to access it again. This can be especially helpful when upgrading battery chemistries in the future.

Whilst repairs are not offered on damaged caused due to installation errors Victron products are robust and feature a 5-year warranty and any issue will be resolved quickly and effectively. To avoid damaging the unit during installation we advise customers to read through the manual available through our download/link section and on the Victron website carefully and follow the markings on the unit.

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