Victron Energy, new battery status monitor you view on your phone

Victron Energy SmartShunt is a new powerful battery monitor with Bluetooth on board. It can be installed out of sight, behind the scenes – whilst live data from the device is relayed to your mobile phone or laptop via the VictronConnect App, which is free to use.

SmartShunt has been launched and is available in three models: 500; 1000; and 2000 Amps, and all the ‘usual features’ are there – such as battery state-of-charge, voltage, current load, time-to-go – and all user-programmable settings …together with extensive historical information which allows  to analyse system’s performance.

SmartShunt can be hard-wired to any ‘GX’ device

The SmartShunt can also be connected to any device in the Victron Energy GX family including the Colour Control GX  and the new Cerbo GX using an optional VE.Direct cable. This provides the GX device with battery data for system control – and there’s no need to find room for a BMV display.

The SmartShunt can do more than comprehensively monitor the main battery bank:

  • monitor the voltage of a second battery – the starter battery for example
  • connect a temperature sensor (optional accessory) for temperature compensated charging
  • monitor the midpoint voltage of your battery bank (cable included) to keep an eye on battery health.
  • Included in the box are two fused-cables for +ive connection; and for second battery – or midpoint – monitoring.Prices start at  €133 / £114 / $148 for the 500A model.Dimensions: H x W x D:

    500A: 46 x 120 x 54 mm

    1000A: 68 x 120 x 54 mm

    2000A: 68 x 120 x 76 mm

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