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Posted: 05/31/21 10:02am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

For ease of installation I'm looking for input on Bluetooth battery monitors.

Any that you are satisfied with.
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Hard to beat the Victron BMV-700. It does require a shunt on the negative side, and a + power supply. Not difficult.

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If you just want bluetooth (ie no hardware display) then the Victron Smartshunt is the ticket. If you want a display as well as bluetooth then the Victron BMV-712 is the way to go.

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Doubt after a couple of trips you’ll be monitoring all that often. I opted for a $42, 500 amp monitor for my 600AH of DIY Lithium batteries. Once the BMS stopped charging them I set the AH to 900AH... it keeps track of usage, %, charge/discharge amps, and voltage...all the info I need. Helped that the display was easy to locate in the BR.

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https://www.amazon.com/CAMWAY-Voltmeter-Backlight-Waterproof-Motorhome/dp/B088RG27LS/ref=mp_s_a_1_10?dchild=1&keywords=aili+500a+battery+monitor&qid=1622487745&sprefix=aili+&sr=8-10


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Posted: 05/31/21 01:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm looking at this one also.

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Be careful going cheaper.

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This is the one I have my eye in when I go solar.

Battery monitor

Will from DIY solar with Will Prouse gave it a pretty good review as did most buyers on Amazon.


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I love my Victron BMV-712. Worth the cost.

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dodge guy wrote:

This is the one I have my eye in when I go solar.

Battery monitor

Will from DIY solar with Will Prouse gave it a pretty good review as did most buyers on Amazon.


Sorry, this is not a Bluetooth unit, just seen the title to the post again. But if the Bluetooth is anything like the bluetooth in my Hughes Watchdog protector you need to be within 10ft of it. Makes it being Bluetooth kind of worthless.

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dodge guy wrote:

But if the Bluetooth is anything like the bluetooth in my Hughes Watchdog protector you need to be within 10ft of it. Makes it being Bluetooth kind of worthless.
Yep. Like having to go sit near the wifi antenna to get anything done.

The one complaint I have about my Victron is the warning buzzer. It only seems to work at the physical unit itself, which is in the battery compartment where I can't hear it.

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