Fair warning: I'm a pure novice, zero practical experience.
I'll just be having one battery, my needs are modest and the single 12.8V/160Ah should easily cover them.
I think I should be able to use it without a BMS since it has it's own internal BMS.
The data sheet and manual are making me doubt that but that might be because they're written as if you'd never use a single battery. There isn't an installation guide for just using a single battery it's all multi-battery situations where you'd need a BMS to balance the different batteries with one another.
Have I got this right or do you need an external BMS with a single Victron Lithium Smart battery?