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SmartShunt DC Energy Meter question

I know this is still brand new and may not be in a production release yet but is anyone using a SmartShunt in DC Energy Meter mode to monitor a 3rd party solar controller? Does it show up on the monitor screen (CCGX/Touch 50)? How about the VRM? I would assume there is or will be a Voltage/Current widget for it?

I'm running the V2.80~33 beta of Venus OS on my Cerbo.

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hjohnson answered ·

As far as I know, it just properly measures the “DC System” widget on the screen, rather than that number being a calculated number.

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nebulight answered ·

Not sure about VRM yet as it's still in beta, but the list in the app shows it can be the following:

Solar Charger
Wind Charger
Shaft Generator
Alternator
Fuel Cell
Water Generator
DC/DC Charger
AC Charger
Generic Source
Generic Load
Electric Drive
Fridge
Water Pump
Bilge Pump
DC System
Inverter
Water Heater

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Sarah answered ·

8f4b2721-2ce2-443d-a0d4-667c786475dd.pngIt is currently visible under the menu optio along with the other system stats. VRM and GX pages screen (fingers crossed) are planned for the future. Very happy with my results to date. I have configured one smart shunt on the engine alternator output and the other measuring system load. The system still has some development but already a major improvement.


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kamflyer answered ·

So, I ordered a Smart Shunt and installed it in the negative lead from my BlueSky solar controllers between the controllers and the load side of the main battery shunt. After configuring it as a DC Energy Meter and Solar Charger, it immediately popped up in my VRM as a PV Charger. Exactly what I was after.

Here are some screen caps of what it looks like.


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And the Touch 50 display.

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Thank you Victron for continual improvement of your products.


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andrew-allott answered ·

The SmartShunt has now started to show data within the Advanced Screen.
Two widgets are available to show as Watt meter and Amp meter.
It would be great if we could still see the Voltage within the Amp Meter widget.
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I also use the second voltage measurement on the SmartShunt to confirm the voltage within the unit the power is going to.
This is a simple way to measure voltage drop within a system that is subject to vibration to give early warning if a connection has become loose within a system.
More widgets need to be added to the DC energy meter to be able to add these.
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