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The longest "VE Direct" cable is too short. How can I extend the reach?

It is approx 60 ft from the batteries to the Pilot House. How can I connect a Smart Shunt to the Cerbo GX when the longest VE Direct cable is only 10 meters (32 ft)?

FYI - This is only tempoary until the LiFePO4 batteries arrive in several months. LiFePo4 batteries will use Lynx Smart BMS and connects to the Cerbo GX via network cables.

smartshuntVE.Direct
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seb71 answered ·

VE.Direct to USB cable from the SmartShunt, then a powered USB hub and another USB cable between the USB hub and Cerbo.

This might get you a longer reach, but I haven't tested how long each cable can be.


But why you don't just mount the Cerbo closer to the batteries (and the SmartShunt) instead?

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Matthias Lange - DE answered ·

We successfully used 20m USB extension cables and VE.direct to USB a few times.

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