I have a Victron SmartSolar charge controller 100/20 that I installed in my trailer. I am planning to add a Victron SmartShunt to replace a less capable battery monitor currently installed. I am confused by the value/need of the VE direct. Per the online literature, the VE direct appears to transmit the battery temperature and battery voltage from the SmartShunt to the solar charge controller. I am not monitoring the battery temperature (I am using LiFePO4) and the solar charge controller already measures the battery voltage.
Am I missing something?
Do people use the VE direct function in this configuration?