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simowilso asked

Has anyone verified if the 500A smart shunt and the Lorawan adapter can work together?

Hi,

I found similar posts asking this question but no definitive answer. Some say it *should* work, there are other posts saying it will definitely not work. Has anyone verified if it works or not?

Thanks,

/Simon

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Guy Stewart (Victron Community Manager) answered ·

It's an unfortunate incompatibility due to memory space addressing, but because the LoRaWan units are unable to update the firmware, it cannot be corrected.

You are correct that the physical shunt is the same, but the interface has differences and those were not accounted for in the design of the LoRaWan module, it was only designed to work with existing other products at the time.

It's bad luck that it doesn't work.

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Guy Stewart (Victron Community Manager) answered ·

Hi @simowilso,

The definitive answer is that the LoRaWan module is NOT compatible with the SmartShunt series. I have updated the LoRaWan manual to reflect this.

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simowilso answered ·

Thanks for the quick response. That's a pity :(
I'm curious why, I understood the shunt is the same as the one used with eg the BMV 712, wish I'd purchased one of those now.

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