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Main battery switch before Lynx distribution system?

I notice in the various Victron produced circuit diagrams for the Lynx system, they never put a main system switch before the Lynx distribution system/Lynx Smart BMS, however most actual people building seem to fit a physical switch between the battery and the Lynx.

Is there a reason why I should fit a physical switch?

I’m assuming people don’t like relying on the software controlled contactor In the Lynx Smart BMS?

Is this just aversion to change, or is there a good reason such as a regulatory requirment?79400d65-8b4c-4b88-a223-1ff2d0ad20b4.png

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Stefanie answered ·

Hi @Sweyn again,

The Lynx Smart BMS has a remote on/off port to which you can connect a simple physical switch (as opposed to a soft switch via VictronConnect or a GX device) and then use it as the main system switch. The only drawback is that it still draws power, albeit at a negligible rate of about 0.50 mA.

If you don't want that, or want to isolate the batteries from the rest of the system, then use a system main switch on the battery side (note the current rating). That's how I did it in one of my systems.



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sweyn answered ·

Thank you Stefanie, again very helpful!

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