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Marius Marais asked

Temperature Sensor identification

I have two Victron temperature sensors, one came with a Multiplus, the other with either a BMV or an old CAN BlueSolar. (Definitely Victron products, neither is third-party.)

I can't identify which is which to put the Multiplus sensor with the Multiplus...

One has blue crimped terminals.

The other has grey crimped terminals, a white dot on the heatshrink and KL10 stamped on the lug.

Which is the Multiplus sensor? What is the other one?


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Guy Stewart (Victron Community Manager) answered ·

Hi @Marius Marais

The sensor that you should use to connect to the MultiPlus should read about 30 kOhm of resistance when you have the temp probe clenched in your fist (~30 degrees Celcius)

The BMV sensor should read about 9 kOhm of resistance with the temp probe in a clenched fist, this should NOT be used with MultiPlus.

It might be that both temp probes that you have there are the MultiPlus type, because that is the same sensor that is used for the old model VE.Can MPPT devices too. The BMV sensor was a special order, while the other type come included for free.

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Thanks, they're the same ~ 30k. :)
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