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Datasheet or drawing for 500A / 50mV shunt?

I cannot find any detailed information on the 500A / 50mV shunt used with the BMV-712.

Does anyone have a drawing of the shunt and know what size bolts are used (e.g. M8, M10?).


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@Guy Stewart (Victron Energy Staff), @mvader (Victron Energy Staff)

A datasheet for this shunt should really be available on the Victron website. The essential details should also be included in the BMV-712 technical manual since it appears to be included in the package.

As a prospective user (I have not yet purchased the BMV-712) I would find the following information very useful:

  • A basic drawing with overall dimensions, including spacing of the mounting holes.
  • The bolt sizes since I am going to have to order battery cables with correctly-sized ring-lugs.
  • Simple wiring diagram between Battery, Shunt, System loads and the BMV-712

I don't want this to sound like a rant, but it should not be this difficult to get basic info on Victron equipment.

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Paul B answered ·

Pretty sure they are M10 they are for sure NOT M8

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Paul B you are correct, the 500A shunt bolts are definitely M10 size.

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  • Shunt terminal size: M10
  • Shunt mounting holes: 5.8mm dia. (101.5mm between centres)
  • Shunt overall dims: 120 (L) x 40 (W) x 50 (H) mm

Copy/paste from a supplier website.

Edit/: Not 500A, but.. https://www.victronenergy.com/accessories/shunt-600a


Wiring diagram is here :

https://www.victronenergy.com/upload/documents/Quickinstallsheet_BMV70x_part1_2.pdf

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Many thanks!

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Thanks very much! The STEP file is also a bonus :-)

Regards, Nigel

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