I have just purchased a smart BP-65 to install in my Volkswagen T5 van and ready to install.
My 95Ah battery is installed under my drivers seat. There I have a 16mm2 cable about 15cm long from the positive battery pole to a 50A circuit breaker. From the breaker I run a 2.5m long 16mm2 cable up in the pillar to my fuse box in the high roof of my van. Here is where I also have my Victron shunt installed with the negative running down again to the battery and earth point under the driver seat.
Now I read in the BP-65 manual that the BP should be installed “in a well-ventilated area and preferably close (max 50 cm) to the battery”
So I should install the BP-65 under the driver seat. Fortunately I choose the smart version with Bluetooth support, lifting out the driver seat is a hassle.
Question: How about the BP-65 distance from the shunt? I read in following guide from AMSOLAR (who share various diagrams on there website) that the BP-65 should be installed “within about 12” of the shunt”
~ So should I prioritize a distance close to the battery or close to the shunt??