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Where do I connect the Bluetooth Smart Dongle

Hi all,

My new second hand boat I has 2 x 50W solar panels connected to the service battery bank through a 75/15 MPPT Solar Controller. There is also an MPPT Monitor and a BWV700 battery monitor, both are installed and working. Everything works well. Now I found a new unused Bluetooth Smart Dongle. I tried to plug it to the MPPT controller, but the Ve.Direct socket is already being used (I suppose by the MPPT Monitor). Where does the Dongle fit in this system? Where/how do I connect it?

MPPT - Solar Charge ControllerBluetoothsmart solar set-up help
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Hi Chubre,

Unfortunately you wont be able to use the dongle and the mppt control at the same time.

But the dongle is still useful for firmware updates, and setting up the mppt.

Alternatively you can connect it to the bmv for easier monitoring/set up, and firmware updates.

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Thanks to your advise, I disconnected the mppt control from the bluesolar charge controller and connected the dongle instead. Much easier to setup and monitor now!!

Thank you again klim