Considering replacing my solar panel controller, battery monitor, battery charger and installing a battery protect.
Currently I have the devices from different brands and are considering replacing parts or all of the solar panel controller, battery monitor, battery charger and installing a battery protect. The installation is on a 40 foot sailing yacht with a AGM battery bank of 440 Ah that will be replaced by an Lithium battery bank in a couple of years (single cells, not Victron).
The only one that I really have to replace now is the solar panel controller that I am considering replacing with a SmartSolar MPPT 75/10. The charger, battery monitor are of other brands than Victron, but works perfectly fine.
My main question is if and how the different Smart products can and will communicate with each other. What are the benefits that I get from having all products as SMART products compared to the benefits of the individual products e.g. what data is transmitted between the devices and what data would they share between the devices?
Solar panel controller: SmartSolar MPPT 75/10
Battery monitor: BMV-712 Smart
Charger: Blue Smart IP22 Charger, 12V / 30A
Battery protect: Smart BatteryProtect 100A (not sure if this is released yet)
Please comment of how the different Smart products can communicate between each other, not my choice of the future Lithium battery bank.
PS: Unfortunately the sales reps at my local stores are not that skilled and can answer these questions and Victron is not present at our the local expos.