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Correct Installation of smartshunt, solar and alternator

Hi,

i nearly finished my electrical system in my van but still have a question regarding the correct installation of the alternator in the system. I have the Victron Smartshunt 500A.

My question is:

Do i connect the minus-output of the alternator via the carbody directly to my battery (see my diagram: 2) or to the smartshunt (1 in the diagram)?


Is it bad, if my battery has the only connection to the ground/body via the smartshunt?

Thanks!


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harold avatar image harold commented ·

If you don't connect the Alternator to the Shunt, you will not measure the charging done by the Alternator

Harold

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lokus avatar image lokus harold commented ·

Ok, thanks for your fast reply! So i will use connection 1 and not 2.

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Mark answered ·

As per the instructions,the only thing that should be connected to negative battery terminal is the shunt!

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Matthias Lange - DE answered ·

@Lokus This is the correct wiring(like in the manual):


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lokus answered ·

Thanks!

That's how i did it today, works fine!!

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