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Do I need a Lynx shunt with Pylontech batteries?

Hi, I'm installing pylontech batteries and ccgx color control.

Multiplus 2. 48/5000...

I have a lynx shunt, is that still worth installing and interfacing with the ccgx ? Will that clash with the pylontech bms?

Or just stick with the pyramid bms....

Thanks for any advice.... Dave...


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mvader (Victron Energy) answered ·

Hi, I recommend to leave the Lynx shunt out.


it can indeed clash on the canbus when share with the Pylon, and there are more issues.

Lastly, you dont need it. Adding a shunt next to a managed battery like Pylon, even when on separate canbusses, is something we advise against.

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Thanks for your quick response appreciated....

Hey short question,

Can I see the voltage current soc of the batteries without the shunt, only with pylontech BMS?

Cansin Sari avatar image Cansin Sari mvader (Victron Energy) ♦♦ ·

Thanks. I already have red it. But I want to know, if I can display a diagram of the SOC course/progress and not just only the current SOC (without using a smart shunt).

Adding a shunt next to a managed battery like Pylon, even when on separate canbusses, is something we advise against.

Would that advice also apply for a SmartShunt/BMV (which uses VE.Direct to connect to the GX device)?

hi seb, yes same for that.


A Pylontech, and a BYD, and any of the other CAN-bus connected batteries all have internal shunts, and report voltage, current, SOC and more parameters. And those parameters are all visible in the UI of the GX Device as well as on the VRM portal.


history as well.


Adding a second shunt aka battery monitor to it in series, such as BMV, SmartShunt, Lynx Shunt or otherwise, will only serve to create confusion. "Why is my SOC not the same, why am I seeing 70% here and 90% there?" and so forth.

So, don't do it. If you have a managed battery, don't install a BMV or other battery monitor alongside.

Cansin Sari avatar image Cansin Sari mvader (Victron Energy) ♦♦ ·

Thanks for the clear answer. You are great! I wish you a good day.

"A man with two watches is never sure the time"