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SmartShunt in battery box?

Can my SmartShunt be installed inside my battery box on the tongue of my RV? The battery is lead acid so the box does have ventilation holes. Could I install it inside of a box inside the battery box, if I have room?

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Kevin Windrem answered ·

You'd need to avoid corrosive gasses and splatter from the batteries so I wouldn't recommend mounting above the batteries.

Generic battery boxes are not all that watertight. The vents and cable openings do allow a small amount of water to enter the box especially when driving in the rain.

A gas/watertight box inside the battery box would probably work, but I'd mount in a watertight box just outside the battery box. Use watertight glands on all I/O to the box. Try to avoid direct sun on the box to avoid excessive heat buildup.

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