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Adding a additonal SmartShunt .. will it show in the Raspberrypi

HI

I am looking to gather the data in my Home Assistant Dashboard for the Orion-TR smart 12-12 30AD c-DC I know that the data is fed with the Bluetooth but Victron don't give us the possibility to connect to I was thinking adding an additional Shut at the output of the DC-DC with the Ve-cable


- It this feasible?

- Will it disturb the overall electrical system?

- If yes, will the additional shut be displayed on the RaspberryPI 7 inch screen?

- If yes, will it be possible the get the information via the MQQT mapping




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Stefanie answered ·

Hi @Fenix,

you can have more than one SmartShunt and it will show up on your GX device (Pi) on the device list as long as it's connected via a VE.Direct to USB adapter. Not disturbances in the electrical system.

Not 100% sure about MQTT mapping. That's something you need to try.



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@Stefanie ,,is it something you did?

if yes could you show the display of the GX device (pi)?


tks

I did this before, but currently have the SmartShunt not connected to the system. It works.

quick one.. what was your usage of the second Shunt in your case?

On my old installation I wanted to monitor battery current for the starter battery.

Just connected it to my test system. Here is how it looks like on the remote console:

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It appears as a normal shunt just like the other, just not on the graphical overview. That belongs only to the main shunt, which in my case is the BMV-702.

tks you so much for your time

quick one.. what was your usage of the second Shunt in your case?