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SmartSolar MPPT 150/70 and BMV 712. Both are BT. Do I need a VE. Direct cable? If so, what does it add to functionality?

I have a new uninstalled BMV712 with BT and SmartSolar MPPT 150/70. I plan to use my phone/BT to see what is going on for charging, capacity, etc.

What purpose would connecting them both via a VE direct cable do? Would I gain any additional information? Do the two devices talk to each other over the VE or is this via Bluetooth?

I.e. should I buy a long VE cable and connect them?

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Paul B answered ·

between the too items NO bluetooth is fine (make sure you setup the bluetooth network between the two items

HOWEVER if you also have a Cerbo or Venus or CCGX then a VE direct cable for each deviced is needed. as it gives more data readings to the GX device

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