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BMV-712 smart - do you put it on a switched circuit?

HI - I know this is a silly question however do you have the 712 turn off at any time or is it to remain on constantly?

Context is monitoring the house battery on a boat. The house circuit is master switched to all accessories.


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Kevin Windrem answered ·

The battery monitor should be powered at all times in order to record battery activity even if there are no loads.

Current draw is extremely low: 1 mA on a 12 volt system.

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