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BMV-712 vs Smart Shunt

Hello all,

I wonder what the differences are between the BMV-712 and Smart Shunt.

There is already a post, but it doesn't give the insight.


The Smart Shunt lacks the alarm and relay compared to the BMV-712 and the BMV-712 still gives me the display unit.

That's all I can discover.

So I continue to wonder...

Can the BMV-712 also be connected to the Cerbo GX, like the Smart Shunt?

Does the BMV-712 provide me with the same data via Bluetooth as the Smart Shunt?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Regards

Jens

BMV Battery Monitor
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Matthias Lange - DE answered ·
That's all I can discover.

And that's all. The SmartShunt have no audible alarm, no relay and obviously no display.

Both have a VE.direct port to connect to a GX device and both give you the same data via VictronConnect (take a look at the demo library of VictronConnect).

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Thank you very much Matthias,

That help´s, indeed.

:-)


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wildebus answered ·

If you are connecting the Battery Monitor to a Cerbo but you like the idea of a display, then you could consider the BMV-702 instead of the 712.

You lose the bluetooth, but will it matter if the Cerbo is your main interface? (I very rarely connect to my 712 via bluetooth as find it much more convenient to use Victron Connect via the PC and connect via VRM and the Cerbo GX). You have slightly more draw on the 702 but you save a fair bit of money IF bluetooth doesn't matter.

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