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why use BMV and GX color control

Hi - I am wondering why you often see both a battery monitor and a GX color control used - in fact the wall mounting from Victron has space for both - surely with the GX there is no need for a BMV item? And you only need the BMV if there is no GX color control ?

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rvsolartech answered ·

Hole in product. If you buy 600 monitor, you should be able to buy shunt only, not a separate unit.

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markus answered ·

Hi,

the CCGX has no battery monitor built in.

It is (only) a Display/Controller and displays the data received from connected devices e.g. a BMV, Multi or MPPT.

In short: If you want to view your battery data on the CCGX, you need a separate battery monitor.

Regards,

Markus

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Thanks for the explaination

I know this post is a couple of years old so I think it’s outdated. With the release of the SmartShunt I don’t think you need to have the BMV-712 and the CCGX at the same time as you can connect the SmartShunt directly to the CCGX.