Differences compared to BMV-712 Battery Monitor
– No programmable visual and audible alarm
– No programmable relay
Why should I monitor my battery with the SmartShunt 500A?
Batteries are used in a wide variety of applications, mostly to store energy for later use. But how much energy is stored in the battery? No one can tell by just looking at it. The service life of batteries depends on many factors. Battery life may be shortened by under-charging, over-charging, excessively deep discharges, excessive charge or discharge currents, and by high ambient temperature. Monitoring the battery with a battery monitor will give important feedback to the user so that remedial measures can be taken when necessary. Doing this will extend battery life and the battery monitor will quickly pay for itself.
The VictronConnect app
The VictronConnect app is essential to set up and to monitor the SmartShunt 500A.
The app can connect to the battery monitor via:
• USB, via the optional VE.Direct to USB interface
The app is available for the following platforms:
• Apple iOS (Note that USB is not supported, it is only possible to connect via Bluetooth)
• Windows (Note that Bluetooth is not supported, it is only possible to connect via USB).
The VictronConnect app can be downloaded from app stores or from the VictronConnect product page.