The BMV-712 'Smart' is Victron's high precision multi-function battery monitor with built-in Bluetooth. It essentially acts as a battery 'fuel gauge' for anyone needing to keep a check on the performance of their battery or battery bank and can monitor the voltage of a 2nd battery. The information displayed by the BMV-712 includes voltage, current draw, Ah consumed, % charge level, 'time-to-go' and it features a programmable alarm and in-built relay to trigger external equipment under an alarm condition (note: information displayed for 2nd battery is voltage only).
The shunt is fitted in-line with the leisure/house battery's negative cable, the starter/auxiliary battery's negative cable is connected to the shunt's output and fused +ve supplies are taken from each battery into the shunt's 2 inputs. Once the battery monitor is panel-mounted in a suitable location (with or without the supplied square bezel) it is connected to the shunt's PCB using a single RJ12 data/power cable and programmed using the on-board menu.
Built-in Bluetooth allows you to display many of the monitor' features via any Android or Apple device or laptop and most settings of the monitor can be configured with the VictronConnect app
As an alternative to monitoring the voltage of a 2nd battery the BMV-712 shunt's 2nd/auxiliary input can be used for the following:
- Temperature monitoring of a single battery/bank using an optional temperature sensor. Battery capacity reduces as temperature increases so the sensor measurement can be fed into the monitor to adjust displayed capacity based on temperature.
- Mid-point voltage monitoring of one bank of batteries connected in series (or banks of series-connected batteries joined in parallel). This allows detection of a bad cell or a bad battery which can potentially destroy the other connected batteries by over-charging. The voltages either side of the mid-point are compared and the deviation displayed in % and V, with a programmable alarm providing a warning that the deviation is too great.
- 500A/50mV shunt with on-board PCB
- RJ12 cable - 10m long
- 2x fused power cable - 2m long
- Optional square bezel
- Instruction manual
- Displays: Voltage / Current / Power / Ah Consumed / State of Charge (%) / Time-to-go / Total kWh charged/discharged
- Auto re-calibration each time the battery is fully charged (to ensure accuracy is maintained)
- Auto-detection of nominal system voltage
- Programmable visual and audible alarm
- Programmable relay that can be energised/de-energised in an alarm condition
- Can be configured for use with other shunts
- Suitable for 2 batteries or banks of batteries.
- Low current consumption
- Backlight for display
- Quick-install menu and detailed setup menu
- Temperature monitoring option for 1 battery or bank
- Mid-point voltage monitoring option for 1 battery or bank
- V.E Direct communication port for integration with other Victron equipment
- Suitable for use with 12V or 24V systems
- 5-year manufacturer's warranty
- Input voltage: 6.5 - 70 V DC
- Power consumption: 1mA @ 12V (0.7Ah / month) - without relay or backlight
- Operating temperature: -40ºC to +50ºC
- Battery capacity: 1-9999 Ah
- Relay: 60V, 1A NO (can be inverted to NC)
- Shunt terminal size: M10
- Shunt mounting holes: 5.8mm dia. (101.5mm between centres)
- Shunt overall dims: 120 (L) x 40 (W) x 50 (H) mm
- Monitor front dia: 63mm
- Panel hole cut-out dia: 52-53mm
- Body depth: 31mm
- Square bezel dims: 29 x 29 mm
Part Number: BAM030712000
Bar Code: 8719076037781
|Average Rating (3 Reviews):
28 September 2020 | Peter
An excellent product for monitoring both house and starter batteries, easy to use app , also simple to install
19 August 2020 | Richard
Excellent device, relatively easy to install, just a 52mm hole in a panel. Serious crimping tool required to install the shunt though. The bluetooth interface comes highly recommended!
20 January 2020 | Daniel
Does exactly what it says. Easy to use, easy to install. The only issue was no mounting template but some simple research provided the answers needed.
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