The Victron SmartShunt 500A is an all-in-one battery monitor and acts as a 'fuel gauge' to keep a check on the performance of your battery or battery bank. However, unlike Victron's BMV range of monitors that have a permanent display, your smartphone becomes the display. The SmartShunt connects via Bluetooth to your smartphone and, using the Victron Connect app, you can conveniently view all monitored battery parameters including voltage, current draw, Ah consumed, % charge level, 'time-to-go', historical information and much more.
The SmartShunt is a great option where space is limited or where a less cluttered installation is preferred and provides a lower cost alternative to the Victron BMV-712 Smart for those who like the bluetooth connectivity but don't want or need a permanent display.
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. As an alternative to monitoring the voltage of a 2nd battery, the shunt's 2nd/auxiliary input can be used for temperature monitoring (requires optional temperature sensor) or midpoint monitoring. The information from the SmartShunt can also be displayed on a GX device by connecting with a VE.Direct cable.
- 500A/50mV SmartShunt
- 2x fused power cables
- Quick installation guide
- 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
- Suitable for 2 batteries or banks of batteries.
- Low current consumption
- 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
Feature differences compared with BMV-712 Smart
- No programmable visual and audible alarm
- No programmable relay
- Supply voltage range: 6.5 - 70 V DC
- Current draw: <1mA
- Input voltage range (aux. battery): 6.5 - 70 V DC
- Operating temperature: -40ºC to +50ºC
- Battery capacity: 1-9999 Ah
- Temperature measurement range: -20ºC to +50ºC (requires optional temp. sensor)
- Ingress Protection rating: IP21
- Shunt terminal size: M10
- Shunt mounting holes: 5.8mm dia. (101.5mm between centres)
- Shunt overall dims: 120 (L) x 54 (W) x 46 (H) mm
Part Number: SHU050150050
Bar Code: 8719076044253
|Average Rating (7 Reviews): |
Thursday, 31 March 2022 | Thomas
This is a great product from Victron. But I learned something along the way I did not appreciate at the start
. My installation is 12v sail boat with 2 battery house bank and 1 battery engine. You can only fully monitor one bank. Using the aux for the second battery only gives you battery voltage. Useful for keeping an eye on the engine battery, with full monitoring on the house.
Wednesday, 26 May 2021 | Lesley
Very happy good quality fast delivery does what I needed
Great product easy install
Tuesday, 4 May 2021 | David
All info off 1 or 2 batterys on app
Works flawlessly great app
12Volt Planet service with Victron quality
Wednesday, 21 April 2021 | Richard
The SmartShunt was easy to install and worked immediately without any issues. The VictronConnect app (on Andriod) recognizes the SmartShunt over Bluetooth without issue and allowed configuration for my specific battery capacity et al. I have read reviews elsewhere stating the Bluetooth connection is poor but my experience disputes this and I'd consider it as strong as the Victron MTTP's Bluetooth.
Being headless (no physical display) it doesn't clutter the living space in the camper with another gage - it is home after all, not mission control! I would recommend it as a quality product and discrete way to monitor battery usage and capacity.
Friday, 2 April 2021 | Greg
Amazing piece of kit, easy to install and ready to use immediately. The M10 bolts used to connect cables were annoying because all my cables have M8 lugs and the two sensors ferrules look delicate where theyíre positioned. Thereís more data on the app than Iíll ever digest but itís great to have it.
Thursday, 11 March 2021 | Neil
I love this I cant stop looking at the bluetooth app
Friday, 20 November 2020 | David
I have fitted this to the leisure battery of my motorhome. I now have a lot more confidence in understanding the state of charge and condition of the battery than I had from the existing equipment fitted to the van from new.
Victron is an extremely well-known and respected brand with an enormous amount of experience in the automotive, industrial, off-grid, marine, energy-storage and telecoms sectors. It is at the cutting edge of power management technology, offering a range of innovative and highly reliable products for every commercial and leisure application.