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Old 03-11-2016, 09:35 AM   #15
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Oh yeah, I'm drooling over the victron specs I've been seeing the last couple of days. Can't wait to hear more.
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Old 07-23-2016, 04:02 PM   #16
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Any more up dates from lewster on the Victron bmv-700. I want to add battery monitoring and at some time in the future may add solar.

Looks like the Victron may be an easier install than the Tri-Metric?
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Any more up dates from lewster on the Victron bmv-700. I want to add battery monitoring and at some time in the future may add solar.

Looks like the Victron may be an easier install than the Tri-Metric?
The Victron is a really easy install. You will probably have to make a couple of end crimps on the battery cables, or buy a premade battery cable.. That's the hardest part. When the shunt is installed and connected to the battery, a Single telephone like cable plugs into the side of the shunt. It then runs to the monitor, and plugs into the back. Set the parameters for you system in the monitor, and you're good to go.
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Any more up dates from lewster on the Victron bmv-700. I want to add battery monitoring and at some time in the future may add solar.

Looks like the Victron may be an easier install than the Tri-Metric?

NOPE! Not yet.......

I've been installing Victron lithium systems at a furious pace debut not with Victron solar controllers yet.

I hope to get my system up and running this week.
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Old 07-24-2016, 06:13 AM   #19
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Bmv700 with dongle

I am please that you have good success with the Victron products. I work on a project few months ago on a Victron set up in a Class B VR: LiFe battery, MultiPlus 2000 unit, MPPT controller, CCGX control panel, BMV700 and Smart Dongle. User is enthusiastic and pretty satisfied on this system. Great technology. The system configuration have to be done by a certified and qualified person. The software involved in a such system must be configured properly.
For my side, I purchase a BMV700 and the Smart dongle. For my point of view, this is a kind of product that all Airstream product should have in board.
With this product you know where you are in regards to the autonomy and management of your batteries, even the factory install ones.
I count on my 95 watt solar panel and PMW 3 stages controller to keep in good health my Interstate batteries. Never plug on grid my TT at home!
Here pictures of my BMV700 and a some screen shots of information that I have on my I-Pad. (Can be on a computer or an smart phone also)

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Bluetooth is line of sight, and limited distance. I have a Victron and do like it. These types of monitors need to be programed carefully. The only complaint is the small display and difficulty for these old eyes to read. I may install a remote in a more convenient location. Maine Sail has some well researched information, http://www.marinehowto.com/
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I have a BMV-702 and an MPPT 100/50 that I hope to have installed in the next 2 weeks. will report back after I can play with it. I already appreicate the small size of the monitor, I think i will mount it somewhere hidden inside the kitchen cabinet.
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Any reason to buy the BMV-702 over the BMV-700? Can't seem to justify the price difference when only one battery bank?

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The BMV-702 is the latest version of the Victron's 700 series battery monitors. The BMV-700 will no longer be available, so regardless of price, buying the BMV-700 is buying technology that has been upgraded and surpassed.
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Any reason to buy the BMV-702 over the BMV-700? Can't seem to justify the price difference when only one battery bank?

Thanks, Dave
The 702 can monitor 2 banks of batteries, and has temp sensor capability, which the 700 does not. I got 702 for temp sensor
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