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Old 07-13-2020, 06:18 PM   #1
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Question Victron BMV-712 Smart w/ AS AGM batteries

I just installed the victron into the trailer and it's working as expected.

I see a lot of profiles for flooded batteries and lithium, but no common info regarding the FACTORY batteries i.e. 2 12Volts lifelines in parallel at 160 AH with factory solar.

It still has the factory 1000w inverter.... so I'm trying to understand what the profile should be in the battery section for the AGM batteries should be.

Does anyone have this info to match this setup?

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Old 07-14-2020, 08:36 AM   #2
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I looked at the lifeline battery specs and there is nothing there to put in the settings.....

Anyone know how this is normally done?

I'll be giving Victron a call later to see if they can help advise.
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Old 07-14-2020, 09:01 AM   #3
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I got it from AM Solarís site

Hey Kittmaster,

When I installed my Victron BMV-712 I searched all over for the same information and found it on AM Solarís site.

Hope this helps!
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Old 07-14-2020, 05:57 PM   #4
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Hi Jeff,

I did see that, wasn't too sure how accurate it was because I couldn't see others that used the data they are showing.

I did input the values shown, but if anyone follows our suit, the thing to remember is I didn't get the temperature sensor with the package from Amazon, so their settings for temp input would be erroneous unless of course you buy temp sensor.

I did buy it after the fact no knowing that it would be a "nice to have", so waiting for it to be delivered.

I am "thinking" is that these settings were for "AM solar" installation packages they offer and not a regular Joe buying off of Amazon?

So that is why I figured I'd ask here.

I assume you have used these settings.....do they seem accurate to you from your experience?

Thanks for the help!!

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Chris, glad you were aware of the AM Solar stuff. I did use these settings for my setup and so far, have no reason to doubt they're accurate. I assumed there's no difference between an AGM installed by AM Solar or any Joe.

I also considered purchasing the temp sensor but decided to hold off until adding Lithium (if ever). DW isn't enamored with boondocking so it might be a tough sell. Since I retired she's watching my "trailer mod budget" more closely!

I am considering replacing the factory Atkinson solar controller with a Victron so I can take advantage of their app and get better performance. The app is the reason I paid extra for the BMV-712 vs. a cheaper alternative.

Enjoy your new monitor!
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The best reason to get rid of the Atkinson is that it is a piece of junk! It is basically on or off and is not the kind of multi-stage charger that any type of battery likes. Do yourself a favor and get the Victron now.
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The best reason to get rid of the Atkinson is that it is a piece of junk! It is basically on or off and is not the kind of multi-stage charger that any type of battery likes. Do yourself a favor and get the Victron now.
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Do you know if it is a direct swap that can be done at the factory?
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Thanks Jeff, you've been very helpful.

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