BMV 700 series from Victron is their newest high precision battery monitor. The 700 and 702 are the latest upgraded versions of the popular 600 and 602.
Information displayed The essential function of a battery monitor is to calculate amp hours consumed and the state of charge of a battery. The BMV 700 displays several measurements including; battery voltage, battery charge/discharge current, ampere-hour consumption, state of charge as a percentage, time until full discharge, and more.
The BMV 700 stores historical data on the battery. Highest Voltage and lowest and how the battery is performing. It will give advanced information; time to full, time to empty. This will enable you to anticipate battery performance ad if you use the dongle you can read the data from your iPhone. The unit may be programmed to sound an alarm or activate a generator when batteries reach a critical level.
Easy to install: All electrical connections are to the quick connect PCB on the current shunt. The shunt connects to the monitor with a standard RJ12 telephone cable. Included RJ 12 cable (10m) and battery cable with fuse (2m); no other components needed.
Popular The BMV 700 and its sister the BMV 702 (black face) are proving very popular and units are flying off the shelves.
BMV-700 series Manufacturers Description
This is the latest Amp Hour Meter from Victron Energy. This Victron Battery Monitor keeps track of current flowing in and out of a battery bank and uses a sophisticated algorithm to read out the state of charge of the battery in Percentage Remaining and Amp Hours Remaining. It also displays Volts and Amps, time to go, and Consumed Energy and keeps track of Historic Data including Battery Efficiency, Average Discharge, Deepest Discharge, Number of Cycles, Overvoltage, and Undervoltage Alarms.
Victron Energy BMV 700 single bank amp hour meter and energy monitor Monitors volts, amps, amp hours and time to go for a single battery bank. Included shunt measures up to 500 Amps For use with DC systems from 12 to 90 volts Visual and audible alarms and programmable alarm 10 metre cable, connectors and fuse included. Removeable bezel allows round or square face for display
Victron Energy Bluetooth Dongle
Using the VE.Direct to Bluetooth Smart dongle you can display your BMV or MPPT information on iOS and Android devices, using the VictronConnect app. View information wirelessly such as battery status and solar panel power, plus other useful data. The dongle is able to read data from the BMV-70x series battery monitors and MPPT Solar Charge Controllers (except for the 150/70 and 150/85) using the VE.Direct communication port.
Q & A
Q: Can I use this on a back of batteries of 6 to tell me what % the bank has amp hrs left? Asked by: Doug – 2/25/2015 A: Yes, that is what it if for, the batteries must be together in one bank.
Q: WILL THIS WORK FOR A RV WITH 3 DEEP CYCLE MARINE BATTIERS? Asked by: SHAN – 4/14/2015 A: Yes this will work great provided the batteries are in a single bank.
Q: Can I extend the rj12 cable? If so how much? Asked by: Martin – 11/16/2015 A: The absolute maximum is 60 meters, but I would advise something shorter, 50 or so.
Q: I have a 6 battery 12 volt system. The batteries are of various ages and I do not use an inverter. Straight solar charge. Can I use this device on my system? Asked by: Bill – 8/4/2016 A: Yes you can use it on this bank.
Its never a good idea to mix batteries of different ages in one bank so it will be interesting to see what you learn after it has been running for a while. It collects historic data and can work out the efficiency of the batteries. It assumes an efficiency of 90% to start but over time it works out what the actual efficiency is. I normally recommend replacing batteries when they have got to 85% efficiency. At that time they still work and you mightn’t notice but their time is very limited. If you get the Bluetooth Dongle you can look at all the data on your phone with minimal button pushing. Was this answer helpful?
Q: When used as an hour meter is it possible to show the actual running hours of the engine or does it count all the hours the key is turned on ? Asked by: Mr Bill – 7/20/2016 A: It doesn’t count hours, only amp hours which is not the same. So if you draw ten amps after one hour it records that you have used ten amp hours Was this answer helpful?
Q: Does the meter come with all necessary wiring? How long is the wiring? I currently have a Xantrex link 10 that has failed. Can I use the Xantrex wiring? Asked by: ed – 8/19/2016 A: This comes with a 10 meter cable to go from the display to the shunt. Its a telephone cord with plugs either end. You cant use your old Xantrex twisted pair cable. This also comes with a short wire with fuse to go from the shunt to the battery positive. If you dont already have one you will need a battery cable to go from the battery to the shunt. Was this answer helpful?
Q: Can this be used on a boat? It would be inside the boat, but around salt air. Thanks Asked by: Gary souza – 9/5/2016 A: It was designed for use on boats. Its not waterproof though so it is for use in the dry part of boats !
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