BMV-712 Smart Battery Monitor is the latest evolution of the ever-popular BMV range. It has the same functionality as the earlier BMV-702, but with the added benefit of integrated Victron Smart technology; which implements Bluetooth (as in many other Victron Energy products) – giving wireless communication between various products.
Victron Smart technology simplifies system setup, monitoring and firmware updates using the free VictronConnect App.
The **2 in the product name refers to the fact this product features a second input that can be programmed to measure the voltage (of a second battery), or battery temperature, or midpoint voltage.
The BMV (Battery Monitor Victron) range are a group of high precision battery monitors. Their essential function is to calculate ampere-hours consumed and the state of charge of a battery. Think of these monitors as your battery “fuel gauge”, with a time-to-go indicator and much more.
BMV-712 Smart Battery Monitor with Bluetooth Features:
- Bluetooth inside: With Bluetooth built-in, the BNV Smart is ready for the Internet of Things (IoT) era. With Bluetooth being implemented in most other Victron Energy products, wireless communication between products will simplify system installation and enhance performance.
- Download the Victron Bluetooth Apps: Use a smartphone or other Bluetooth enabled device to
- Customise settings
- Monitor all important data on a single screen
- View historical data, and to
- Update the software when new features become available
- 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: RJ12 cable (10m) and battery cable with fuse (2 m); no other components needed. Also included is a separate front bezel for a square or round display appearance, a securing ring for rear mounting and screws for front mounting.
- Midpoint voltage monitoring: One bad cell or one bad battery can destroy a large, expensive battery bank. When batteries are connected in series, a timely warning can be generated by measuring the midpoint voltage. Please see the BMV manual, section 5.2 for more information.
- Very low current draw from the battery: Current consumption 0.7Ah per month (1mA)@12V and 0.6AH per month (0.8mA)@24V. Especially Li-ion batteries have virtually no capacity left when discharged until low voltage shutdown. After shut down due to low cell voltage, the capacity reserve of a Li-ion battery is approximately 1Ah per 100Ah battery capacity. The battery will be damaged if the remaining capacity is drawn from the battery. A residual current of 10mA for example may damage a 200Ah battery if the system is left discharged stat for more than 8 days.
- Bi-stable alarm relay: Prevents increased current draw in case of an alarm.
- Battery voltage, current power, ampere-hours consumed and state of charge
- Remaining time at the current rate of discharge
- Programmable visual and audible alarm
- Programmable relay, to turn off non-critical loads or to run a generator when needed
- 500 Amp quick connect shunt and connection kit
- Shunt selection capability up to 10,000 Amps
- VE.Direct communication port
- Stores a wide range of historical events, which can be used to evaluate patterns and battery health
- Wide input voltage range 6.5-70V
- High current measurement resolution: 10 mA (0.01A)
- Additional input to measure voltage (of a second battery), temperature or midpoint voltage, and corresponding alarm and relay settings.