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Old 10-04-2019, 02:18 PM   #1
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Solar Monitor

What are we using to monitor solar output and battery monitor. No info screen on my Victron to tell me how much power I'm generating.
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Old 10-04-2019, 02:23 PM   #2
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Old 10-04-2019, 03:32 PM   #3
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Victron BMV, 712 is best.

Bogart Trimetric

Link Pro

Balmar SG-200

For lead banks, SoC% and voltage only, not a coulometer, Merlin SmartGauge is most accurate.

Go here https://marinehowto.com And CTRL-F for battery monitor and read closely those three articles

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Note if you just want info about the SC contribution you don't want a full bank monitor, just a cheap one way coulometer at the SC output will do.

With the Victron MPPT SmartSolar units, the app on your smartphone is maybe enough. With the BlueSolar line you need the add-on dongle.
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Old 10-04-2019, 03:34 PM   #4
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Simarine is a fantastic everything-monitor, but its SoC guesstimation is less accurate than the ones I reco'd.

Getting better as firmware updates are published though, and close enough for most, as long as you keep up with the 100% SoC resets.
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Old 10-04-2019, 03:40 PM   #5
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Old 10-04-2019, 04:23 PM   #6
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Bogart SC-2030

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Actually SC is the solar controller add-on only, he's already using Victron for that.

The Trimetric BM brains model# is TM-2030

Agree using both together is a great combo, for those starting from scratch.
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Old 10-04-2019, 05:15 PM   #7
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Actually SC is the solar controller add-on only, he's already using Victron for that.

The Trimetric BM brains model# is TM-2030

Agree using both together is a great combo, for those starting from scratch.
You are right. I have the TM-2030 and keep calling it by the wrong model number. At least I had the link correct
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I forgot I had this in my box of bus stuff.
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