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Re: Does the Starting battery also need to be wired behind the Victron BMV-602S shunt
Thanks for confirming Maine Sail and mitiempo,
I suspected as much, all making sense now. I have a 3-battery bank (two house, one starter), so need to monitor two batteries. On top of that, they are not identical.....
I'm interested in the shunt because I'm building my own battery monitors to communicate with the other parts of my system (and I need bigger displays too). There are plenty of shunt resistors available, but few are rated/tested in a marine environment, so this one seems fit for purpose.
Does the Victron shunt really have built-in electronics? Looks like just a few passive components/connectors on the circuit board (unless there are SMD's on the bottom side where it could get hot). If yes it could be interesting to decode the signal which may save some re-inventing of the wheel.