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I'd point out that Victron actually made several of the Xantrex monitors and is a better company IMHO. The LinkLite IIRC is a BMV 600 re-badged.

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I'd point out that Victron actually made several of the Xantrex monitors and is a better company IMHO. The LinkLite IIRC is a BMV 600 re-badged.
Hi SD, I'm confused. The BVM 600 looks very different than the LinkLite. From what I can tell Victron made the BVM 600, which is $100 cheaper than the LinkLite.

I appreciate the advice here, I have made arrangements to return the 13 position panel with meters and exchange it for a 16 position without meters. The price is about the same, but the benefit is 3 more circuit positions and exactly the same mpounting size, which is important. I'll spend the $170 to get the extra intel on the batteries, especially since its a small house bank (79 Ah). $270 for the LinkLite is pricy.

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The Victron just has a differently designed face. While I have never had a problem with Xantrex products or service others apparently have so the Victron might be the better one to buy. But the Linklite is available for $206 if you search.

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I could be wrong, but my recollection is that the newer Xantrex battery monitors were outsourced to Victron.

The BMV 600 is only about $175 at Jamestown Distributors.

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