If you’re looking for something to give you the most accurate and up-to-date information about the remaining charge life in your lithium battery (or set of them), the Victron BMV-712 Bluetooth Smart Monitor is the best choice for you.
Read this guide to find out why this is the accessory that every lithium user has been waiting for.
Lithium batteries are changing the world and here at Lithium Battery Power we’re continually rolling out new and exciting technology. In this case we’ll be discussing the role a battery monitoring device, which is like a fuel gauge for your system of lithium batteries.
With many emerging uses for lithium in boating, golf carts, electric vehicles, solar panels, and mobility scooters, keeping a close eye your power levels is a crucial part of keeping your system working smoothly. If you forget to charge your batteries too many nights in a row, you could be left stranded in the woods or dead in the water.
For boat owners who spend a lot of time on the water, having a gauge like the Victron BMV-712 helps immensely. Boats subsist on the fact that their batteries take care of everything. When your marine batteries die, everything else stops. Your trolling motor won’t troll, bait wells stop cooling, lights go out, even radios stop working.
Designed in the Netherlands, the BMV-712 Smart Gauge is the latest tool in the Victron Energy battery monitor line. We’re also sure that it’s the best smart monitor available today.
One of the key features is built-in Bluetooth technology which connects to the cell phone app called “Victron Connect”. Unlike before, you no longer need a separate Bluetooth dongle to send battery data to your smartphone. Now, all you need is your phone and the smart monitor.
This real-time battery monitor gives you a lot more read outs than just the voltage and amps. You can see a wide variety of information including
With all these controls, the Victron BMV-712 is the most comprehensive smart monitor available on the market.
What makes the BMV-712 different from your average battery monitor? Let’s examine some key benefits:
The most obvious advantage here is convenience. Sometimes when you’re on your boat or walking around your home you’re just not able to look at the actual battery gauge itself.
The Victron Connect app eliminates this problem by allowing you to use your smartphone to check data from anywhere.
Our team here at Lithium Battery Power will make sure that your smart gauge is fully calibrated before it leaves our facility, and we’ll also include a few extra parts and cables to make the setup a snap (don’t worry, we’ll throw in an instruction manual too).
The whole setup process should take less than five minutes. All you need to do is to connect the cables from your battery to the BMV shunt and plug the included network cable into the back of the gauge. You can then mount the gauge onto your dash or wherever it’s convenient for you to access (it’s the size of a miniature hockey puck).
The host of features on the smart monitor itself make it easy to use for anyone with some basic experience with batteries. From voltage to consumed amp-hours, all these statistics are clearly displayed on the bright blue backlight.
You can also set alarms for:
Even the midpoint battery monitoring is an extra useful feature. It helps you identify bad cells or bad batteries, preventing damage to the entire battery bank.
The Victron Energy Smart Gauge is one of the best selling battery monitors on the market today. It’s super convenient, easy to install, easy to use, and can save you the headache of dealing with dead batteries when you least expect. We highly recommend one for anyone who uses lithium on a regular basis.
Whether you’re searching for a battery kit, charger, or smart gauge, Lithium Battery Power has you covered with our best-in-class products. We proudly assemble and ship worldwide from sunny Clearwater, FL.
Please call us today if you have any questions about the Victron Battery Monitor or anything else!
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