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  • GleamB
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Battery monitor
I am going to install a battery monitor when and if we get back to the states.
I have the Magnum remote control, but am leaning towards the Victron 712.
When I was looking at where I would install the shunt, I noticed this attached to the first...

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Looks like my temperature sender.

  • GleamB
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If it is temperature, how do I read it on the Magnum remote?

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I really like my Victron 712.

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If it is temperature, how do I read it on the Magnum remote?
It adjusts the charging voltage you don't need to read it.

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Having most of the system already the magnum BMS seems easy. I think it plugs into the inverter and uses the BTS. If that's what's on the battery.

My magnum ME-ARC advanced panel I think  shows the battery temp and if scrolled shows two different...

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Like RealMccoy shows it connects to your negative terminal.  Just make sure there is nothing else connected between.  IOW all other negative wires attach to the other side of the shunt away from the battery terminal.  So you just need to get...

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I am going to install a battery monitor when and if we get back to the states.
I have the Magnum remote control, but am leaning towards the Victron 712.
When I was looking at where I would install...


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  • GleamB
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Yup, it was the temp sensor.
I am trying to understand the PO solar installation. The red positive wire from solar inverter goes into panel in storage drivers side.
It splits...what is that
Then goes into that thing wi red button marked 120...what...

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Glenn,

Go to https://www.foreforums.com/index.php?action=media;sa=media;in=3300 and download the PDF. Take it to a print shop in Mazatlan and have them make the largest copy they can. Buy a mailing tube to store it in after you are done. The...

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Typically the positive and negative wires from the solar panels will go into the solar controller.  This converts the voltage to whatever down to 12 vdc nominal.  There will be a positive and negative wire from the solar controller that then goes...

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Like RealMccoy shows it connects to your negative terminal.  Just make sure there is nothing else connected between.  IOW all other negative wires attach to the other side of the shunt away from...


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I watched the video. Thanks.
Let me be more specific.....
Look, once again, at the picture I enclosed in my first post.
Do I leave the temperature shunt where it is, OR do I put it on the LOAD side of the Victron shunt.Would it be better to install...

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Victron Temp sensor should be connected to the POS battery post. It measures temperature and provides power to the shunt.  Neg wire from battery goes to the battery side of the shunt.  All loads connect to the load side.

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It would seem the Victron main advantage would be a blue tooth connection to view your coaches power condition?

Magnum makes a WiFi connection to their systems.  It can send reports to a central magnum server that can be accessed anywhere the...

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Victron Temp sensor should be connected to the POS battery post. It measures temperature and provides power to the shunt.  Neg wire from battery goes to the battery side of the...


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Glenn, I don't think your Magnum or my Xantrex temp sensors are going to work with the Victron shunt. They are to control the inverter charging. I am going to just leave mine directly on the battery as it does not draw current unless in...

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Getting ready to order the Victron.
If I want to keep the temperature shunt, AND want to install the Victron shunt correctly, should I install a buss for the negatives coming off the post.
Could...


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Getting ready to order the Victron.
If I want to keep the temperature shunt, AND want to install the Victron shunt correctly, should I install a buss for the negatives coming off the post.
Could...


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For reference victron has WiFi and Bluetooth technologies . You would be surprised what the tech is now from their dialup service. Pretty incredible now a days

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As the magnum stuff was from 2011 i assume that newer tech could have more features.  Benefits not as much.  Advantage is in the owners eye.

I remember asking C.M.Fore in person once why he did not use a particular part in his coaches that were...

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"Bob my customers are Americans.  So I buy American where I can."  Word for word.

Remember those days where that made a difference?

I do.,.


Are you ready to give up your vehicle? Tv's ,...

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Getting off topic here......
First post said I was interested in Victron 712 monitor.
It is used to monitor what goes in and out of the batteries.
I started out, being told that I should get a Trimetric monitor by Bogart, by a Foretravel owner.
I...

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Getting off topic here......
First post said I was interested in Victron 712 monitor.
It is used to monitor what goes in and out of the batteries.
I started out, being told that I should get a...


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