Victron Energy BMV-712 Smart Battery Monitor
The essential function of the Victron battery monitor BMV-712 Smart is to calculate ampere hours consumed and the state of charge of a battery.
With Bluetooth built-in, the Victron BMV Smart is ready for the Internet of Things (IoT) era. With Bluetooth beingÂ implemented in most other Victron Energy products, wireless communication between products will simplifyÂ system installation and enhance performance.
Download the Victron Bluetooth app
Use a smartphone or other Bluetooth enabled device to...
- customize settings,
monitor all important data on single screen,
- view historical data, and to
- update the software when new features become available.
Easy installation of the BMV-712 Smart
All electrical connections are to the quick connect PCB on the current shunt. The shunt connects to the battery monitor with a standard RJ12 telephone cable.
Included: RJ 12 cable (10 m) and battery cable with fuse (2 m);Â no other components needed. Also included are a separate front bezel for a square or round display appearance, a securing ring for rearÂ mounting and screws for front mounting.
Midpoint voltage monitoring
One bad cell or one bad battery can destroy a large, expensive battery bank. When batteries are connected inÂ series, a timely warning can be generated by measuring the midpoint voltage. Please see the BMV manual,section 5.2, for more information.
Victron Energy recommends the Battery Balancer (BMS012201000) to maximize service life of series-connected lead-acidÂ batteries.
Very low current draw from the battery
Current consumption: 0,7Ah per month (1mA) @12V and 0,6Ah per month (0,8mA) @ 24V
Especially Li-ion batteries have virtually no capacity left when discharged until low voltage shutdown.
After shutdown due to low cell voltage, the capacity reserve of a Li-ion battery is approximately 1Ah perÂ 100Ah battery capacity. The battery will be damaged if the remaining capacity reserve is drawn from theÂ battery. A residual current of 10mA for example may damage a 200Ah battery if the system is left inÂ discharged state during more than 8 days.
Bi-stable alarm relay
Prevents increased current draw in case of an alarm.
- Battery voltage, current, power, ampere-hours consumed and state of charge
- Remaining time at the current rate of discharge
- Programmable visual and audible alarm
- Programmable relay, to turn off non critical loads or to run a generator when needed
- 500 Amp quick connect shunt and connection kit
- Shunt selection capability up to 10.000 Amps
- VE.Direct communication port
- Stores a wide range of historical events, which can be used to evaluate usage patterns and battery health
- Wide input voltage range: 6,5 â€“ 70V
- High current measurement resolution: 10 mA (0,01A)
- Additional input to measure voltage (of a second battery), temperature or midpoint voltage, andÂ corresponding alarm and relay settings
Downloads - Victron BMV-712 Smart
Datasheet (PDF, 440 KB)
Victron Connect BMV App Discovery Sheet (PDF, 525 KB)