Originally Posted by Stu Jackson
Why bother buying
the V700? Use the Link 2000 as your battery monitor, then get a Smart Gauge. You'd have the best of both worlds: coulomb counter & a SG.
That would be fine if you didn't have to put in a separate shunt just for the Victron and still have to have the one for the Link2k. It would still work but would be kind of clutzy to have two in a row.
We had a HI 2500 and it was a great performer both charging and inverting. I never noticed a real issue with our Link 2000 while we had the boat. I checked the voltage and current
amp reading pretty often with my Fluke meter right to the batteries and I never noticed any aberrations. I never trust the Ahr readings for capacity from any meter so that wasn't an issue for me. Seems like I must be a dinosaur in this group since everyone is still trying to find the best battery capacity meter and I just never had a good reason to have one.