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Old 18-10-2014, 23:15   #1
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Replacement cable for Victron battery monitor

Seems I've lost the data cable for my Victron battery monitor during an extended overhaul. Since the cable was way too long anyway, a shorter replacement would be fine.

I bought a cable on eBay, and though it plugs in fine (RG12), the display doesn't fire up.

Anybody know the spec for a Victron cable? The one I bought was a "6p6c reverse".

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Old 19-10-2014, 02:46   #2
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Re: Replacement cable for Victron battery monitor

Sorry can't help but I've had pretty good luck contacting Victron directly for tech support. If you can't find the info I can pull my cable and test it to see if its straight through or not.
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Re: Replacement cable for Victron battery monitor

I also tried to use my old (flat telephone?) cable that was ran for my old link 2000. Didn't work so had to run the new Victron cable. Must be wired different. Good thing I didn't blow it up!


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Sorry can't help but I've had pretty good luck contacting Victron directly for tech support. If you can't find the info I can pull my cable and test it to see if its straight through or not.
Al you need to do is look at the color code at both ends. Could be straight or crossed
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Re: Replacement cable for Victron battery monitor

I went ahead and ordered a straight cable (they're cheap). Are there any other cable variations I need to be aware of?

I'll call Victron also, particularly if this one doesn't work.
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Replacement cable for Victron battery monitor

For anyone who might stumble across this thread in the future, a RG12, 6P6C. straight cable is what you need.
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Re: Replacement cable for Victron battery monitor

Thanks Rusty.

Do you or anyone know if it's the same for the new 700 series? I have a new (uninstalled) monitor and was too cheap (out of money) to buy the victron cable.

Thanks in advance...
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Can't help you there, but you can buy a cable on eBay for about $2.
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I went ahead and ordered a straight cable (they're cheap). Are there any other cable variations I need to be aware of?

I'll call Victron also, particularly if this one doesn't work.

If this one does not work let me know. I think I have a spare on the boat...
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If this one does not work let me know. I think I have a spare on the boat...

Thanks for the kind offer -- the straight cable worked just fine.
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