Victron says that you can use an existing or alternative shunt with their Battery Monitor
, you just take off their shunt of their their circuit card and put their circuit card across your shunt.
1. My boat
is 100 mi away, I do have a picture, but can't find dimensions of the circuit card for their circuit card. They have size of the whole product, but not the size from terminal to terminal. Was hoping someone might have done this and would know if all marine
shunts have similiar dimensions?
2. My thought , see pic with wires attached, is that I could either take off the wires that lead to my control panel
and just hopefully screw on the victron control board and hope that it makes proper contact at the right connections?
Was also wondering if it fit, if I could leave both systems attached to the same shunt. My system is the OEM system on a 2015 Lagoon 380
, it just leads to the control panel
that has a lcd display of battery
V, and shows A draw. V is accurate, A is not much, but a good indicator (will show 6 say when electronics
are on.) The victron BM can be programmed for pretty much any shunt, so I should be able to use mine. I don't know if connection to my panel and victrons will change readings as panel must have some draw.
3. If I wanted both systems, I guess I could take off lead coming from battery switch to bottom of my shunt, put in victron shunt, get a new very short cable from other side of victron shunt back to bottom of old shunt and have both meters working. Not sure what size cable I would need for a 2 or 3" run.
4. Or I could simply not have my meter read on the main panel, and just put in the victron shunt and take battery wires off mine and put on victron's.