I just installed a new Victron BMV-712 as the first step in my solar/lithium project
. I need to know real world power usage to properly size the system. Naturally the old Xantrex monitor
was mis-wired and I had to reconfigure the ground bus. The battery charger
didn't go through the shunt.
On the BMV-712 there are outputs for relays, and Victron says to use Crouzet MUR3 timer relays to auto start/stop the genset. Anyone doing this? What are the downsides?