Smart Battery Sense is a wireless battery voltage-and-temperature sensor for Victron MPPT Solar Chargers.
With voltage and temperature sense in place, batteries will be better charged; improved charging-efficiency and prolonged battery life.
Both for lead- and lithium batteries.
By measuring voltage at the battery bank terminals, voltage loss due to cable resistance can be compensated. Ensuring always correct charge voltage.
For lead batteries, the battery temperature is used to adjust the charge voltages: cold batteries require an increased charge voltage whereas hot batteries require a decreased charging voltage. For lithium batteries, the temperature is used to disable charging when they are too cold: charging lithium batteries when near or below the freezing point causes permanent damage to the cells.
The connection between Smart Battery Sense and one or more Solar Charger(s) is wireless: It uses VE.Smart Network - a wireless technology based on Bluetooth Smart.
Information transmitted can be used simultaneously by one, two or more Solar Chargers connected to the same 12V, 24V and 48V battery bank. The Smart Network is be set up using the VictronConnect app.
Installation is simple, quick and tidy. Just connect the unit's two eyelets to your battery terminals and attach the Smart Battery Sense unit directly onto the battery-body using its self-adhesive strip.