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-====== Smart Battery Sense manual ======+====== Smart Battery Sense Manual ======
  
 ===== 1. Introduction ===== ===== 1. Introduction =====
  
-The Smart Battery Sense is a wireless battery voltage- and temperature- sensor for Victron MPPT Solar Chargers.+//Smart Battery Sense// is a wireless battery voltage-and-temperature sensor for Victron MPPT Solar Chargers.
  
-The Solar Charger uses these measurements to optimize its charge parameters. This will improve charging-efficiency and prolong battery life.+The Solar Charger uses these measurements to optimize its charge parameters. The accuracy of the data it transmits will improve battery charging efficiencyand prolong battery life.
  
-The connection between the Smart Battery Sense and the Solar Charger(s) wireless: VE.Smart Networka wireless technology that is based on Bluetooth Smart.+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.
  
-Simple to install & configure, the Smart Battery Sense comes with an inline fuse and pre-crimped eyelets. And adhesive tape on the backto mount it on the battery.+Simple to install & configure, //Smart Battery Sense// comes with an inline fuse and pre-crimped eyelets. Revealing the self-adhesive tape on the back allows you to mount it directly on the battery.
  
-=== System design & component selection ===+Product page on our main website:\\ 
 +https://www.victronenergy.com/accessories/smart-battery-sense
  
-  * Check the [[victronconnect:ve-smart-networking#vesmart_networking_compatible_products|VE.Smart Networking compatible products list]] for compatible Solar Chargers. +=== When can I use Smart Battery Sense ...and when should I avoid using it? ===
-  * The Smart Battery Sense is not needed, nor allowed, in systems that also have a Color Control GX or Venus GX, see [[victronconnect:ve-smart-networking#faq|FAQ Q6]] for more info. +
-  * The Smart Battery Sense is not needed for installations that already have a BMV-712 with its temperature sensor accessory. +
-  * For installations with a BMV-702 + temperature sensor accessory, consider adding a [[https://www.victronenergy.com/accessories/ve-direct-bluetooth-smart-dongle|VE.Direct Bluetooth Smart dongle]] instead of a //Smart Battery Sense//.+
  
 +  * Check the [[victronconnect:ve-smart-networking#vesmart_networking_compatible_products|VE.Smart Networking compatible products list]] for compatible Solar Chargers.
 +  * //Smart Battery Sense// is not needed, or allowed, in systems which are already controlled by a Color Control GX or Venus GX, see [[victronconnect:ve-smart-networking#faq|FAQ Q6]] for more info.
 +  * //Smart Battery Sense// is not needed for installations which already have a BMV-712 (battery monitor) with a temperature sensor accessory.
 +  * For installations using a BMV-702 together with its optional temperature sensor accessory - for wireless connectivity consider adding a [[https://www.victronenergy.com/accessories/ve-direct-bluetooth-smart-dongle|VE.Direct Bluetooth Smart dongle]] instead of a //Smart Battery Sense//.
 ===== 2. Installation ===== ===== 2. Installation =====
  
-Connect the unit'two eyelets to your battery terminals and attach it directly onto the battery-body using its self-adhesive strip.+Connect the two eyelets to your battery terminals and attach the unit directly onto the battery-body using its self-adhesive strip.
  
-For battery banks consisting of multiple individual batteries, connect the Smart Battery Sense unit on any one of the batteries+For //banks// of batteries //Smart Battery Sense// may be connected to any one of the individual batteries.
- +
-In case the supplied bat+ and bat- cables are not long enough, their length can be increased. Make sure to use the same, or thicker, gauge cable.+
  
 +If the bat+ and bat- cables are not long enough they may be extended - only make sure you use the same, or a thicker, gauge of cable.
 ===== 4. Configuration ===== ===== 4. Configuration =====
  
-See this below video. Also, see the step by step procedure as documented in the [[victronconnect:ve-smart-networking|]] manual.+This video will show you how to install //Smart Battery Sense// and includes step-by-step instructions for connecting it your mobile phone via VictronConnect [[victronconnect:ve-smart-networking|]] manual.
 \\ \\
-{{youtube>iKN787s5XjE}}+{{youtube>v62wCfXaWXY}}
  
 ===== 5. LED Status codes ===== ===== 5. LED Status codes =====
  
-The Smart Battery Sense has two LEDsa Bluetooth status LED (blue), and an error LED (red). +//Smart Battery Sense// has two LEDsa Bluetooth status LED (blue), and an Error LED (red). 
  
-On power-up, the Bluetooth LED will be slow blinking indicating that the device is ready to accept a Bluetooth connection.+On power-up, the Bluetooth LED will be slow-blinking indicating that the device is ready to accept a Bluetooth connection.
  
-When both LEDs stay on, something is wrong with the Smart Battery Sense (hardware error).+If both LEDs remain illuminated, something is wrong with the //Smart Battery Sense// unit (Hardware error).
  
-When the LEDs are alternating quickly for more than 30 seconds, the Smart Battery Sense is in firmware update mode and needs to be updated before it can be used. After connecting with VictronConnect, a firmware update can be performed.+When the LEDs are alternating quickly for more than 30 seconds, the //Smart Battery Sense// is in firmware update mode and will need to complete the update before it can be used. Firmware updates are performed (where necessary) after connecting to VictronConnect.
  
  
 ^ Blue LED       ^ Red LED          ^ Smart Battery Sense state ^ Connection State ^ Remark  ^ ^ Blue LED       ^ Red LED          ^ Smart Battery Sense state ^ Connection State ^ Remark  ^
-| On             | On               | Not functional            | Disabled         | Hardware error. \\ The Smart Battery Sense will not advertise itself so it \\ will not be visible in VictronConnect. Also, it will not \\ participate in any configured VE.Smart Networking \\ anymore. | +| On             | On               | Not functional            | Disabled         | Hardware error. \\ //Smart Battery Sense// will not be visible in VictronConnect and \\ it will not be contributing information to the VE.Smart Network. | 
-| Slow blinking  | Off              | Measuring V/T             | Not connected    | When VE.Smart Networking is configured, the device \\ will be broadcasting the voltage and temperature data \\ in the VE.Smart network. | +| Slow blinking  | Off              | Measuring V/T             | Not connected    | If VE.Smart Networking has been configured, the device \\ will be contributing the voltage and temperature \\ information to the VE.Smart network. | 
-| On             | Off              | Measuring V/T             | Connected        | When VE.Smart Networking is configured, the device \\ will be broadcasting the voltage and temperature data \\ in the VE.Smart network. |+| On             | Off              | Measuring V/T             | Connected        | If VE.Smart Networking has been configured, the device \\ will be contributing the voltage and temperature \\ information to the VE.Smart network. |
 | Fast blinking  | Fast blinking    | Firmware update           | Not connected    | Red and Blue LED Alternating  | | Fast blinking  | Fast blinking    | Firmware update           | Not connected    | Red and Blue LED Alternating  |
 | On             | Slow blinking    | Firmware update           | Connected        |         | | On             | Slow blinking    | Firmware update           | Connected        |         |
-| On             | Faster blinking  | Firmware update           | Uploading        |         | +| On             | Fast blinking    | Firmware update           | Programming      |         |
-| Fast blinking  | Off              | Firmware update           | Programming      |         |+
  
-===== 6. Trouble shooting =====+ 
 +===== 6. Troubleshooting =====
  
 See both the [[victronconnect:start|VictronConnect manual]] and the [[victronconnect:ve-smart-networking|VE.Smart Network manual]]. See both the [[victronconnect:start|VictronConnect manual]] and the [[victronconnect:ve-smart-networking|VE.Smart Network manual]].
  
-===== DISQUS =====+===== 7. Technical product specification ===== 
 +=== Operation and Dimensions === 
 +^ Description             ^ Value    ^ 
 +| Dimension h x w x d (mm)    | 14 x 38 x 38   | 
 +| Cable length                | 45cm           | 
 +| Eyelet hole size            | 10mm (M10)     | 
 +| Fuse rating                 | T1A 250V       | 
 +| Operating temperature range | -10°C to +60°C | 
 +| Operating voltage range     | 8V to 60V      | 
 +| Absolute maximum voltage    | 65V            | 
 +| Bluetooth Frequency         | 2402-2480MHz   | 
 +| Bluetooth Power             | -4dBm          | 
 + 
 +=== Power consumption === 
 +^ BatteryVoltage ^Not Connected ^Joining VE.Smart Network^Connected^ 
 +|  12 V                |  0.3 mA    |  0.5 mA          1.6 mA           | 
 +|  24 V                |  0.2 mA    |  0.3 mA          0.9 mA           | 
 +|  48 V                |  0.2 mA    |  0.3 mA          0.6 mA           | 
 + 
  
-~~DISQUS~~ 
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