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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'​s ​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. Trouble shooting ​=====+===== 5. LED Status codes ===== 
 + 
 +//Smart Battery Sense// has two LEDs: a 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. 
 + 
 +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 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 ​ ^ 
 +| 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 ​   | 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 ​       | 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 ​ | 
 +| On             | Slow blinking ​   | Firmware update ​          | Connected ​       |         | 
 +| On             | Fast blinking ​   | Firmware update ​          | Programming ​     |         | 
 + 
 + 
 +===== 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            |
  
 +=== 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 =====
 ~~DISQUS~~ ~~DISQUS~~
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