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Unread 02-16-2019, 05:14 AM   #31
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I had recommended bolting it to the top of the OBC/controller cover above and to the side of the Run/Tow switch. The cover needs to be opened to see exactly where to drill the holes for the bolts so that they don't hit anything. I am planning to put mine there but have yet to get another short battery cable to go from the shunt to the neg terminal. I'll do some pictures when it's done.
OK, here is mine mounted (the wires to the meter are not inserted in these photos).

Holes are drilled in the top of the OBC cover, then the bolts are inserted from below and captured with a nut and shake-proof washer. The shunt is then slipped on to the captured bolts and secured each end with a spring washer and another nut.
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Unread 02-16-2019, 09:43 AM   #32
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OK, here is mine mounted (the wires to the meter are not inserted in these photos).

Holes are drilled in the top of the OBC cover, then the bolts are inserted from below and captured with a nut and shake-proof washer. The shunt is then slipped on to the captured bolts and secured each end with a spring washer and another nut.
What is that panel beside the tow switch that your motor negative is coming out off? My panel is flat? Thats where i was planing to mount mine as well. Looks good!
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Unread 02-16-2019, 11:09 PM   #34
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What is that panel beside the tow switch that your motor negative is coming out off? My panel is flat? Thats where i was planing to mount mine as well. Looks good!
That is my OBC. If yours is flat you must have a 2014 or later cart with the ERIC charger and therefore no OBC.
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Unread 07-22-2019, 06:07 PM   #35
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Thanks for these posts. The Victron is indeed a number of levels above using just a voltmeter. I am a few weeks off from ordering my Model 700 as I need to modify the dash to create an instrument mounting location in the drivers side glove box by fabricating a panel face. I am maybe back on this thread to get help making sure I put in good parameters when I program it.
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Unread 07-22-2019, 10:24 PM   #36
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Thanks for these posts. The Victron is indeed a number of levels above using just a voltmeter. I am a few weeks off from ordering my Model 700 as I need to modify the dash to create an instrument mounting location in the drivers side glove box by fabricating a panel face. I am maybe back on this thread to get help making sure I put in good parameters when I program it.
I got the Model 702 instead of the 700. The deal I got from ebay was the 702 with the bluetooth sender. It is great. I can monitor the battery from inside the house (attached garage) without moving away from the heater. It's also great for being able to monitor the outputs on your phone while driving (carefully) to see how it is doing under load. This means you can have the phone up where it can be seen instead of trying to view the mounted meter. Also the phone view gives you all the readings at a glance without having to scroll through them. The 702 also allows you to monitor the mid voltage of the pack (or any second voltage) and this gives you better warning of a single failing battery.

I am very impressed with the BMV-702 with bluetooth.
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Unread 07-24-2019, 10:21 AM   #37
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I got the Model 702 instead of the 700. The deal I got from ebay was the 702 with the bluetooth sender. It is great. I can monitor the battery from inside the house (attached garage) without moving away from the heater. It's also great for being able to monitor the outputs on your phone while driving (carefully) to see how it is doing under load. This means you can have the phone up where it can be seen instead of trying to view the mounted meter. Also the phone view gives you all the readings at a glance without having to scroll through them. The 702 also allows you to monitor the mid voltage of the pack (or any second voltage) and this gives you better warning of a single failing battery.

I am very impressed with the BMV-702 with bluetooth.
What are you using the extra channel on the 702 for? Battery temp?

Which eBay seller did you go through?
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Unread 07-24-2019, 03:40 PM   #38
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I wrestled with the Bluetooth option and I don’t disagree with your reasoning. But I finally decided to go cheap and order the model 700 without the Bluetooth. I anticipate my interaction with the meter, other than monitoring the state of charge, will be minimal. I bought the meter off Amazon and should have it in my hands tomorrow. Every couple of months I break out the Fluke DVM and record the individual battery voltages anyway. I am hoping my Trojan (currently around 3 years old) pack will last another couple years before I need to upgrade to the Lithium’s. Once again thanks for the great thread, I learned a lot.
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What are you using the extra channel on the 702 for? Battery temp?

Which eBay seller did you go through?
I am using the extra channel to monitor the mid-point of the battery pack. This will allow me to more quickly pick up on a failing individual battery or cell (it sounds an alarm if the delta is large or increasing over time).

I went through an eBay seller in Australia (on ebay.com.au) but I just switched my VPN to Los Angeles and looked up the items on ebay.com and there are plenty available. If you like the idea of the bluetooth then I suggest you get the BMV712 which has bluetooth built in. They are listed on your eBay for about US$206. The only reason I bought the 702 with the separate USB dongle was that it was being offered as a package for less than I could have got a 712.
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Unread 07-26-2019, 07:10 PM   #40
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I got my BMV-700 mounted yesterday in a 2016 EZGo TXT. I mounted the shunt to an existing hole on vertical body support strut using a 5” corner bracket. I also used a varnished panel insert which needs to grow on me, to mount the meter. Installation was easier than I anticipated. Autozone brand premade “switch to starter” 4 AWG 16” jumpers will connect the existing wring to the shunt.
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