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Victron BMV-602S Shunt

Victron BMV-602S Shunt

The Victron shunt is quite unique because they have added a printed circuit board to it so that wiring is much easier. Shunts are not really directional devices but because Victron added the printed circuit board / UTP cable connector it does make it directional.

The shunt is labeled -LOAD and -BATTERY. DO NOT wire this backwards or it will not work properly. The side labeled -BATTERY must be connected to the battery neg post and the side marked -LOAD must see the system negative loads.

This monitor is VERY easy to install. It has just two wires, a UTP cable & a power cable. The UTP cable is 10 meters or roughly 33 feet long, allowing plenty of display mounting options. The UTP cable is the only wire that needs to be run the monitor display. It's literally "plug & play". The UTP cable is very similar to a phone cable, only slightly more robust. The red power supply wire simply connects to the positive battery post and the +B1 terminal of the Shunt.

This shunt has two power supply inputs, +B1 & +B2 for two banks, as it can monitor the voltage of a second start/reserve bank.

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Andrea Calvaruso 29-Mar-2016 22:53
Can I use any other shunt 1000a 100mv with a masterliness btw III or I need the mastervolt's shunt?

Thank you again

Andrea Calvaruso 29-Mar-2016 22:50

Can I use this shunt with a masterliness btm III?

Thank you

Guest 03-Jun-2015 14:37
Hi! Any chance you could measure the 6 RJ12 output pins on the shunt PCB? Preferably at the RJ12 Connector at the instrument end of the UTP cable. I have to hook up my BMV 602S (instrument only) to a 3rd party shunt, using a DIY cables. BR Nico