BMV 700 Battery Monitor Frequently Asked Questions

BMV Parameter Settings:

In order for the Victron battery Monitor (BMV700,702,712) to properly track state of charge (SOC) of the battery bank some parameter settings may need to be adjusted.

  1. Set the BMV battery size in “amp hours” to match your bank size.
  2. Adjust the BMV ”Charged Voltage” to be .3 V below the float voltage of your charging source.
  3. If charging from a solar charge controller, adjust the “Absorption Voltage” .3 V below the setting of the solar charge controller.
  4. Peukert Exponent set to : 1.25 lead acid(default), 1.05 LiIon

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