Victron 700 single battery monitor
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Victron BMV Battery Monitors

Victron Battery Monitors precisely calculate voltage, current and ampere-hours consumed, discharged current, temperature and battery condition.

A backlit display shows several standard measurements including battery voltage, battery charge/discharge current, ampere-hour consumption, state of charge as a percentage, time until full discharge, and more. The unit may be programmed to sound an alarm or activate a generator when batteries reach a critical level.

700 (single battery) and 702 (dual battery) models have a safe voltage input range of 6.5V to 95VDC. Model BMV-700HS is designed for higher voltage applications between 60 and 385 VDC input.

Note: The 700 and 702 are the latest upgraded versions of the popular 600 and 602 series instruments. The 600 and 602 are discontinued and no longer available.

 
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Standard Features

  • Battery voltage, current, power, ampere-hours consumed and state of charge
  • Time to go at the current rate of discharge
  • Programmable visual and audible alarm
  • Programmable relay, to turn off non-critical loads or to run a generator when needed
  • 500 Amp quick connect shunt and connection kit
  • Shunt selection capability up to 10,000 Amps
  • VE.Direct communication port
  • Stores a wide range of historical events , which can be used to evaluate usage patterns and battery health
  • Wide input voltage range: 6.5 - 95 VDC (BMV700, 702)
  • High input voltage range: 60 - 385 VDC (BMV700HS)
  • Additional input to measure voltage (of a second battery), temperature or midpoint voltage, and corresponding alarm and relay settings (BMV702)
  • Also included is a separate front bezel for a square or round display appearance; a securing ring for the rear mounting and screws for the front mounting.
  • Cables included: RJ 12 cable (10 m ) and battery cable with fuse (2 m )

Variables Monitored

  • Battery voltage (V)
  • Battery charge/discharge current (A)
  • Ampere-hours consumed (Ah)
  • State of charge (%)
  • Time remaining before complete discharge
  • Visual and audible alarm: 'over voltage,' 'under voltage,' and/or 'battery discharged.'
  • Programmable alarm or generator start relay

 

Battery Monitor comparison  BMV-700  BMV-702 (Gray)  BMV-702 (Black)  BMV-700HS 
Part Number  VIC-BAM010700000  VIC-BAM010702000  VIC-BAM010702200R  VIC-BAM010700100 
Supply Voltage Range  6.5 - 95 VDC  6.5 - 95 VDC  6.5 - 95 VDC  60 - 385 VDC 
Current Draw, back light off  < 4mA  < 4mA  < 4mA  < 4mA 
Input Voltage range, auxiliary battery  NA  6.5 - 95 VDC  6.5 - 95 VDC  NA 
Battery Capacity (Ah)  20 - 9999 Ah  20 - 9999 Ah  20 - 9999 Ah  20 - 9999 Ah 
Operating Temperature Range  -20 +50°C (0 - 120° F)  -20 +50°C (0 - 120° F)  -20 +50°C (0 - 120° F)  -20 +50°C (0 - 120° F) 
Measures Voltage of 2nd battery, or temperature, or midpoint  NO  YES  YES  NO 
Temperature Measurement Range  -20 +50°C (0 - 120° F)  -20 +50°C (0 - 120° F)  -20 +50°C (0 - 120° F)  NA 
VE.Direct communication port  YES  YES  YES  YES 
Relay  60V/1A normally open (function can be inverted)  60V/1A normally open (function can be inverted)  60V/1A normally open (function can be inverted)  60V/1A normally open (function can be inverted) 
BRAND: Victron Energy
Type: Battery Monitor
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Victron EnergyVictron BMV 602 Two Bank Battery Monitor
 
4.4

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (8)
  • Good cord length (5)
  • Well built / quality (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Quality oriented (9)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (10)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      No More Guesswork

      This takes the guesswork out of monitoring my two Optima D34M house batteries and my Optima 34M starting battery. At a glance I can see the voltage of both sets of batteries without having...Read complete review

      This takes the guesswork out of monitoring my two Optima D34M house batteries and my Optima 34M starting battery. At a glance I can see the voltage of both sets of batteries without having to crawl down into the engine compartment with a voltmeter. It also displays the current flowing into or out of the house batteries so I can see how much juice I'm drawing at any given time or how much my charger is putting back in. Most useful is the "State of Charge" feature which calculates how much juice I have left and displays it as a percentage of total capacity. When I'm out night diving with the engine off and every light on the boat lit, it's nice to look over and see that I've still got 98% of my battery capacity left. It also displays how much time I can continue to burn the lights at the current rate so I know when I've finished diving the boat will still be lit and easy to find in the dark.

      The installation was straight forward but you really have to study the instructions to get it set up to work optimally with your particular battery and charging system. The Optima Battery and Battery Minder (charger/maintainer) technical support guys were very helpful in supplying the information I needed to get the monitor programed correctly. However, once you do get it set up for your system, you're done. From then on the monitor operates completely automatically and keeps you fully informed about the state of your batteries and electrical system without any further fuss or fiddling.

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      Victron 602 monitor

      This unit was with the included shunt and cable was a bargain. It is easy to install and seems to be very accurate.

      My only reservations is that it is very...Read complete review

      This unit was with the included shunt and cable was a bargain. It is easy to install and seems to be very accurate.

      My only reservations is that it is very lightly built of plastic and is not a sealed unit. It is marketed for boats but I can look through large cutouts in the back of the unit and see the circuit boards in it.

      The second downside is the interface is a one line LCD and the nomenclature used makes scrolling through the menus very hard to understand. You will need to keep a copy of the manual with it to know what 90% of the settings or readings are until you learn the short hand symbology that they have assigned.

      It is still a good value considering the Link Pro's price doesn't include the cable or other parts that are needed to install it.

      One other downside is this unit is unable to monitor battery temperatures like the linkpro units.

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      4.0

      Victron Battery Monitor

      By LEEP

      from EASTON, MD

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer
      Ensign

      Pros

      • Good Cord Length

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Victron Energy Victron BMV 602 Two Bank Battery Monitor:

          This is a great unit that provides good information about your battery bank

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Hardware Good-Users Guide not so

          By Sailor

          from San Diego, CA

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer
          Ensign

          Pros

          • A Snap To Install
          • Compact Design
          • Durable Construction
          • Good Cord Length

          Cons

          • Backlight Color Not Good
          • Users Guide Hard To Read

          Best Uses

          • Needed Info When Cruising

          Comments about Victron Energy Victron BMV 602 Two Bank Battery Monitor:

          Installation is simple except for routing the wiring. The display characters are readable but the blue backlighting is not friendly to aging eyes. The users guide is way too small - the print is hard to read without a magnifying glass.
          The battery condition info available should relieve some stress when cruising.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          So Far So Good

          By MacBode

          from Norfolk, heading for the Bahamas

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy Install
          • Good Cord Length
          • Lots Of Data

          Cons

          • Cord Too Long
          • Set Up Is A Bit Tedious

          Best Uses

          • Battery Bank Monitoring

          Comments about Victron Energy Victron BMV 602 Two Bank Battery Monitor:

          Using it to monitor 6 12v AGM house bank and 2 12v AGM starting batteries. With solar and wind generators, inverter and engine alternator there is a lot going in and out. I will continue to check if the readings have real world validity, so far so good. Set up was a bit tedious but not difficult. The cord was about 3 times what I needed but it beats being too short! The small size makes for an easy fit in an otherwise crowded space and the choice of round or square is nice. I may get the computer link as well to track consumption and charge better. The shunt has nice long terminals so a number of cables can be attached.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          No more worries...

          By Bird man

          from Jamestown, RI

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer
          Ensign

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy to install
          • Simple Design

          Cons

          • Fuse Was Defective

          Best Uses

          • Check Solar Panel Status
          • Monitor 2 Battery Banks

          Comments about Victron Energy Victron BMV 602 Two Bank Battery Monitor:

          I've always wanted a modern system to monitor the battery banks in my sailboat, and with the Victron 602, I can now do this easily and economically.
          After buying the unit online from Jamestown Distributors, I found the installation to be simple and straightforward.
          During the installation, I discovered that the inline fuse from the battery to the monitor was defective so I called Jamestown Distributors and spoke to a helpful rep who sent a set of replacement fuses to my house the next day.
          Now, in addition to keeping tabs on both battery banks, I am able to tell at a glance when my solar panel is supplying a charge back to the batteries.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Know your energy usage!

          By Captain Red

          from east coast, USA

          About Me Value Oriented

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Durable Construction
          • Good Cord Length
          • User-friendly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Cruising Yachts

            Comments about Victron Energy Victron BMV 602 Two Bank Battery Monitor:

            As an engineer, I appreciate knowing exactly how much energy is being consumed at any point in time as well as cumulatively. State of charge is displayed, along with precise voltage. It is much easier to monitor and maintain the house batteries with this meter. Nice looking display, fits right in on the instrument panel.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great product; No more guessing

            By EC

            from Newport RI

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Many Useful Measurements
            • Simple Installation
            • Simple Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Monitoring Battery Use

              Comments about Victron Energy Victron BMV 602 Two Bank Battery Monitor:

              The system is installed in simple two-battery bank configuration -- one house battery, one start battery. Although the batteries can be isolated, so engine starting is not a problem, the house battery status has been an unknown until now. During longer racing and overnight racing, where we typically run a tablet computer, tacktick system, VHF, lights etc, knowing the amount of charge remaining is helpful to know when to start the engine for a charge. Moreover, this system gives you an immediate reading as to the current load on the system and a projected time when recharging will be required. Installation was dead simple and the compact size of the display and the included shunt didn't use up too much space next to the power panel. This is a no brainer if you want to better understand your electrical system and battery capacity.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              3.0

              Unreliable

              By Easy

              from Baltimore MD

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Great Concept

              Cons

              • Unreliable

              Best Uses

                Comments about Victron Energy Victron BMV 602 Two Bank Battery Monitor:

                Battery Monitor worked great for 4 months. Screen went dark due to a failed shunt. Warranty replacement works OK.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Love it

                By Benefit

                from sarasota florida

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Durable Construction
                • Good Cord Length

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Victron Energy Victron BMV 602 Two Bank Battery Monitor:

                    [...]

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    No More Guesswork

                    By z1ulike

                    from Santa Barbara, CA

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Durable Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Victron Energy Victron BMV 602 Two Bank Battery Monitor:

                        This takes the guesswork out of monitoring my two Optima D34M house batteries and my Optima 34M starting battery. At a glance I can see the voltage of both sets of batteries without having to crawl down into the engine compartment with a voltmeter. It also displays the current flowing into or out of the house batteries so I can see how much juice I'm drawing at any given time or how much my charger is putting back in. Most useful is the "State of Charge" feature which calculates how much juice I have left and displays it as a percentage of total capacity. When I'm out night diving with the engine off and every light on the boat lit, it's nice to look over and see that I've still got 98% of my battery capacity left. It also displays how much time I can continue to burn the lights at the current rate so I know when I've finished diving the boat will still be lit and easy to find in the dark.

                        The installation was straight forward but you really have to study the instructions to get it set up to work optimally with your particular battery and charging system. The Optima Battery and Battery Minder (charger/maintainer) technical support guys were very helpful in supplying the information I needed to get the monitor programed correctly. However, once you do get it set up for your system, you're done. From then on the monitor operates completely automatically and keeps you fully informed about the state of your batteries and electrical system without any further fuss or fiddling.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Victron 602 monitor

                        By Scott Carle

                        from conway, SC

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Comes with 500a shunt
                        • Comes with shunt cable
                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy to install

                        Cons

                        • Flimsy Construction
                        • Not sealed against water
                        • Not user friendly

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Victron Energy Victron BMV 602 Two Bank Battery Monitor:

                          This unit was with the included shunt and cable was a bargain. It is easy to install and seems to be very accurate.

                          My only reservations is that it is very lightly built of plastic and is not a sealed unit. It is marketed for boats but I can look through large cutouts in the back of the unit and see the circuit boards in it.

                          The second downside is the interface is a one line LCD and the nomenclature used makes scrolling through the menus very hard to understand. You will need to keep a copy of the manual with it to know what 90% of the settings or readings are until you learn the short hand symbology that they have assigned.

                          It is still a good value considering the Link Pro's price doesn't include the cable or other parts that are needed to install it.

                          One other downside is this unit is unable to monitor battery temperatures like the linkpro units.

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