Victron Energy SmartShunt 500A Battery Monitor (Bluetooth)

(9 customer reviews)


The SmartShunt is an all in one battery monitor, only without a display. Your phone acts as the display. The SmartShunt connects via Bluetooth to the VictronConnect App on your phone (or tablet) and you can conveniently read out all monitored battery parameters, like state of charge, time to go, historical information and much more.

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Smartshunt Monitor (Bluetooth) - Smart Battery Shunt


  • The SmartShunt is an all in one 500 amp battery monitor. Your phone can be connected and acts as a display.
  • The SmartShunt connects via Bluetooth to the VictronConnect App on your phone/tablet and you can read out all monitored battery parameters – like state of charge, time to go, historical info and more
  • The SmartShunt is equipped with Bluetooth, a VE.Direct port and a connection that can be used for: monitoring a second battery, midpoint monitoring or a temperature sensor
  • The SmartShunt is a good alternative for a BMV battery monitor, especially for systems where battery monitoring is needed but less wiring and clutter is wanted
  • Incorrect installation can be hazardous, Please consult a licensed professional and follow all applicable electrical codes during installation

Product Description

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USP's Smart Battery Shunt
Smart Battery Shunt Configurations
Smart Battery Shunt Included items


User Manual

Additional information

Weight 14.1 lbs
Dimensions 5.24 × 3.46 × 2.91 in
Package Dimensions

5.24 x 3.46 x 2.91 inches

Item Weight

14.1 ounces



Item model number


Date First Available

September 8 2020


No, Victron Energy

9 reviews for Victron Energy SmartShunt 500A Battery Monitor (Bluetooth)

  1. XXX

    Anschlüsse sind schlecht verarbeitet und Reklamation ist eine Katastrophe…Der 500A Shunt hat eine sehr billige Verarbeitung an den Anschlüssen für Autos und VBatt. Die (+) Kabelbhalten nicht und gehen ständig ab! Ärgerlich wenn man ihn bereits verbaut hat. Denn in meinem Fall kann ich das Fahrzeug nicht mehr bewegen, bis der neue Shunt angekommen ist. Zudem muss ich den neuen Shunt neu bestellen und auch dad Geld für den neuen erstmal vorlegen bevor dich den defekten zurückschicken kann! Sehr sehr umständlich und nicht Kunden orientiert!!! Bestelle den Shunt nun aus diesen Gründen wo anderes (für 5 Euro mehr bestellen, wo der Service zur Reklamation besser funktioniert). Bin echt genervt …Gruß

  2. T

    Ruined by BluetoothThis product is completely Ruined by BluetoothBluetooth connection is so poor, you literally need to be sat on top of it to get a connection, even then the connection keeps dropping, and you don’t have to wait until you get to hundred percent connection before the screen data will resume.WORST PART! Bluetooth connection regularly freezes, so you have to disconnect the power from the shunt allowing it to reset, this then deletes your data as a result. So you have absolutely no idea what condition the batteries are in.NO SUPPORT: victron energy offers zero support, you cannot contact them at all for any kind of help or advice. Your only option is to post onto the community, where you get no definitive answers just lots of peoples opinions

  3. Kindle Customer

    I’ve needed one of these for yearsA superbly designed and made BM. Worked perfectly first time and provides EVERYTHING you need to know about SOC and remaining time available from our Lithium habitation battery. Saved me spending £1000 on a second battery. Cured my battery anxiety in the first 5 minutes.

  4. Robert Edwards

    An essential for the off grid homeI have been wanting a shunt for a few years now for our narrowboat but have been reluctant to spend big money on a quality one and even more reluctant to buy a cheap unreliable .When I saw this it provided a great compromise between cist and quality.I like the fact that there is no wall display to clutter my already busy control panel.I also like the fact that it better guides my victron battery charger to be more efficient.I particularly like the fact that I can clearly see how often my battery comes back to a full charge state, essential for lead acid batteries.For those concerned about reports of poor connectivity via Bluetooth DON’T.Yes it can be a little glitchy if rushed.Our batteries are kept in the engine room and I manage to get a signal from about 4meters away. The only time I struggle is when I don’t allow the app to correctly register all the devices first. Open the app and allow it to correctly identify ALL available victron devices before making your selection 1st.The only thing I was a little unhappy with is the data logging only happens whilst connected via Bluetooth.It would be nice to see daily usage rather than an accumulative total

  5. nurmalsobemerkt

    unpraktisches BluetoothprofilUpdate: der Hersteller leistet keinen Support an Endkunden und wimmelt ab an Händler. Da mir Herstellersupport wichtig ist (Händler sind i.d.R. weniger hilfreich) ziehe ich einen Stern ab, einen weiteren fürs mäßige Bluetooth. Mittelmäßiges Produkt, ich würde es nicht nochmals kaufen.Sehr solide Hardware nur die Bluetoothanbindung ist leider nicht besonders gelungen. Ich hatte erwartet, dass diese im Hinterkopf erfolgt und gehalten wird. Statt dessen muss für jeden Blick auf den Akkustand die App neu mit dem Shunt verbunden werden, was immer ein paar Sek. dauert und stört. Auch machen die Alarmmeldungen so keinen Sinn, soll das Handy dauerentsperrt daneben liegen?

  6. Kevin N.

    Should have gone with something else.Bought this to monitor usage and SOC for my lifepo4 battery in my RV. It does that, but has a few problems. First, the bluetooth range is about 4 feet. Any further away and it can’t connect. 2nd, if you disconnect the battery, it has to be recalibrate at full state of charge or you no longer get the state of charge info. And lastly, the history function only keeps track for each session. As soon as you walk 4 feet away and lose the BT connection, history starts over. So, it works for going to check current SOC if I go outside and stand next to the battery and if it was calibrated since last time battery was disconnected (which is between every trip in winter). Saves you from having to wire to an interior display, but at the cost of functionality and convenience.

  7. Daniel L. Gagner

    I love this thingFirst Victron makes good stuff. Ask any RV owner who does his/her own electrics and this is pretty much one of the industry standards. Longevity, you pay for it but if it’s what you’re looking for. That being said, installation was as easy as it gets ground wire in, ground wire out, and a small power cable to the (+) side of the battery. The app worked right away and tells you some good stuff, won’t go into it here you can look it up but it lets me know how our camping power will be for the future of our trip.Some people say that the bluetooth distance is limited. I didn’t care because I don’t mind looking up my readings from a couple of feet away, but I can tell you definitely that it works good as far as 12 ft. I didn’t bother to go further. So for me all the short distance talk is not what I’m seeing. I’m using an Iphone 12. I’m wondering about some people’s short bluetooth readings. A metal camper is like a faraday cage. It blocks radio signals. They should try opening the door and walking away from the entrance to see if the same issue persists. I’ll bet it doesn’t.

  8. Mike From Mesa

    Very helpful informationI had the Victron 712 Smart installed in my previous RV and when we upgraded I planned to install another 712 Smart so I would know what was going on in the electric system, but then noticed the SmartShunt. It generates all of the information of the 712 Smart, but without the physical display unit. Since I almost always used the app on my smartphone to look at the current information I did not care about losing the physical display.The only thing that did concern me was the comments that the bluetooth range for the SmartShunt was quite a bit shorter than that for the 712 Smart and I worried that the range might not be long enough to reach from the battery box where this would be installed to the front where I would be sitting, but I decided to buy it and see. And although the BT range is quite a bit shorter than that in the 712 Smart is was long enough, at perhaps 10-15 feet, to suit my needs and I am quite happy with the purchase.If someone is more interested in the display unit and not the BT app then there are less expensive shunts to buy, but if you want the BT functionality and a matching smartphone app this is an excellent buy.

  9. Matos’s

    Not worth the price… Can be vastly improved with just a few tweaks on the app…It takes two stars because it works…I don’t see where is the hype with this product. I bought a “premium” product and got it packed in a plastic bag, not a manual or even the decency of a proper package, the Bluetooth range is abysmal, less than 15 ft in my case, the shunt will not log the battery usage over time (“trend” tab on the app), once you disconnect from the device you will lose that brief history, logging is a feature that even $8 smart outlets have. For example, if you are using solar you will not be able to see the charging/discharging rate over time. It is pointless to set the alarms as this unit does not have a buzzer or outputs to one, more on this one below.Because the device is almost worthless without the app, the app also counts a lot on the low rating…No option to run the app as a service and keep connected to the device, you need to have your screen turned on and the app open to see the usage trend (log), the app will also disconnect from the device as soon as you switch to a different screen and if you switch apps briefly the Victron app it will generate an error message saying that it cannot connect to the device, that error will clear itself in a few minutes. Because it disconnects from the device the alarm function is 100% useless, the device has no buzzer and the alert on the phone will only come if you have the app open and connected to the device, in this case you will very likely be looking the numbers at the screen. No option to export or save any data from the app logging history, no pre-loaded battery types, no logging of peak demand (maximum drawed from the battery), time remaining will show is the dumbest of them all and will show only the time remaining for that exact moment amperage draw, it will not take in consideration your average of use no option to show the battery SOC with a decimal case, only the whole %, in case of a large storage system that 0.5% may mean a small battery for someone elseThornwave Labs have a similarly priced device that will log everything on the device al do all other things this one doesn’t… It’s just a matter of time for them to sponsor high-profile YouTubers and their product will also get more notice.

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