Simple Shunt Install

Author: Bruce Loxton  Date Posted:4 April 2018 

You dont need to add a master battery shunt with Simarine's system. You can "add up" in the smartphone app all the individual shunts to give the total battery current draw.



Have you installed multiple shunts on the negative side of the master battery bank?
I have seen up to 6 different shunts picking up power inputs and drains. They are typically installed just before the mast shunter on the battery.

This has its problems:

  • Concentration of cabling
  • Significant realestate taken up
  • Confusion on the current flow direction
  • Maintenance nightmare.

SIMARINE shunt devices:

  • Installed on positive or negative side of battery
  • Four low power (less than 25Amp) circuits on one device
  • For greater then 25A, just bridge the channels in 25A blocks
  • Protection on each channel
  • Wire up in the most convenient and clean manner, no need to check the current flow direction when wiring.
  • Current direction can be "reversed in software"

Greatest Feature:

  • No need for a master battery shunt
  • Simply "add" the sum of all the shunts, both on the positive and negative side of battery for total battery current draw.
  • Add a large shunt on the inverter currect draw
  • Multiple 500A shunts can be used for large loads.

Benefits are:

  • Faster installation of cabling and shunts
  • Wiring is neat and clean without overlays to change current direction
  • Adding up total shunt current is a breeze

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