Basic Wiring Configuration of SmartShunt IP65The 500A SmartShunt IP65 is an all-in-one battery monitor, only without a display. Your phone acts as a 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. Alternatively, the SmartShunt can be connected and read by a GX device. Connection to the SmartShunt is made via a VE.Direct cable.

The SmartShunt is a good alternative for a BMV battery monitor, especially for systems where battery monitoring is needed but where less wiring and clutter is wanted.

The SmartShunt is equipped with Bluetooth, a VE.Direct port and a secondary connection that can be used for monitoring a second battery, midpoint monitoring or a temperature sensor.

With its IP65 Water Resistant rating, the SmartShunt is more ideal for areas prone to receiving an ingress of water such as an engine bay in a 4WD that does creek crossings, or in a marine environment where the battery area is relatively exposed to the elements.

IP65 SmartShunt measuring House & Starter BatteryMonitored Battery Parameters include:

  • Battery State-of-Charge (SoC)
  • Voltage of up to 2 batteries
  • Current Load
  • Time to go
  • Extensive historical information
  • ... and much more


SmartShunt IP65 with Temperature SensorAuxiliary Input Options:

The SmartShunt can do more than comprehensively monitor your main battery bank - additionally, you can choose to either:

  • Monitor the voltage of a second battery, for exmaple the starter battery or;
  • Connect a temperature sensor (optional accessory) for temperature compensated charging or;
  • Monitor the midpoint voltage of your battery bank (cable included) to keep an eye on battery health.


Connection to any Victron GX Device

The SmartShunt also features a VE.Direct port so can also be connected to any device in the GX range including the Colour Controller and Cerbo GX via a VE.Direct cable.

Wiring the IP65 SmartShunt to a Victron GX Device

SmartShunt IP65 500 A
Supply voltage range
Current draw
6,5 - 70 VDC
< 1 mA
Input voltage range, auxiliary battery 6,5 - 70 VDC
Battery capacity (Ah) Operating temperature range
Measures voltage of second battery, or
temperature, or midpoint
1 - 9999 Ah
-40 +50 °C (-40 – 120 °F)
Temperature measurement range
VE.Direct communication port
-20 +50 °C
Current ± 0,01 A
Voltage ± 0,01 V
Amp hours ± 0,1 Ah
State of charge (0 – 100 %) ± 0,1 %
Time to go ± 1 min
Temperature (if optional temperature
sensor connected)
± 1 °C/°F
(0 – 50 °C or 30 – 120 °F)
Accuracy of current measurement ± 0,4 %
Offset Less than 20 / 40 / 80 mA
Accuracy of voltage measurement ± 0,3 %
Dimensions (h x w x d) 500A: 46 x 120 x 54 mm
1000A: 68 x 168 x 75 mm
2000A: 68 x 168 x 100 protection
Protection category IP65
Emission / Immunity Automotive
EN 60335-1
EN-IEC 61000-6-1 EN-IEC 61000-6-2
EN-IEC 61000-6-3
EN 50498
Cables Two 1.5 m cables with 1 A fuse, for ‘+’ connection
and starter battery or midpoint connection
VE.Direct cable 1.5 m cable with a VE.Direct socket. Note that a (not included) VE.Direct cable is needed to connect a GX
Temperature sensor Optional (ASS000100000)
A note regarding the range of the Bluetooth signal The shunt and the electric cables do negatively influence the range of the Bluetooth signal. The resulting range of 10-15 meter is however satisfactory in most cases.
The proximity of other electrically conducting elements, such as the metal chassis of a vehicle or seawater around the hull if a boat, may reduce the range of the Bluetooth signal to an unacceptable level. The solution in such a case is to add a VE.Direct Bluetooth Dongle (ASS030536011) to the system, and to switch off Bluetooth in the
SKU VIC.SHU065150050
Model # SHU065150050
UPC/EAN 8719076057895
Brand Victron Energy
Shipping Weight 0.5000kg
Shipping Width 0.100m
Shipping Height 0.100m
Shipping Length 0.150m
Shipping Cubic 0.001500000m3
Unit Of Measure ea

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Victron Smart Shunt IP65

By: on 29 April 2024
Great product. My caravan had a basic voltmeter setup which really did not tell me much about my system. The Victron smart shunt was easy to install with no wiring to be drilled through the floor of my van as it has Bluetooth connectivity to it's own app. Lot's of info about my system now! Outback Marine were great to deal with, best price too and fast delivery. I recommend them.

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