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Peter Kennedy has been in  business since 1991 designing, installing and servicing marine electrical systems. The purpose of this blog is to offer support to both professional installers and  do-it-yourself boat owners who wish to undertake this work themselves.

Peter Kennedy has been in  business since 1991 designing, installing and servicing marine electrical systems. The purpose of this blog is to offer support to both professional installers and  do-it-yourself boat owners who wish to undertake this work themselves.

Victron Bluetooth pairing code

Posted by Peter Kennedy on 3/14/2019 to System Integration
This article tells you what to do if you are asked for a Bluetooth pairing code for your Victron Bluetooth device

Why is my Amp Hour Meter giving strange readings after its winter break?

Posted by Liam Kennedy on 1/21/2019 to Battery Monitoring
Amp hour meters do a great job at assisting the boat owner with battery management.  They provide an accurate reading of voltage and of amps going in and out of the batteries and by keeping track of these readings over time they can provide a reading of "amp hours" or the state of charge of the battery as a percentage.  They also often maintain a record of historical data and can use that to figure out battery efficiency.

Data Logging your battery system using the Victron BMV battery monitor and the Victron BMV reader software

Posted by Peter Kennedy on 11/19/2018 to Battery Monitoring
Many of our industrial customers would like to be able to set up data logging on their battery systems. With the Victron BMV battery monitor and the Victron BMV Reader software this is an easy project......

Which is better, a Balmar Smart Gauge or a Victron BMV Meter?

Posted by Peter Kennedy on 9/6/2017 to Battery Monitoring
The Balmar Smart Gauge and the Victron BMV meter come at their answers in totally different ways. Which does a better job and why?

Review of Victron Battery Monitor and MPPT Controller with Smart Phone Display

Posted by Peter Kennedy on 7/20/2017 to Battery Monitoring
Review of BMV Energy Monitor and MPPT with smart phone displayRead a review written by one user who installed a BMV Energy Monitor, MPPPT solar charge controller and smart phone display in his camper

What happens when I have multiple charge sources charging a single battery bank

Posted by Peter Kennedy on 5/2/2017 to Battery Chargers
What happens when I have multiple charge sources charging a single battery bank? I get this question asked almost every day. "I have a battery charger, an alternator, and solar panels charging the same battery. Does it get overcharged?" Here are some thoughts on the subject.....

Help with interpreting Amp Hour Readings

Posted by Peter Kennedy on 11/14/2016 to Battery Monitoring
I'm getting weird reading from my Victron BMV amp hour meter. The readings don't seem to relate to what I think is happening. HELP !

Help - my batteries are getting HOT!

Posted by Peter Kennedy on 1/24/2014 to Battery Chargers
Help!  My Batteries are getting hot!  What should I do?

New Victron Energy iPhone App

Posted by Peter Kennedy on 1/17/2014 to Battery Monitoring
Victron Energy now have a new iPhone app to help interpret the blinking lights on a Multi-Plus or Quattro inverter/charger