Posted by Peter Kennedy on 10/4/2021 to System Integration
Sprinter Van Demo Electrical System from PKYS INC on Vimeo.
This article is under construction. Stand by for more content. Whats going on here? Scroll down for a wiring diagram and parts list. You can enlarge all the images by right clicking to open image in new tab. This is a demo system showing a Victron Smart Lithium battery installation designed for a Sprinter Van or a small boat. It has all the elements of a system that could be adapted to much bigger projects. The system will be on display at the Diversified Marine booth at Annapolis Boat Show 2021. We have a number of videos in the pipeline to add to this post.
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The parts list for this includes the following:
- Victron Energy BAT512120610 Smart Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery 12.8V 200 Ah
- Victron Energy BMS110022000 Smart Battery Management System BMS CL 12-100
- Victron Energy SHU050150050 SmartShunt 500A/50mV
- Victron Energy BPP900450100 Cerbo GX
- Victron Energy BPP900455050 GX Touch 50
- Victron Energy PMP123021102 Multi Plus 12/3000/120-50 120V VE Bus Inverter/Charger
- ParkPower 30 Amp 125V Black RV Inlet with Stainless Steel Trim
- Blue Sea 8077 AC Panel Main 120VAC 30A
- Blue Sea 8058 Circuit Breaker Panel 120VAC - three breakers
- Blue Sea 8023 DC Circuit Breaker Panel 8 Position
- BEP 778-T2S-400 Pro Installer Class T Fuse Holder w/2 Additional Studs - 225-400A
- BEP 779-LBJ-2 Pro Installer 2 Way Joiner Bar
- BEP 770-EZ Pro Installer 400A EZ-Mount On/Off Battery Switch - MC10
- BEP 779-LBJ-4 Pro Installer 4 Way Joiner Bar
- BEP 778-ANL2S Pro Installer ANL Fuse Holder w/2 Additional Studs - 750A
- BEP 777-BB3S-650 Pro Installer 3 Stud Bus Bar - 650A
- Victron Energy BPR065022000 Smart BatteryProtect with Bluetooth 12/24V - 65A
- Blue Sea 4010 Stud Insulator Cap for wire 8 - 4 awg (2 pack) Color Red
- Blue Sea 4017 Cable Cap Straight Terminal Large
Because this is a demo we omitted the solar component from this project, we also made some of the wire sizes less than they normally would have been because we weren't expecting real loads, that meant we also had to put smaller fuses in to match the new wire size since the fuse is protecting the wire. This is a particularly neat installation for a few reasons: firstly we omitted some wires including all the AC wires. Second we have a false floor to coil up all the excess wires that were left over. You should try to make your project as neat as possible, it helps if you need to do any troubleshooting, but don't be disappointed if yours doesn't look quite as neat as this does.
Here is an example of a real project that is also very neat. This project involved using two BMS's in an experimental format that hasn't been fully verified yet. Its interesting to see that there is a removable cover for protection but which allows maximum ventilation. A bunk goes over the top and the bikes go in the space remaining. You can see in the second photo that the MultiPlus is mounted over the wheel well.