Re: Xantrex Link 10 Battery Monitor

Dan Carlson

Hi Paul,  on BeBe the Victron BMV712 went into the same round hole in the 24v panel that the previous Link 10 had been in.  The BMV came with a shunt and it uses a cat 5 cable with quick connect ends.  I used the old Link 10 cable to pull the new BMV cable through from behind the battery compartment over head (conduits) to the cabinet over the galley sink where the 24 volt panel is mounted. The new shunt with a quick connect terminal has the same dimensions and battery connections as our previous shunt.

The Victron Venus GX is mounted just behind the 24 panel in the same cabinet.  It requires a power source, and then the in/outs from your BMV, MPPT, MultiPlus, ... So that is what should determine its location.  

Let me know if you have other questions.  

Regards, Daniel and Lori Carlson on sv BeBe (SM #387) currently in Les Saintes, Guadeloupe

On Mon, May 4, 2020, 4:50 PM eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:


I mounted mine at the nav station as we log it every hour when making a passage.

It is a more convenient place for me.

Fair Winds


Amel Super Maramu #376



From: [] On Behalf Of Mark Erdos
Sent: Monday, May 04, 2020 4:26 PM
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Xantrex Link 10 Battery Monitor




I installed a Xantrex LinkLite – it uses all the same wiring and shunts as the Amel OEM.




With best regards,





Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia


From: [] On Behalf Of Paul Guenette via
Sent: Monday, May 4, 2020 9:31 AM
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Xantrex Link 10 Battery Monitor


Hi Dan,

How difficult was it to install the install of the Victron BMV-712 Smart Battery Monitor ?

How difficult was it to do the wire run from the shunt to the new monitor ?

Do you have any suggestions in doing this upgrade project ?

I hope this finds you both well.

Thanks Paul

Paul in sv Aramis, SM 444, currently in the San Francisco Bay, California

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