This smart battery hub makes light work of multiple-system installation and monitoring.
BEP’s Smart Battery Hub is a potential game changer in battery management. This innovative Smart Battery Hub (SBH) is an intelligent battery management system for vessels running two or more outboards, sterndrives or multiple inboard engines. The SBH simplifies battery management with remotely activated switches, automatic Voltage Sensitive Switching (VSS) and emergency parallel functionality, all neatly housed in a robust, easy-to-install, ignition-protected IPX7 enclosure.
This system monitors and transmits individual battery voltages, as well as state of charge, via NMEA 2000 for easy integration with multifunctional displays. Remote battery switching is operated via NMEA 2000 or wired switches, with a physical manual override of all switches for safety and servicing. The SBH also works with CZone, so users can control batteries from CZone waterproof keypads, or monitor them on any CZone touch screen. The SBH works seamlessly as a CZone module in networked systems as it was designed with the OEM in mind. VSS voltage thresholds can be configured to suit or enabled/disabled as required. Two additional sensor inputs can be used for monitoring volts, battery fluid levels and temperature. It also features magnetic latching, and at less than 3.5mA in sleep mode, power consumption has been optimised for ultra-low draw on the batteries. The SBH works with 12V or 24V systems and carries a five-year warranty.
This hub is built to cater for three engine batteries, and one domestic.