How to connect the shunt SPF102MOD to the WatchMon
How to correctly connect the Shunt to the WatchMon.
- SPF102MOD from Sendyne Corp.
- MOLEX 33472-0401 Connector Housing, Polarisation A, Black, MX150 Series, Receptacle, 4 Ways, 3.5 mm.
- MOLEX 33012-3002 Rectangular Power Contact, MX150 Series, Tin Plated Contacts, Copper Alloy, Socket, Crimp, 20 AWG.
Recommended cabling used should be twin twisted pair (4 core) 20-24AWG multi-strain.
- BELDEN 8723 060U500 Multipair Screened Cable, 2 Pair, 22 AWG, 0.325 mm².
- Dekoron instrumentation cable IEC183AA004.
- CAT5 network multistrand cable (not solid core).
Wiring to the shunt plug as follows:
|2||Orange||Isolated TX outbound from Shunt to RX inbound in WatchMon|
|3||Red||Isolated 5vdc supply|
|4||Yellow||Isolated RX inbound to Shunt from TX outbound of WatchMon|
The shunt needs to be installed on the negative terminal of the battery, pay attention to the orientation of the shunt. If the orientation is reversed the system will report charging when actually discharging. This can be corrected in configuration by enabling the reverse sensor state. As a rule of thumb the plug side of the shunt should be away from the negative battery terminal.
Photo below includes a latching contactor that can engage or isolate the battery when required.
Connect the shunt positive sensor lead to the postitive of the pack, its best for this to be on the battery side of any contactors/ isolators such that the shunt is able to detect the battery voltage even when disabled. The shunt monitor does not consume power from the battery but is supplied from the WatchMon supervisor.
The WatchMon terminal strip is connected as follows:
|12||Red||Isolated 5vdc supply|
|13||Orange||Isolated RX inbound to WatchMon|
|14||Yellow||Isolated TX outbound from WatchMon|
NB: There are a number of shunt current options available, with the voltage sensor range adjustable.
When making cables for the shunt complete using the following steps:
Step 1 - Start with twisted pair cable
Step 2 - Adjust using wire strippers
Step 3 - wire stripped
Step 4 - add ferrells / boot lace
Step 5 - crimped and trimmed to length to attached to WatchMon
Step 6 - shunt end cable
Step 7 - prepare pins for shunt connector
Step 8 - push pins all the way to white connector
Step 9 - Completed connector
Step 10 - insert into the shunt
Step 11 - connector attached
Step 12 - connector and watchmon