What’s A Bluetooth Battery Monitor (And How It Can Help You!)
Are you tired of being left in the dark, wondering when the batteries you’re using will die and, well…leave you in the dark? If so, you need to make use of a Bluetooth battery monitor. This small piece of equipment can turn your battery system into a treasure trove of helpful data. With one of these handy monitors, you’ll be able to quickly and easily check the status and usage of your batteries. Here’s why you should take the guesswork out of your equation with a Bluetooth battery monitor.
What Is A Bluetooth Battery Monitor?
Batteries are an invention that’s changed the world. But despite how useful they are and how many things they power, there’s one flaw most battery users deal with: the inability to know how much battery power is left. What happens when your boat battery dies in the middle of the lake? Or your side-by-side battery cops out miles off the trail?
But as battery innovators continue to improve upon existing battery technology, a solution has been created. Bluetooth battery monitors are an invaluable tool that keeps you in the know. This technology can tell you how much juice your batteries have left. Pretty cool, right? It’s just as easy as looking at the battery percentage icon on your smartphone. With one quick glance, you can get all the data you need.
Ionic’s Built-In Bluetooth Battery Monitors
There are many battery monitors on the market that can be purchased separately for batteries. These devices need to be attached to your existing batteries in order to work. However, here at LithiumHub, we decided to take out those pesky extra steps. That’s right, our Ionic batteries come equipped with Bluetooth. It’s 100% built-in. No need to buy anything extra or install something additional!
Having real-time access to battery data gives you the power to make smarter decisions. convenience so you can truly get the most out of your battery investment. Ionic batteries also come with a battery management system (BMS) that helps you prevent overcharging and undercharging to keep your battery’s lifespan as long as possible. It’s also built-in!
How It Works
With a built-in Bluetooth battery monitor, you can turn your smartphone into a central database for all your battery needs. Both our Ionic Lithium Deep Cycle Batteries and our Ionic Lithium Starter Batteries have corresponding apps built specifically to support them. These are called the “IonicBlueBatteries” app and the “IonicRedBatteries” app.
All you need to do is head to the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, download the correct app, and connect! You’ll link the battery or batteries you want to pair with your device. After that, you’ll get access to a unique battery dashboard. This convenient hub displays key information like your battery’s remaining lifespan and the percentage of charge it has remaining. You’ll also see data about its usage, including:
- Battery health
You’ll also be able to review any unusual activity with your battery. Finally, you’ll see a page dedicated to customer support, complete with information on how to contact LithiumHub for any service needs. Our “IonicRedBatteries” app also features a special emergency start dashboard as well.
Experience The Difference Of A Bluetooth Battery Monitor
Picture yourself planning your next big excursion. You already have a million things on your mind. The last thing you need is for your RV batteries to die right before you set out on the road. With a Bluetooth battery monitor, you can check how much remaining juice your RV battery has ahead of time. It only takes a few seconds, and then you can check that task off your to-do list.
Alternatively, imagine that you’re enjoying some boondocking out in the wild. You’re off-grid, soaking up the solitude and enjoying your alone time. In this situation, you don’t want any added stress on your shoulders. The last thing you want to worry about is wondering when your batteries – your only power source – are going to give out. With a Bluetooth battery monitor, you can accurately estimate how much longer you’re able to enjoy paradise before it’s time to rejoin society and recharge.
Why Choose LithiumHub
Now that you know what battery monitors are and what they do, you should have a pretty good idea of whether you need one or not. If the answer is yes, you don’t have to go out and make multiple new purchases. At LithiumHub, we prefer to make your life as easy as possible. That’s why we provide batteries with built-in management systems and Bluetooth monitoring. It’s the best of both worlds! Monitor overviews of your batteries as well as more detailed information.
Put the power and control back into your hands.
Bluetooth Battery Monitor with High-Precision 500A Shunt
This battery monitor, also known as a coulometer, displays essential battery information such as battery voltage, live current draw (A) and charge level (Ah and %) through its full-colour LCD screen or by connecting your smartphone via Bluetooth.
The most convenient way to monitor your deep-cycle batteries.
This battery monitor, also known as a coulometer, displays essential battery information through its full-colour LCD screen or by connecting your smartphone via Bluetooth. By using a 500A shunt, highly accurate data is collected such as charge level (Ah and %), live current draw (A), live voltage (V) and live watts (W). The monitor also includes an integrated alarm function to alert you when your battery is discharged to a set level, and short circuit and reverse polarity protection technology.
It is suitable for all common battery types including Lithium, AGM, Wet, Gel and Calcium.
Bluetooth monitoring app
Using our free Bluetooth app, you can easily access all of the information from the battery monitor screen via your smartphone. You can also change settings from the app and wirelessly synchronise them with the monitor.
The Hardkorr guarantee
All Hardkorr products are manufactured using the highest quality materials. We are confident that they are the most durable in the market and will give you many years of reliable service. We stand behind this product with a comprehensive 2-year Australian warranty and a 30-day money back guarantee.
How long will it take for my gear to arrive?
We endeavour to dispatch all orders within 2 business days after they are received. Here is an approximate guide to delivery timeframes once the order is dispatched:
QLD Metro: 1-2 business days after dispatch QLD Other: 2-3 business days after dispatch
NSW Metro: 2-3 business days after dispatch NSW Other: 3-4 business days after dispatch
VIC Metro: 3-4 business days after dispatch VIC Other: 4-5 business days after dispatch
SA/NT Metro: 4-5 business days after dispatch SA/NT Other: 5-7 business days after dispatch
WA Metro: 6-7 business days after dispatch WA Other: 10-14 business days after dispatch
TAS: 5-6 business days after dispatch
How can I track my order?
Answer: When your order is completed and shipped, you will receive an automatic email containing your tracking number and a link to track your parcel. If you haven’t received your email, please check your junk folder. If you still cannot find it, please click here to email us and request another copy.
How much do you charge for shipping?
Answer: Delivery on all orders over 100 is free of charge within Australia, with the exception of the following remote postcodes: 0800-0999, 2898-2899, and 6215-6799. Any orders that do not meet the free shipping criteria are charged at our cost.
What is Transit Protection?
Answer: At checkout, you will have the option to take Transit Protection. For a small fee, Transit Protection guarantees the safety of your order in transit. If any product in your order is lost or damaged after it leaves our warehouse, we will organise for a replacement to be sent at no additional cost to you. Click here to find out more.
What happens if I do not select the Transit Protection option?
Answer: We send all orders via reliable Australian freight companies such as Australia Post and Star Track, and incidences of lost or damaged items are very rare. In the event that loss or damage does occur, we will always do our best to assist where we can. However, please note that in some cases you may need to seek resolution through the courier company directly if you do not take the Transit Protection option at checkout and your goods are lost or damaged in transit.
How can I change my delivery address after ordering?
Answer: If you need to change your delivery address, please email us as soon as possible.
Do you ship to other countries?
Answer: We do not ship to other countries via the website. We have distributors in selected countries who may be able to assist. Please contact us if you wish to enquire as to whether your country is supported by an international distributor.
reviews for Bluetooth Battery Monitor with High-Precision 500A Shunt
Very easy to install and setup the display. The Bluetooth means I can hide the primary display in the camper trailer tray, and use the app to check what is happening with the batter and solar
Very good product. I am able to use the Bluetooth from a fair way away from the trailer and it is very Easy to use. Thankyou
How to see the battery percentage of Bluetooth devices connected to your iPhone or iPad
There are multiple ways to know the current charge of Bluetooth devices connected to your iPhone or iPad. In this tutorial, we’ll share how you can check the remaining battery percentage of your headphones, wireless earbuds, mouse, or any other Bluetooth accessory.
In the Batteries widget
The batteries widget is the best place to keep track of the remaining power of your iPhone or iPad as well as accessories connected to it like Apple Watch, Airpods, Apple Pencil, wireless keyboard, battery packs, and other hands-free Bluetooth devices from non-Apple manufacturers. You can add the batteries widget to the following locations.
On the Home Screen
Add the batteries widget to your iPhone Home Screen. If you don’t already know the steps, we have a separate tutorial that shows you how to add widgets to the Home Screen. Once you have the batteries widget on your Home Screen, it will display the remaining charge level of your iPhone and any other device connected to it.
In Today View
Today View is the screen you see when you swipe right on the first Home Screen page or the Lock Screen. You can also get to Today View by swiping right in the Notification Center.
From here, tap Edit plus button Batteries pick a widget size and hit Add Widget. Finally, finish by tapping Done.
You have successfully added the batteries widget to the Today View, which will display the battery percentage of your Bluetooth devices.
On the Lock Screen
You can add the tiny batteries widget to your iOS 16 Lock Screen. Once you do that, it will show the battery charge of your devices. Plus, it’s easy to customize the iPhone Lock Screen batteries widget and have it display only the battery percentage of the device you choose.
In the Settings app
You can see the remaining charge of your Airpods, Airpods case, and some Beats headphones in the Settings app. To do that, make sure your wireless buds are connected to your iPhone. Next, open the Settings app and tap your Airpods name from the top to see its current battery.
In Control Control
Swipe down from the top right of the iPhone screen to access the Control Center. On iPhones with a front Home button, you’ll have to swipe up from the bottom of the screen. Once you’re there, you can see the battery level using the following methods.
Now Playing tile
- Make sure your Airpods are connected to your iPhone.
- Open the Control Center and tap the tiny Airpods icon from the top right of the Now Playing tile. It will expand and show you the battery percentage of your Airpods.
Next to the small headphone icon
Headphones from certain manufacturers even show a tiny battery indicator next to the headphone icon in the Control Center. While this doesn’t show the precise battery percentage, it gives you a rough idea of the remaining charge.
On the connection animation
When you open your Airpods case, Beats headphones case, or connect your Apple Pencil, you might see an animation on your iPhone or iPad screen that shows the battery percentage.
This may work even for some non-Apple Bluetooth buds.
In third-party apps
Finally, some third-party apps can also display the battery percentage of Bluetooth devices connected to your iPhone. This is somewhat unnecessary, as the iOS batteries widget is enough. But you can download the official app of your Bluetooth watch, headphone, stylus, or such device and see the battery percentage there.
Besides that, general third-party apps like Battery Life also allow you to note the remaining charge of your connected Bluetooth devices.
Is there any other way to see the battery of connected Bluetooth devices on your iPhone? If yes, please share that with us using the Комментарии и мнения владельцев section below.
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PowerMon. Bluetooth LE Advanced Battery Monitor / DC Power Meter with data logging
We developed the PowerMon device because we wanted an affordable, high-tech solution that you can use to monitor electrical systems. PowerMon can be used in RVs, campers, boats, solar systems, off-grid systems, or really anywhere you have a battery that you want to monitor. PowerMon is a Bluetooth Low Energy device that measures voltage up to 72V, and current up to 60A using an integrated shunt and temperature. It then calculates power (W), energy (Wh), charge (Ah), battery stat. Show
We developed the PowerMon device because we wanted an affordable, high-tech solution that you can use to monitor electrical systems. PowerMon can be used in RVs, campers, boats, solar systems, off-grid systems, or really anywhere you have a battery that you want to monitor. PowerMon is a Bluetooth Low Energy device that measures voltage up to 72V, and current up to 60A using an integrated shunt and temperature. It then calculates power (W), energy (Wh), charge (Ah), battery state-of-charge (SOC %), and estimated time left on the battery. PowerMon keeps track of various statistics: minimum and maximum voltage, current, temperature, battery SOC, the total charged Ah, total discharged Ah, and much more. If you need to measure current higher than 60A (internal shunt rating), an external shunt can be used. It doesn’t stop here! PowerMon can drive an external relay (or SSR. Solid State Relay). You can use PowerMon as a low voltage disconnect, high voltage disconnect, over-current disconnect, temperature controller, LiFePO4 battery charge manager, as a timer device, as a remote ON/OFF switch, or for automatic generator control. A very important feature of PowerMon is that it logs the data for up to 3 years in internal memory (as opposed to other similar products on the market). This means that you don’t need to have a mobile device permanently connected to the battery monitor. Whenever you connect to PowerMon, the mobile app will download the data logs from the device. Using the PowerMon app or the newer PowerMonX app you can view the measured data in real-time, the statistics, download the log data and visualize it as a chart, configure the device or even update the firmware in the device when new versions become available. The small form factor and ease of installation make PowerMon ideal for quickly adding smarts to any existing electrical system. Bluetooth frees you from the need to wire your RV, camper, or boat. PowerMon offers a bonus second voltage input that you can use to monitor a starter battery or maybe the voltage coming from your solar panels. Remotely monitoring DC circuit parameters has never been easier! PowerMon. User Manual PowerMonX. App Cheat-Sheet Show Less
Features Remotely monitor two DC voltages, current, power, energy (Wh), battery charge, (Ah) and temperature
Low (6mA) self power draw Easily configurable Dimensions / Mechanical 3.0″ x 1.55″ x 0.75″ (76mm x 39mm x 19mm) including the mounting flanges Solidly built Weatherproof Technical Documents User Manual PowerMonX App Cheat-Sheet Logging Capabilities Internet Presence The latest hardware revision of PowerMon and PowerMon-5S devices already does data logging. The measurement history can be accessed using the PowerMon mobile apps.
Can you recommend an external shunt? Any shunt that develops a maximum voltage drop of 80mV (if used to sense current in both directions) or 160mV (if used to sense current in one direction only) and supports the maximum current you want to measure would work. Here is one we sell and it fits the PowerMon device like a glove: 500A/75mV/0.5% My Android phone does not find any device. What should I do? Make sure the location services are enabled. Also make sure that the app has access to Location Services (under Application Manager you can control what services is any application allowed to use). Also, if you just upgraded to Android 8 (Oreo), restart your phone. What is the minimum Android version required? Android 4.4 What kind of relay can I use? Any relay with a coil voltage of 12V and current less than 0.5A works. It is better to use a solid state relay (TL-SSR12100DCU) but if you insist on a mechanical one, here are some examples of automotive relays: 40A relay, 200A relay Also, note that a relay is only required if you are planning to use the low voltage disconnect or any auto-disconnect feature or the remote ON/OFF feature. For an RV / boat installation it is recommended to use a relay. This will allow you to turn the power off entirely when in storage (to avoid parasite loads draining the battery). The low voltage disconnect will protect the battery against over-discharge which can damage it. What about SSRs (Solid State Relays)? Yes, you can use an SSR. One of the advantages compared to a mechanical relay is that they require a much lower current to hold in the ON state (about 20mA compared with up to 0.5A for mechanical relays). This makes a big difference in boats and RVs where power is limited. Also the contacts don’t wear out, there is no sparking and it is quiet. The TL-SSR12100DCU SSR was built by Thornwave Labs specifically for RVs, boats and other vehicles with a 12 Volts electric system. Should I install the shunt on the positive or negative side of the battery? PowerMon allows you you install the shunt on either side, or even in between batteries that are connected in series. It doesn’t matter as long as the maximum voltage on the shunt is kept within.4V to 65V. We advice to install it on the positive side because this way you will not disturb the ground connection. Is there any data logging capability? We now have data logging with storage onboard the device! PowerMon can store up to 3 years worth of data. This feature is available only for hardware revisions at least 2.30. All battery monitors sold today support data logging. Customers that have a device with hardware revision 2.30 will need to update the firmware to the latest version.
RV Whisper also created an integration with our battery monitor that allows you to log the battery data and access it remotely through the Internet. You can find more details towards the beginning of this page, under “Logging Capabilities Internet Presence”. I updated my PowerMon to the latest firmware version but I still don’t have any data logging. Go to the menu and About. Scroll down and check the “Hardware Revision”. Only devices with hardware revision 2.30 and up have hardware support for data logging. All devices sold today are 2.30 or higher. If you have hardware revision 2.30 or higher, you enabled the data logging under the configuration page but still don’t see any data log files you may need to go to About and clear the data log.
The PowerMon app
The PowerMon app is available for both Android and iOS and can be installed for free from Google Play Store and Apple App Store.