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Old 01-28-2023, 06:43 AM   #1
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What's the difference in this battery monitor?

I'm shopping for a battery monitor for the camper and have decided on the Victron BMV 712 Smart. There are two options; 712 Black and 712 Grey. Reading the descriptions I can't figure out the difference (other than color and $20) between the two. Black runs right at $20 more at more than one on line vendor. Any of y'all run across this? What did you figure out? Many thanks for your input!
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I looked at them on Amazon, and I believe the only difference is simply the color. Some people want all the gauges to match.

Kinda like going to Home Depot looking for wall outlet coversÖ..they have black, gray, white, and beige. I always get the cheapest one when color doesnít matter, as they are not the same price.
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As pasdad1 has said, it's just a matter of your color preference. They are the exact same thing.

As was implied, through Amazon, they are exactly the same price (although not from the same vendor source):

Victron Energy BMV-712 Smart Battery Monitor (Grey) -- $206.55


Victron Energy BMV-712 Smart Battery Monitor (Black) -- $206.55





(prices through Amazon quoted on 28 Jan 2023 @ 18:25 EST)
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Thanks for the prompt replies folks! Color difference was all I could see but I couldn't convince myself that some one would pay $17.76 more for a black one than a gray one!
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