The PICO Standard Package offers you a complete monitoring system of your 12 / 24 Volt battery. The high-precision battery monitor sets new standards in design and functionality. With its numerous connection options and user-friendliness, it gives you a simple overview of all important information about your battery (voltage, current, ampere-hours, battery capacity in %, battery temperature) and even tank levels and temperatures. Featuring a 3.5" LCD TFT screen, high-resolution IPS technology with high brightness, optimal colour display, wide viewing angles and an almost indestructible gorilla glass with anti-reflective coating, the PICOone is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
Maximum monitoring capabilities of the set: 1 x battery bank with "Real-Time Battery Health™" (monitors current, voltage and temperature), 4 x battery voltages, 4 x tank levels or temperatures. The PICO also has a barograph display which gives precise information about air pressure and the current trends.
Delivery includes a 300 A measuring shunt and a tank module. The shunt is suitable for an output of 3600 watts at 12 volts and 7200 watts at 24 volts. The tank module is equipped with four resistance inputs for resistance sensors or temperature sensors and three voltage inputs for voltage sensors and battery voltages.
Make your battery visible.
Pico ensures precise measurement of voltage, current, and temperature of your battery, gives you an accurate status regarding your battery's condition, health and many other useful details.
See your battery charge status, charge time and remaining charge time on your screen without pushing a button.
Read your tank levels and receive alerts. You can use your existing tank sensors.
Receive information regarding air pressure status, changes and trends.
Pico is quick and easy to set up, you can also set it up via your mobile phone.
Battery capacity is displayed
Remaining time of battery power
Real time charging status
Never forget when to charge
Real-time battery health algorithm™
Remote access with the mobile app
With a free Android and iOS app, you can connect your PICO to your smartphone via Wi-Fi. This allows you to conveniently monitor the battery from your smartphone and change the settings of your PICO.
|Operating voltage||6 - 35 V DC|
|Temperature range||-10 to +70 ° C|
|Power consumption WiFi on, 100% lighting||90 mA|
|Power consumption WiFi off, 70% lighting||35 mA|
|Power consumption WiFi off, 0% lighting||18 mA|
|Dimensions stand-alone (without connections)||98 x 84 x 10 mm|
|Dimensions of built-in installation (without connections)||108.5 x 94 x 20 mm|
The PICO sets in comparison
|PICO one set||PICO standard set||PICO Blue Set|
|Battery banks||1x up to 300A||1x up to 300A||1x up to 500A|
|Battery voltage monitoring||2x||4x||4x|
|Tanks||up to 2 tanks||up to 4 tanks||up to 7 tanks|
|Temperatures||up to 2 temperatures||up to 4 temperatures||up to 4 temperatures|
|Smartphone app / Wi-Fi||✔||✔||✔|
|Consumption / charging current monitoring via four 25 A measuring shunts||✘||✘||✔|
|Anti-reflection Gorilla® glass||✔||✔||✔|
|Waterproof and dustproof||✔||✔||✔|
|4 water-insensitive CapSense® buttons||✔||✔||✔|
|Expandable with other modules||✘||✔||✔|
- When the shunt is mounted in the battery's NEGATIVE line, the state of charge (SOC) of a 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, or 72 volt battery system can be monitored. ONLY with 12 or 24 volt battery systems, the shunt can also be mounted in the battery's POSITIVE line.
- In addition to other measuring modules, up to 6 shunts can be connected to the PICO Standard or PICO Blue, which can independently detect the state of charge (SOC) of different battery systems, e.g. of a 12 volt and a 24 volt battery bank.
- Do PICO and PICOone devices support lithium-ion batteries?
The PICO system is compatible with LiFePO4 batteries
- Which battery types are supported?
- Generally all lead / acid batteries such as AGM, GEL and LiFePO4 batteries
- Is there a smartphone app?
- Yes. The Simarine "PICO Battery Monitor" app is available for free on the Google Playstore or App Store.
- Can I update the PICO firmware myself?
- Yes. The PICO product family is constantly improved and updated with new functions. It is thus recommended to keep the PICO firmware up to date.
Update can be done with the "PICO Battery Monitor" smartphone app . The app can be downloaded as described above.
Use the serial number of the PICO to create the WLAN SSID and password. You can find the serial number on the back of the PICO display or on the front side of the original packaging or in the PICO system menu (PICO SETTINGS -> SYSTEM -> System Info.).
If your PICO serial number is "12345678".
Your SSID is: Pico5678
Your password is: pico1234
Before updating the firmware, update the "PICO Battery Monitor" smartphone app via the respective store and then follow the steps below.
Consumption and generator monitoring
- Install or update the "PICO Battery Monitor" app on your smartphone, turn on the WiFi connection of your PICO device and connect your smartphone to the PICO WiFi hotspot (PICOxxxx).
- Start the "PICO Battery Monitor" app on your smartphone. Open the "Settings" menu and click "Update PICO Fimrware" to put your PICO device into upgrade mode.
- The update process takes less than a minute. Then your PICO restarts.
- Can I monitor the power consumption of my inverter with the PICOs?
- Yes. Using the SC300, SC500, SC302T shunts, the PICOs accurately measure the power consumption of individual large consumers such as inverters, bow thrusters, windlasses, etc. With the SCQ25 module, currents up to max. 100A can be monitored just as precisely. You can read the exact current consumption values and a consumption history from your PICO display.
- I'd like to know if my solar panels generate enough electricity to power a refrigerator. How do I get this information?
- Simply integrate the Simarine SCQ25 module (4 inputs, each with a power of 25A, individual inputs can be summed via the software) into your PICO system.
The SCQ25 module provides accurate power readings generated by your solar system or consumed by your refrigerator.
- Can the PICO devices show how much power is generated by my solar panel?
- Yes. With the PICO battery monitor, you can measure how much power your solar panels or wind generators supply. This is also a very good tool to detect malfunctions of individual energy sources.
If, for example, your solar panels get dirty and therefore produce less power, you can easily and conveniently see this on your PICO display.
- Do PICO devices support CI-BUS (special Caravan data bus system)?
- Not yet. A CI-BUS support is planned.
- Do PICO devices support NMEA protocol?
- Not yet. NMEA0183 and NMEA2000 support is under development.
- Is it possible to use more than one PICO display on one battery bank?
- This option is being planned and will be part of a future firmware update.
- Should I use a shunt to monitor battery voltage, battery power and battery temperature? Or is it just enough to monitor the battery voltage?
We recommend shunts when using large consumers, such as B. bow and stern thrusters, and windlasses. Such consumers can significantly discharge their batteries within a very short time.
This can mean, for example, that batteries could be damaged quickly if they are not sufficiently charged.
If you just want to monitor the battery used to start your engines, in most cases it is enough to simply monitor the battery voltage.
- What is a battery bank?
- If two or more batteries are used in a parallel or series connection, these batteries are called battery banks.
If batteries are connected in parallel, capacity increases (Ah / ampere hours), while the voltage (Volt) remains the same.
Three 100Ah batteries with a voltage of 12V are connected by a parallel connection. This results in a battery bank with a capacity of 300Ah at a voltage of 12V.
When two or more batteries are connected in series, the voltage (V) increases, while the capacity (Ah / ampere hours) remains the same.
Three 100Ah batteries with a voltage of 12V are connected by a series connection. This leads to a battery bank with a voltage of 36V and a capacity of 100Ah.
- Which tank sensors are recommended for use with the PICO devices?
- The PICO system and the PICO tank modules are compatible with all standard resistance boosters, such as: B. 10-180 ohms (VDO), 240-33 ohms (Teleflex, Wema), 0-190 ohms (KUS), 10-300 ohms (various manufacturers).
Tank sensors with a DC voltage output signal (e.g. VDO capacitive) can also be used. Various measuring points can be defined via the software, which allows tanks with asymmetric shape to be measured precisely.
Suspected battery capacity failure
- The PICO system is installed and working, but displays an incorrect battery charge status.
- The PICO devices require at least four charge and discharge cycles to indicate the correct charge status.
- The total load of my battery bank exceeds 500A. The PICO shunts have a capacity up to max. 500A. Can I still use the PICO devices?
- Of course, you can, for example, connect two SC500 shunts together and add them via the software, which would give a total capacity of 1000A.
- On my boat there are two separate battery banks with different voltages, a 12V and a 24V bank. Can I monitor both battery banks with the PICO system?
- Yes. PICO devices can monitor up to six battery banks with different voltages, however, a separate shunt must be installed for each battery bank.
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