Multiple shunts for DC system

In my future, the multiple BMS feature will be important to me. It’s not a pressing issue at the moment, but I have been keeping my eye on this.
My understanding is that the issue is that 1 BMS overwrites the data from another.

This topic came up and I thought it might offer possibilities:
It describes how an upcoming feature will allow multiple shunts within a system, and that a master shunt is the sum of many.
I don’t know if this could be taken advantage of, but I thought I’d bring it to your attention.

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That’s not really BMS related. It is a new feature that allows a BMV or a SmartShunt (which is a more compact BMV) to measure things other than a battery. It can measure dc loads, alternators, fuel cells, and so on and so forth.

One of the new features is that you can measure your “DC system”. You would put this shunt between your battery and your DC loads, and then instead of getting an estimate on the GX overview screen (which is the difference between the AC power and the DC power… ie whatever gets lost is assumed to be used by some DC load), you will get a real reading.

With a real DC system reading, you can adjust the solar chargers to compensate for that (in cases where the BMS requests a current limit). You can even let the Multi compensate for the DC loads, in systems with AC-coupled PV and a charge current limit.

Because this intended to be used on boats, where on a Catamaran you could have two sides… it allows you to have more than one DC-system shunt, and they are added together.

But it does not add battery shunts together.

You can however use the idea to make multiple BMSes work together, and present it to VenusOS as one unified “battery” service. Which is what the commercial batteries do, except they do it on the CAN-bus. Not in software.

OK, parking the BMS gear aside for the moment.
Let’s suppose I use the proper Victron gear, Well:

They don’t make a BMS with the current capacity that I need, so I would use a BMV as the overall battery shunt.
That was already on the cards.

It seems like these extra shunts can either be on loads or alternators, those are just labels.

In principle though, a battery just mimics an alternator or a load, so why would the individual battery strings that make up the greater battery be ruled out?

Would I be able to see any useful info? (In other words what info would I expect to be visible Current, Net kWh, what )?

Whilst on the nautical theme:
Batteries are heavy.
If I had a catamaran, I’d want a bietjie battery on the port side and a bietjie on the starboard side for balance.
Is Victron not missing a trick here? ( By not being able to summate battery shunts).