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crcr

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Posted: 11/23/19 06:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I recommend the Trimetric.

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I just got done building this , it's a Kisae capacity monitor and a ammeter that i mounted in a box ,
The capacity monitor is extremely helpful showing me my state of charge % , it does other things too but I never need them other features, the digital ammeter that is mounted in the top of the box is barely used but i occasionally look at my amp draw .

Edited to add pictures,,, Thanks for showing me how to post pictures BFL

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I added the pictures above , Thanks BFL
I forget to say that there's electrical connectors glued to the top of the box using goop .

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Vintage465 wrote:

I also hear some pretty good things about Victron.


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Vintage465 wrote:


I know very little about battery monitors except that most experienced boon dockers with solar recommend them. I don't see any reason to try and take a low rent route to get this done and end up with an iffy


I would bet most boondockers don't use one, and I assure you that you don't need one for a successful solar plant. But if you want one, carry on.


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2oldman wrote:

odenwell wrote:

Bluetooth is bad? That's a bold assertion. My Victron with Bluetooth works great.
x2. Things you don't like or can't afford are 'bad.'


Don't think bluetooth effects accuracy at all as it's just the "messenger" to your device.

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Posted: 01/01/20 10:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Another vote for the Victron 712. I also use one of their 100/30 solar controllers. A great combination.


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Posted: 01/01/20 11:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My simple voltmeter works fine to display the situation.
As long as I see 14.2+ volts at some point I know I am good for 24 hours.


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Hall Sensor battery monitor.
No shunt needed. Keep it simple.

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