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Old 05-17-2016, 09:46 AM   #1
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House Battery Montoring

Is anyone monitoring their house battery charge/discharge activity with any device other than the indicator lights on the panel with the tank monitors. I would like to have a way to better monitor battery conditions. I'm wondering if there is a way to connect a digital device to the existing wiring?
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Old 05-17-2016, 09:50 AM   #2
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Old 05-17-2016, 03:35 PM   #4
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Thank you Bluepill and Scottb. I will look them up.
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I purchased one of these from eBay:


Blue LED 0 4" Waterproof Digital DC 12V 24V Voltmeter Car Motor Volt Panel Meter | eBay

...and mounted it on the front of my Crusader. Effective and inexpensive.

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Likewise - though I installed it in the "Convenience Center" in an unused switch location with a switch & momentary push button (as I couldn't find a SPDT rocker switch with Momentary-Off-On):

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Do they not just monitor one battery?

What if you have four 6V instead of two 12V?
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Do they not just monitor one battery?

What if you have four 6V instead of two 12V?
You can use one on each 6V battery, or monitor the complete bank at 12V.
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You can use one on each 6V battery, or monitor the complete bank at 12V.
'swhat I thought, but needed confirmation.

So, the guys above........that have one monitor they've mounted......is that just measuring one 12V battery?? Don't they have two usually?
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If you could mount it where you could see it, why wouldn't this work?

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