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Old 07-29-2011, 01:06 PM   #1
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6v battery help

Well Iíve decided to go with dual 6vís and am planning to install them this upcoming week. Iíve researched the topic on here and like the box / venting idea that another member has posted on here. Box was purchased at wal-mart and with a few modís looks like it should work fine. In the pictures that member posted it looks like he has the ground wires going through some kind of block. I think someone mentioned that was a shunt. Anyone know what it is for and if I need to do the same? I know just enough to make me dangerous when it comes to electricity.
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Old 07-29-2011, 02:13 PM   #2
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The shunt is used for monitoring the current going into (charging) or coming out (consumption) of the batteries. It's really a high-current, low resistance link where an electronic monitor can read the voltage differences on either side to measure the current flowing through it.

I think the Trimetric units are pretty popular in RVs. I have one from a company called Microlog that provides similar features, but bang for the buck is probably not as nice as the Trimetric.

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Old 07-30-2011, 06:57 AM   #3
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Another vote for the Trimetric.
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