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Old 04-18-2013, 12:43 PM   #1
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Anybody have something like this ?

Digital DC Watt Meter 60V 100A Voltage Current Power Battery Analyzer 4 in 1 | eBay



I have been looking for something like this for a while and finally found a reasonably priced one.

Thoughts, Ideas, something better ?


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Old 04-18-2013, 03:00 PM   #2
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I dunno about it being a permanent piece of monitoring equipment. It'll only handle 50A continuous. If you run your inverter much could burn it up. Also, if you use a 55A converter-charger it might be troubling. I couldn't find any information on it except what was with the listing. Honestly for that $ it would be worth getting and trying out. It isn't big, so I wouldn't expect it would of great quality something like that passing 50A for any length of time is gonna get warm. A small case will get hot. Then again it's cheap.
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I dunno about it being a permanent piece of monitoring equipment. It'll only handle 50A continuous. If you run your inverter much could burn it up. Also, if you use a 55A converter-charger it might be troubling. I couldn't find any information on it except what was with the listing. Honestly for that $ it would be worth getting and trying out. It isn't big, so I wouldn't expect it would of great quality something like that passing 50A for any length of time is gonna get warm. A small case will get hot. Then again it's cheap.
I see it being useful, could always install it as a "shunt" to the main line with switches to cut in when neededl
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Old 04-18-2013, 03:17 PM   #4
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I have not found anything similar that was 50 amps or more that wasn't ungodly overpriced .
I would like a more permanent piece.
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Pretty cool though...
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Old 04-18-2013, 03:23 PM   #6
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How about this then as I snoop around . its also a data logger .
130 Amp Lit 10 AWG Watt Meter Logger Solar Wind Turbines 12 24 36 48 Volts | eBay
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I use a Fluke 289 logging DMM with an i200 Current clamp. Not inexpensive by any means but when you are in the business you need good tools.

The second one you found Turbs looks pretty cool!
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How about this then as I snoop around . its also a data logger .
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Great buy for $1.25! Sure its similar price, that you could leave in line. Think the wire is copper with silicon insulation? Be sure to install it downstream of your battery line protector. I didn't notice, I'm sure its rated for continuous duty.
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Great buy for $1.25! Sure its similar price, that you could leave in line. Think the wire is copper with silicon insulation? Be sure to install it downstream of your battery line protector. I didn't notice, I'm sure its rated for continuous duty.
Yes 100 amps continuous duty
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Great buy for $1.25! Sure its similar price, that you could leave in line. Think the wire is copper with silicon insulation? Be sure to install it downstream of your battery line protector. I didn't notice, I'm sure its rated for continuous duty.
$1.25 is just a bid, it will no doubt go a lot higher.
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