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Old 05-05-2014, 07:01 PM   #11
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Negative off the battery to the shunt (large screw), then off the other side of the shunt (large screw) to all ground devices (frame, powerlift, controller); as per Trimetric install instructions. Battery negatives between the two batteries are connected directly to the negative cables of both batteries with jumper wire, per instructions.)
Seems to read amps ok (I use a 100 amp shunt so I had to change one of my values under P3.)
Excellent, happy camping.
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Old 05-05-2014, 08:32 PM   #12
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Old 05-05-2014, 09:03 PM   #13
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Thanks all, this will help resolve my issues. However, one last question, I have a battery disconnect switch where the negative/ground comes from the chassis ground to the switch, if this makes sense. do I disconnect the negative from the switch and place it on one side of the shunt and then run a short wire back to the switch?

As you can tell I am learning this DC stuff as I go.

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Thanks all, this will help resolve my issues. However, one last question, I have a battery disconnect switch where the negative/ground comes from the chassis ground to the switch, if this makes sense. do I disconnect the negative from the switch and place it on one side of the shunt and then run a short wire back to the switch?

As you can tell I am learning this DC stuff as I go.

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Your Trimetric measures the amperage of the current going into and out of the battery from the negative terminal (s).

Battery (neg) -> SHUNT -> Frame Ground/White wire from Converter

In your case it should be:

Battery (neg) -> SWITCH -> SHUNT -> Frame Ground/White wire from Converter
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:37 AM   #15
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hello all,

thanks for the advice but it didn't work. I connected the ground to the far end of the shunt and the connected a cable from the battery disconnect switch to the close end of the shunt and I didn't have any electricity in my rig. the black (negative?) wire that I disconnected from the one side of the switch sparked greatly when it accidently touch the bolt on the switch. I believe that this wire disconnected from the switch goes to my Power Distribution Center. Would this make sense? do wires run from this center both positive & negative? I checked with a local dealer about what the purpose of this switch was and they said stay away from it!!! It seems to make sense that maybe this should go to the close side of my shunt since it seems like most (or all) power goes thru this unit. what do you think?

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