Originally Posted by AverageGuy
I installed a battery monitor. It doesn't actively do anything except give an audio alert when the battery is nearing the magic 50% level. It measures current consumed so it's not just a volt meter as some of the cheaper solutions are. It is a Renogy 500 A monitor. I don't know the exact model.
I plan to install a battery monitor. I’m hearing the Victron model is good. Also, just learned that Magnum has a module that can be added to my system without running new wires to the interior of the coach (I think). I like the idea of an audible alert though so, I’ll see if these to choices have that.
I know the marine industry has devices that mount to the battery and monitors voltage. When the voltage drops to a preselected point, it disconnects power leaving you enough juice to start the motor. Would like to see something like this for RV application.
Going to look more at the “Store” switch, mounted near the entry, which disconnects the batteries. Seems like that already does this. I just don’t know what it is set at and, is it customizable.