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Posted: 10/06/18 02:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi all,
absolutely new to the truck camper thing and would like to track battery usage/changing etc.
have a 2000 Phoenix pop-up on a 2013 Fi50. one 12 volt battery and a Renology 100 watt portable solar charger.

is anyone familiar with this:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/DC-120V-100A-Voltage-Current-Ah-Time-Meter-Battery-Charge-Discharge-AGM-SLA-LEAD/180957166631?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131003132420%26meid%3D0f2741516f744d719521d7c1ee4a9b1d%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D7%26mehot%3Dag%26sd%3D182147916411%26itm%3D180957166631&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851


totally new to DC stuff but good with AC.
any input would be appreciated.
thanks, Bob

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Posted: 10/06/18 02:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Please replace your gawd awful long url with this:

Voltage meter

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This thing looks amazing. I'm not sure why it doesn't have twisted pair wiring but after spending a million dollars on linklite and Bluesky versions of these, you could buy almost 10 of these for the same price. Nothing to lose with those good reviews

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Posted: 10/06/18 04:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That is the same monitor that I have had for 6 years now and I am quite pleased with it.

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Posted: 10/06/18 07:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

100 solar watts seems light. Standard for us sunny states is one solar watt for each battery amp hour.


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Posted: 10/06/18 09:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have one of those and I'm not happy with it yet but I'm cheap and optimistic so I keep fussing with it.

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That Chinese stuff worked about a year.

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