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Old 04-20-2015, 11:13 PM   #29
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I monitor my battery consumption (voltage) by using a permanent battery meter (voltminder). I got this from Best Converters, but I don't see it on their website. It looks like you can order it from Digital Voltmeter | VoltMinder.com for $45.
Thanks Dan, and I'll go find your build thread and check it out.

One thing I find confusing is that people talk about monitoring the voltage of the batteries, but they talk about how much power the appliances use in terms of amps. How does one equate to the other?
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Thanks Dan, and I'll go find your build thread and check it out.

One thing I find confusing is that people talk about monitoring the voltage of the batteries, but they talk about how much power the appliances use in terms of amps. How does one equate to the other?

How about a vision like this:
Volts in a battery is like gallons in a tank
Amps out of the battery is like the flow from a tap coming out of the tank.
I am sure others have a better way of saying it, but this works for me. Jim


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Volts x Amps = Watts

therefore:

Watts/volts = amps

It's called Ohm's Law.






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Volts x Amps = Watts

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Watts/volts = amps

It's called Ohm's Law.
Now you're going to bring Watts into it?!! Aren't I confused enough
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