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Old 05-29-2007, 06:50 AM   #1
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Digital Panel Voltmeter source

Anybody know of a good source for digital voltmeters which can be installed in a panel type installation? I want to keep better track of what is going on with my battery than 4 LEDs.
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Check with Randy (68 Overlander) at BestConverter - Inteli-Power, WFCO, Parallax, Inverters, Solar, Electrical Supplies. He sells a battery monitoring device that a member recently added to his coach and LOVES it.

And Randy is a really great guy who knows his stuff!
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Old 05-29-2007, 09:00 AM   #3
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I kindof wanted a panel type because I have a hole to fill, and I wanted two decimal places after the 12 volts.
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Check with Randy (68 Overlander) at www.bestrvsupply.com. He sells a battery monitoring device that a member recently added to his coach and LOVES it.

And Randy is a really great guy who knows his stuff!
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Old 05-29-2007, 01:55 PM   #6
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I'm looking for a unit like this eBay: 20V DC WHITE LCD Auto Battery Solar Panel Voltmeter (item 230133517519 end time May-29-07 13:15:58 PDT)
but preferably not on Ebay.
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I fixed Lew's link. Refresh your browser and it should work.
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This unit really does not give you any information that is of value. Volts are volts, but if you are concerned about things like; is your battery fully charged, how much power does it have left and what your current consumption is you need a full monitor as Lewster points out. I have spoken with Randy in the past and he really knows his stuff and is always ready to help anyone out.
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I don't need to make it complicated. I can tell when my AGM sits at 12.8 volts for 30 minutes after charging and by how long it has been charging that it is good to go. I also have charts which give me a pretty good idea based on voltage how much is left in the battery with no load on it. Just want to find a voltmeter like the one on Ebay. Perhaps I will have to buy that one.
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I don't need to make it complicated. I can tell when my AGM sits at 12.8 volts for 30 minutes after charging and by how long it has been charging that it is good to go. I also have charts which give me a pretty good idea based on voltage how much is left in the battery with no load on it. Just want to find a voltmeter like the one on Ebay. Perhaps I will have to buy that one.
I was just thumbing thru a new supplier's catalog today and saw a nice digital voltmeter from Blue Sea Systems. I don't recall the model or price, but I'm sure that West Marine will either have it or can get it. BSS stuff is of excellent quality, made for the marine industry.
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I'm going with one of these from BestConvertor:
Volt Minder

It's simple and I like the idea of an alarm which can wake me up on those nights when the furnace is running if the battery gets too low to start the generator up.
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Nice unit.......SUPER PRICE!
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