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Old 02-12-2019, 09:46 AM   #1
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Battery Monitoring Options...

Howdy,

I have a 2019 Sport 22FB with factory 180w solar option and 2 12v agm batteries. Monitored with factory Sunexplorer II.

I had decided upon a Victron monitor BUT frankly can't determine exactly how to install. Photos I've seen are not the same set up as I had and look like spaghetti systems....

SO I will be trying some boondocking anyway and I'm curious if there is some sort or hand held temporary device I can attache to the batteries directly to determine health. I know a hassle but better than nothing perhaps and maybe I can gauge the accuracy of my Sunexplorer monitor (Although I understand it just reads the wrong thing and kinda apples to oranges)

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Your trailer will have a battery voltage indicator, mine is in the Sea Level II display unit. Although voltage is not as good as measuring the amps in and out it will still provide a good idea of the battery charge.

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Your trailer will have a battery voltage indicator, mine is in the Sea Level II display unit. Although voltage is not as good as measuring the amps in and out it will still provide a good idea of the battery charge.

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Thanks!

I don't plan on using too long AND just bought a generator so mostly for LED lights at night....

The stock one should work for now....

I wish I could determine EXACTLY what the negative cable that come in the AS directly. I tried before and there were a couple candidates as I recall... hence my hesitation to spend a day cutting wires!

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