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Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-28-2014, 05:04 AM
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Generally, if they have a separate start battery...

Generally, if they have a separate start battery it doesn't get measured, but if they are started from the house, and they have a properly wired battery monitor installed, they do.

To what...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-25-2014, 06:47 AM
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Posted By FF
This way the starting loads don't go through the...

This way the starting loads don't go through the 150 amp rated bus bar but rather through the higher rated 500 amp shunt.

The starter loads should NEVER be run thru a shunt.
1. too small a load...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-24-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 68
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Posted By FF
but it looks like it's correctly wired with all...

but it looks like it's correctly wired with all load negs downstream from th\e shunt. What's wrong with it?

I believe it needs to connect to the OTHER SIDE of the shunt , in order to go THRU ...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-23-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 68
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Posted By FF
The revised drawing will still not measure...

The revised drawing will still not measure properly ,

I believe it needs to connect to the OTHER SIDE of the shunt , in order to go THRU the shunt, and create a reading.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-22-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 68
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Posted By FF
The main thing to remember with a battery monitor...

The main thing to remember with a battery monitor shunt is this. NOTHING is connected directly to the battery negative but the shunt on the battery bank you are trying to monitor, usually the house...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-17-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 68
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Posted By FF
Motors starting are usually the cause of a high...

Motors starting are usually the cause of a high current requirement.

Check the fuse size with the batt partially discharged and run your blender or vacuum.

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Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-09-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,147
Posted By FF
To interrupt BIG juice the class T fuse and fuse...

To interrupt BIG juice the class T fuse and fuse holder has the best chance.
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