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Old 09-15-2019, 10:51 AM   #13
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Vessel Name: "Sandpiper"
Vessel Model: 2006 42' Ocean Alexander Sedan
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Originally Posted by Trawler_traveler View Post
My first inclination is to just get another Victron but I'd rather hear from others first.
I've been in your shoes with respect to wanting a really accurate monitor for my battery banks. You name it, I've had it and was never satisfied with the info. Victron, Balmar, Blue sea. etc. seemed fine if you knew how to calibrate them, which you have to do frequently if you want accurate data.

The first photo shows the DSM 150 and some of its info on the MFD. (All of its info can be viewed on the DSM 150)

The second photo shows SOC info but detailed info can be viewed on the DSM150.

The bottom photo shows the old system.

I finally bit the bullet and bought a Maretron DSM 150 (Now it's a DSM 410) and a DCM 100. Some of the data generated is viewable on my Raymarine eS128 but all the data can be viewed by scrolling on the DSM 150. Although the two components are expensive, by starting with the DSM 410 (DSM150 is no longer available) you can add a multitude of other instrument data and the DSM 410 will handle them all. No more screen or dashboard space needed. Plus, you don't have to add them all at once, add to your system as the years and the wallet allow!
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