Link 2000 Battery Monitor
In my ignorance last boat show, I bought a Xantrex RS 2000 for my anticipated switch to 4 8D AGMs on the house bank and a echo charger on a separate starter battery. I say ignorance, because while I bought the SGM module, I didn't realize I also needed a battery monitor to give me drawdown numbers, remaining amp/hours and other good stuff I'll need to know while I'm charging, inverting and drawing at the same time.
This inverter/charger can't use the Link 10 or the other models at the low end; it's a Link 1000 or 2000 or 2000R. I am favouring the 2000 because I can then monitor the state of charge on the start bank separately, or even switch manually to monitor the windlass battery, which will be charged on its own charger on the boat AC circuit. Yes, it's a little "conceptual" at the moment, but can anyone comment on the Link 2000 (what's the "R" model do?) and whether it's worth the $500 ding? Thanks.