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Well, since i stated this move, let me get it started.

Good Old Boat has an article this month on dc meters. I like the one they discuss, however, I don't like that it does not have an instant on button. As I have solar power, my battery switch is always on, this means that this unit would use ma constantly. I notice a drop in battery voltage from the LED clock on my stereo if the face plate is left in.

What is everyone else using? I currently have the one they compared to from harbor freight, although I purchased it from Intrastate.

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Here's what I installed last month:

Microlog dmm-3 dmm-4

It isn't elaborate, but I can now track battery voltage, battery draw, and rate of charge, and the realtime voltage of battery 1 ( my starting battery) is always available at a glance.
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Well, since i stated this move, let me get it started.

Good Old Boat has an article this month on dc meters. I like the one they discuss, however, I don't like that it does not have an instant on button. As I have solar power, my battery switch is always on, this means that this unit would use ma constantly. I notice a drop in battery voltage from the LED clock on my stereo if the face plate is left in.

What is everyone else using? I currently have the one they compared to from harbor freight, although I purchased it from Intrastate.
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the panel is wired to one of the batteries, but unless I leave the house battery switch on, the other battery does not get charge.

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