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Thanks for your comments, Cam. Looks like the ProMariner Remote Battery Monitor monitors only voltage. (What can you expect for $50, eh?) Searched, but couldn't find any reviews of the device. Nor a user's manual. Oddly enough: Couldn't find it on ProMariner's own site. Anyway, perhaps monitoring just battery voltage is sufficient for casual cruising use, where shore power will frequently be available, as you suggest. No 'fridge. Just a built-in cooler. No TV. (Tho we've briefly discussed a small LCD and DVD player, some day, perhaps.) We're both avid readers, so I suspect most of our battery consumption, other than engine starting, will be lights--navigation and cabin illumination.
I do want to consider putting something in to monitor battery health. Our surveyor suggested the two G24 batteries the PO put in to be under-sized for any amount of cruising.
The Xantrex Link 10 monitors only one battery/bank. ISTM the Xantrex Link 20, which monitors two batteries/banks, would be the better way to go? (Kind of surprised they're still using LEDs in this day-and-age.)
Last edited by SEMIJim; 08-05-2007 at 12:12 PM.