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Need info on Cruising Equipment Amp Hours +2 battery monitor

I was given a Cruising Equipment Co. Amp Hours+2 battery monitor with no documentation. It has a 9 wire cable coming out the back (blk, red, wht, pur, blu, brn, yel, ora, grn) and that is all the information I have. I would like to know what wire connects to what, and what shunts are needed. If anyone has a manual or link to one, that would be fantastic. Please email me at scoder@7mcs.com if you can help. Thank you.
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Not to steal the thread but i was wndering about this. is it too cheap?






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I was given a Cruising Equipment Co. Amp Hours+2 battery monitor with no documentation. It has a 9 wire cable coming out the back (blk, red, wht, pur, blu, brn, yel, ora, grn) and that is all the information I have. I would like to know what wire connects to what, and what shunts are needed. If anyone has a manual or link to one, that would be fantastic. Please email me at scoder@7mcs.com if you can help. Thank you.

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It is mentioned in the Marine Electrical and Electronics Bible, by John Payne. You can read about it here.


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I see that Cruising Equipment became Xantrex. Suggest you try their web site for assistance.
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I have one but the doc appears to be in my storage locker. I'll try to find the documention tomorrow.
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If it will help you I can try to get the document scanned and post it on a site, let me know.

Red = +12v (jumped to blue)
Blue = +12v from battery #1 (2 amp fuse)
Violet = +12v from battery #2 (2 amp fuse)
black = ground at small screw on bottom of shunt
Orange = Battery #1 twisted pair to top of shunt
Green = Battery #1 twisted pair to bottom of shunt
Yellow = Battery #2 twisted pair to top of shunt
Brown = Battery #2 twisted pair tp bottom of shunt
White = +12 volt for back lighting insturment

The shunt breaks the ground from both batteries with the ground lead from each battery going to the top of each section of the shunt (the split part of the shunt) and the bottom of the shunt (combined section of the shunt) going to the negative bus.
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Thanks for the hookup info. That does help somewhat. The manual would still be greatly appreciated, if you wouldn't mind posting something, or emailing it to me at scoder at 7mcs.com (replace the at with @). I have tried Google and the Xantrex site; nothing usable on either. I found some wiring diagrams etc, for similar items, but nothing saying they were directly compatible. One thing I really would like to know is what size shunt I would need to get. I would assume they are just simple resistors, but I would at least need to know how many ohms (or I guess they are often rated as milivolts per amp?). Thanks in advance for any help anyone can provide.
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I can scan the manual (have to get it back out of my storage) and send it to you, but probably not before the weekend. Here's a photo of the shunt. The only markings I can clearly make out on it are "500 AMP" and "Cruising Equipment". I can partially read a part number "MK??-500-50-2X" I'm just not sure about the 3rd and 4th characters, but this leads me to think it's a 500 amp 50 MV unit ("500-50-2X"). Hope this helps.
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Thanks for all your help. I would appreciate having the manual scans, but if it is a problem, I can try to figure it out with what you have already provided.
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