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Re: Battery Montioring Physically Separated Banks
Thanks much for the follow up on the SG200, the links to the other posts were very informative. I didnít realize there was a holy war on battery monitoring going on, especially with the trawler folks. I do have reservations about the SG200, because Iím most interested in seeing AH in and out for the solar system Iím installing. Frankly, the cost of the SG200 plus the extra smart shunt puts it in the range of just buying two of the Victron monitors. Being a real-time control guy in my early career, I do like the newer, learning tech in the SG200. It seems it would be pretty simple for Balmar to update the software to provide that information as well considering they are measuring it with the shunt. If it did both, Iíd buy it.
The battery is for my windlass and lives admidships for cable length reasons and is a good 12 feet away from my house bank. It isnít feasible to relocate it.
Catalina 42 MK II
Colonial Beach, Virginia