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Hey guys,
Before I do anything stupid, just want to grab some advices out there.

My solar panel charger have 6 connectors, Panels / Battery / Load.
I have a typical setup (2 hourse batteries, 1 starter/backup, one switch 1-2-Both).
My main (+) comes from the switch and the (-) is grounded to the engine block.
First, I don't think I have to connect those "load" connectors to anything.
On board electrics will get powered through the "usual" system, i.e. batteries & switch. Right ? I just have to connect Panels/Battery.

Now, If I wanted to use those connectors and get a reading of the Amp consumption for example, where should I connect those wires ?
In parallel at the (+) of switch Ouput and (-) (battery (-), engine block (does it matter ?).

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Correct, ignore the "load" connectors.

Connecting to positive and negative will not give you amp consumption, only voltage.

You could purchase an ammeter and install it but a good battery monitor is a better idea - it will not only tell consumption but the batteries state of charge.
 

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Hi there. DO NOT connect an amp meter across the load terminals. These terminals are for running a load from the controller directly and/or (depending on you controller) controlling the load with reference to the battery voltage. Connecting an amp meter here will result in a short circuit through the meter.
 
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