AnswerID: 484734 Submitted: Tuesday, May 01, 2012 at 18:04
There are a number of battery monitors available, some better than others, in my view most ore overpriced.
I have a n LED digital voltmeter permanently connected to my second battery.......it was cheap enough from Jaycar.
I still don't understand why I can buy a fairly respectable whole multimeter cheaper than I can but a simple digital pannel meter.
Any half decent Digital meter should present no appreciable drain on the size battery involved.
Forget the idea that any battery meter works like a fuel guage.
A battery is not a tank and how much energy is available varies and the voltage readings also with a number of things.
A battery guage is an indication only and not a difinitave guage of capacity.
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FollowupID: 759998 Submitted:
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 at 18:07
The Bantam posted:
All that said, an accurate voltmeter can tell you a great deal about what is going on with your batteries if you know how to read it.
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