Piranha battery monitor - info needed.

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 17:48
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Hi guys.
I have one of those Piranha battery monitors with the led read-outs on the front and am in the process of moving it to my other fourbie, the wife's x-trail. I previously had it wired in my Pajero just to monitor the battery level, but I intend to run a Engel fridge of the single battery and want to hook the battery monitor up so that it will cut power to the fridge if the battery drops below the pre-set level.
Does anyone know which wire does what and/or possibly have a schematic of the device. Mine has then push button so you can monitor two batteries, with blue/black/white/red wires coming from the back. I am not sure what model it is, but I got it about 5 years ago.
Any information is appreciated and can the cut-out voltage level be changed.

Thanks in advance.
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Reply By: hoyks - Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 18:24

Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 18:24
I have a scan I took of the instructions off the back of the box. If you send me your E-mali, either posted here or send me a private message on forums.overlander.com.au/
and I will E-mail it to you.

Hoyks.
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Reply By: PAJBOY - Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 18:43

Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 18:43
Hoyks,

Thanks for the quick reply mate.
email add: bfsammut@bigpond.net.au

Again thanks. Do you have any other info on it.

Brett
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 20:10

Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 20:10
Hey Brett if you click the little "post followup" button under someones reply your followup gets slotted in there neatly and the other person gets a handy email telling him/her/wolfie just what you said, its real neat!
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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 20:11

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Brett

Just e-mailed you

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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 20:12

Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 20:12
Friends brother designed and built the prototypes of these for Piranha, fyi
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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 20:15

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Yer sorry Bonz
you jumped in faster than i can type

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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 20:16

Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 20:16
I always was an early adopter
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Follow Up By: PAJBOY - Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 20:36

Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 20:36
Rich,
Thanks heaps. This is very helpful indeed.
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Follow Up By: PAJBOY - Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 21:02

Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 21:02
Pete,
Thanks for the detailed info. If I can't work it out now, then something is wrong.
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Reply By: hoyks - Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 20:22

Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 20:22
I only have the instructions that were written on the box. 3 pages + diagrams. E-mail sent.
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Follow Up By: PAJBOY - Monday, Apr 24, 2006 at 21:14

Monday, Apr 24, 2006 at 21:14
Got it. Thanks. Is there any way of telling what the cut-out voltage is. Mine is the older version.
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Reply By: Leroy - Monday, Apr 24, 2006 at 01:20

Monday, Apr 24, 2006 at 01:20
I think you will find the cut off voltage for these monitors were either 10.5 or 11.5 volts which will be way too low to then start your car. Not so bad if it's on a second batt as youre not relying on it to start your car!

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Follow Up By: wheeleybin - Monday, Apr 24, 2006 at 06:59

Monday, Apr 24, 2006 at 06:59
That appears strange as a 4.2T Nissan Turbo my mate had needed a minimum of 10.8V to start he ran his fridge cut off at 10.9V so why wouldnt 11.5V start you up.
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Monday, Apr 24, 2006 at 21:18

Monday, Apr 24, 2006 at 21:18
10.8v? you go to be kiddin.

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Follow Up By: wheeleybin - Monday, Apr 24, 2006 at 22:59

Monday, Apr 24, 2006 at 22:59
No kidding he told me he had a Liemac fridge and it was set to cut out so he could still start his car.
His car was immaculate and tuned spot on by Binskins of Wauchope went like a V8 and started on first roll of crankshaft every time.
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