Baintech amp volt meter

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011 at 21:12
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Howdy All,

just wondering if anyone has come across the Baintech amp / volt meter? any suggestions or otherwise would be graetly appreciated.

Baintech meter web page

Thanks in advance.

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Reply By: GOPIES - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011 at 23:00

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011 at 23:00
G'day Shaun,

I have in a combination set with rotary on/off switch and 3 12v outlets, It's a panel mount unit which is in the back of my troopy. All works well.

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Reply By: paulnsw - Thursday, Mar 31, 2011 at 04:57

Thursday, Mar 31, 2011 at 04:57
The amp meter drifts all over the place and does not hold a steady accurate reading. They use a Hall Effect sensor with poorly designed electronics.
The volt meter is inaccurate and cannot be adjusted. The units fail. Had multiple experiences with them and would definitely not recommend.
These are the best option I have come across locally.

If you don't mind cutting rectangular holes these are good and well priced.
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Follow Up By: Wok - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2011 at 10:24

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2011 at 10:24
I have two of the Voltmeters from Sureelectronics , could you please suggest a way to stabilise the units as they appear to drift with temperature :( c.f Fluke
I have tried insulating the case to no avail. Sureelectronics couldn't help.
TIA....eng hoe
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Follow Up By: paulnsw - Wednesday, Apr 13, 2011 at 19:37

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2011 at 19:37
Never had any issues like that. Have close to 20 installed on monitoring equipment and never had any issues. I am quite surprised if there would be anything in them that could cause temperature fluctuation. Are they permanently connected to the supply or do you push a button to read them? I am wondering if leaving them permanently connected a component is heating up that is causing the drift. The meters we have are permanently connected, but I have come across other measuring equipment that causes drift issues left permanently connected.
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Follow Up By: Wok - Thursday, Apr 14, 2011 at 11:45

Thursday, Apr 14, 2011 at 11:45
It was permanently connected...freeze spray didn't reveal anything dramatic.I will try putting a switch in line [never thought of that :(] and retest it [just have to find it as I put it away]
Thanks for your suggestions
eng hoe
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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Thursday, Mar 31, 2011 at 07:00

Thursday, Mar 31, 2011 at 07:00
I looked into a battery monitor for a long time. I eventually got a power meter from Mandrake ( power meter)

It shows Power, AH, amps, volts etc etc at the same time. All for $35.

It beats anything else for value and functionality hands down and is accurate.
I also recently had an issue with a product from Steve and was amaized with his response to fix it quickly. Briliant service.

Usual disclaimers etc.

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Reply By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Thursday, Mar 31, 2011 at 11:57

Thursday, Mar 31, 2011 at 11:57
i just fitted one of these from Nasa Marine....bought it off Ebay for around $ 160 with freight from Britain. it seems to be doing its job quite nicely.

anyway, its another brand & option for you to look at,cheers.

Nasa Marine Products

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not affiliated with the company....just happy with product & service :-)
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Reply By: Shaun G - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2011 at 07:52

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2011 at 07:52
Thank you all very much for your replies, I will now investigate all the options and let you know the outcome.

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