Monitoring charge question


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    Hi All,

    I have a quick (probably simple/stupid) question about charging my batteries.  I installed a Victron battery monitor last summer and everything has been working great.  As I posted in an earlier post, my converter has gone out, and I am soon going to replace it.  Until then, I have had to run off of batteries for everything.  I figured I should probably charge up the batteries so they didn’t get too run down, so I hooked up the charger.  Then I thought, Hey, I wonder how much this little charger is actually doing, so I checked the monitor and it isn’t reading the charge.

    Hmmm…well I mistakenly hooked up the charger to just the batteries, so of course it isn’t going to read that.   So I put the negative of the charter to the battery side of the shunt…and still nothing.   :scratch:   I thought that that would do it.   I don’t want to blow up the monitor, so I thought that I would ask before trying anything else…

    Oh, and when I would connect to shore power (before the converter quit working…) the monitor would show charging.

    Any help is greatly appreciated!!



    Ahhhh. It came to me!!  I needed to put the negative on the load side of the shunt!    :yahoo:

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