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you know when it comes time to actually
install a battery monitor we see a lot
of service calls the bring us on boats
and people are complaining the battery
monitors aren't working or the defective
but the reality is as with most products
the problem is generally installation
when you're installing a battery monitor
the most important thing to know is
especially the location of the shunt and
making sure that the shunt captures all
the current so what happens generally
over time is either you'll have battery
banks in multiple locations or batteries
kind of place in different places on the
boat and then you'll have a shunt and
people are going to think oh you just
put it on the negative somewhere on the
negative but you need to make sure that
that negative is an aggregate negative
and nothing can bypass that jump and it
measures current by measuring voltage
but what's really essential is that
nothing bypasses so commonly what you're
going to find on boats is going to find
loads that are directly connected to a
battery like for example a heater
that's what heating specials are told to
do is to connect directly in the battery
and often what they're going to do is
they're going to come and install their
heater but they're going to bypass the
shock not understanding what the shunt
does and so then what happens is your
battery monitor only sees loads
unrelated to the heating system and so
magically your heater system doesn't
take any DC loads so that's certainly
one of the big errors that we see with
battery monitors is the shunt location
and that nothing bypasses efficient
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