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Installing Xantrex LinkLITE Battery Monitor

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Installing Xantrex LinkLITE Battery Monitor

Postby After Taxes » November 21st, 2014, 3:18 pm

http://www.xantrex.com/power-products/power-accessories/linklite-battery-monitor.aspx

I like this Xantrex LinkLITE battery monitor so much, having used in it my previous 2004 Cruisers Yachts 320, that I'm adding one to our recently acquired 2004 Carver Mariner.

It's just a fabulous product, and acts like a fuel guage for the house battery bank. I had it wired solely to the house bank, as they take all the load while at anchor, not the start batteries.

I'm wondering if any other Mariner owners ran across the following oddity? I was surprised to find that there was no DC monitor in the Mariner, on the stock factory electrical panel. That's right, no volt meter. Nothing.

Just the AC shore power meter. But no basic battery monitor? Love the boat, but how did this get out of the factory in 2004 without a battery monitor?
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Re: Installing Xantrex LinkLITE Battery Monitor

Postby AaHubb » November 22nd, 2014, 10:07 am

Just my 2c. Since Carver puts DC volt meters at the helm they must consider meters at the panel to not be necessary.
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Re: Installing Xantrex LinkLITE Battery Monitor

Postby g36 » November 24th, 2014, 3:20 pm

i might agree! but like you i put a battery monitor on my house bank and it is way better in knowing the battery state than simply a 12v volt meter so i dont miss it in the panel.
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