Video Review of cheap battery monitors

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  1. mpking

    mpking Well-Known Member

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    Doing some research for something else, tripped across this:


    He reviews the bayite that's $19, plus 3 others.

    Good info!
     
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    I have that monitor with the shunt. I think I watched that video before I bought it. I installed mine with a switch so it isn't always on, so I don't get accurate watt-hours. I just go by the voltage reading--I like that it has two digits after the decimal point, so it's more accurate. Next trip is going to be only two nights, so I will leave it on the whole time and see watt it tells me.
     
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    8AA22060-A7C9-499A-B819-07139022181E.jpeg 0B07D34F-72FB-48BE-B37B-DFCDDBDB081F.jpeg I also just got done installing the bayite from the same review. I found another guy install it using cat5 cable so you can put ends on battery side and unit side, easy to hook up and do testing during install without constantly have to hook up wiring. So far so good
     
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    Does the backlight go out on its own? If so, how do you make it light up again?
     
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    There’s a little button you use a pen or something with a fine tip to touch to turn light on and off. You use that same button for setting high and low voltage alarms also.
     
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    42658C29-711F-41E0-A54B-554D07028889.jpeg DAA9EEBC-B74E-4610-8A90-D9C7B5068C6D.jpeg Button on right and a pic of my install
     
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    I was assuming it was the watt hours reset button. Thanks.
     
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