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Old 11-15-2012, 10:58 AM   #1
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Installing the TriMetric Battery Monitor

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Just wanted to share my experience install this battery meter into my Kountry Star. This unit is really nice and I like the features it has. I am planning on going green and using this to supplement the coaches existing monitor. Any way my dry fit work perfect I payed attention to the wiring very carefully and walla it worked. So first thing it tells me is my IOTA dls-55 is doing its thing but not giving my batteries the complete charge they want. So now the permanent install. I don't have a washer/drying so I opted to take out one of the vents on the door and put in a solid board to mount the tm-2025-rv. Perfect spot and my staining worked out to a very close match. Went to put in the 1 amp fuse and it blew. Stupid me tried the only other one I had and it blew again. Now no fuses left. Opened the box and I had wired it backwards. How stupid of me. Any way I called the company and they were very nice and said they know they want to make the instructions clearer on this wiring and also have been finding out how hard it is for us to find replacement fuses. He is sending my two new fuses in the mail. What great customer service. I also asked him is I had blown my unit and he said chances are very slim that I did. Whew that was good news. So there you go.
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I wish I had one. Do you do alot of boondocking?
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:22 AM   #3
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Not yet that is what I am working towards. So while I am still working part time and supporting my ex. I am getting things I will need done to my MH so I can. I am full-time but hooked up to the house at this time. I still have not taken this out on the road yet. I need solar panels, and new laptop, 12 volt TV, and a trailer for my bike and I will be set. I already have all my fishing gear and ham radio gear. Two and a half more years and I will be out there.
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Can I say I am jealous at the lease? I have about 20 more years till full time... I dream of full time at age of 26...

I have started the planning already LOL.

If you get a good solar charger you may not need the TriMetric Battery Monitor since the solar charger will have this info.
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Well,
I don't think so. the solar charger will let me know what the solar panels are doing and how much they are supplying to my batteries but the TriMetric gives me more specific information about the batteries themselves. I believe but I may be wrong I am still trying to learn everything I can before I buy anything. for now I am trying to understand my usage and ah needs before buying any solar panels. I want to make sure I buy enough the first time and don't need to do an add on later.
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Hi all,
Here is my update. Bogart Engineering sent me the extra fuses as they said they would. I triple checked my wiring again and put the new fuse in. Walla I am up and working again. Nothing blew on the unit. Wheew!. I know I keep making mistakes but so far my upgrades have been working. Now for some programming and boondocking tests.
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