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Old 04-18-2016, 04:59 PM   #1
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Added Pentametric display Screen

I added a pentametric display to my battery monitoring system. The first photo is cutting the hole(ouch). Ran into 1 by framing, had to thin it down for the display to seat correctly.

Second photo: wire run complete. This was a real pain. Pushed a fish stick up the left side of the refrigator(where factory wire harness runs). without a in wall camera it would have never happened. Running to the monitor through the U dinette was simple.

Third photo: Complete install. Now I can just make quick checks without having to fire up the computer.
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Old 04-18-2016, 06:14 PM   #2
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I added a pentametric display to my battery monitoring system. The first photo is cutting the hole(ouch). Ran into 1 by framing, had to thin it down for the display to seat correctly.

Second photo: wire run complete. This was a real pain. Pushed a fish stick up the left side of the refrigator(where factory wire harness runs). without a in wall camera it would have never happened. Running to the monitor through the U dinette was simple.

Third photo: Complete install. Now I can just make quick checks without having to fire up the computer.
Nice install , but what is a pentametric display and what is it used for ? Pat
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Old 04-18-2016, 07:18 PM   #3
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PentaMetric Components - Bogart Engineering

OOOH now I want one!
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Old 04-18-2016, 07:37 PM   #4
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I have a Tri-Metric battery monitor, so I am curious as well.

As an aside, how do you cut the veneered panel without splintering? Do you tape it first? I tried to cut a small, square hole for a PowerPole socket and made a mess.
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The pentmetric is battery monitor from Bogart that has the ability to monitor 2 batteries. Has a main shunt and two other shunts that allow it to monitor more sources. I have had the base unit for a few years and connected to it through a computer.

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The wood piece on the wall was taked to the plywood at the correct location and then I used a roto zip bit in my dremel to cut the hole. You get a little fuzz of the vinal covering. A small sanding block cleans it up. If your cutting without a templete than score the cut line with a sharp knife first.
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Good. Now I have an excuse to buy a Dremel.

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I have had good success with these plunge saws, mark the line and just push in, very neat and not ragged edges.Robot Check
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I have had good success with these plunge saws, mark the line and just push in, very neat and not ragged edges.Robot Check
Yup I have one too . Finding I use it a lot . Pat
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I have a Tri-Metric battery monitor, so I am curious as well.

As an aside, how do you cut the veneered panel without splintering? Do you tape it first? I tried to cut a small, square hole for a PowerPole socket and made a mess.
Mike someone said you need to reset everything again if you cut the power to trailer for the Tri-Metric ? Is that true ? Pat
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The pentmetric is battery monitor from Bogart that has the ability to monitor 2 batteries. Has a main shunt and two other shunts that allow it to monitor more sources. I have had the base unit for a few years and connected to it through a computer.

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The wood piece on the wall was taked to the plywood at the correct location and then I used a roto zip bit in my dremel to cut the hole. You get a little fuzz of the vinal covering. A small sanding block cleans it up. If your cutting without a templete than score the cut line with a sharp knife first.
Ok kind of lost . Wouldn't the Tri-Metic be all I need ? Pat
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