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Old 05-09-2018, 12:16 PM   #1
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Prewire location for Voltron Battery Monitor in 5.0

Where is the ideal location to have ETI run the battery monitor cable in a new 5.0 TA? I was thinking if I had it run to the cabinet above the microwave I could drill a small hole in the side and get the cable to the area above the fridge and place the monitor there, along the stock monitor. It seems like a long run of cable as I'm assuming the battery is either in the back of the U dinette or on the passenger side.
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Old 05-09-2018, 05:06 PM   #2
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Some may refer to it as a Victron...
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Where is the ideal location to have ETI run the battery monitor cable in a new 5.0 TA? I was thinking if I had it run to the cabinet above the microwave I could drill a small hole in the side and get the cable to the area above the fridge and place the monitor there, along the stock monitor. It seems like a long run of cable as I'm assuming the battery is either in the back of the U dinette or on the passenger side.
The length of the run for the monitor won't be a problem. It is a low current run between the shunt & the monitor that could run 10's or even 100's of feet without causing measurement errors.

On the other hand, the shunt run should be as short as possible, particularly between the shunt & battery.
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Not a Voltron, or eben a Victron, but I have my monitor mounted to the side of the upper cabinet at the entry door.
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