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Old 10-07-2010, 15:18   #1
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working on a link 10 battery monitor, the display blanks about 10 seconds after I turn it on. I have tried the reset, pulling fuse from 12 volt source for 15 min. and them reinstalling it and have same relults, I have checked all the connections and have voltage and ground as per the wiring print.
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It sounds as though you’ve seen the Xantrex site’s
Link 10 troubleshooting FAQs
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Yes, the Xantrex site is where I came up with removing the fuse, The owners manual did not explain how to reset.
Looks like the meter is at fault, due to all the wiring was checked and voltages and ground were correct.
do you know of any place that does repairs, or should I go for a new system.
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Have you verified the following voltages with a good quality DMM at the rear of the Link 10? You should get these values if the wiring, fuse holders and connections are all correct and in good condition:

Position 1 > Position 2 Battery voltage. A few millivolts less than battery voltage at the terminals if there is a DC load on the system.
Position 1 > Position 3 Battery voltage
Position 1 > Position 4 Battery voltage
Position 1 > Position 5 Battery voltage

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The readings were taken with a Fluk 75, DMM, I only checked the ground at postion 1, and voltages between 1 and 4, battery voltage and 1 and 5, I read battery voltage. Postion 2 is battery shunt, load side and postion 4 is battery shunt, battery side, due to possion 1 is battery ground I did not read between 1 and 2 and 1 and 3,
I did not think I would read voltage between these.
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Most shunts provide a 50 mV drop at 500 amps flowing through the shunt. With some appreciable load flowing, and with your Fluke, you should be able to see a voltage differential.
That being said, your other readings show that the meter is receiving the proper voltage and since the reset did not work, it has probably failed. I have had good experience with the latest version of this workhorse, the Xantrex LinkPro. Same form factor as the Link 1000 and you should be able to use the existing wiring.

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Most shunts provide a 50 mV drop at 500 amps flowing through the shunt. With some appreciable load flowing, and with your Fluke, you should be able to see a voltage differential.
That being said, your other readings show that the meter is receiving the proper voltage and since the reset did not work, it has probably failed. I have had good experience with the latest version of this workhorse, the Xantrex LinkPro. Same form factor as the Link 1000 and you should be able to use the existing wiring.

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Drifting here but does anyone know what the draw of the link is when nothing else is on. The display shows -0.1 but what is it when the display times out and goes off?
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Drifting here but does anyone know what the draw of the link is when nothing else is on. The display shows -0.1 but what is it when the display times out and goes off?
my display never times out.
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my display never times out.
Maybe a setting then.
Mine always has.
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Thanks to everyone for the help, looks like will have to replace, any suggestions on where to get a replacement, due to I do not think any one works on repairing these.
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Thanks to everyone for the help, looks like will have to replace, any suggestions on where to get a replacement, due to I do not think any one works on repairing these.
Call Xantrex customer support. They may have a deal where you can swap yours for a refurbished one for a set fee.
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Bash- I am LOL at your suggestion!!! I have literally run out of cell phone battery waiting for them to get to my call which, I am repeatedly assured, is "very important to us."

My repeated experience with they who shall not be mentioned started out negatively about eight years ago and got progressively worse until I just don't bother trying to deal with them. I now only reluctantly recommend two of their products: the LinkPro (successor to the Link 10 twice removed) and the TrueCharge 2 family of battery chargers. That already short list will become shorter with the next install when I use the Victron BMV 600.

YMMV.
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The Rv industry is totally moving away from Xantrex because of poor or NO customer support. I can assure you that if my link or 2500w mod sine goes out in either the boat or the rv, i will be going with a competitor like Outback. Hi to Lari.
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Anybody got anythiing good or bad to say about NASA battery monitors?
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Welcome to the Forum!

I have no direct experience with the NASA BM but a quick look at the specs shows that it is fairly limited: 100 amp shunt and a 650 amp-hr bank limitations are fairly puny in today's amp-hr market. As a suggestion, look at the Victron Energy BMV 600 as a much fuller featured unit at about $60 USD more.

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