I bought and installed a trilithic battery monitor
. It said to run the neg wire to the shunt. On my battery
there is the big neg cable and a smaller wire which I assumed was from the battery charger
. Originally I moved the small wire to the shunt along with the cable because they were tie wrapped together. Hooked up like this, it would show how many amps I was using but wouldn't show the batteries charging
and the percent left would slowly dwindle down to nothing despite being on shore power
. I moved the small wire back to the battery and now it shows charging
but not amps being used.
So, how do you hook these things up correctly?