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Old 10-07-2013, 20:04   #1
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Xantrex Link Lite Capabilities

I bought a Link Lite to install as part of my electrical upgrade. My electrician told me today that without the additional shunt (another $100) this unit will not keep track of amps going in and out of the house bank (which is why I bought this unit in the first place), so what I have amounts to an expensive voltmeter.

I'm skeptical, but tried to get some information online. A quick web-search has not been helpful.

Anyone know what this unit will do without the shunt, and what capabilities the shunt adds? If it's bad news, I guess I'm going to have to pony up the Franklin to get what I want.
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Old 10-07-2013, 20:18   #2
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Re: Xantrex Link Lite Capabilities

All current measuring devices which are required to measure substantial current is done by creating a small voltage drop across a very low resistance. This is a shunt which is a very precise resistance matched or programed to the measuring instrument. Your Link can only measure voltage but the voltage through the shunt is interpreted as current. You need the shunt.
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Re: Xantrex Link Lite Capabilities

Thank you, Lancerbye, for switching to English for the last sentence.
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Re: Xantrex Link Lite Capabilities

the linklite comes with a shunt.


without the shunt, it's just a pricy volt gauge.
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