This is a better site to see the shore line at,
I got to admit that I think I'm going to get it. Seems like these are the advantages:
No wire to cut so far faster setup
No added points of failure (if there's a current failure it's not something that I have to waste time diagnosing)
More flexible range for measuring amps
Easy to monitor input and output seperately.
No risk of burning out the ammeter from current spikes (I like it when a monitoring system is not part of the system being monitored).
I don't see any advantages of the Link, though through throwing off all of the DC appliances
and AC appliances
I should be able to tell my charging amps indirectly, I far prefer to see my charging amps without having to shut off every system on the boat. I also like looking over and seeing exactly what I'm drawing without the charging voltage masking the outputs. I'm a geek. I actually enjoy it! And because my primary charging source at anchor
is solar panels
and their output is highly variable depending upon the type of day, it helps in daily figuring out if I can make it without having to run an engine
. Last, I like periodically checking my draw to see if something like the refrigeration
isn't cycling properly and I need to recharge the coolant
. OK, I said I was a geek.....