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Wainui 22-06-2018 17:15

Alternator connection to Link 2k shunt
 
I am installing a BM 50 which has a 120 amp alternator. My previous engine had a Leece Neville 105 amp. I ran the neutral wire to the Link 2000 shunt and then to the engine block. This way the L2k could keep track of the amps being produced from the alternator.
The new amp only has a positive post and 2x 1mm wires. (W and 0+). How do I wire this so that my Link tracks amps from the alternator?
Both alternators are internally regulated.
Thanks

smac999 25-06-2018 01:39

Re: Alternator connection to Link 2k shunt
 
if the shunt is wired in the correct spot with 1 cable going to each battery. there is no need to put the alt to the shunt. the shunt still measures everything in and out of the batteries.

Zil 25-06-2018 02:25

Re: Alternator connection to Link 2k shunt
 
Your engine negative must go through the shunt to the battery.

Wainui 25-06-2018 16:27

Re: Alternator connection to Link 2k shunt
 
Both the house and engine battery neg goes to the shunt.
Then the shunt neg goes to the engine.
Was concerned that the alternator neg bypassed the shunt.
Many thanks
M

Zil 30-06-2018 06:56

Re: Alternator connection to Link 2k shunt
 
Is there any reason to measure the start battery? I use my monitor to track my house bank, thinking the start battery will recharge easily and doesn't need that much monitoring.

Wainui 30-06-2018 07:42

Re: Alternator connection to Link 2k shunt
 
I measure the start battery because I can.
We fire up the engine today for the first time.
Will let you all know how it goes.

Wainui 30-06-2018 14:44

Re: Alternator connection to Link 2k shunt
 
Works fine
Many thanks


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