Re: Solar installation and Link10 Battery Monitor
Bill, Mark, Daniela and Michael,
My solar loves your solution and is now kissing cousins with the Link10.
Happy days. Just two 180 W panels have reduced our genset time significantly. The Greens would approve.
Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302 Porto Rafti, Greece
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>
Sent: 04 June 2021 21:42
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Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Solar installatio and Link10
Mark's advice is correct. I am going to go a bit further.
I had a marine electrician wire my MPPT and panels to the battery bank. He connected the negative terminal to a convenient bolt on the shunt in the photo below. This is the wrong place because it distorted the readings showing too much energy going into the battery bank. See the next photo below.
I suggest that you connect the cables to the battery switches and connect them on the Battery side of the positive switch and the negative switch. I also suggest that you consider using a positive and negative bus bar to take some of the wires off of this terminal. This photo is of a Typical Positive Switch on an Amel. The Negative switch will look about the same. I placed a green circle on the switch lug that needs to receive battery charging from the MPPT.
On Fri, Jun 4, 2021 at 2:32 PM Mark McGovern <mfmcgovern@...> wrote: