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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Link10 Battery Monitor Issues

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Mark, 

I do not but I looked at the Victron BMV-700 Battery Monitor which does fit the same hole as the Link 10. I like its specs, Including monitoring 2 different batteries, but noted that it does not monitor battery temperature.

Wolfgang, my experience with Mastervolt on other boats causes me to lack confidence in the reliability of the Mastervolt brand, so I would chose Victron over Mastervolt.

Bill
BeBe 387

On Mon, Nov 23, 2015 at 5:10 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

The BattMan Lite by Mastervolt looks to be the same as Xantrex LinkLITE Battery Monitor. Even the instructions are the same.

 

Does anyone have any experience with this unit?

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  St Augustine FL

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Link10 Battery Monitor Issues

Mark Erdos
 

The BattMan Lite by Mastervolt looks to be the same as Xantrex LinkLITE Battery Monitor. Even the instructions are the same.

 

Does anyone have any experience with this unit?

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  St Augustine FL

 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Inverter for Microwave/Outlets

James Wendell <ms42phantom54@...>
 

Ofer, do you now have 2 inverters under the nav station table? I have the small 800W inverter there now (powering my TV) and do not see how there would be room behind the door for the large 2500W inverter. Is the big inverter in the compartment behind the door or at the very bottom where your feet go when sitting in the chair? Even there it would be tight.
Do you have a photo you could post?
Thanks again,
Jamie Wendell
s/v Phantom Amel 54



On Monday, November 23, 2015 9:58 AM, "ofer magen ofermagen@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Hi Jamie,
The 2500W inverter in my boat Alba -Amel 54 , is located under the navigation tabel. It was installed by Emek Marin.
They also conected the micro wave to the inverter so that it can work on the batteries or on the generator or shore power.
Regards and good luck,
Ofer Magen
Alba A54 #160


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Link10 Battery Monitor Issues

Wolfgang Weber
 

Bill
I just saw the Mastervolt has new in programm a BattMan Pro - looks like the Link 10 Moniitor.
May be the description - see download from the web - is better.
Wolfgang SY Elise Amel 54 # 162

Re: Inverter for Microwave/Outlets

Wolfgang Weber
 

Hi Ofer,
Did you replace your 800 Watt Inverter with the 2500 Watt inverter or did you add it with new and bigger cable to the batteries ?
I was thinking to replace the 40 A charger to the combi charger/inverter Mastervolt Ultra combi 3500 Watt /100 A which includes a Solar charger. By the way I need bigger DC powercable to the batteries .
Wolfgang Weber SY ELISE Amel 54 # 162



Von meinem iPad gesendet

Re: Inverter for Microwave/Outlets

ofer magen
 

Hi Jamie,

The 2500W inverter in my boat Alba -Amel 54 , is located under the navigation tabel. It was installed by Emek Marin.
They also conected the micro wave to the inverter so that it can work on the batteries or on the generator or shore power.
Regards and good luck,
Ofer Magen
Alba A54 #160

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re:

Ric Gottschalk <ric@...>
 

Christophe

Do you have a Santorin? What is the number and where are you?

Ric Bali Hai SN24

Annapolis

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, November 23, 2015 4:26 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re:

 

 

Christophe

My previous boat, a Jeanneau 37, had 10mm chain. When we bought our Santorin (twice the weight) it had 8 MM. chain. I asked the surveyor about its suitability. He checked some tables which indicated that 10mm was more appropriate.
We changed to 100m of 10mm in Sardinia with a new gypsy. There is a Rocna 25 on the end of it.
I am happier with the 10mm because of the catenary effect of the chain's weight relative to the 15 tons of the boat. There is less jerk on the whole system. We prefer to anchor and have done so from the Med to Scotland and the Caribbean, 3 times in F9. The boat has always felt comfortable.
I'm sure there would have been no problem with 8mm. I just feel some reassurance in weight of chain x length of scope etc.
No issues with weight in the bow - I'm sure you've already noticed the stern down aspect of Amels!
The only issue this year was the tendency of the chain to pile up and jam in the hawser hole with 8 metres to stow!! This was because I reversed the chain and the still new end had quite a bit of salt on it. It's now worn in and runs smoothly.
My advice would be to suck it and see. The boat had obviously managed well with 8mm so far. Put that one lower down the wish list.

Ian 'Ocean Hobo' SN96

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Link10 Battery Monitor Issues

Patrick McAneny
 

Mark, I installed a Link 10 on my last boat and found the manual confusing, I thought it was just me , glad to read that Bill  found it confusing as well. A few years ago I installed a Victron meter. Very similar to the Link 10 , but the manual seemed easy to follow . It has worked well measuring the input from the solar panels, wind gen. and engines .
Pat SM Shenanigans
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Sun, Nov 22, 2015 6:12 pm
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Link10 Battery Monitor Issues

 
Hi Kent,
 
What did you replace it with and hw has it worked out for you?
 
 
 
With best regards,
 
Mark
 
Super Maramu 2000
Hull #275
Currently cruising:  St Augustine FL
 
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, November 22, 2015 4:43 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Link10 Battery Monitor Issues
 
 
I had to replace mine three or four years ago.
Kent
SM243
Kristy 


On Nov 22, 2015, at 12:20 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
We are having issues with our Link10 battery monitor.
 
We have reset and re-programmed the unit a number of times trying to fix this issue over the past few months. We are certain it is programmed correctly. The unit did work correctly and reset itself after charging up until about 6 months ago.
 
The unit is not measuring an accurate flow of amps going into or out of the battery bank. It is off by a factor of about 5 amps. Example: We are on a mooring buoy and the unit reads 5 A (positive) as our current load. We know we are using about 5-6 amps right now. The number should be negative. We have no chargers running. If we turn off everything DC with the large red battery handles, it will read 10 A indicating we are putting 10 amps into the battery. Because the unit is not correctly measuring the amp flow, it is not counting down or resetting when charged.
 
Has anyone else had issues with this that can give some pointers of things to check? Do these go bad?
 
 
 
 
With best regards,
 
Mark
 
Super Maramu 2000
Hull #275
Currently cruising:  St Augustine FL
 

Re: Headlining alternatives

Alejandro Paquin
 

Deb good morning,
Yes changing the liner is hell.
I used a good quality liner (no foam) on the ceiling, but instead of gluing it, we first installed thin strips of wood to the ceiling (using glue) in the direction of the boat´s length and not too close together (about 1m apart or more) and then we stretched and stapled the material on to the wood strips, and then covered the staples with the original Amel wood trimming. It just takes some planning to make sure you don´t end up with too many of these trimmings. It worked well for me. So the vinyl is actually "floating" over the fiberglass, which is also a very irregular surface and would show through the fabric, that is why they used the foam type.  However we did glue down the bulkheads, fuel tank and vertical surfaces because it is less of a problem there.
I´ll try posting some pictures if I find them.

Alex Paquin
SIMPATICO
Amel Older Maramu 1981
Hull #94

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re:

Ian Park
 

Christophe

My previous boat, a Jeanneau 37, had 10mm chain. When we bought our Santorin (twice the weight) it had 8 MM. chain. I asked the surveyor about its suitability. He checked some tables which indicated that 10mm was more appropriate.
We changed to 100m of 10mm in Sardinia with a new gypsy. There is a Rocna 25 on the end of it.
I am happier with the 10mm because of the catenary effect of the chain's weight relative to the 15 tons of the boat. There is less jerk on the whole system. We prefer to anchor and have done so from the Med to Scotland and the Caribbean, 3 times in F9. The boat has always felt comfortable.
I'm sure there would have been no problem with 8mm. I just feel some reassurance in weight of chain x length of scope etc.
No issues with weight in the bow - I'm sure you've already noticed the stern down aspect of Amels!
The only issue this year was the tendency of the chain to pile up and jam in the hawser hole with 8 metres to stow!! This was because I reversed the chain and the still new end had quite a bit of salt on it. It's now worn in and runs smoothly.
My advice would be to suck it and see. The boat had obviously managed well with 8mm so far. Put that one lower down the wish list.

Ian 'Ocean Hobo' SN96





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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Link10 Battery Monitor Issues

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Mark,

I have not looked at alternatives...I have just gotten accustomed to the POS Link10. ;) 

Bill

On Sun, Nov 22, 2015 at 11:11 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Too funny. One day you’ll have to tell me how you really feel about the Link10 J

 

Any thoughts on a replacement model?

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  St Augustine FL

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, November 22, 2015 1:31 PM


To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Link10 Battery Monitor Issues

 

 

Mark,

 

Yep, the darn Link 10 is a poor piece of equipment and the Link 10 manual should get the award for the "worst written technical document ever published." I cannot imagine how someone whose first language is not English could ever understand this manual. I read it, re-read it, and re-read it again...I never understood it!

 

I guess that you have a malfunction, but before I would replace it, I would look at the shunt on the negative side of the batteries...I would loosen the connections to it, brush some corrosionX on the terminals and tighten back up. If everything is not perfectly connected at the shunt, you will have weird readings.

 

If that does not work, at least you are in the land of a thousand choices and all of them deliverable in a day! ;) 

 

Bill

BeBe 387

 

On Sun, Nov 22, 2015 at 6:13 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Bill,

We do not have solar. The wind generator is disconnected during trouble shooting. We have made no wring modifications.

Charged Voltage is set to 26.4

Charging Efficiency is set to 002

Peukert Exponent is 1.07 per battery manufacturer

I do not understand how it is possible for the unit to show a positive amp flow with nothing on. The positive will go to negative with loads greater than 10 amps.

With best regards,

Mark

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising: St Augustine FL

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, November 22, 2015 12:59 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Link10 Battery Monitor Issues

Mark,

Do you have any solar connected to the bank?

Have you connected anything to the shunt inside the battery compartment?

In perfect conditions the Link 10 is a little better than nothing. Unfortunately it does not record things correctly even when all of the settings are correct. The critical settings are:

Charged Voltage which must be at least 0.1 volts below the battery specs...maybe 0.15, or in the case of 24VDC, 0.15 X 2 = 0.3 volts.

Charging Efficiency Factor which should be set at probably set somewhere between 3 and 10. I have ours set at 3.

Peukert Exponent which I have set to 1.13 for freedom type lead acid batteries.

Reset of Amp Counter: Even when everything is set correctly, the Link 10 will require a reset from time to time. Procedure for reset:
Press SET until SEL appears in red, then press SEL five time until AH appears in red, then hold SET until ALL appears in red, then release right away...if you hold it too long, everything is reset...AND you will have to enter all of the above again.

When at anchor, I charge the batteries until there is between 25 and 29 amps going into the batteries.

Bill

BeBe 387

On Sun, Nov 22, 2015 at 5:20 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

We are having issues with our Link10 battery monitor.

We have reset and re-programmed the unit a number of times trying to fix this issue over the past few months. We are certain it is programmed correctly. The unit did work correctly and reset itself after charging up until about 6 months ago.

The unit is not measuring an accurate flow of amps going into or out of the battery bank. It is off by a factor of about 5 amps. Example: We are on a mooring buoy and the unit reads 5 A (positive) as our current load. We know we are using about 5-6 amps right now. The number should be negative. We have no chargers running. If we turn off everything DC with the large red battery handles, it will read 10 A indicating we are putting 10 amps into the battery. Because the unit is not correctly measuring the amp flow, it is not counting down or resetting when charged.

Has anyone else had issues with this that can give some pointers of things to check? Do these go bad?

With best regards,

Mark

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising: St August ine FL

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Clothes washer issue on SM 391

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Yes,

Go here: 

You remove the 2 bolts on the side facing the galley counter top and the case will open up...be careful because the lift-up top will come loose...this is very easy.

Bill
BeBe 387

On Sun, Nov 22, 2015 at 11:11 PM, joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Bill,

I ordered the part you suggested and now intend to install.  Can you provide any guidance on removal of the Astral Washing machine. It seems wood panels encasing machine are glassed in - which tells me unit needs be lifted straight up.  Was this your experience?


thanks

Ben Driver

SM #347

BVI


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Link10 Battery Monitor Issues

Mark Erdos
 

Hi Kent,

 

What did you replace it with and hw has it worked out for you?

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  St Augustine FL

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, November 22, 2015 4:43 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Link10 Battery Monitor Issues

 

 

I had to replace mine three or four years ago.

Kent

SM243

Kristy 


On Nov 22, 2015, at 12:20 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

We are having issues with our Link10 battery monitor.

 

We have reset and re-programmed the unit a number of times trying to fix this issue over the past few months. We are certain it is programmed correctly. The unit did work correctly and reset itself after charging up until about 6 months ago.

 

The unit is not measuring an accurate flow of amps going into or out of the battery bank. It is off by a factor of about 5 amps. Example: We are on a mooring buoy and the unit reads 5 A (positive) as our current load. We know we are using about 5-6 amps right now. The number should be negative. We have no chargers running. If we turn off everything DC with the large red battery handles, it will read 10 A indicating we are putting 10 amps into the battery. Because the unit is not correctly measuring the amp flow, it is not counting down or resetting when charged.

 

Has anyone else had issues with this that can give some pointers of things to check? Do these go bad?

 

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  St Augustine FL

 

Re: Clothes washer issue on SM 391

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

Bill,

I ordered the part you suggested and now intend to install.  Can you provide any guidance on removal of the Astral Washing machine. It seems wood panels encasing machine are glassed in - which tells me unit needs be lifted straight up.  Was this your experience?


thanks

Ben Driver

SM #347

BVI

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Link10 Battery Monitor Issues

Mark Erdos
 

Too funny. One day you’ll have to tell me how you really feel about the Link10 J

 

Any thoughts on a replacement model?

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  St Augustine FL

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, November 22, 2015 1:31 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Link10 Battery Monitor Issues

 

 

Mark,

 

Yep, the darn Link 10 is a poor piece of equipment and the Link 10 manual should get the award for the "worst written technical document ever published." I cannot imagine how someone whose first language is not English could ever understand this manual. I read it, re-read it, and re-read it again...I never understood it!

 

I guess that you have a malfunction, but before I would replace it, I would look at the shunt on the negative side of the batteries...I would loosen the connections to it, brush some corrosionX on the terminals and tighten back up. If everything is not perfectly connected at the shunt, you will have weird readings.

 

If that does not work, at least you are in the land of a thousand choices and all of them deliverable in a day! ;) 

 

Bill

BeBe 387

 

On Sun, Nov 22, 2015 at 6:13 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Bill,

We do not have solar. The wind generator is disconnected during trouble shooting. We have made no wring modifications.

Charged Voltage is set to 26.4

Charging Efficiency is set to 002

Peukert Exponent is 1.07 per battery manufacturer

I do not understand how it is possible for the unit to show a positive amp flow with nothing on. The positive will go to negative with loads greater than 10 amps.

With best regards,

Mark

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising: St Augustine FL

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, November 22, 2015 12:59 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Link10 Battery Monitor Issues

Mark,

Do you have any solar connected to the bank?

Have you connected anything to the shunt inside the battery compartment?

In perfect conditions the Link 10 is a little better than nothing. Unfortunately it does not record things correctly even when all of the settings are correct. The critical settings are:

Charged Voltage which must be at least 0.1 volts below the battery specs...maybe 0.15, or in the case of 24VDC, 0.15 X 2 = 0.3 volts.

Charging Efficiency Factor which should be set at probably set somewhere between 3 and 10. I have ours set at 3.

Peukert Exponent which I have set to 1.13 for freedom type lead acid batteries.

Reset of Amp Counter: Even when everything is set correctly, the Link 10 will require a reset from time to time. Procedure for reset:
Press SET until SEL appears in red, then press SEL five time until AH appears in red, then hold SET until ALL appears in red, then release right away...if you hold it too long, everything is reset...AND you will have to enter all of the above again.

When at anchor, I charge the batteries until there is between 25 and 29 amps going into the batteries.

Bill

BeBe 387

On Sun, Nov 22, 2015 at 5:20 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

We are having issues with our Link10 battery monitor.

We have reset and re-programmed the unit a number of times trying to fix this issue over the past few months. We are certain it is programmed correctly. The unit did work correctly and reset itself after charging up until about 6 months ago.

The unit is not measuring an accurate flow of amps going into or out of the battery bank. It is off by a factor of about 5 amps. Example: We are on a mooring buoy and the unit reads 5 A (positive) as our current load. We know we are using about 5-6 amps right now. The number should be negative. We have no chargers running. If we turn off everything DC with the large red battery handles, it will read 10 A indicating we are putting 10 amps into the battery. Because the unit is not correctly measuring the amp flow, it is not counting down or resetting when charged.

Has anyone else had issues with this that can give some pointers of things to check? Do these go bad?

With best regards,

Mark

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising: St August ine FL

 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Link10 Battery Monitor Issues

karkauai
 

I had to replace mine three or four years ago.
Kent
SM243
Kristy 


On Nov 22, 2015, at 12:20 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

We are having issues with our Link10 battery monitor.

 

We have reset and re-programmed the unit a number of times trying to fix this issue over the past few months. We are certain it is programmed correctly. The unit did work correctly and reset itself after charging up until about 6 months ago.

 

The unit is not measuring an accurate flow of amps going into or out of the battery bank. It is off by a factor of about 5 amps. Example: We are on a mooring buoy and the unit reads 5 A (positive) as our current load. We know we are using about 5-6 amps right now. The number should be negative. We have no chargers running. If we turn off everything DC with the large red battery handles, it will read 10 A indicating we are putting 10 amps into the battery. Because the unit is not correctly measuring the amp flow, it is not counting down or resetting when charged.

 

Has anyone else had issues with this that can give some pointers of things to check? Do these go bad?

 

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  St Augustine FL

 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Link10 Battery Monitor Issues

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Mark,

Yep, the darn Link 10 is a poor piece of equipment and the Link 10 manual should get the award for the "worst written technical document ever published." I cannot imagine how someone whose first language is not English could ever understand this manual. I read it, re-read it, and re-read it again...I never understood it!

I guess that you have a malfunction, but before I would replace it, I would look at the shunt on the negative side of the batteries...I would loosen the connections to it, brush some corrosionX on the terminals and tighten back up. If everything is not perfectly connected at the shunt, you will have weird readings.

If that does not work, at least you are in the land of a thousand choices and all of them deliverable in a day! ;) 

Bill
BeBe 387

On Sun, Nov 22, 2015 at 6:13 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Bill,

We do not have solar. The wind generator is disconnected during trouble shooting. We have made no wring modifications.

Charged Voltage is set to 26.4

Charging Efficiency is set to 002

Peukert Exponent is 1.07 per battery manufacturer

I do not understand how it is possible for the unit to show a positive amp flow with nothing on. The positive will go to negative with loads greater than 10 amps.

With best regards,

Mark

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising: St Augustine FL

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, November 22, 2015 12:59 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Link10 Battery Monitor Issues

Mark,

Do you have any solar connected to the bank?

Have you connected anything to the shunt inside the battery compartment?

In perfect conditions the Link 10 is a little better than nothing. Unfortunately it does not record things correctly even when all of the settings are correct. The critical settings are:

Charged Voltage which must be at least 0.1 volts below the battery specs...maybe 0.15, or in the case of 24VDC, 0.15 X 2 = 0.3 volts.

Charging Efficiency Factor which should be set at probably set somewhere between 3 and 10. I have ours set at 3.

Peukert Exponent which I have set to 1.13 for freedom type lead acid batteries.

Reset of Amp Counter: Even when everything is set correctly, the Link 10 will require a reset from time to time. Procedure for reset:
Press SET until SEL appears in red, then press SEL five time until AH appears in red, then hold SET until ALL appears in red, then release right away...if you hold it too long, everything is reset...AND you will have to enter all of the above again.

When at anchor, I charge the batteries until there is between 25 and 29 amps going into the batteries.

Bill

BeBe 387

On Sun, Nov 22, 2015 at 5:20 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

We are having issues with our Link10 battery monitor.

We have reset and re-programmed the unit a number of times trying to fix this issue over the past few months. We are certain it is programmed correctly. The unit did work correctly and reset itself after charging up until about 6 months ago.

The unit is not measuring an accurate flow of amps going into or out of the battery bank. It is off by a factor of about 5 amps. Example: We are on a mooring buoy and the unit reads 5 A (positive) as our current load. We know we are using about 5-6 amps right now. The number should be negative. We have no chargers running. If we turn off everything DC with the large red battery handles, it will read 10 A indicating we are putting 10 amps into the battery. Because the unit is not correctly measuring the amp flow, it is not counting down or resetting when charged.

Has anyone else had issues with this that can give some pointers of things to check? Do these go bad?

With best regards,

Mark

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising: St August ine FL

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Link10 Battery Monitor Issues

Mark Erdos
 

Hi Bill,



We do not have solar. The wind generator is disconnected during trouble shooting. We have made no wring modifications.



Charged Voltage is set to 26.4

Charging Efficiency is set to 002

Peukert Exponent is 1.07 per battery manufacturer



I do not understand how it is possible for the unit to show a positive amp flow with nothing on. The positive will go to negative with loads greater than 10 amps.





With best regards,



Mark



Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising: St Augustine FL



From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, November 22, 2015 12:59 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Link10 Battery Monitor Issues





Mark,



Do you have any solar connected to the bank?



Have you connected anything to the shunt inside the battery compartment?



In perfect conditions the Link 10 is a little better than nothing. Unfortunately it does not record things correctly even when all of the settings are correct. The critical settings are:

Charged Voltage which must be at least 0.1 volts below the battery specs...maybe 0.15, or in the case of 24VDC, 0.15 X 2 = 0.3 volts.

Charging Efficiency Factor which should be set at probably set somewhere between 3 and 10. I have ours set at 3.



Peukert Exponent which I have set to 1.13 for freedom type lead acid batteries.



Reset of Amp Counter: Even when everything is set correctly, the Link 10 will require a reset from time to time. Procedure for reset:
Press SET until SEL appears in red, then press SEL five time until AH appears in red, then hold SET until ALL appears in red, then release right away...if you hold it too long, everything is reset...AND you will have to enter all of the above again.



When at anchor, I charge the batteries until there is between 25 and 29 amps going into the batteries.



Bill

BeBe 387





On Sun, Nov 22, 2015 at 5:20 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:



We are having issues with our Link10 battery monitor.



We have reset and re-programmed the unit a number of times trying to fix this issue over the past few months. We are certain it is programmed correctly. The unit did work correctly and reset itself after charging up until about 6 months ago.



The unit is not measuring an accurate flow of amps going into or out of the battery bank. It is off by a factor of about 5 amps. Example: We are on a mooring buoy and the unit reads 5 A (positive) as our current load. We know we are using about 5-6 amps right now. The number should be negative. We have no chargers running. If we turn off everything DC with the large red battery handles, it will read 10 A indicating we are putting 10 amps into the battery. Because the unit is not correctly measuring the amp flow, it is not counting down or resetting when charged.



Has anyone else had issues with this that can give some pointers of things to check? Do these go bad?









With best regards,



Mark



Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising: St August ine FL









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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Link10 Battery Monitor Issues

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Mark,

Do you have any solar connected to the bank?

Have you connected anything to the shunt inside the battery compartment?

In perfect conditions the Link 10 is a little better than nothing. Unfortunately it does not record things correctly even when all of the settings are correct. The critical settings are:

Charged Voltage which must be at least 0.1 volts below the battery specs...maybe 0.15, or in the case of 24VDC, 0.15 X 2 = 0.3 volts.

Charging Efficiency Factor which should be set at probably set somewhere between 3 and 10. I have ours set at 3.

Peukert Exponent which I have set to 1.13 for freedom type lead acid batteries.

Reset of Amp Counter: Even when everything is set correctly, the Link 10 will require a reset from time to time. Procedure for reset:
Press SET until SEL appears in red, then press SEL five time until AH appears in red, then hold SET until ALL appears in red, then release right away...if you hold it too long, everything is reset...AND you will have to enter all of the above again.

When at anchor, I charge the batteries until there is between 25 and 29 amps going into the batteries.

Bill
BeBe 387


On Sun, Nov 22, 2015 at 5:20 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

We are having issues with our Link10 battery monitor.

 

We have reset and re-programmed the unit a number of times trying to fix this issue over the past few months. We are certain it is programmed correctly. The unit did work correctly and reset itself after charging up until about 6 months ago.

 

The unit is not measuring an accurate flow of amps going into or out of the battery bank. It is off by a factor of about 5 amps. Example: We are on a mooring buoy and the unit reads 5 A (positive) as our current load. We know we are using about 5-6 amps right now. The number should be negative. We have no chargers running. If we turn off everything DC with the large red battery handles, it will read 10 A indicating we are putting 10 amps into the battery. Because the unit is not correctly measuring the amp flow, it is not counting down or resetting when charged.

 

Has anyone else had issues with this that can give some pointers of things to check? Do these go bad?

 

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  St August ine FL

 


Link10 Battery Monitor Issues

Mark Erdos
 

We are having issues with our Link10 battery monitor.

 

We have reset and re-programmed the unit a number of times trying to fix this issue over the past few months. We are certain it is programmed correctly. The unit did work correctly and reset itself after charging up until about 6 months ago.

 

The unit is not measuring an accurate flow of amps going into or out of the battery bank. It is off by a factor of about 5 amps. Example: We are on a mooring buoy and the unit reads 5 A (positive) as our current load. We know we are using about 5-6 amps right now. The number should be negative. We have no chargers running. If we turn off everything DC with the large red battery handles, it will read 10 A indicating we are putting 10 amps into the battery. Because the unit is not correctly measuring the amp flow, it is not counting down or resetting when charged.

 

Has anyone else had issues with this that can give some pointers of things to check? Do these go bad?

 

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  St Augustine FL