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Old 25-02-2013, 17:00   #1 (permalink)
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Just how can they do this at this price ? No idea of quality but it seems worth sticking one across the batteries maybe with a simple Push-On switch.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1809558680...84.m1438.l2649
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Just how can they do this at this price ? No idea of quality but it seems worth sticking one across the batteries maybe with a simple Push-On switch.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1809558680...84.m1438.l2649
Saw these a couple of weeks ago and was really tempted.

I wonder if you could get a shunt and calibrate one of these meters to do amperage as well?
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found one...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm//160933764848

50Amp one here cheaper
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160573832428
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This is the type we have fitted to the rig. Volt meter via 3 way switch which shows volts from Chassis/Leisure/Leisure (spare)
Also fitted same design but amp meter via shunt, shows what we are using from leisure.
Again only a few quid each.
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How they can make them, ship them 8000 miles, then the maker, seller and eBay still make money, it beggars belief.
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I use one of these here
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How they can make them, ship them 8000 miles, then the maker, seller and eBay still make money, it beggars belief.
You would be very surprised at the cost FOB China Jim !

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We've got one of these wired into the solar gubbins... found it very useful in letting us know when to cut down on consumption...
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