EHU Power Monitor ?

scotjimland

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I'm looking for a power monitor for the EHU.. basically a panel mounted digital ampmeter with a range 0 - 16 amps.. or wattmeter.

I know Maplin sell 13A plug in types but has anyone seen a panel mounted version ?
 
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scotjimland

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Hi Keith

not sure what your link is pointing to, could you post the product code.. ?

Cheers
Jim
 

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Hi Keith

not sure what your link is pointing to, could you post the product code.. ?

Cheers
Jim
Sorry didn't test the link - defaults back to product page.

Look under Electrical then General and Zig components

:Smile:
Keith
 
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scotjimland

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Hi Keith

Thanks, I searched there but can't see anything to monitor the EHU amps.. :Sad:

AFAIK Zig units only monitor the 12v side of life..
 
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scotjimland

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Hi Jim
There may be someting here for you AC Digital Meters - Blue Sea Systems

All of the electrical controll systems in my van are manufactured by blue sea and so dont let the feeling that their all about boats bother you.

Cheers Jim :Smile:
Thanks Jim

PN 8247 looks just the job, I'm familiar with Bluesea products, but I'm struggling to find a UK retailer, they only list wholesalers, ..but I'll keep looking

Cheers

Jim
 
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scotjimland

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Hi Bryan

Not wide off the mark, thanks, ideal size,
but it needs a CT (current transformer), not sold by the seller.
Someone somehere will sell both.. just need to keep lookiing..


As an aside, you would think this would be a popular thing to have fitted in a motorhome, or as a retrofit, I know the yanks fit them now.. :RollEyes:
 
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The 20 amp one I linked to needs a


'20A 75mV Shunt must be used for the meter to read/measure current.'

Is that any easier to come by or is that an expensive hard to get extra too?
 
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scotjimland

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The 20 amp one I linked to needs a


'20A 75mV Shunt must be used for the meter to read/measure current.'

Is that any easier to come by or is that an expensive hard to get extra too?
Should be easy and not expensive

Jim
 

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just remember
IMPORTANT: A 20A 75mV Shunt must be used for the meter to read/measure current.
a shunt or transformer is needed with these meters which costs more than the meter itself.

Approx. £15 see my previous posts :winky:
 

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Thanks for all who replied .. thanks to Olley who suggested this on RVF

Efergy Elite Wireless Energy-Saving Meter > Maplin

Ideal and easy to install :thumb:..


Jim
but, as usual, Jim.......they're out of stock.
give 'em a ring and ask when they will be back in stock.

i ordered an 'out of stock' solar panel from them. after 3 weeks i rang them......"they will be back in stock in 11 weeks Sir"
needless to say i cancelled the order.
 

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Power monitor

Hi

At that price I want one for the House!! SWMBO will be turning lights off!!::bigsmile: (but not the telly!!):cry:

pete

P.S. how do you upload photos???

p

PPS if argos are out try this link New Owl CM119 & CM113 wireless energy electricity monitor from ONLY £29.95

pete

PPPPS It looks like the CM113 @29.95 is the one argos have for 34.95

pete

PPPPPS Just bought one £32-45 inc postage

p
 
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scotjimland

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P.S. how do you upload photos???

PPS if argos are out try this link New Owl CM119 & CM113 wireless energy electricity monitor from ONLY £29.95

PPPPS It looks like the CM113 @29.95 is the one argos have for 34.95

pete
Hi Pete

To show photos from a web site:

with the mouse pointer over the image,
right click,
then left click on 'copy image location'

To insert in your post,

in the post toolbar click on the image button (left of the quote button ) and paste the url of the copied image ..

hey presto.. done

Thanks for the link ..


Jim
 
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Thanks for the info re Photos.

as for the link, your very welcome!!

Pete
 
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Power Monitor update

Hi

The monitor arrived and its fitted and working, shows the Real-time consumption and can be programmed to give audible alarm when it exceeds a preset limit.

Simple to fit, the Clamp just goes round the positive Incommer to the Meter and with batteries inserted a press of the button and the sender "finds" the Recever and "bingo".

Some of the results (about the house) are "illuminating" Viz:-

Tumble dryer 3+KW/hr:cry: Oven 2.5KW/Hr:Tongue1:

Biggest reading was 18.8 KW/Hr during Sunday Lunchtime, when the House was full of "visitors" for lunch, and SWMBO was doing a batch of washing as well!!! :Doh:

R-V (with passive heating on) 3.5KW:cry::cry::cry: Time to go to Spain!!!::bigsmile:

To fit it to the R-V I will have to isolate the Positive Incomer, you cannot just clip it round the EHU cable, it distorts the reading.

So far well worth the £30.

Pete
 
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scotjimland

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Thanks for the report Pete... maybe should call it the 'worry' meter :roflmto:

Jim
 
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