Solar charge meter

Jan 31, 2016
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I have solar panel which is plugged into the Schaudt LRM1218 then EBL99, is there a simple display I can install to show what the solar is producing ?

I've seen the Schaudt one but for a simple display it's very expensive.
 
Mar 16, 2016
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Norfolk
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I have my solar panels plugged into a Schaudt LR1218 & EBL99 and use a NASA BM-1 Battery monitor as in the attached link.

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http://www.nasamarine.com/product/bm-1-battery-monitor/

Pete
 
Sep 1, 2017
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You can also get the headless NASA bm1 BT. This sends a Bluetooth signal to android/iPhone device. This saves you fitting the display.

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Jan 19, 2014
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I wouldn't bother fitting a cheap one like that, especially as you have to cut a big hole in somewhere to fit it. The BM1 and 2 monitors are top quality and give more information too.
 

Lenny HB

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Oct 18, 2007
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On the coast in West Sussex
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Hymer B678 Dynamic Line
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Since 2008 & many years tugging
The cheap eBay ones work fine I fitted one in my last van. This van I splashed out £135 on a Victron BMV 700 and another £45 on the Bluetooth dongle for it.

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Sep 10, 2017
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We went down the BM1 Compact route, seems to work well and doesn't take a lot of space. Nearly went for the BT option but we figured it better to see a display "counting down or up" than using an app I may not look at. 2 Screws and a small hole for the cable is a neat DIY fit.
 

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