A couple of years ago, our much-loved Link 2000R battery monitor system bit the big one after some 20 years of faithful service, thereby pushing me into selecting a new monitor.
In the next three chapters I'm going to share:
- What I learned while investigating the many battery monitor options available.
- Which we selected.
- How that choice has worked out over the last couple of seasons.
- A bunch of tips to make battery monitoring more effective.
But, first off, why do we even need a battery monitor? Well, if you own a boat that spends most of its life plugged into a marina with only short day trips in-between, you probably don't, but pretty much every other boat owner will have endless problems and frustrations with their DC electrical system if they can't and/or don't monitor it.
Given that, let's dive into which monitor we should buy: