Members' Online Book: Cruising Boat Electrical Systems, Chapter 14 of 22

Battery Monitors, Part 2—Recommended Unit

In Part 1 I looked at the two types of battery monitors—volt measuring and amp counting—and concluded that which type we choose is all about how anal retentive and technically nerdy each of us is.

Now here's a test for you: Since I chose an amp hour counter, which type of monitor is right for anal retentive nerds? (If you fail this test you have not been reading my stuff for long!)

Yup, this post is for card-carrying nerds with a side interest in being a control freak. The rest of you can stop reading now, go buy a volt measuring monitor, and live happily ever after...OK, I can't guarantee that last part.

Still with me? OK, put on your propeller hat and let's dig into which amp counting monitor to buy and why.

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John

John was born and brought up in Bermuda and started sailing as a child, racing locally and offshore before turning to cruising. He has sailed over 100,000 miles, most of it on his McCurdy & Rhodes 56, Morgan's Cloud, including eight ocean races to Bermuda, culminating in winning his class twice in the Newport Bermuda Race. He has skippered a series of voyages in the North Atlantic, the majority of which have been to the high latitudes. John has been helping others go voyaging by sharing his experience for twenty years, first in yachting magazines and, for the last 12 years, as co-editor/publisher of AAC.

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