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Old 04-13-2012, 11:09 AM   #1
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Battery Tester for CT13/ Connect where?

I have no way of knowing how much charge is on my battery. So I was wondering if I could use the old original CT13 wall mounted tester. If so what and where do I connect the wires? My thought is, to the new converter. I do not know how to connect these wires at this point because I do not see how. I was wondering if I could connect the tester wires at the fuse panel where they come in from the converter.
Anyone care to direct me on this? I would appreciate your advice. Thank you.
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:46 AM   #2
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I don't have a clue, I have a voltage gauge connected to my 12 volt Buss bars.
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:49 AM   #3
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For much more accurate readings you might want to get a "VoltMinder" (voltminder.com) for about $35. Easy to install, very accurate, and you can set alarms to let you know when the voltage is low. Letting a battery run down to far will shorten it's life and capacity..
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For much more accurate readings you might want to get a "VoltMinder" (voltminder.com) for about $35. Easy to install, very accurate, and you can set alarms to let you know when the voltage is low. Letting a battery run down to far will shorten it's life and capacity..
Thanks Bob. Just trying to save money. HA!
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I understand $$$$, but don't be "Penny Wise and Pound Foolish".
Knowing when to stop running on battery will help your battery last a lot longer and you will also know the exact charging voltages , both from your charging wire as well as from your converter, so you don't over charge or under charge your battery. It's really just cheap insurance.
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Thanks Bob, I will get the Volt Minder soon. Thank you, went to the website and have read about it. You are right, these batteries are expensive and need to last. In the meantime I have connected the original tester and it is working now, although archaic. Will order the VoltMinder because they do not have them here where I live, at least the places I have called.
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There are a few online places that sell the Voltminder, but most sales are direct from the source, the guy that inverted them I think. I have bought about 7-8 from him, no problems, quick shipping.
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There are a few online places that sell the Voltminder, but most sales are direct from the source, the guy that inverted them I think. I have bought about 7-8 from him, no problems, quick shipping.
Will do Bob, Thanks!
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