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Old 10-01-2008, 11:01 AM   #1
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I found this in the fishing dept. at Canadian Tire. it's from Minn Kota so I'm sure its available everywhere. neat little tool for checking your batter level. I want to install one of the permanent ones they sell in the trailer too, but this is so easy and portable.
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Old 10-01-2008, 01:27 PM   #2
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This also works good http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=htt...l%3Den%26sa%3DX

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Old 10-01-2008, 01:37 PM   #3
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[quote]This also works good http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=htt...l%3Den%26sa%3DX

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Been using one of those for years and it really work well....even bought it at amazon.com like your link says too
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I don't have a cigarette lighter though. I will soon... then I'll get a plug in type. that's about $5 cheaper too (without shipping)
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Old 10-01-2008, 04:09 PM   #5
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[quote]This also works good http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=htt...l%3Den%26sa%3DX

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I've been using that one as well since we added solar. Added a 12v accessory plug on the R dinette bench base. Works great, and I think I got it at Wally for not much moola.
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Old 10-02-2008, 04:49 AM   #6
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Here's a chart to interpret those readings.


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Old 10-02-2008, 06:38 AM   #7
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You'll want to let the battery rest for an hour or so before you use Pete's chart. Reading the battery during an actual electrical demand will give a false reading.
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