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Old 07-23-2020, 08:08 AM   #41
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It would take me 3.15 years to draw down the batteries at .01 amps. However, I will be looking out for parasitic loads and have a likely suspects I'll be looking at ie: radio, speaker, system, converter, furnace...

Great question: How does one discover and measure parasitic loads in their system?

I will be using switches to isolate most loads; maybe just switching everything off one-by-one and watch if the meter drops, then repeat with a new switch?
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Old 07-23-2020, 09:01 AM   #42
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You need a sensitive current meter and place it in the line from the battery. A digital multimeter on Amps would suffice.
Measure the current flow and disconnect things to find out what is drawing the current.
You can also place the meter across the shunt and measure on the millivolt range and then do the same thing. the higher the voltage the more current.
The shunt is usually in the negative ground line of the battery(s). It draws no current itself, just a very very small voltage drop proportional to the current going through it.
If the shunt has been bypassed with any other grounds (to the battery) it will not read them.
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Old 07-23-2020, 10:45 AM   #43
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Yes, I could use the shunt. So long as I know the draw from the shunt's meter, everything else would be parasitic loads that I could isolate through the switches.

I have yet to wire in the shunt/meter.

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Old 07-27-2020, 05:25 PM   #44
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Made some progress on the cooling fan and panel install today. Click image for larger version

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Old 07-27-2020, 07:20 PM   #45
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Got the lithium battery heating system installed too. Just need to wire in the thermostats now. Click image for larger version

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Old 07-28-2020, 02:52 PM   #46
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It all fits!!! The tolerances are a bit tighter/closer than I imagined, but so far so good. Click image for larger version

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Old 07-28-2020, 04:00 PM   #47
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Nice packaging there. The breakers up-top are nicely done as well.
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Old 07-28-2020, 04:22 PM   #48
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Thank you very much.
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Control panel with thermostats to be wired in. Click image for larger version

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Hope all is well and everyone is safe.
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Doing a bit of labeling.
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Hope all is well these days.
Just need to install a Flux Capacitor now. Click image for larger version

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I have a 30 megaquatloom flux capacitor for sale if you are interested!

Looks like you are having more fun the law allows!
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I have a 30 megaquatloom flux capacitor for sale if you are interested!

Looks like you are having more fun the law allows!
I'll trade you my Arc Reactor for your Flux Capacitor.

These campers do take you "BACK TO THE..." simpler life.
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