Equipment to Simplify Battery Management

When you're out on the water, these products will make your battery system easier to monitor and operate. Knowing the charge status of your batteries takes the guesswork out of when to charge them, a feature only a battery monitor can provide.

All in all, clear information and less involvement from you will make your batteries easier to manage.

Blue Sea ML-Series Automatic Charging Relay

PROs:

  • Allows manual paralleling of battery banks
  • 500 Amp continuous rating
  • Very little current draw while engaged

CONs:

  • 3/8 inch studs does not easily accept ratcheting wrench
  • Large footprint compared to a standalone solenoid

Magnum MagWeb Web Monitoring Kit

PROs:

  • 2800 measurements per day
  • 300 ft indoor range / 1 mile outdoor range
  • Low power draw (0.1 Watt)

CONs:

  • Requires on-board internet access
  • Does not store any data locally

Xantrex LinkPro Battery Monitor

PROs:

  • Read your battery bank like a fuel gauge
  • Displays voltage, current, amphours and remaining capacity
  • Secondary battery bank voltage monitoring Auto sensing battery voltage inputs

CONs:

  • Only measures amps and amphours for one battery bank

Magnum ME-RC Remote Control

PROs:

  • Turn inverter and charger on/off from the panel
  • Access to advanced settings
  • Text description of faults and abnormal conditions

CONs:

  • Additional purchase
  • Battery monitor info is not easily accessible
  • User interface could be improved

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