Product Reviews: Battery Monitors

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Charge Your Batteries With An EFOY

PROs:

  • Extremely quiet
  • Starts and stops automatically
  • Maintenance free

CONs:

Blue Sea M2 DC State of Charge Battery Monitor

PROs:

  • Accurately measures and monitors state-of-charge of 1 bank
  • Measures 3 voltage and 1 current
  • Supports programmable shunt ratios

CONs:

  • Display size is 55mm X 28mm

Siren Marine Monitoring System Pixie/Sprite

PROs:

  • Internal 48 hour reserve battery
  • Global GSM coverage
  • Reports to email

CONs:

  • Android app still in development (October 2014)

Maretron DCM100 DC Monitor

PROs:

  • Includes battery harness with fuse, and temperature sensor
  • Waterproof connectors
  • Sealed waterproof enclosure

CONs:

  • Amp-hour counting methodology never shows full battery

SmartGauge Battery Monitor

PROs:

  • No human interaction except for selecting battery type
  • Can track miniscule leaks/loads that shunts can miss
  • More accurate than traditional Ah counters

CONs:

  • No amperage display
  • Less accurate when battery bank is charging than discharging
  • Does not support lithium batteries

Maretron DCM100 - NMEA 2000 DC Monitor

PROs:

  • Variety of DC uses (source or load)
  • NMEA 2000 certified
  • Detailed Monitoring Feedback

CONs:

  • Electromagnetic frequency emissions
  • Loctite causes installation flange to crack

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

Xantrex LinkLite Battery Monitor

PROs:

  • Read your battery bank like a fuel gauge
  • Displays voltage, current, amphours and remaining capacity
  • Displays voltage, current, amphours and remaining capacity

CONs:

  • Does not measure amps for secondary battery bank
  • No temperature compensation measurements
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