Defining the amount of energy available in a battery is a complex task since battery age, discharge current and temperature all influence the actual battery capacity.But now with a Xantrex Battery Monitor this task is now made easy. By using High performance measuring circuits, along with complex software algorithms, you can exactly determine the remaining battery capacity.
WHAT MAKES A GREAT BATTERY MONITOR
There are a number of battery monitors on the market today, However. nearly all of the other battery monitors on the market loose their calibration with alternator charging (i.e in boats where engines are not run for a long period of time), and the meter does not recognise correctly the incoming charge cuffenr. Technically this is called Peukerts Exponent, but in basic words, the meter is not using the incoming charge current to accurately recalculate the battery state of charge.
This becomes evident after a number of discharge / recharge cycles, and as the company supplying the battery chargers to many of these customers, there is nothing more frustrating to be told the battery charger is not working. How have they determined this - because the battery monitor that they are using says the batteries are still flat. The Xantrex XBM, Lite & PRO models DOES NOT HAVE THIS ISSUE. Any charge is shown accurately.
WHAT CAN BE DISPLAYED
State of Charge
Shows the exact state of charge for your batteries in a percentage format
This is a sample reading to show the battery voltage reading, either under load or charge
The amps setting is easy to use and excellent for minimising non esential DC loads.
Shows the accumulated amp-hours consumed from the battery over a set period of time.
Uses smart software to calculate the time remaining at average loads.
Bar Graph. A simply, easy to read indicator bar showing battery status just like a fuel gauge.
Alarm Outputs. Set a buzzer, send a signal to start your generator, or just let an indicating source tell you that it is time to either turn some loads off, or start recharging your batteries.