NorthGuy wrote: »
It is hard to judge by the picture, but it looks like this meter is too small to handle 100A.
Ralph Day wrote: »
That watt meter the op has looks like it's for radio control purposes. Little LiPo batteries, speed controllers and electric motors.
does it go between the panels and the control box or between batteries and control box? or what?
BB. wrote: »
Here is a (the?) website with Doc Wattson FAQs and wiring instructions.
14 gage, stranded, high flex, high temperature silicone rubber insulated wires. Supplied without connectors
inetdog wrote: »
That shows that the 100A measurement is "peak". Since the wires are only 14g gauge, but with high temp insulation, I would expect that steady state current would be limited to 25A, or somewhat more if the meter leads are kept short and are connected to much heavier gauge wires that can conduct the heat away.
If connected using the three terminal method, only the black wires will have to carry much current.
mtdoc wrote: »
I also own one of THESE chinese clones which is nice because it has a backlight. I have only played around with it but many in the eBike world use them with good success.
vtmaps wrote: »
I looked at the link for the 'Turnigy' chinese clone. There is no mention of AC or DC capabilities in the specs. I presume it is DC like the Doc Watson? --vtMaps