- June 1, 2017 at 19:47 #16327
I’ve been planning on getting the Xantrex LinkLITE for a while now, so I was happy to see your recent review of it. One question – can I run the wire for the Xantrex from a common bus bar that the batteries run to, or do I have to run them directly from the batteries. I can’t see how it would make a difference.
TomJune 7, 2017 at 05:41 #16471
You will need to run your wires directly to your batteries. The negative side will actually wire to your batteries via a shunt. All of the monitor’s readings are taken across this shunt. Hope this answers your question.
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1998 Jeep WranglerJune 17, 2017 at 16:14 #16646
Thanks for the reply, Mike. I actually called Xantrex after posting this and they said no problem placing the wires to a bus since it is electrically the same.
Also, a couple of things I noticed in your article – you said you used 2 – 15 amp fuses, but the instructions actually call for 1 amp slow blow fuses, and these are the ones included in the $100 installation kit.
I would also use a piece of Cat 5 instead of just twisting regular wire. I think the twists on these wires are critical to performance, and I’m afraid that type of wire is going to affect the accuracy or performance of your device.
Just my 2 cents…
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