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    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.

    Thank you,


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    Mello Mike

    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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    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…

    Thanks for the great site! I’ve used a LOT of your mod information to upgrade my travel trailer!

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