Product Catalogue

DC Monitor 600-DCM

1. Q. If there is a small current reading showing on my meter when no loads are switched on, what do I do?
A. Go to set up menu and re-zero shunt calibration. If this does not fix problem ensure all loads are switched off and retry.

2. Q. Why is my amp hour reading always lower than I would expect.
A. Can occur for the following reasons;

  • Peukerts setting may be incorrect please check instructions.
  • Amps setting may need calibration.
  • If amps are not zeroed correctly, meter may be showing a continuous discharge even with no loads applied giving an inaccurate reading.

3. Q. My alternator regulator has cut right back indicating batteries are full. However my amp hour reading is not showing full.
A. Check reset amps setting and set to 4% of battery capacity (eg 220hrs = 9 amps.)

4. Q. When engine is running after a period of time my amp hours reset to full.
A. Check reset amps setting and set to 4% of battery capacity (eg 220hrs = 9 amps.)

5. Q. I have an auxiliary charging source connected (eg. Solar panel or battery charger ) However it does not register on my ammeter.
A. Charging source is connected to wrong side of shunt.

6. Q. When starting my engine, amp meter shows discharge.
A. Shunt is mounted in wrong position please refer wiring instructions.

7. Q. Meter shows discharge but no charge when charging.
A. Shunt is mounted in wrong position please refer wiring instructions.

8. Q. Can I mount shunt in positive line.
A. No it must go in negative line as per instructions.

9. Q. Meter seems unstable in amps reading when engine is running.
A. Ensure you have used a screened twisted pair cable from shunt as per instructions. Otherwise interference can occur.

10. Q. Meter seems erratic when a battery charger is connected.
A. Can occur for the following reasons;

  • Ensure you have used a screened twisted pair cable from shunt as per instructions. Otherwise interference can occur.
  • Some older model battery chargers have very noisy outputs and can cause problems with the BEP monitor . Most late model switch mode chargers are fine,

11. Q. Can I monitor 12 and 24 volt systems.
A. Yes on volts only.

12. Q. Meter seems completely inaccurate after set up.
A. Settings may have been loaded incorrectly. Carry out factory reset in setup mode.

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