For those who want a bit more detail on their battery condition we now have this natty little LCD battery meter. They are a neat way of getting a voltage readout and an indication of the remaining battery capacity. Features include:
- Voltage display
- Capacity remaining*
- Low battery alert
- 3 battery types
- Auto off function
- 61mm x 33mm [panel cut out = 56 x 28]
As standard they are set for 24V lead acid batteries but can be programmed to work with LiPo and LiFeSo4 batteries from 10V up to 100V.
They’re not the most water resistant of designs, so not really suitable for exposed locations unless you use silicon sealer.
*The LiPo and LiFeSo4 battery settings use a fairly crude linear interpretation between the full charge point and the empty point. As such the % capacity remaining is not particularly accurate in the mid-range. If this is important to you then have a look at our own design BCM-5P1, we wrote the software for this so we know it’s more accurate.