Re: Power/Watt meter

Tom Badgett

Yes…this is a very useful device. I have used an earlier version of this for years.

Something else some folks may find useful: the Schulink…a remote battery and charging monitor. If You have a boat or a seldom-used vehicle or, in my case, a solar charged battery I use to power a WiFi repeater as part of my security system, this is useful to monitor battery condition. This device connects between your charge source and battery, then to WiFi. You can access it from anywhere to determine the rate of charge and the percent of charge of your battery.



On Dec 12, 2021, at 8:13 PM, Mikeljay <k4mjf.1@...> wrote:

Found this neat little "gizmo" that allows you to see just how much power your radio or whatever device you have plugged into it, is drawing from your battery, or power supply.

I've looked at other websites and found these at higher prices. However, Amazon has them, minus the connectors, for $16. 

The instructions are minimal at best. There are no power connections except for the bare wires, so you have to put your own on. I put 45A Anderson Power Poles on each end. 

Works like a charm! It will allow me to keep track of how much power I have left in my battery when I am running POTA......

You can find it here....

Mike, K4MJF

Michael J. Foley, K4MJF
Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club Vice President
Smoky Mountain Amateur Radio Club
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