Re: Battery Monitor Shunt
I self-installed the shunt for my BlueSky IPN-Pro Remote to the outside bottom of the van, in front of the in-floor storage, using some stainless screws. It is in series with the ground/negative return of the battery. It is not protected (i.e. in a case) from the elements, although I would've if I could've found something for it. The only issue I've had is oxidation of cheap spade lugs on the wire at the shunt end that connects the shunt to the current sensor at the remote. Caused the current sensor to read unbelievably crazy values, but no harm done. Anyone know of any good small wire gauge stainless spade lugs?
It may be tempting to put the shunt on the high side (the positive terminal) but without knowing the specs of the op-amps they used for the differential voltage detection, it may not be able to handle that voltage, so I personally wouldn't do it.
KeVan: '06 E350 4x4 V8 "Transformer"