Meters and Monitors
A battery monitor is designed to monitor the state of charge of a lead acid battery bank. It measures the current in and out of the battery, the remaining capacity of the battery bank and the time to full charge or discharge. This information can lead to more efficient use of the battery, which can in turn, enhance the life of the battery and reduce the risk of failure.
A multimeter makes life much easier when installing solar panels or other simple electrical equipment: It measures the instantaneous voltage and current present. Both models listed here measure all basic electrical functions. The 'Pro' model also features a back-lit display and a stand, and is designed for heavier use. For prices like these, you might as well add one to your order!
NASA Clipper BM-1 Battery Monitor
£99Keep an eye on the state-of-charge of your battery bank with the sophisticated BM-1 battery monitor. Displays voltage, charge/discharge current, and percentage battery capacity remaining. This is good to monitor currents up to 100 Amps.
Victron BMV-700 Battery Monitor
£135A quality battery monitor from one of the market leaders. suitable for battery banks 9.5-90VDC
BEP Marine Contour Analogue Voltmeter 12V
£36A commercial-quality marine-grade analogue voltmeter ideal for keeping an eye on your 12v battery system.
Owl Micro + Energy Monitor
£35A stylish and simple to use electricity meter.
Solo II Wireless Energy Monitor
£108A user friendly wireless energy monitor which also logs your energy generation. The Solo's eye-catching 'speedometer' style display clearly shows the output of your solar PV system, displayed either as Watts, money earned under FITS, or CO2 saved.
Durite analogue voltmeter
£21.50A simple analogue voltmeter ideal for keeping an eye on your batteries and charging system. 12 or 24V.
Silverline Digital Multimeter
£6A great little multimeter at a remarkable price.