200 Amp & Watt Meter with Special Heavy AWG Wire
DC WATT METER - 0 TO 60 Volts
This watt meter will handle:
- 50 amps continuous and 200 amp surges
- 2,880 watts at full 48v battery bank
- 1,450 watts at full 24v battery
- 750 watts at full 12v battery
Measures 8 Parameters:
- Volts - Real time
- Volts - Minimum
- Amps - Real time
- Amps - Peak
- Watts - Real time
- Watts - Peak
- Prevents peak currents damaging battery, Electronic Speed Controllers, motors, wiring and connectors.
- Verify sufficient operating voltage under load.
- Set cutoff voltages, check battery capacity & health.
- Confirm proper battery charger operation.
- Measure receiver and servo current to determine if a UBEC is needed.
Operates from 4.8 to 60 volts or down to 0 volts with optional auxiliary battery
- 0 to 200A, resolution 0.01A
- 0 to 60V, resolution 0.01V
- 0 to 6,554W, resolution 0.1W
- 0-65 Ah, resolution 0.001 Ah
- 0-6554 Wh, resolution 0.1 Wh
- 16 x 2, backlit LCD display
- #8 AWG heavy gauge wire
- Dimensions: 85 x 42 x 25 mm / 3.3 x 1.7 x 1 in
- Weight: 82 g / 0.2 lbs
Tips & Things to Remember in DC Amp Meter Wiring:
- Use a DC amp meter for amp readings
- Don’t allow incoming power to exceed the rated amperage (or voltage) of your meter – it may break the unit
- Match the amp rating of the meter to the amp rating of the shunt bar
- Match the millivolts (mv) of the meter to the millivolt (mv) rating of the shunt bar
- The two wires between the meter and shunt bar need to be the same length
- A wind turbine should be connected to a separate meter than the solar panel(s)
- To test the amps or volts of your wind turbine or solar panel system with a handheld clamp on meter, you must use a DC model
Troubleshooting your DC Meter Issues:
- If the needle on the meter is a negative reading, switch the sense wires between the meter and shunt bar
- If the needle on your analog meter is not at zero when there isn’t incoming power, you can calibrate it by turning the screw on the front of the meter
- If your digital handheld DC meter isn’t giving you an accurate reading, check the batteries in the unit
About DC Volt Meters:
- The positive and negative inputs are typically not marked on the DC Volt Meter. If you connect them to your battery and get a negative reading, simply swap the wires.
- 12 Volt battery systems should use a 15 Volt meter; 48 Volt systems should use a 70-75 Volt meter.
Looking for a diagram? Be sure to view our post on Connecting Amp Meters to Shunt Bars. We also have diagrams for digital meter wiring.
DC Meter Wiring