Renewable Energy Log
Copyright © 2006-2007
The solar monitor box:
Started and finished 20th August 2006:
Today I decided that my setup was way too "rough" and messy and that I wanted to do something about it. So I did.
I got a 0-15v meter, a 0-1A meter, my charge controller, a plastic box and got to work. I came up with what you see in the pictures below.
It took me 2 hours to drill and file out the holes for the meters and c/c to go into. The fitting and wiring took about an hour. The wires to both the battery and the solar panels come out seperate sides.
The front with the backlights on:
The box came to an overall cost of about £20 ($40) (each meter was £8 ($16)).