Monitoring and Measuring
NEW DCM Mk.4
This monitor is a simple, easy to use and install instrument which enables you to know at a glance, the state of charge of your batteries.
There is a good correlation between the open circuit voltage and state of charge, i.e. available capacity.
As a general guide, we recommend that batteries should not be discharged below 50% SOC.
This regime will increase the life cycles the batteries can sustain.
A regular question asked is............
"How do I know when to switch the engine off when only being used to charge the batteries?"
An easy rule of thumb guide, is when the observed current is aproximately 10%-15% of auxiliary capatity (AHRS) then switch off.
The charging curve flattens considerably so to achieve the last percentage of current is not fuel/time effective.
The DCM has a low voltage alarm, audible and visual, and the audible signal can be muted. The visual will switch off when charges commences.
With four circuits available, then monitoring of selected discret circuits i.e. solar/wind power, communication/navigation aids, the main auxiliary services and the start battery per voltage:
Open Circuit Voltage State of Charge
12.8 25.6 100%
12.6 25.2 80%
12.4 24.8 70%
12.2 24.4 50%
12.0 24.0 30%
11.8 23.6 15%
11.6 23.2 0%
|DCM12V||DCM Mk.4 - Digital Circuit Monitor 12v|
|1MD02M||DCM Mk.4-Digital Circuit Monitor 24v|
|1MS02K||Mounted Shunt 100A/100mV|
|MA02P||Shunt Ammeter 100-0-100|
|Shunt Ammeter 100-0-100 Round. (Blk./S.Steel Bezel)|
|MA03P||Clip-on Ammeter 75-0-75|
|Voltmeter (12v) - 52mm dia.|
|MB03P||Voltmeter (24v) - 52mm dia.|
|84-2030-00||LinkLite Battery Monitor|
|84-2031-00||LinkPro Battery Monitor|
Please call for further information.
Tel +44 (0)1902 380494
Address ADVERC BM Ltd, 245 Trysull Road, Merry Hill,
Wolverhampton, West Midlands. WV3 7LG