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what are the numbers on the top of this panel?

SaltydawgSaltydawg Posts: 1,305 Officer
What are the two numbers at the top of my panel telling me? the top left one is generally around 1.2 but today I noticed it was at 2.4 and then when I turned off one of the outlets it went down so I am curious what these readings are.

Thanks

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  • The Cat's EyeThe Cat's Eye Posts: 1,670 Captain
    Saltydawg wrote: »
    What are the two numbers at the top of my panel telling me? the top left one is generally around 1.2 but today I noticed it was at 2.4 and then when I turned off one of the outlets it went down so I am curious what these readings are.

    Do you have a built in battery charger? If so that could be the trickle charge going into the battery. The smaller number could be the voltage drain coming out.
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  • SaltydawgSaltydawg Posts: 1,305 Officer
    Yes I do have a trickle charge, but that being said even without the charger connected I get a readying on both. I figure it is amperage on both sides but I had an issue that today is was ready 2.4 on the left one and when I turned the breaker off on one of the electric reel outlets it dropped down again. The problem is nothing was connected to the outlet so I have to investigate what was drawing it.
  • CaptTaterCaptTater Posts: 20,096 AG
    Amp draw.

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  • ChummerChummer TampaPosts: 93 Deckhand
    CaptTater wrote: »
    Amp draw.
    +1

    All boat breaker panels should have ammeters, as well as voltage meters. Gives you an idea of how much power is moving, and by flipping breakers (as you did) you can get an idea of who's drawing what. Voltage gives you a rough idea of how your battery bank is holding up, like say overnight on a sword drift when your genset and motors are offline.
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