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Mean Mother Dual Battery Monitor

Keep an eye on your electrical system with this clever dual battery system monitor.

You invest a considerable amount of time and money into the purchase and installation of a dual battery system, why wouldn’t you want to monitor the status of both the starting and auxiliary battery?

You have to admit, that modern four-wheel drives are heavily dependant on their electrical systems. It seems everything is electronic these days, from the rear auto-opening tailgate, to centre consoles that also act as a mini-fridge, perfect for chilling your servo-bought tuna wrap and can of Passionfruit Pasito… mmm delicious.

So we have established the demands placed on modern 12V electrical systems, but this fact doesn’t even take into account any additional auxiliary appliances (such as a fridge freezer or exterior lighting) that we take along for our adventures. This is why we have dual battery systems – nothing new here. But something that is rather new is this particular Dual Battery Monitor from Mean Mother. It just makes sense: you invest a considerable amount of time and money into the purchase and installation of a dual battery system, why wouldn’t you want to monitor the status of both the starting and auxiliary battery?

Mean Mother monitorSo, what makes this unit special I hear you type? Well, a few things actually… like the fact the display is backlit meaning it is easy to check the status of your batteries even on the darkest of nights. Secondly, an internal warning tone has been incorporated to signal when either low-voltage, or high-voltage levels are detected which could prevent expensive damage while travelling or at camp.

If for some reason your starting battery fails, a LINK function has been soldered in, meaning the system can join both batteries together (if combined with the Mean Mother dual battery system). If there is enough charge in the Aux battery, you should be able to override the system and start the vehicle in an emergency. Clever stuff from such a small package!

Priced from $199

For more information, visit http://www.meanmother.com.au

 

 

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