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Old April 18th, 2009, 12:30 AM
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Dual battery monitor location (Nat. Luna)

Just installed the National Luna Split Charging system in my defender. Unfortunately I couldn't decide where to place the controller/monitor for the system.
http://www.equipt1.com/h/component/p...art/Itemid,31/
I presently have it mounted next to the Solenoid (in the battery box) under the seat. But I realize the point of having a monitoring system for the batteries is to know if there is a problem, before it becomes a problem.
Anyone who has a monitor for their dual battery system mounted in plain sight I would like to know where you mounted it. Also where and how did you route the the cable that connects the solenoid to the controller.

Other then my indecisiveness, the installation went well. Also used the Wrangler NW tray to secure the batteries.
If anyone has some insight I would appreciate it!

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Old April 18th, 2009, 01:18 PM
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What*I did ...

I have this setup in my D110 and what I did was route the wire from the battery box follow the tunnel and over the tranny and into the the bulkhead and it is now sitting on the side of my Iron goat dash. I put some heat shielding over all the wires gong the same route as it can get pretty hot in this spot after a while.

i will post some pics later for you if need be.

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Thanks for the reply. A photo would be great.
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Sorry for the late reply ...

Finally got the camera going again (kept corrupting my sd cards ...)

But here you go hopefully not too late.

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What I want to know is why only Espar seems to make a system of controls that you can actually integrate into your vehicle? Battery monitors like this one, tire pressure monitors, etc, all seem to look more like Mattel Electronic Football than something you'd want in a car. Is it so hard to ask that someone just execute a nice restrained piece of industrial design and then package it so that it can be neatly installed into a panel?

I do eventually want to get a NL monitor, but I'm still at a loss as to what to do with the display.
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What I want to know is why only Espar seems to make a system of controls that you can actually integrate into your vehicle? Battery monitors like this one, tire pressure monitors, etc, all seem to look more like Mattel Electronic Football than something you'd want in a car. Is it so hard to ask that someone just execute a nice restrained piece of industrial design and then package it so that it can be neatly installed into a panel?

I do eventually want to get a NL monitor, but I'm still at a loss as to what to do with the display.
I do agree with you Jim, if I had one complaint to do here would be the controller design. A nice flush finish one with a more discrete look to it would have been really nice. But NL does otherwise make a really good package.

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Thanks Pat.

Not to late. I still haven't mounted it yet.
But the photo gives me some ideas.
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