One Link For WattsUp Source:
Links For Pluggables Series:
Step 1: Prepairing 'WhatsUp'
Where the wires normally pass through the cover are not going to be used.
New holes in the back cover need to be drilled to pass the wires through the case.
Using a 1/4" drill bit make new holes in the back cover close to the same corners as the original pass through channels.
Doing this allows for a little more wire to work with on the inside of the Distribution Panel and when the Meter is mounted no wires will be seen.
Step 2: Making The Holes
I see no need, as yet, to permanently mount the meters by some mechanical means.
Maybe a small piece of double sided tape or a dab of silicon RTV on the back of the meter is all that will be needed.
Step 3: Wire It Up Battery (source), To Load (power distribution panel)
Schematic is pretty simple.
DC Power comes in from a battery.
To push the switch is to Reset the WattsUp.
The switch can use a small AWG wire as it does not carry much current.
The black (-) lead carries current through WattsUp to the load and back to the battery.
This step will be done at a later time as I want a meter on the solar to battery route first. See the next step.