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Picture of (12) WattsUp Meter Installation (Pluggables Update 9/9/13)
The WattsUp Meter is not exactly something I'm going to be plugging in every time I use it. WattsUp will be permanently mounted on the face of the Power Distribution Panel to monitor the number of Watts I use every time I turn something on. WattsUp will tell me how many Watts I use directly from the battery in terms of Watt Hours (Wh) and a whole lot more.

One Link For WattsUp Source:

http://www.powerwerx.com/digital-meters/watts-up-meter-dc-inline.html?gclid=COrpxKi26rYCFWRyQgod1XgABw

Links For Pluggables Series:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Adaptation-for-Radio/
http://www.instructables.com/id/Portfolio-Solar-Landscape-Flood-Lamp-HACK/
http://www.instructables.com/id/12-Volt-PhotoVoltaic-Power-For-The-Tiny-Apartment/

Step 1: Prepairing 'WhatsUp'

Picture of Prepairing 'WhatsUp'
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Remove the 4 screws from the back of the unit and remove the back cover.

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.
 
hiflyer2 years ago
I'm getting ready to install a rigrunner 4005, wireless

http://www.westmountainradio.com/product_info.php?products_id=rr_4005i

stats on each channel + xml for data logging & acquisition
Dr.Bill (author)  hiflyer2 years ago
I will have more of ah look at www.westmountainradio.com