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Peter Kennedy has been in  business since 1991 designing, installing and servicing marine electrical systems. The purpose of this blog is to offer support to both professional installers and  do-it-yourself boat owners who wish to undertake this work themselves.
Peter Kennedy has been in  business since 1991 designing, installing and servicing marine electrical systems. The purpose of this blog is to offer support to both professional installers and  do-it-yourself boat owners who wish to undertake this work themselves.

Which is better, a Balmar Smart Gauge or a Victron BMV Meter?

Posted by Peter Kennedy on 9/6/2017 to Battery Monitoring
The Balmar Smart Gauge and the Victron BMV meter come at their answers in totally different ways. Which does a better job and why?

What happens when I have multiple charge sources charging a single battery bank

Posted by Peter Kennedy on 5/2/2017 to Battery Chargers
What happens when I have multiple charge sources charging a single battery bank? I get this question asked almost every day. "I have a battery charger, an alternator, and solar panels charging the same battery. Does it get overcharged?" Here are some thoughts on the subject.....

Help with interpreting Amp Hour Readings

Posted by Peter Kennedy on 11/14/2016 to Battery Monitoring
I'm getting weird reading from my Victron BMV amp hour meter. The readings don't seem to relate to what I think is happening. HELP !

Help - my batteries are getting HOT!

Posted by Peter Kennedy on 1/24/2014 to Battery Chargers
Help!  My Batteries are getting hot!  What should I do?

New Victron Energy iPhone App

Posted by Peter Kennedy on 1/17/2014 to Battery Monitoring
Victron Energy now have a new iPhone app to help interpret the blinking lights on a Multi-Plus or Quattro inverter/charger