Battery positive terminal with current sensor

Discussion in 'Mobile Radio Systems' started by KX4O, Feb 22, 2019.

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  1. KX4O

    KX4O Ham Member QRZ Page

    All (but Alan really),

    I have a 2015 Forester with the battery monitoring circuit on the battery's positive terminal rather than the oft mentioned negative terminal location.

    Is the general idea simply to ensure all power loads are on the load/alternator side of the battery monitoring current sensor to ensure the sensor, wherever it is, only ever sees the current into and out of the battery?
     
  2. KF5FEI

    KF5FEI Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yes. I ran across something on Scooby-Do's that specified not connecting to the battery terminal, but to the terminal on the other end of the load sensor.
     
  3. K0BG

    K0BG Ham Member QRZ Page

    The key here is, don't bypass the sensor, regardless of where it is located! On some models, it isn't even close to the battery. And, as I mention on my site, if in doubt, check with your dealer personnel.

    Just for the record... Be happy you didn't buy a new BMW!
     
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