• 01|January

    Morning Low ::12.63 | < 12.63 | < 12.39 | < 12.03     Yield :: 1.54K | 1.01K | 610 || 600 | 320 | 160

    21st January :: ML V=12.21 Y=1.33KWh
    20th January :: ML V=12.09 Y=1.31KWh
    19th January :: ML V=11.89 Y=1.30KWh
    18th January :: ML V=12.05 Y=1.29KWh
    17th January :: ML V=12.00 Y=660Wh
    16th January :: ML V=12.15 Y=20Wh
    15th January :: ML V=11.74 Y=1.05KWh
    14th January :: ML V=11.92 Y=40Wh
    13th January :: ML V=12.09 Y=80Wh
    12th January :: ML V=11.84 Y=690Wh
    11th January :: ML V=12.03 Y=40Wh
    10th January :: ML V=11.98 Y=1.05KWh
    9th January ::: ML V=9.24 Y=230Wh
    8th January ::: ML V=7.74 Y=110Wh
    NOTE: Battery electrolyte was ??? where. I noted the Victron was reading 2v lower than the batteries so it may have been charging an an extraornidarily high rate. Maybe the digital meter's battery ??
    7th January ::: ML V=10.29 Y=30Wh
    6th January ::: ML V=12.32 Y=120Wh
    5th January ::: ML V=11.94 Y=50Wh
    4th January ::: ML V=12.24 Y=390Wh
    3rd January ::: ML V=9.45 Y=950Wh
    2nd January :: ML V=7.72 Y=80Wh
    1st January ::: ML V=10.23 Y=80Wh

  • Avometer

    I have placed this under New as it is new to me, though decades old in the workings.

    Test Set No.1 is a military version of Model 8 Mark 2 housed in a radiation protective steel case. It incorporates a fuse on low ohms ranges. The ranges are from 3-10 instead of 2.5-10 with top terminals respectiveley at 3000v. There is no dB scale and the resistance scale is located at the bottom. There are no LR or Ins options.
    Military style Avo 8 Mk2

    This instrument was gifted to me by Derek a former Royal Airforce Controller.

    Ranges :-

    DC 3, 10, 30, 100, 300, 600, 1000, 3000 volts - sensitivity 50 uA
    DC 0.05, 0.3, 1, 10, 100 mA, 1, 10 A
    AC 3, 10, 30, 100, 300, 1000, 3000 volts - sensitivity: 1 mA on 100+ volts, 3 mA on 30, 10 mA on 10, 30 mA on 3
    AC 10, 100 mA, 1, 10 A
    R 2k, 200k, 20 M ohm (20, 2k, 200k ohm center)

    See also :richardsradios.co.uk

    . . .
    However, the AVOmeter HR had additional 2500 V (AC) and (DC) ranges which used the corresponding 1000 V ranges, and were connected through two additional terminals at the top corners of the front panel. This feature was continued in the Model 8 and, with an increase to 3000 V to match their 1 - 3 - 10 ranges sequence, in the Model 9, Marks II and IV and the Model 8 Mark V. The 3000 V ranges were deleted in the Model 8 Marks 6 and 7 due to concerns for compliance with contemporary safety standards.

    . . .

    With the DC switch set to its "AC" position and the AC switch set to "DC", no current can flow through the instrument. However whenever any moving coil instrument is likely to be subjected to heavy shock in transit, it is good practice to damp the movement by short circuiting the moving coil using a heavy gauge wire connected across the terminals. On earlier Avometers, this may be done by short-circuiting the input terminals and selecting the most sensitive direct current range. The Model 8 Mark V, 6 & 7 were provided with an "OFF" position on the DC switch which both disconnected the meter's terminals and short-circuited the moving coil.
    wikipedia.org/wiki/Avometer

    Documents:
    User Manual :: Service Manual :: Circuit Diagram :: For images of the innards see Comments, 1,2 &3

  • Victron Blog

    Just started: User name :: Roger

    Archive to 2018 :: Victron On-line discussion/blog

    Current :: https://community.victronenergy.com/index.html

  • 12|December

    Morning Low ::12.63 | < 12.63 | < 12.39 | < 12.03     Yield :: 1.54K | 1.01K | 610 || 600 | 320 | 160

    31st December : : ML V=11.03 :: Y=40Wh
    30th December :: ML V=12.40 Y=120Wh
    29th December :: ML V=9.84 Y=370Wh
    28th December :: ML V=10.28 Y=80Wh
    27th December :: ML V=11.24 Y=80Wh
    26th December :: ML V=12.39 Y=210Wh
    25th December :: ML V=12.28 Y=790Wh
    24th December :: ML V=11.74 Y=220Wh
    23rd December :: ML V=12.28 Y=310Wh
    22nd December : ML V=9.46 Y=450Wh
    21st December :: ML V=12.23 Y=90Wh
    20th December :: ML V=9.58 Y=330Wh
    19th December :: ML V=12.29 Y=20Wh
    18th December :: ML V=12.30 Y=30Wh
    17th December :: ML V=12.09 Y=710Wh
    16th December :: ML V=12.24 Y=270Wh
    15th December :: ML V=12.40 Y=440Wh
    14th December :: ML V=11.94 Y=760Wh
    13th December :: ML V=11.54 Y=520Wh
    12th December :: ML V=12.52 Y=180Wh
    11th December :: ML V=12.43 Y=390Wh
    10th December : ML V=12.55 Y=10Wh
    9th December ::: ML V=12.47 Y=890Wh
    8th December ::: ML V=12.16 Y=450Wh
    7th December ::: ML V=12.22 Y=240Wh
    6th December ::: ML V=12.37 Y=170Wh
    5th December ::: ML V=12.48 Y=200Wh
    4th December ::: ML V=12.52 Y=570Wh
    3rd December ::: ML V=12.36 Y=940Wh
    2nd December :: ML V=12.24 Y=990Wh
    1st December ::: ML V=10.21 Y=650Wh

  • Sofware Updates

    Victron Direct

    V5.15 22nd December 2019 :: Firmware 1.46
    Update downloaded but no change
    V5.15 13th December 2019 :: Firmware 1.46
    V5.13 5th November 2019 :: Firmware 1.46
    V5.13 30th October 2019 :: Firmware 1.42
    V5.9 15th September 2019 :: Firmware 1.42
    V5.9 11th September 2019 :: Firmware 1.39
    V5.8 18th July 2019 :: Firmware 1.39
    V5.7 9th May 2019 :: Firmware 1.39 :: Manual download and install successful.
    V5.7 8th May 2019 :: Firmware 1.39 :: Download failed as a file could not be extracted from the zip
    V5.6 7th May 2019 :: Firmware 1.39
    V5.5 2nd May 2019 :: Firmware 1.39

    V5.4 9th March 2019 :: Firmware 1.39
    V5.3 12th February 2019 :: Firmware 1.39
    V5.2 on 9th January 2019 :: Firmware 1.37

    V5.1 on 5th July 2018:: Firmware 1.37
    V4.8 on 5th July 2018

  • 11|November

    Morning Low ::12.63 | < 12.63 | < 12.39     Yield :: 1.54K | 1.01K | 610 || 600 | 320 | 160

    30th November : ML V=10.05 :: Y=130Wh
    29th November : ML V=12.05 Y=110Wh
    28th November : ML V=12.44 Y=250Wh
    27th November : ML V=12.05 Y=150Wh
    26th November : ML V=12.29 Y=310Wh
    25th November : ML V=12.81 Y=150Wh
    24th November : ML V=12.83 Y=110Wh
    23rd November : ML V=12.81 Y=140Wh
    22nd November  ML V=12.71 Y=100Wh
    21st November : ML V=12.52 Y=90Wh
    20th November : ML V=12.15 Y=420Wh
    19th November : ML V=12.36 Y=210Wh
    18th November : ML V=12.32 Y=1.0KWh
    17th November : ML V=12.56 Y=590Wh
    16th November : ML V=12.58 Y=770Wh
    15th November : ML V=12.23 Y=740Wh
    14th November : ML V=12.24 Y=110Wh
    13th November : ML V=12.42 Y=260Wh
    12th November : ML V=12.52 Y=760Wh
    11th November : ML V=12.31 Y=720Wh
    10th November : ML V=12.28 Y=610Wh
    9th November ::: ML V=12.27 Y=440Wh
    8th November ::: ML V=12.42 Y=780Wh
    7th November ::: ML V=12.28 Y=970Wh
    6th November ::: ML V=12.28 Y=520Wh
    5th November ::: ML V=12.51 Y=510Wh
    4th November ::: ML V=12.47 Y=650Wh
    3rd November ::: ML V=12.03 Y=560Wh
    2nd November :: ML V=11.97 Y=100Wh
    1st November ::: ML V=11.92 Y=110Wh