Andrew here from Accelerate Auto Electrics & Air Conditioning on the Sunshine Coast.
Today we are featuring this cool little product, the Hummingbird Wireless Remote Vehicle Monitor. This device is easy to install and can be used with any system that has multiple banks of batteries. The Hummingbird can monitor up to four battery banks at once. So it’s perfect for caravaners with a breakaway system.
If you have a breakaway system and need to constantly monitor the battery for it, which is a legal requirement in some states, the Hummingbird Wireless Battery Monitor is a great option.
In this demo model, we have set it up to monitor four battery banks. Our main starting battery, the dual battery in the vehicle, the breakaway battery and the caravan house batteries.
To install, you simply need to connect the meter itself to a cigarette socket. It will monitor the main starting battery via the cigarette socket. Then all you do is connect one of these transmitters using the red and black wire to each battery you want to monitor and secure it with a cable tie or double-sided tape. It’s as easy as that. Now you can set the display to scan for all the transmitters and on the screen, you will see the voltage of each battery.
The thing I love about this product over some of the other systems available is the fact it uses radio frequency. This means that the signal is much stronger than other systems on the market, particularly those that use Bluetooth. In our experience, we’ve had some issues with getting a Bluetooth signal to travel the distance sometimes necessary. Especially, if the van batteries are in a box or in a cupboard, which is very common.
The Hummingbird Wireless Battery Monitor is relatively inexpensive, so it’s a great option to measure the performance of your entire battery system.
The easy installation makes it user-friendly and it is peace of mind when you’re out and about. If you would like to purchase one of these Hummingbird Wireless Remote Battery Monitors, there’s a link in below.