Far too often I’ve seen solar enthusiasts struggling with two-meter setups to try and calculate the true power output of their solar panels. Switching back and forth between two meters as clouds and trees occlude the panel makes getting a good reading very difficult! So here’s a quick demo of how easy the setup is with a Mooshimeter.
Here’s a diagram showing the the meter was hooked up for this demo:
This setup is not perfect because the current from the panel will induce some burden voltage in the leads and cross talk in to the voltage reading slightly. If you wanted to get around this problem, you could use the Mooshimeter’s low voltage channel and an external current shunt instead of the internal current measurement.
Comment or email with questions and ideas, I hope you find a use for this in your projects!