Tank Monitoring

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Finally
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Tank Monitoring

Post by Finally » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:48 am

Because of where my fresh water tanks are going to be located, they are going to be a bit difficult to check on water levels (until the pressure pump starts gurgling and I know that tank is empty) so I am favouring an electronic system to do all the tanks.

During my search for a system I found this:

https://www.tankedge.com which can monitor up to 8 tanks.

With all the tanks now used on a cruising cat (fresh / grey / black / diesel - in my case) what monitoring system do you use?

David

mahnamahna
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Re: Tank Monitoring

Post by mahnamahna » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:54 pm

David, those tank senders look good, but I bet they are expensive. I am flat broke building my boat, so I had a friend that was good with electronics make mine up from a kit available from Jaycar all up $100 for 2 senders and one readout at my electrics panel. I have 2 water tanks so made 2 senders and switch them to the one readout (10 leds each showing 10% of the depth of the tank). You can check them out here on my blog. http://yikes.com.au/2012/02/29/water-tanks-fitted/

Jim
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Re: Tank Monitoring

Post by Jim » Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:03 pm

I only have one tank but I used a basic vertical water/fuel sender in the tank connected to a water gauge, just like a car. Simple.
Jim.

tiller3d
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Re: Tank Monitoring

Post by tiller3d » Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:29 pm

Hi Finally, we use the BEP monitoring system form BLA (bla.com).They have different size length senders,top mount or side mount. Also they have an ultrasonic sender that has no moving parts to get caught. In our boat shop the BEP gear has been faultless so highly recommend it.
http://theboatbuildingsite.com.au/index.html

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