In spirit of the thread title... "Convince me".I will look into / consider a small clamp meter. But I already know my electrical system is right on the edge of what it can handle, by the difference I can hear from when the alternator is cold and charging to 14.5 volts, vs hot, and only charging to low 13's.
And the other thing, was making the electrical strong enough for future upgrades.
Glad I posted about this though.... As I have learned about "gassing" being an issue to consider, "not" just with cheap batts, but lead/acid batts in general.
Will give more consideration to cheap AGM's....
Thanks to all for the input.
How do you know you are right at the limit?
This seems more like "feeling" in the absence of any evidence to support the facts.
Hence I am out, as I cannot refute, or support feelings as a way to make rational decisions.
But feelings are great for Valentine's Day, which is a place where they work better.
XO my friend.
(V-day gift is tough ❤)