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Old 08-23-2012, 03:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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anyone fited a Voltmeter ?

Hello ,

I'm thinking of fiting a voltmeter to my bonnie for the colder days.
Anyone done it ?

I had previous bad experience with my battery so i'm trying to prevent it.

Someone on another forum has done it , what do you think ?
His name is forever young and i think he did a great job.


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Here's mine:

http://www.triumphrat.net/twins-tech...e-monitor.html




You can also opt for a simpler "Battery condition indicator", like this one:

http://electricalconnection.com/mete...tors/04101.htm

There are some other analogue voltmeters and bar-graph types on that same site:

http://electricalconnection.com/mete...olt-1.5-ec.htm


http://electricalconnection.com/mete...t-2-ec-led.htm
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have a simple LED module that does the job for me and fits nicely under the bone.
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Are the led type always lit, or do you press a button for status?



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Old 08-23-2012, 05:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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If its the same as mine it changes colour from red to amber and green at different voltages. flashes red if voltage is too low or high. Normally wired to a switched connection so it comes on with the ignition switch.
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There are lots of guys that have gone the route of using one of the LED Battery Charge level lights like this one:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/190401283689...84.m1438.l2648
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Are the led type always lit, or do you press a button for status?



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Yes - the lights are always on, however, there is a sensor that dims them at night. By mounting mine under the bone, it's hidden from sight unless I want to see it by peeking just underneath. I have found that this is good because I don't want those LEDs shining in my eyes all of the time.
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:08 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I enthusiastically endorse this LED indicator

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12v-LED-Ba...item23093fd67d

He produces 3 sizes - the 10mm will probably match up pretty good with your OEM indicators although I prefer the smallest one myself.

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Some good looking Voltmeters there!

Just want to add, if it really is cold, say -10 or below I take the battery off for the night and keep it warm, always fires right up that way the next morning

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Got to agree that looks a really neat solution.
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