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Concours Discussion (C10 / ZG1000 / 1000GTR) => Accessories C10 => Topic started by: RWulf on February 22, 2019, 03:01:49 pm

Title: Volthttps://www.allelectronics.com/index.php?page=seek&id%5Bm%5D=pattern&idmeter
Post by: RWulf on February 22, 2019, 03:01:49 pm
Here is a link to a cheap digital voltmeter. Sorry I don't know how to make
it an active link.

https://www.allelectronics.com/index.php?page=seek&id%5Bm%5D=pattern&id%5Bq%5D=pm-126 (https://www.allelectronics.com/index.php?page=seek&id%5Bm%5D=pattern&id%5Bq%5D=pm-126)
Title: Re: Volthttps://www.allelectronics.com/index.php?page=seek&id%5Bm%5D=pattern&idmeter
Post by: DC Concours on February 22, 2019, 03:53:11 pm
does this stay plugged in to your battery at all times.
Title: Re: Volthttps://www.allelectronics.com/index.php?page=seek&id%5Bm%5D=pattern&idmeter
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on February 22, 2019, 11:03:23 pm
does this stay plugged in to your battery at all times.

unless you run it on a relay, pretty much...

never had much use for one, but...
if you go that route, maybe you would want to "mod" it, find a plastic 'bubble' like container that crews/nuts/washers, etc., comes in from the wall rack display, fill it up with silicone sealer, or epoxy, and press the unit into it to seal everything up and make the back waterproof... because it clearly isn't as it stands.. and twist the red and yellow wires together and run it directly to the battery THRU a switched relay, actuated by a switched circuit on the bike (key on/key off), or just wire it to the switched circuit itself..(but then you would see voltage drops/changes caused by turn signals, lights,engine rev's, etc. maybe..)
Title: Re: Volthttps://www.allelectronics.com/index.php?page=seek&id%5Bm%5D=pattern&idmeter
Post by: RWulf on February 23, 2019, 03:55:06 pm
What MOB said.
Title: Re: Volthttps://www.allelectronics.com/index.php?page=seek&id%5Bm%5D=pattern&idmeter
Post by: DC Concours on February 23, 2019, 06:12:42 pm
I have seen batteries come with a small built in digital volt meters on them now. But there is no real use of those anyway. Never have I checked volts in a battery. If a battery is a few years old and won't recharge I just get a new one.
Title: Re: Volthttps://www.allelectronics.com/index.php?page=seek&id%5Bm%5D=pattern&idmeter
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on February 23, 2019, 08:16:00 pm
I have seen batteries come with a small built in digital volt meters on them now. But there is no real use of those anyway. Never have I checked volts in a battery. If a battery is a few years old and won't recharge I just get a new one.

another idea...
you could run it right to the battery, but also just wire in a waterproof "momentary" DPST push button switch, right next to the display... and waterproof the connections on it also... now that would be the right idea... as 99.9999% of it's life it really just can sit there 'Until asked"... I hate having a red glaring extra light to constantly pull my attention from looking at the road... and I'm sure if it wa "on" all the time, it would make any normal person "OCD" for a month.... :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

hey $4...  :great: :great:
Title: Re: Volthttps://www.allelectronics.com/index.php?page=seek&id%5Bm%5D=pattern&idmeter
Post by: RWulf on February 24, 2019, 05:19:00 pm
Yes it's not prefect. But with a bit of effort it can be made to work.
I like volt meters because it allows me to watch the alternator and
rectifier work. It's easy to see if the battery and it's cables are working
the way I want them to.
Title: Re: Volthttps://www.allelectronics.com/index.php?page=seek&id%5Bm%5D=pattern&idmeter
Post by: fred-houston on February 26, 2019, 11:29:43 pm
I purchased a waterproof volt meter and run it through a relay.   
  https://www.amazon.com/Nilight-Voltmeter-Waterproof-VoltVolt-Motorcycle/dp/B06ZZJ48VQ/ref=asc_df_B06ZZJ48VQ/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=242044768796&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=13967595736893791095&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9027790&hvtargid=pla-570608924393&psc=1 (https://www.amazon.com/Nilight-Voltmeter-Waterproof-VoltVolt-Motorcycle/dp/B06ZZJ48VQ/ref=asc_df_B06ZZJ48VQ/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=242044768796&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=13967595736893791095&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9027790&hvtargid=pla-570608924393&psc=1)
Title: Re: Volthttps://www.allelectronics.com/index.php?page=seek&id%5Bm%5D=pattern&idmeter
Post by: kkja13 on March 08, 2019, 05:15:55 pm
I like this style.  You get a voltmeter and 2 USB's.

https://www.amazon.com/YonHan-Charger-Waterproof-Aluminum-Voltmeter/dp/B07FXH5ZZK/ref=sr_1_3?crid=CYUWKU4170LF&keywords=usb+volt+meter&qid=1552068722&s=automotive&sprefix=usb+volt+%2Cautomotive%2C192&sr=1-3 (https://www.amazon.com/YonHan-Charger-Waterproof-Aluminum-Voltmeter/dp/B07FXH5ZZK/ref=sr_1_3?crid=CYUWKU4170LF&keywords=usb+volt+meter&qid=1552068722&s=automotive&sprefix=usb+volt+%2Cautomotive%2C192&sr=1-3)
Title: Re: Volthttps://www.allelectronics.com/index.php?page=seek&id%5Bm%5D=pattern&idmeter
Post by: m in sc on April 05, 2019, 02:17:35 pm
I like this style.  You get a voltmeter and 2 USB's.

https://www.amazon.com/YonHan-Charger-Waterproof-Aluminum-Voltmeter/dp/B07FXH5ZZK/ref=sr_1_3?crid=CYUWKU4170LF&keywords=usb+volt+meter&qid=1552068722&s=automotive&sprefix=usb+volt+%2Cautomotive%2C192&sr=1-3 (https://www.amazon.com/YonHan-Charger-Waterproof-Aluminum-Voltmeter/dp/B07FXH5ZZK/ref=sr_1_3?crid=CYUWKU4170LF&keywords=usb+volt+meter&qid=1552068722&s=automotive&sprefix=usb+volt+%2Cautomotive%2C192&sr=1-3)

I have one of those in my 66 galaxie, its in the old lighter location in the ashtray. works very well actually, and makes charging stuff a snap.
Title: Re: Volthttps://www.allelectronics.com/index.php?page=seek&id%5Bm%5D=pattern&idmeter
Post by: rgmr250 on April 26, 2019, 10:24:12 pm
another idea...
you could run it right to the battery, but also just wire in a waterproof "momentary" DPST push button switch, right next to the display... and waterproof the connections on it also... now that would be the right idea... as 99.9999% of it's life it really just can sit there 'Until asked"... I hate having a red glaring extra light to constantly pull my attention from looking at the road... and I'm sure if it wa "on" all the time, it would make any normal person "OCD" for a month.... :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

hey $4...  :great: :great:

I like that Idea. I got one of these, in white, and like it: https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Car-Motorcycle-Digital-LED-Display-Voltage-Volt-Gauge-Voltmeter-Panel-Meter-AS/292883292132?hash=item4431345fe4:m:m0z_uOxJ_sWgWLCgvktNnlw (https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Car-Motorcycle-Digital-LED-Display-Voltage-Volt-Gauge-Voltmeter-Panel-Meter-AS/292883292132?hash=item4431345fe4:m:m0z_uOxJ_sWgWLCgvktNnlw)

Having the momentary switch would be nice, so it's not always on, just press the button to see the voltage. I guess the only issue is you wouldn't see a voltage drop if there was a problem until you noticed something else and pushed the button - with it always on, you'd likely see a drop while riding and realize there was a problem.

I currently have the red wire going to the ignition box under the seat going to a relay, which then switches on power from the (always on) powered accessory lead on that same batch of wiring, running up to the dash (with a split for a cigarette lighter plug under the left pocket for the USB power for the GPS, and one split for a future USB charging plug), and to the display. It does seem to read a little lower voltage, though, than I get at the battery. Maybe if I took power directly from the battery (instead of the accessory wire) to the relay it would have less voltage drop?
Title: Re: Volthttps://www.allelectronics.com/index.php?page=seek&id%5Bm%5D=pattern&idmeter
Post by: RWulf on April 28, 2019, 02:38:13 pm
I have use a ,BlueFire Waterproof 5V/2.1A Dual USB Charger Socket Motorcycle handle bar clamping item.
It has a blue voltmeter and lite on/off switch. Got it off "Amazon.com" for $19.99
It seem to be working well and serving my needs on my KLR.
Sorry I can't provide an more description.
Title: Re: Volthttps://www.allelectronics.com/index.php?page=seek&id%5Bm%5D=pattern&idmeter
Post by: Bud on May 04, 2019, 10:40:01 am
I have use a ,BlueFire Waterproof 5V/2.1A Dual USB Charger Socket Motorcycle handle bar clamping item.
It has a blue voltmeter and lite on/off switch. Got it off "Amazon.com" for $19.99
It seem to be working well and serving my needs on my KLR.
Sorry I can't provide an more description.
This?
https://www.amazon.com/BlueFire-Waterproof-Motorcycle-Handlebar-Cigarette/dp/B075D8C565 (https://www.amazon.com/BlueFire-Waterproof-Motorcycle-Handlebar-Cigarette/dp/B075D8C565)
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/611Jx-ISFzL._SL1500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Volthttps://www.allelectronics.com/index.php?page=seek&id%5Bm%5D=pattern&idmeter
Post by: RWulf on May 06, 2019, 08:09:41 pm
Yep!