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Mr Intruder
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PostSubject: Battery Voltage Reader   Battery Voltage Reader Icon_minitimeSun Mar 29, 2015 6:26 pm

As I am possessed by the evil beast that makes me go over the top on all things battery. I also like to know whats what, I have fitted a voltage meter to my bike. I have a sliding scale LED one fitted elsewhere on the bike but I wanted more detail on a whim. So I fitted a volt meter to the right side panel just now. Currently it's on all the time, I may change that to only when the ignition is on. However I will probably leave it on all the time as the current draw is very minimal.

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PostSubject: Re: Battery Voltage Reader   Battery Voltage Reader Icon_minitimeSun Mar 29, 2015 6:40 pm

Neat item Dave .... will it be suitably weatherproof ?
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PostSubject: Re: Battery Voltage Reader   Battery Voltage Reader Icon_minitimeSun Mar 29, 2015 6:46 pm

Useful bit of kit Dave  Battery Voltage Reader 3498837457 where's it from mate?
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PostSubject: Re: Battery Voltage Reader   Battery Voltage Reader Icon_minitimeSun Mar 29, 2015 9:32 pm

I like it davey, looks good and it is a very useful bit of kit to have on the bike.  Bloody hell is that the off charge voltage or the on trickle charge voltage of your bike?
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PostSubject: Re: Battery Voltage Reader   Battery Voltage Reader Icon_minitimeMon Mar 30, 2015 7:52 am

I have had one outside for a couple of months (forgot about it) so I would say they'll be fine. Yes crash that is the steady voltage seen, after over 24 hours off the charger. I like a good battery & keep them in good knick, a shit battery will be a has the at some point. Batteries need to be at or just over 12.6/7 or 8 if they are in really good nick.  That battery was even put on a high discharge tester the other day by Doc Cox (Nigel) & showed up as being very good.
The battery is not the standard battery either, it's a higher amperage one than stock. Not by much but it all helps you out when needed.  (my Battery upgrade mod)


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PostSubject: Re: Battery Voltage Reader   Battery Voltage Reader Icon_minitimeMon Mar 30, 2015 7:59 am

I have got one of those which I use for diagnostics (about £3 from ebay). Its not on my bike all the time but I randomly connect it up when going for a ride and cable tie it to my handlebars just to make sure the voltages are correct.
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PostSubject: Re: Battery Voltage Reader   Battery Voltage Reader Icon_minitimeSun May 31, 2015 8:17 pm

Did some more on the volt meter today. I did have a flick switch under the right cover but decided I wanted a press switch instead. The flick switch underneath the will be used to power something else. But the press switch will only illuminate the Volt meter when your finger pushes on it. I will be changing the switch for an all black one.

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PostSubject: Re: Battery Voltage Reader   Battery Voltage Reader Icon_minitimeSun May 31, 2015 8:29 pm

That's better, no point it being on all the time  Battery Voltage Reader 2170595768
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PostSubject: Re: Battery Voltage Reader   Battery Voltage Reader Icon_minitimeSun May 31, 2015 8:37 pm

Neat job Dave... Battery Voltage Reader 3005623951
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PostSubject: Re: Battery Voltage Reader   Battery Voltage Reader Icon_minitimeSun May 31, 2015 9:42 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Battery Voltage Reader   Battery Voltage Reader Icon_minitimeTue Jun 02, 2015 10:21 am

Good idea Mr Intruder Sir, that would give an easy way of keeping a tab on the battery condition.
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PostSubject: Re: Battery Voltage Reader   Battery Voltage Reader Icon_minitimeTue Jun 02, 2015 10:15 pm

Here you go Sim.

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