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Old 05-14-2014, 08:47 PM   #151
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Old 06-15-2014, 03:33 PM   #152
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Are the panel mount version, waterproof or water resistant too?
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Old 06-21-2014, 01:06 PM   #153
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Accuracy for the panel mount voltmeter is 1% of full scale or .3v.



Is the accuracy for the Waterproof Digital Voltmeter .01% or is that a typo ?
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Old 07-11-2014, 04:38 PM   #154
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Received mine today for the BMW 1100R. Will mount it over the ABS lights which no longer are used as the ABS was removed when a chair was fitted. All good. Many thanks. Ian
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Old 07-23-2014, 08:20 AM   #155
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Just ordered mine. After having the stator fried last weekend while on the road it is a little piece of mind for $25.
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Old 07-23-2014, 12:46 PM   #156
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I cannot speak for the voltmeter, but the temp sensor appears to be less than waterproof.
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Old 07-23-2014, 10:20 PM   #157
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I cannot speak for the voltmeter, but the temp sensor appears to be less than waterproof.
I can say that about the voltmeter. It was on the bike for two days and an overnight rain turned it into a device that counts seconds.
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Old 07-24-2014, 11:28 AM   #158
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I cannot speak for the voltmeter, but the temp sensor appears to be less than waterproof.
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I can say that about the voltmeter. It was on the bike for two days and an overnight rain turned it into a device that counts seconds.
The voltmeter and temp gauge are built in the same housing. Please send me an email (sandjoh@gmail.com) with a picture of the unit with wacky display, would be happy to warranty. We made some significant improvement to the waterproofness of the panel mount meters.
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Old 08-01-2014, 12:37 AM   #159
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wiring advice

i am considering installing one of these onto a DRZ400E.

If I connect it straight to the battery terminals ( non switched) then it will be constantly powered and potentialy flatten the battery (easy to do anyway)

What about hooking it to the horn curcuit ( switched) ?
Any other ideas?
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Old 08-01-2014, 11:07 AM   #160
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If I connect it straight to the battery terminals ( non switched) then it will be constantly powered and potentialy flatten the battery (easy to do anyway)
Incorrect

This is a three wire voltmeter. It can be hooked directly to the source to be measured (your battery in this instance) and the third wire to a switched circuit (your tail light for example). The meter would come on with your tail light and read the voltage directly from the battery. No electrical draw when off
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Old 08-09-2014, 07:35 AM   #161
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voltmeter blank

voltmeter was bright and easy to read until display went blank???
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Old 08-11-2014, 05:37 AM   #162
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voltmeter was bright and easy to read until display went blank???
Did the power wire get disconnected?

Please contact me at sandjoh@gmail.com for additional troubleshooting as needed.
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Old 08-11-2014, 10:22 PM   #163
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Well I got the replacement that was sent out. I have installed it and it rained today. As of now it is still working. Props to Sanjoh on the customer service. I originally ordered it back in May (I think) before a trip. I put it in about 4 days before my departure date and two days later it rained and the display went all wonky where it just counted seconds 00-59 on the right side of the display and nothing on the left side. At that point I was a little miffed, but thought there is no time to deal with it so close to departure and I just stopped worrying about it. It stayed on like that the whole trip.

Almost a month later I get home and the display still lit up counting seconds and I think maybe now is the time to deal that. Of course that idea slipped into the background as I got caught up on work and getting back into the normal world. Then a week or so after getting back I went out to the bike after a rain and the display didn't work at all. So I was pretty much done with this thing. Then a couple weeks ago I posted in this thread in response to a comment by someone else. He told me to send him some info and another voltmeter showed up on my doorstep. So while I may not trust the voltmeter 100% yet Sanjoh did what he could to take care of his customer.

As a side note it is always good to fuse things. When the display stopped altogether water must have got in there and shorted it out and blew the fuse. I only found that out last weekend when I went under the seat to plug a cable in an outlet. I replaced the fuse and the display lit up again. It still only counts seconds though. If Sanjoh would like to have it back to analyse the cause of failure he can let me know and I'll send it his way.
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Old 08-12-2014, 05:04 AM   #164
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battery supply,switched 12v and ground are good wires appear to be intact at unit
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Old 08-12-2014, 06:45 AM   #165
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Well I got the replacement that was sent out. I have installed it and it rained today. As of now it is still working. Props to Sanjoh on the customer service. I originally ordered it back in May (I think) before a trip. I put it in about 4 days before my departure date and two days later it rained and the display went all wonky where it just counted seconds 00-59 on the right side of the display and nothing on the left side. At that point I was a little miffed, but thought there is no time to deal with it so close to departure and I just stopped worrying about it. It stayed on like that the whole trip.

Almost a month later I get home and the display still lit up counting seconds and I think maybe now is the time to deal that. Of course that idea slipped into the background as I got caught up on work and getting back into the normal world. Then a week or so after getting back I went out to the bike after a rain and the display didn't work at all. So I was pretty much done with this thing. Then a couple weeks ago I posted in this thread in response to a comment by someone else. He told me to send him some info and another voltmeter showed up on my doorstep. So while I may not trust the voltmeter 100% yet Sanjoh did what he could to take care of his customer.

As a side note it is always good to fuse things. When the display stopped altogether water must have got in there and shorted it out and blew the fuse. I only found that out last weekend when I went under the seat to plug a cable in an outlet. I replaced the fuse and the display lit up again. It still only counts seconds though. If Sanjoh would like to have it back to analyse the cause of failure he can let me know and I'll send it his way.
Great to hear the new voltmeter withstood it's first rain

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