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post #1 of 2 Old 04-30-2014, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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Voltmeter wired to Blue Sea fuse block

Finally had some time to start really looking over the new-to-me bike I bought last weekend. Last owner had installed a voltmeter into the fairing, and ran the wires back to a Blue Sea fuse block laying in the tray between the battery and the took kit.

Correct me if I am wrong, but doesn't this cause inaccurate readings on the voltmeter? Shouldn't this be wired directly to the battery for accuracy? Or, is the reading from the fuse panel connection going to be just as accurate? I understand not wanting to wire things to the battery...only thing on it now is the fuse block.

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Just about any mounted voltmeter will only be close no matter how it is wired. Put a handheld meter on the battery and compare it to the mounted voltmeter. Mine reads 0.5V low for example even when I wired it directly to the battery with foot long wires to check it.

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