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post #1 of 28 Old 05-16-2016, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
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Nice source for voltmeters and power plugs

Found this by accident, they look nice, if I already didn't have a Koso I'd buy this. I'm purchasing a double USB panel mount

https://powerwerx.com/panel-mounts
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Those DO look nice, and reasonably priced too it seems. Nice find.
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Found this by accident, they look nice, if I already didn't have a Koso I'd buy this. I'm purchasing a double USB panel mount

https://powerwerx.com/panel-mounts
In a prior thread, about a month ago, someone here put up the URL for the same Voltmeter as the RIGHT HAND one on the Powerwerx site: 13.8V in BLUE TEXT but,
it only cost about 6 bucks instead of $ 19.99 and he's using it now.
I also ordered one, still waiting for it to arrive.
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That Powerwerx logo adds $15 to a voltmeter, cause you can buy those all day long for about $5. I have one on my Wee, works great...tested against a Fluke meter at the terminals and it's been dead nuts on, accuracy wise.
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Yeah, I am still waiting for that style, waterproof, but with the combo of Voltage and Temp F. I had to cut up a cig plug version to get that on mine.

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I purchased a RED LED voltmeter and it is very hard to see.

Can anybody comment on the BLUE colour regarding visibility in daylight.
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Blue would probably be hard to see as well. I'd guess green to be the easiest to see.

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That Powerwerx logo adds $15 to a voltmeter, cause you can buy those all day long for about $5. I have one on my Wee, works great...tested against a Fluke meter at the terminals and it's been dead nuts on, accuracy wise.
I bought a $5 cig socket voltage meter off Amazon and it works fine (except see next comment). My cig socket is plugged into the heated grip adapter up front and the difference at the battery terminals is only 0.2V so it seems accurate enough. It generally runs 13.8-14V once over 3K RPM so all is well.

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I purchased a RED LED voltmeter and it is very hard to see.
Mine is red too and impossible to see in sunlight. Fortunately, its not something I really need to monitor continuously so I think its okay. Right now its in my cig socket on the handle bars but I want to free that up to charge my GPS. I'm going to get a H4 male headlight socket and solder and shrink wrap a wired connection and use the spare headlight connector freed up from the EB headlight relay. I'm going to probably zip tie it behind the ignition switch down in the hole were it will be dark enough to read anytime I get the urge and out of the way.

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I've been telling folks for a couple of years now that you can't read the output on these in direct sunlight. They are OK at dusk and at night or if you pull over to a shaded area.

Another example of someone buying something from China for pennies and selling it at an insane profit margin. They are available on Ebay shipped direct from China for a lot less.

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I've been telling folks for a couple of years now that you can't read the output on these in direct sunlight.
easily remedied by where you mount it, my volt meter is recessed below the instrument cluster, always in the shade even if the bike is not






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