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post #1 of 5 Old 05-20-2017, 06:34 AM Thread Starter
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Voltmeter doohickey

After advice from wise members of this forum, I fabricated a voltmeter to monitor health of newly replaced magneto.
I've gone to local electronic hobby store, picked up a tiny voltmeter. Waterproofed it via heatshrink, added some longer leads and connected to main power source in fuse box.
Viola! Now I can see what's cooking inside that magneto.
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Looks good...can you see it in the daylight?

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post #3 of 5 Old 05-21-2017, 05:51 AM Thread Starter
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Not in direct sunlight, otherwise it is pretty bright.
At night it at the bottom of my field of view so it doesn't bother me.

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I'm wondering how the DIY version compares to the Signal Dynamics unit in price, performance, and ease of installation. Signal Dynamics Heads Up Voltage Monitor - AdventureTech, LLC.

Is there a thread detaining installation and parts for the DIY version?
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Any dedicated electronic shop (not RadioShack) would have variety of voltmeters. I picked the smallest I could find.
It was $5, added 3 feet of leads, some heatshrink. Perhaps an hour of my time.
(+) to fuse box voltage supply. (-) to the battery negative post. (never use chassis as ground). Very simple.
LED voltmeter offers instantaneous readout of Volts, not a LED indicator.
Also, I am not familiar with Signal Dynamics stuff. I cannot comment on how it works or how it installs on a bike.

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