universal voltmeter


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goldminerusa
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universal voltmeter

Postby goldminerusa » Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:58 pm



Is the universal voltmeter available for purchase at the store?



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RBGERSON
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Re: universal voltmeter

Postby RBGERSON » Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:13 am

Yes, lots of choices any 12V meter should work it just a matter of what you want to spend and the shape and size.
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Re: universal voltmeter

Postby virgilmobile » Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:19 pm

I'm a bit of a geek and over the years I have accumulated several(probably closer to 15) different types of meters and test probes.

My favorite is a good Digital volt meter....Used to accurately measure voltage drop to the regulator
and battery voltage.
I also have a decent analog meter. It does have a DC scale for 25 volts.Good for reading 12 volts easy.
The cheap analog meter is kinda small to read and it has a 2.5 volt and a 10 volt DC scale on it.
Not much good for the accurate measurements but is ideal for testing those pesky pulse coils
I did buy a plug in 0-30 digital amp meter.I used it once on each bike to just check the charging amps

If your gonna get a meter.Get both kinds.The digital for accuracy and a analog type to see the needle bounce.With a digital,you can't see a quick pulse.


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