Voltmeter hookup


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rascalrealtor
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Voltmeter hookup

Postby rascalrealtor » Wed May 18, 2011 7:43 pm



I have an 82 Goldwing 1100. I want to add a digital voltmeter. Can I get an accurate reading if I wire it to the accessories terminal in the fuse box on the fake tank?

Thanks,,,,Dennis



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Whatastate
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Re: Voltmeter hookup

Postby Whatastate » Wed May 18, 2011 9:30 pm

That would be your best choice.
A direct connection to the battery is used when trouble shooting, but of course you do not want it reading all the time.
If it was that easy everyone would be doing it!

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Re: Voltmeter hookup

Postby RBGERSON » Thu May 19, 2011 8:47 am

Yep that should work..simple test for accuracy test battery with meter compare to volt gauge while it's running..
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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Britanicus
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Re: Voltmeter hookup

Postby Britanicus » Thu May 19, 2011 9:01 am

Could you take pics to show how you did this please?

rascalrealtor
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Re: Voltmeter hookup

Postby rascalrealtor » Thu May 19, 2011 9:36 am

Thanks for the replies,,,,,,,,,,this is a great site for Goldwing owners!!

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Re: Voltmeter hookup

Postby WingAdmin » Thu May 19, 2011 10:07 am

The ACC terminal is a good place for a switched source (that will only run the voltmeter when the bike is on). The digital voltmeter I put on my bike draws next to no power at all, so I wired it directly (through its own fuse) into the battery. That means I get the most accurate reading, and I can check the voltage even if the bike is just sitting, turned off. It also has a clock built into it, so it keeps the clock running, too.




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