Volt meter reading


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Volt meter reading

Postby TAZZ » Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:37 am



Hi All maybe you can help me here with battery volt I have two Diff battery Volt on my 97 1500se yes two one is the Battery Bug the other is Show Chrome Digital 5 Function Volt Meter I have two cause the BB has NO night light for night riding. My question is the BB say 14.0 volts and the 5 Function say 13.6 volts went I riding. I have the BB install straight to the battery and the 5 Function to Auxiliary fuse panel with the Orange wire going to the Acc. positive + Fuse on the left side. I like to know why TWO Diff. reading?



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Re: Volt meter reading

Postby Bigbiker0 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:00 am

Usually there is a qualiber switch to adjust the meter on the volt meter.You may need a voltmeter to da the adjustment.
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Re: Volt meter reading

Postby RBGERSON » Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:25 am

The further away from the battery the meter is you loose a little voltage.I'd say they are both right given the location of the show chrome.
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Re: Volt meter reading

Postby Uncle Fester » Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:37 am

Reading from the batt and from the fuse block will ALWAYS give to different readings, due to power loss with in the harness. . . Both are accurate and with in normal range. I would not worry.
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Re: Volt meter reading

Postby artgrantz » Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:22 pm

RBGERSON wrote:The further away from the battery the meter is you loose a little voltage.I'd say they are both right given the location of the show chrome.

That is correct. Also neither of those meters is a precision instrument so a little difference between them is nothing to be concerned about.

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Re: Volt meter reading

Postby celford30 » Tue May 27, 2014 11:17 pm

Hey Tazz
Just ran across this thread and I have a question for you? My Show Chrome Digital 5 Function Volt Meter has the display showing all the time. The only difference is that when I turn on my bike (turn on Acc.) The LEDs come on and the back lighting is present. I lost the directions and basically had to figure out everything on my own, is this how it works for you? Thank for any help in advance. 8-)

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Re: Volt meter reading

Postby RBGERSON » Wed May 28, 2014 8:36 am

scroll way down on this site to upload the manual..

http://www.fixya.com/support/p12836401- ... _volt_mete
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Re: Volt meter reading

Postby TAZZ » Wed May 28, 2014 10:44 am

celford30
no, I have my straight to the battery NOT the Acc. cause off the clock to keep time and it works good for me I did wish the night light was better. has for the Temp is in the ballpark.

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Re: Volt meter reading

Postby WingAdmin » Wed May 28, 2014 12:30 pm

celford30 wrote:Hey Tazz
Just ran across this thread and I have a question for you? My Show Chrome Digital 5 Function Volt Meter has the display showing all the time. The only difference is that when I turn on my bike (turn on Acc.) The LEDs come on and the back lighting is present. I lost the directions and basically had to figure out everything on my own, is this how it works for you? Thank for any help in advance. 8-)


That's correct. It has three wires: Battery (connected all the time), switched (+12V when bike is on), and ground. Plus the temperature probe wire.

The clock/voltmeter/thermometer circuit draws a tiny amount of power, so it is fine to have it on all the time - and in fact, it will lose the time if you disconnect it. The LED backlighting draws more power, so it only comes on when the bike is switched on.

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Re: Volt meter reading

Postby celford30 » Thu May 29, 2014 12:36 pm

Thanks Guys
So, I have it right and can now sleep in Peace. Thanks for the swift response. :o




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