Voltmeter questions...

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Re: Voltmeter questions...

Post by paulr » Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:13 am

T_birdman wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:10 am
The mini Voltmeter is the way to go, but I went with this style because it not only has a voltmeter, it also has a USB charging port, and an on-off toggle switch built in! Works like a charm!

I bought a voltmeter that plugs into the power point/cig lighter....many years ago,it works perfectly,in fact I bought two at the time in case it ever failed..still have both....

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Re: Voltmeter questions...

Post by oldmopars » Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:46 am

I have a volt meter on my bike, I just have to remember to look at it. I have a long trip planned and I am thinking about pulling the alternator off my parts bike, it is a good one, and boxing it up. This way if I break down with a blown alternator I can call my wife and have her send it next day air to where I am at.
I will also invoke Murphy's law here, if I have it ready to send off, I am almost guarantied it won't fail. I am also going to be traveling with a spare battery (Goldwing size) to power my CPAP machine. I will have it hooked up to charge during the day while I ride, then disconnect at night (Relay) so when I am connected to it to power the CPAP, I am only pulling power from the extra battery not the bikes main battery.
I figure in an emergency, I could run the bike off the spare battery and put the other battery on my buddies bike to charge and we could limp to where ever we needed to get to, to fix the bike. Works as a spare for him too.

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