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Digital Voltmeter for Instrument Panel
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posted 03-09-2009 10:22 PM ET (US)
I'm looking for a digital voltmeter for my instrument
panel, but haven't been able to find one. Anybody
posted 03-10-2009 01:16 AM ET (US)
A generic search of the internet produced this:
Is this the type of device you are looking for? I would expect a place like boaters world or the other retialer to have a simple one but I guess most of them are analog.
My yamaha multi function display has a voltmeter built in but I can see the beauty of having a dedicated meter for all electronics. Ideally it would monitor several batteries or else you could use one gauge and the battery switch to rotate between batteries.
posted 03-10-2009 01:19 AM ET (US)
Here's one from West Marine:
posted 03-10-2009 11:05 AM ET (US)
I only have one battery.
Those are not intended fit in a standard instrument panel
posted 03-10-2009 01:36 PM ET (US)
Here you go:
posted 03-10-2009 02:42 PM ET (US)
My old Garmin 240 fishinder displays supply (battery) voltage on the screen, most of the Lowrance units do too. You might already have what up need buried in the user settings menus.
posted 03-10-2009 04:14 PM ET (US)
My fishfinder will display voltage too, but it's on a
Humminbird SureVolt, so it always sees 13.8V.
Thanks, Ridge Runner, that's what I'm looking for.
posted 03-15-2009 07:29 AM ET (US)
The CruzPro arrived yesterday, will start install tonight,
finish on Tuesday. On difference is that it doesn't take
wires with ring terminals but rather a bare wire (which I'll
posted 03-15-2009 08:53 AM ET (US)
We want to see photos!
posted 03-16-2009 07:41 AM ET (US)
Are you planning to hook up the alarm?
posted 03-16-2009 08:21 AM ET (US)
Dunno what's to take a picture off. It looks just like the
It has a built-in alarm. It also has a connection that can
It's in, but the running/anchor lights aren't working. The
posted 03-16-2009 07:00 PM ET (US)
A couple of more things:
The screw connections just barely take 14 ga wire.
The U-shaped bracket that holds it in the panel goes left and
It needs a switched 12V, ground, and instrument panel lighting
The panel originally had the tach on top, then the trim-tilt
Anybody need a 1997ish OMC analog voltmeter?
posted 03-16-2009 09:14 PM ET (US)
email "shoreroad" @ email@example.com. We have been selling Sendec meters for approx 10 yrs. Excellent products. Will give you additional info.
posted 03-17-2009 08:12 AM ET (US)
CRUZ PRO makes some nice instruments, although a bit pricey:
SENDEC does not seem to have a digital voltmeter in their line:
They do offer to sell directly to the consumer.
posted 03-20-2009 12:28 AM ET (US)
I got round to finishing the project tonight.
The voltmeter agreed with my Fluke 77 to about .1V. Since
The CruzPro has adjustable back light levels. The default
I haven't played with the alarm yet. I want to see what the
And a correction: the lighting I jumpered over from the
posted 03-20-2009 12:29 AM ET (US)
And the problems with the running light and masthead light
were both burned out bulbs.
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