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post #31 of 40 (permalink) Old 01-10-2017, 08:46 PM
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Here's a different approach altogether. My Passport Escort 9500ix radar detector is mounted on my farkle shelf and displays the voltage as an option. Not that seeing the voltage is really necessary for me...
I think all of the somewhat current Escort radar detectors do that. I have a 9500ix and a Redline, both of them can display the voltage. Like you I'm more worried about staying out of jail, then the voltage.

I believe the 9500ix can be had relatively cheap now of days. Very good detector, prefer it over the Redline.

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post #32 of 40 (permalink) Old 01-26-2017, 10:06 PM
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mine charges at like 14 was the bike running in the pic
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post #34 of 40 (permalink) Old 01-28-2017, 10:37 PM
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Actually the gauge in the picture was installed but not yet wired.
I wired it the other day and yes, it seems to be showing nearly 14 volts which is either a little hot, or the gauge is a little off.

Having said that... today I went out for a ride with my son... I looked down, and the gauge was not even reading.
Since that time, I can't get anything on the gauge. I've checked the wires, I'm getting 12v and the back-light on the gauge is working, but the needle is not registering at all.

I've sent an email to the people I bought it from... we'll see how good their warranty and customer service is... this thing is not 30 days old yet!

To be continued...

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Actually the gauge in the picture was installed but not yet wired.
I wired it the other day and yes, it seems to be showing nearly 14 volts which is either a little hot, or the gauge is a little off.

Having said that... today I went out for a ride with my son... I looked down, and the gauge was not even reading.
Since that time, I can't get anything on the gauge. I've checked the wires, I'm getting 12v and the back-light on the gauge is working, but the needle is not registering at all.

I've sent an email to the people I bought it from... we'll see how good their warranty and customer service is... this thing is not 30 days old yet!

To be continued...

Jim

That's a bummer, good luck with a replacement. It is a very colorful gauge.
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post #36 of 40 (permalink) Old 01-28-2017, 11:48 PM
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Wow!
I'm impressed. I sent an email only a couple hours ago, and just got this:

Dear Jim,

We will send you replacement right after Chinese New Year (02/02/2017).
Sorry for all the inconvenience that has caused you. Please keep us posted if you have any further questions.

Best regards,

Max Lin
MOTOR55 Co.


THAT is pretty good service right there!
I replied with gratitude... the least I can do is respect their celebration.
I told them I'm in no rush.

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post #37 of 40 (permalink) Old 01-29-2017, 12:55 PM
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JMartin , just so you know most automotive type alternators charge about 14.2 to 14.3 volts. The wing has an automotive type alternator and I would expect about the same.
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JMartin , just so you know most automotive type alternators charge about 14.2 to 14.3 volts. The wing has an automotive type alternator and I would expect about the same.
Understood and agreed.

It was just that this particular gauge shows anything from 12.5v to 13v as "Green" and 13v to 14v as "yellow" and more than 14v as "red." Seems to me that they should slide the middle space on the scale about a volt and a half to the right. Especially if they are marketing it as a Gold Wing Gauge.

Still... it was the colorful gauge face that caused me to purchase it (and the price was right).
I hope my problem gauge was not the norm. Looking forward to its replacement. I'll update here.
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New 2-wire Mini DC 5-30V Voltmeter LED Panel 3-Digital Display Voltage Meter

New 2-wire Mini DC 5-30V Voltmeter LED Panel 3-Digital Display Voltage Meter

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on EBAY $1.13 free shipping. Mounted it with Velcro so it could be easily removed. Mounted it on the meter panel onside the hole just above the fuel & temp gauge. Ran the two wires behind the meter visor panel to the left pocket. Attached it to the cigarette lighter power outlet. It's off when the key its off so as not to run the battery down. It's on when the key is on or accessory. Shows battery voltage when not running,charging voltage when running. Make sure you get it in red!! Blue does not show up in the daylight Works great!!!

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