Great product by Joerg. Similar to the "dark cockpit concept" modern airliners use in which "no lights" means easy on the eyes with no warnings...and your good to go.
Try this, just looking meself where to fit one and which type :thumbup:Can u buy these from him as i carnt work the links. I have been looking for something like this for about two years since it happend to me and boild the battery. Any advise on this one are any other divise that would give me early detection would be grateful
This seems to be similar. What do you think. I have decided to get one. If it gives early warning of reg rec failure then its a bargain.
12v Battery Charge Warning Light, voltage indicator on eBay (end time 15-Nov-10 21:25:35 GMT)
Nice affordable gadget by the way. As for hooking up any charge monitor (to the switched side of the ignition) you have to remember that whenever current passes through a connection or switch, a voltage drop can occur. Ideally the voltage (at the switched side wire) should be within 0.5 volt of the voltage across the actual battery with the engine running.If it's mainly to keep an eye on regulator failure, I think these are probably better than the lcd readout as all it takes is a quick glance, and the warning flashes would be much more noticeable too if it started misbehaving, so probably your best bet in that case.
It's well worth putting a multimeter onto anywhere you're thinking of wiring it into to check it's consistent with the reading across the battery terminals to start with, when you have everything turned on. I didn't and wasted tons of time rewiring things (though I tried wiring it directly to the loom which might have made things worse).
I'd read about the voltage drop across the relay, but this didn't seem to happen with mine (or not noticeably so). Probably worth checking too though as I may just have been lucky with the particular relay I bought.
Nice...but does not give you any warning of possible overvoltage due to a failed R/R. Too many LED lites IMO. Might be ok for the xmas tree.Theres also this:thumbright:
12v LED battery status monitor level meter indicator A on eBay (end time 26-Nov-10 23:33:34 GMT)
When I tried wiring it directly into the loom, it seemed to be the draw from turning the lights on that was more a problem for me. It was showing very close to the voltage from the battery when they were turned off, but as soon as they were on it was way off.Nice affordable gadget by the way. As for hooking up any charge monitor (to the switched side of the ignition) you have to remember that whenever current passes through a connection or switch, a voltage drop can occur. Ideally the voltage (at the switched side wire) should be within 0.5 volt of the voltage across the actual battery with the engine running.
If voltage drop from the battery to the (ignition switched side) is greater than 0.5 volt with the engine running then you should be looking for another circuit.
I forget now where I tapped my charge monitor into (red wire to switched side and black to ground) but it's easy enough to look at a wiring diagram and pick one.
That will work then. :thumbright: Did you notice in the ad that it says "splashproof"....so you may want to do some additional sealing to make it waterproof.If you ask when ordering they will make one with overvoltage as well
PS: i like christmas decorations:thumbright: