Great little tool - best £3.50 I have spent - recommended!

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  1. Trikeman

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    Had one in my shopping basket for a few weeks now, I'll take the plunge then? :wub:
     
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    Agreed, I got one a few weeks ago :thumb:
     
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    my god....how long have these things been around.......

    Dont you love Chinese interpreters :Rofl1:



    Tips:

    ①When your car is powered (but not started), the switch of the storage battery is now on, and the normal voltage reading should range between 12.2-12.8 volts. ② When your car has been started, the [HI]dynamo[/HI] is on, and the normal voltage reading should range between 13.4-14.8 volts.
     
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    Check their accuracy before use. I have two of which one is a full volt out.:Eek!:
     
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    Have they stopped using dynamos now John?:Wink:
     
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    Thanks for that, ordered one.

    :thumb:
     
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    Yep, did that, I use it as a charge state indicator - a sort of first port of call. I checked the one I have and not as inaccurate as the one you have, but of course it's not as accurate as it could be. It was 'just a tad' out compared to my Fluke tester.
    Having said that I could buy over a hundred of these for the price of my Fluke.
    :Laughing:

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    Trikeman. :Wink:
     
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    ive had mine for over a year not to bothered how accurate it is as it gives you an idea of which way your batteries are going
    little tip for all those just buying one ive screwed a 22mm plastic pipe clip inside the wardrobe and this clips in nicely when you want to store it
     
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    I'm probably missing something but what does it tell you that the control panel in the van doesn't? :Confused:
     
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    Ditto :thumb:


    Wyn
     
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    according to the chinese translated blurb they have an accuracy of 0.1v to 0.3v.

    Probably just an estimated accuracy calculated on the values of the (few) componants used
     
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    At least it's not a 'Volt or more' out Phil, or that would have you in the realms of Harry Potter. What? :Doh:
     
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    Sorry Maz but it's a gadget so you wouldn't understand ........


    ..............it's a man thing. :Wink:
     
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    With little lights which makes it even more 'exciting'...... :Laughing:

    Trikeman. :Wink:
     
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    So I'm guessing the answer to my question is 'nothing' then. :BigGrin:
     
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    Spot on:thumb:

    ..... but I have still ordered one
     
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    Doesn't the control panel tell you the state of your leisure batteries, this will tell you the state of your van battery & whether the alternator is charging.:Smile: :Smile:
     
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    Mine gives readings for both. :Smile:
     
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