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Unread 03-29-2011, 02:12 PM   #1
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Default Digital voltmeter wiring

Hello all,
I am fixing my parents club car up and I have a digital Voltmeter that requires 5v power supply. My question is: I'm not sure how to give it the operating power. Do I find a capacitor or something that I can wire into the positive side that will reduce the 6v to 5v? Should I keep the 5v powersource off the 6,6v batteries that I am monitoring? I have read thru a lot of posts and didn't see the answer I'm looking for. Scotty, I know you have the answer, should I even use this voltmeter or should I get one of yours? Thanks
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Unread 03-29-2011, 05:55 PM   #2
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I would get a proper voltage meter rather than mess with that low a voltage? If instructions show nothing above 5 volts you could ruin it trying to run off as 6 volt battery as when fully charged the voltage will be 6.37 volts?
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Unread 03-30-2011, 02:11 PM   #3
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I would get a proper voltage meter rather than mess with that low a voltage? If instructions show nothing above 5 volts you could ruin it trying to run off as 6 volt battery as when fully charged the voltage will be 6.37 volts?
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Unread 03-30-2011, 04:37 PM   #4
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Thanks!
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Unread 03-30-2011, 06:15 PM   #5
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Those meters from eBay stink. I had to give a new dash away after I cut a big hole in it and 2 meters later still had nothing that would work...... They are not waterproof or reliable & in my experience the failure rate out of the box is significant.... So if you want a cheap meter get the old analogue type. Otherwise my waterproof Digital is the only one I can suggest.
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Unread 03-30-2011, 07:29 PM   #6
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you can get a reliable digital meter from sears for under 20 bucks...............
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Unread 03-30-2011, 07:59 PM   #7
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Tom got any Idea of part # Manufacturer, web link

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Unread 04-16-2011, 11:27 PM   #8
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Got one of Scotty's. Thanks!! now, I can't figure out how to wire it to the key on the club car. I ran the negative to the battery and I was thinking that I could just hook up the + to the 1 post on the key, but it's not working as planned. I really can't seem to figure the wiring out on this cart. I swear I'm not retarded
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That key switch just might be Negative. The meter has polarity protection so no harm done just try the key switch connection on the meter minus(-) and a battery pack positive ... Shoot me an email if you have any more trouble.
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genius... it works!! Thanks!
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