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Re: [oletrucks] Cool gadgets for old trucks - BSM ( Battery

To: GremlinGTs@aol.com, oletrucks@autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Cool gadgets for old trucks - BSM ( Battery
From: "Bob KNOTTS" <raknotts@qwest.net>
Date: Sun, 9 Feb 2003 14:55:36 -0700
I think there were abt 1.4 or 1.5 dollars to the pound. (I think!!). Bob K
in PHX, AZ
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From: <GremlinGTs@aol.com>
To: <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Sent: Sunday, February 09, 2003 12:02 PM
Subject: [oletrucks] Cool gadgets for old trucks - BSM ( Battery Status
Monitor )...

>     I remember a ways back, we had some discussion on the list about neat
> cool items we'd like to see for our old trucks. I ran across one looking
> a VERY simple voltage monitor for the charging systems. While searching a
> friend's suggested website, I found this one, albeit in jolly ol' England.
> It's a fairly cheap 1-LED device, that changes color with different
> levels, and has only two wires, and is a sealed unit, seems to be about
> square cube ( around an inch ). This would be perfect for either trucks,
> , or motorcycles. Simple and inexpensive indicator, and won't be damaged
> you reverse the leads accidentally! I found another home-made device with
> schematic at another site with 2 LEDs, one for undercharge, one for over,
> you're a do-it-yourselfer.
>    Anyway, I have no economic interest in these, other than I wish I had a
> simple way to just check the voltage! There's also a more sophisticated
> nicely packaged in a round housing that fits the cig lighter outlet, but
> was $50, had a 3-LED segmented display. That's way overkill, but if you
> a show-truck it would look nice. :) Anyway, the first single-LED model
> website is listed below. They want 15 pounds for it ( not flab, cash! ),
> not sure what that translates to in American. :)
> http://www.nanocontrols.co.uk/auto/bsm.htm#order    OR
> http://www.aoservices.co.uk/
>  I might decide to order a couple, I can always use something like that. I
> might also build the simple over/undercharge indicator, that seems simple
> enough, and I have enough breadboarding experience that I can DO it, just
> might procrasinate so I DON'T. LOL. Anyway, that's all from me, just
> I'd pass it on.
> Jerry in (snowy) Virginia, expecting more tonight.
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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