I got one here at an electronics wholesale parts place, 1.5" round 0-20
volts D.C. Chrome edge which I mounted in a small piece of brushed aluminum
I bent with a lip to screw under edge of dash. Works and looks good for
$8.70 [Canadian} I have found here most places will sell parts at jobbers
price if asked for ole trucks. Mechanical as well and that's a lot less than
retail or wholesale. Also the electronic place has heat shrink tube in
various sizes and sure easy to tidy up a bunch of loose wires...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob KNOTTS" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: <GremlinGTs@aol.com>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 09, 2003 3:55 PM
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Cool gadgets for old trucks - BSM ( Battery Status
> I think there were abt 1.4 or 1.5 dollars to the pound. (I think!!). Bob K
> in PHX, AZ
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <GremlinGTs@aol.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 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
> > 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
> > friend's suggested website, I found this one, albeit in jolly ol'
> > 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
> > schematic at another site with 2 LEDs, one for undercharge, one for
> > you're a do-it-yourselfer.
> > Anyway, I have no economic interest in these, other than I wish I had
> > 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.
> > might also build the simple over/undercharge indicator, that seems
> > enough, and I have enough breadboarding experience that I can DO it,
> > 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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