Need electrical analysis tools
steven at bixbys.net
Mon Apr 12 18:32:55 PDT 2010
Hi, all... this isn't strictly GPZ related, but....
I am looking for some kind of gauge-pack for automotive electrics that
does more than just show red-yellow-green for voltage.
I have something annoying going on with my ST1300 where the battery
appears to be losing charge quickly. After 3-4 days of cool/cold nights
and not running, I come out and it usually starts after a few seconds of
cranking, but brings down the voltage far enough to reset the dash
electronics - which only happens when the battery is low. What I don't
know is whether the alternator is dying, the battery is dying (only 15mo
old, Yuasa), or I have some kind of short in the system.
With that (and other bikes' needs) in mind, I'm looking for something
decent that I can put in-line with the battery that will indicate
current movement (charging, discharging) and system voltage, and perhaps
other useful things like coolant temp in degrees, or the like. The
current/voltage is my main need, though. It should be waterproof
enough to mount on a bike for an extended period, and it should be
something I can reasonably move to another bike as needs be.
Anyone got any cool products in mind?
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