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Old 05-26-2012, 06:05 PM   #1
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voltmeter???????

After 7 weeks of ownership i have just discovered this lcd device. i think that it is battery voltage?
It is located on the wall opposite of forward a/c thermostat below cabinet on aft side of dinette.
Can somebody clue me in here? Also, looks like my 1 is only half of the character height.
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Old 05-26-2012, 06:16 PM   #2
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Looks like a digital volt meter with the problem as you describe.

However; it also shows the charge voltage to high and will boil the batteries dry should be around 13.2 unless the 14.5 is only for a short duration once or twice a day.
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Old 05-26-2012, 06:28 PM   #3
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I think the top of the first number is missing because the read out is faulty. It is probably a 1 because it is highly unlikely to 44.5, 94.5, 74.5 or part of any other number. Since you are almost certain to not have a higher number, it is safe to assume it is a 1.

Charge voltage can be as high as 14.5 when big things are running and the charger is trying to keep up with it. Charge voltage and battery voltage are not necessarily the same thing.

Is there a switch on this to change from one to the other? I doubt it, but there are such things on solar controllers where you can check array voltage, charge voltage and battery voltage. They are all different.

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Old 05-26-2012, 10:11 PM   #4
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Are you sure its a voltage meter?
Possibly a satellite dish position sensor?

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Old 05-27-2012, 10:45 AM   #5
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There is no switch that i can see anywhere and I did remove the device from the wall. It has a 2 conductor (similar to telephone wire) going to it.
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dont know what else it would be...im pretty sure that it is not a sat. positon meter as the sat dish devices are disconnected and all that is up top is the original out of date and obsolete dish...but thanks!
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Old 05-27-2012, 03:25 PM   #7
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reading 13.3 today...thanks for your input
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