Dual battery voltage guage

Submitted: Sunday, May 21, 2006 at 22:07
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I'm asking this question for a friend that doesn't have internet, so please bear with me.
In 4x4 Australia magazine (May 06) there is a pic of 2 guages in a mount on the 'A pillar. My friend would like to know where to purchase the pod guage mount and also the dual battery voltage guage pictured. It is a LCD not an LED type display.
Can anyone help identify it. I have tried emailing 4x4 Aust. but have yet to receive a reply, and google search doesn't seen to come up with them either.



Thanks in advance
Tim
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Reply By: Member - Steve T (NSW) - Sunday, May 21, 2006 at 22:43

Sunday, May 21, 2006 at 22:43
Hi Tim,
The pod is made for Nissan GU Patrol, is available from TJM stores but is not generally stocked. I think they cost about $120. There was a similar question asked about 6 months ago, I will try to find it in the archives. As for the guages, I have no idea, but the pod is designed to fit standard (50mm??) guages which are easily available. Hope this helps.
Steve
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Reply By: Trevor R (QLD) - Sunday, May 21, 2006 at 23:30

Sunday, May 21, 2006 at 23:30
Tim,

Got my 3 guage pod (pictured in my rig pics) from ARB Northside in Caboolture for $99.
I have a Battery guage hooked up to a toggle switch to tell the voltage of either battery.
The only thing to keep an eye out for with these A Pillar pods I have, is the 50mm guages hit against the A Pillar inside this pod. I put spacers between the guages and the pod to stop this from happening, others just belt the A Pillar to make the gauges fit. I didn't like the second option one little bit.

The pod I have is not identical to the one pictured but along the same lines. As someone said they are only available for the GU Patrol as far as I know.

Regards Trevor.
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Reply By: Member - Athol (NSW, 2527) - Monday, May 22, 2006 at 06:10

Monday, May 22, 2006 at 06:10
Hi there Tim,
Ive just finished fitting a boost and volt meter in the same way. I asked at the local ARB shop and couldn't really help!!!. So tried a couple of the local speed shops and found one for a commodore in there bargan bin $199 reduced to $80 took it out to the car and it almost fitted, so with a bit of trimming with the dangerous stanley knife it fits good enough.
I say I like the look of those LCD gauges, bet they would be expensive.

Athol.
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Reply By: Derek from Affordable Batteries & Radiators - Monday, May 22, 2006 at 07:26

Monday, May 22, 2006 at 07:26
These are available from Outback Accessoies and ABR

They can be fitted with a relay and 2 way switch to monitor both batteries. The show battery cranking amps, battery condition, voltage and include warning buzzer and icons.



Regards Derek.
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Reply By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Monday, May 22, 2006 at 08:48

Monday, May 22, 2006 at 08:48
I couldn't afford $100.00 for an A pillar mount, even if I was available, so am using a standard 50mm pod mount for $14.00. Have a VDO volt meter and could use a 3 way switch (battery 1, off, battery 2) for volts.
Found it useful to be able to turn the voltmeter off. It does take some current to monitor voltage over a few days.
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Reply By: Tim2006 - Monday, May 22, 2006 at 21:47

Monday, May 22, 2006 at 21:47
Thanx a lot guys, you've been a great help, I'll let him know your responses.

Tim
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Follow Up By: peteC - Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 19:56

Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 19:56
Tim, I just used a $35 LCD unit from jaycar with a switch for different batteries. Has 3 leds as well for battery voltage. Its a slim line unit about 20mm x 100mm and works well, just remember to connect direct to battery so you get true battery voltage and not the voltage drop over your cars internal wiring.
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