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    Re: Cigarette lighter Voltmeter

    I know this is an old thread, but I feel the need to make everyone aware.

    Those $20 stinger meters do NOT list the accuracy or the response time. So you are basically buying a name brand with no specs. Like buying a kicker sub that doesn't list the wattage or frequency response.

    Anyways, these ebay meters are $5 shipped (at most) and are 200ms response time and 1% accurate.

    They are MUCH smaller than the huge stinger meters, so you can mount them ANYWHERE. They even have smaller ones if you need it but these seem to be perfect and the trim looks nice in the dash and there is no logo or writing anywhere.

    0 56" Digital Voltmeter Green LED Panel 3 2 Wires DC 0 100V 4 30V Power Monitor | eBay

    This one is >=200ms response time.

    Make sure to get the 3 wired ones because those have the auto on feature (hook one of the wires into the ignition or remote out from the head unit. I used ignition because I like to see what my battery is at before I turn the car on)







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    Re: Cigarette lighter Voltmeter

    I love getting little things like this from ebay for under $5. It just makes my day, ya know?




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    Quote Originally Posted by sjv13 View Post
    I love getting little things like this from ebay for under $5. It just makes my day, ya know?
    I can't tell if you are being sarcastic or not




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    Re: Cigarette lighter Voltmeter

    no I'm being serious haha. It's awesome. Things that normally cost over $20, you can find cheap versions for <$5. It's hit and miss, but I find most are a hit. Like iPod cables and right angle USB cables that have the cable coming off the plug the right way. hahaha.




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    Re: Cigarette lighter Voltmeter

    Quote Originally Posted by sjv13 View Post
    no I'm being serious haha. It's awesome. Things that normally cost over $20, you can find cheap versions for <$5. It's hit and miss, but I find most are a hit. Like iPod cables and right angle USB cables that have the cable coming off the plug the right way. hahaha.
    Oh dude I know! I got an ipod cable for my DNX-6160 for $5 on ebay and they retail for $20-$50! The only thing I noticed is RARELY it will say "accessory not supported" on my ipod, but that is easily fixed by refreshing the ipod or head unit (30 seconds max, once a month)




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    Re: Cigarette lighter Voltmeter

    Just bought one that 2010 posted up. Will post here a comparison against a dmm once I get it.



    Bought from Underfire, Stephens30228.

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    Re: Cigarette lighter Voltmeter

    I bought this one

    Mini Blue LED Digital Volt Meter 4 5 30V for 9V 12V 24V | eBay

    Reads exactly the same as my DMM.



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    Re: Cigarette lighter Voltmeter

    Quote Originally Posted by UnderFire View Post
    I bought this one

    Mini Blue LED Digital Volt Meter 4 5 30V for 9V 12V 24V | eBay

    Reads exactly the same as my DMM.
    Accuracy : 0.1V

    Well of course it will and probably better than stinger meters




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    Re: Cigarette lighter Voltmeter

    Quote Originally Posted by 2010HHRUMADBRUH View Post
    I know this is an old thread, but I feel the need to make everyone aware.

    Those $20 stinger meters do NOT list the accuracy or the response time. So you are basically buying a name brand with no specs. Like buying a kicker sub that doesn't list the wattage or frequency response.

    Anyways, these ebay meters are $5 shipped (at most) and are 200ms response time and 1% accurate.

    They are MUCH smaller than the huge stinger meters, so you can mount them ANYWHERE. They even have smaller ones if you need it but these seem to be perfect and the trim looks nice in the dash and there is no logo or writing anywhere.

    0 56" Digital Voltmeter Green LED Panel 3 2 Wires DC 0 100V 4 30V Power Monitor | eBay

    This one is >=200ms response time.

    Make sure to get the 3 wired ones because those have the auto on feature (hook one of the wires into the ignition or remote out from the head unit. I used ignition because I like to see what my battery is at before I turn the car on)
    How long did it take you to get it?



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    Re: Cigarette lighter Voltmeter

    Quote Originally Posted by Jes 42 View Post
    How long did it take you to get it?
    ordered this one on the 20th and got it on the 5th

    1pcs Green LED Panel Meter Digital Voltmeter DC 0 99 9VS | eBay

    shenzhen, China

    Sale date: 12/20/12


    Acceptance
    Dec-26-12, 21:35 PM


    Processed Through Sort Facility
    Dec-28-12, 15:40 PM, SHENZHEN

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    Re: Cigarette lighter Voltmeter

    Quote Originally Posted by 2010HHRUMADBRUH View Post
    ordered this one on the 20th and got it on the 5th

    1pcs Green LED Panel Meter Digital Voltmeter DC 0 99 9VS | eBay

    shenzhen, China

    Sale date: 12/20/12


    Acceptance
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    I ordered 2 so was just curious.Why 6 days for acceptance?



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    Re: Cigarette lighter Voltmeter

    Quote Originally Posted by Jes 42 View Post
    I ordered 2 so was just curious.Why 6 days for acceptance?
    No idea.

    BTW this one is tiny.





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    Re: Cigarette lighter Voltmeter

    Hooked up to 12v on computer





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    Re: Cigarette lighter Voltmeter

    Nice.Easy to see.lol



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    Re: Cigarette lighter Voltmeter

    Quote Originally Posted by 2010HHRUMADBRUH View Post
    No idea.

    BTW this one is tiny.


    I have this same one and I clipped the little ears off and took out my cig lighter and it slid right in then I filled the extra space with some filler and it looks pretty good and reads perfectly to my dmm I used the power on for my HU to run it. Heres a vid of how I had it in there before I sanded and finshed it. Excuse the crappy cam and rats nest was a testing set up after installing new ports heh.



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