Volt meter review (I4C Products
Moto Guzzi Quota 1000 and Quota 1100 ES models
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When deciding to mount dual headlights into a Quota 1000 fairing, I wanted to be able to operate both low beams or both high beams. Doing so would double the headlight electrical requirements and could potentially be more than my charging system could handle. So, I decided to mount a voltage meter to keep track of things.
I wanted a good quality gauge that was water proof and affordable. I found what I was looking for in the
C-Volt gauge made by I4C Products (model number CV100LED).
- The gauge is digital and accurate when checked against my multi meter.
- The brightness at night is not
toobright...just fine for me.
- In sunshine, I have to shade the numbers with my hand to read them...I wish it had a
super brightsetting for daytime use.
- I have had absolutely no trouble with water infiltration...very nice.
- It comes with a bezel which cleans up the installation well.
- It does draw a small amount of current...enough to drain a motorcycle battery if left on for a month or more without running the bike or charging the battery. So don't leave it
hotall the time.
- Installation is simple and straightforward...just run wires to the battery terminals. It must be hooked up positive-to-positive and negative-to-negative; but is reverse polarity protected so there is no danger of damage.
- I was concerned about annoyance from the numbers changing all the time with very small changes in voltage. That has not been the case and I do not find it distracting at all.
Unfortunately, I4C Products is no longer in business. But, Bronson recently purchased a very similar (if not identical) unit from Digital Meter. I've no long term data on it yet, but it is certainly something to look into.