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Old 10-29-2014, 07:20 PM   #1
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Voltmeter Addition

Added a voltmeter to the control panel on my 8285WS. Tied it to the Pump Switch. When the pump is on the voltmeter is on.
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Old 10-30-2014, 06:49 AM   #2
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Great idea! Just remember that the voltmeter does draw some power when on (not much with the newer LED models; just be aware).
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Old 10-30-2014, 11:58 AM   #3
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I am aware - that is why the voltmeter is tied to the pump switch. Switch off, voltmeter off.
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Old 10-30-2014, 12:01 PM   #4
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I am aware - that is why the voltmeter is tied to the pump switch. Switch off, voltmeter off.
Soooooooo what if your using city water?
There's no need for pump to be on.

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Old 10-30-2014, 01:37 PM   #5
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I installed one of these voltmeter/ammeters w/ an on/off switch.

New AC Digital Ammeter Voltmeter LCD Panel Amp Volt Meter 100A 300V 110V 220V 1 | eBay
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Old 10-30-2014, 01:45 PM   #6
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.... but the pump can be ON it just won't run when connected to city water (it draws no current)
.....or you can turn the switch on occasionally to check.

I just wanted to be able to turn the voltmeter off when in storage without the trouble of installing a separate switch.
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Old 11-02-2014, 08:51 AM   #7
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Nice job, and it looks great.
As a side note, it is unfortunate when a guy goes to all the trouble to add something nice, and post it to help others, giving ideas to them for improvements.
Some folks jump on it giving opinions on how you could do it better, or what they did, most without even thanking you for going to the trouble to post your work.
Not slamming they folks here, it just happens on Forums unfortunately. Lou was very nice and was trying to be helpful.
Thanks for taking the time to show your work.
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Old 11-02-2014, 11:58 AM   #8
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I installed one of these voltmeter/ammeters w/ an on/off switch.

New AC Digital Ammeter Voltmeter LCD Panel Amp Volt Meter 100A 300V 110V 220V 1 | eBay
Marty, thanks, I just ordered on of these baby's.
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