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Old 06-08-2015, 04:57 PM   #91
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I'll take OC's solution. We have a set for the trailer and a set for the house. The min and max temps reached since last reset are particularly handy.


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Old 06-08-2015, 08:37 PM   #92
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I have had my mod installed for three trips now. Works great. Turn frig on and temp gauge comes on no muss no fuss and no battery to change every year and no frequency interference with my wireless camera, outside thermometer, or tpms. Can only have so many things running at 2.4MHz before you run into problems.

I have more meters on order as others in the club want the mod.
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Old 06-14-2015, 08:08 PM   #93
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I don't remember the exact seller of mine but here is a link to the ones I used. They're rated 4-25 volt.

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...656106&alt=web
I wonder if they have updated these since you got yours...the pic shows a small digital display and a graphic gauge. your pic looks like just the digital display.
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Old 06-15-2015, 01:43 AM   #94
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I wonder if they have updated these since you got yours...the pic shows a small digital display and a graphic gauge. your pic looks like just the digital display.
No, same ones. Go back to my post #38.

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Old 06-15-2015, 08:10 AM   #95
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Figured I'd follow up with my temp displays.
I finally found the time to install 2 displays. I mounted them in the above panel. I was able to pickup power right there and when I shut the fridge off, they also turn off. Here's some photos.

First I marked out where to cut.
Second I filed the hole to size so the display fits snug.
I then plugged the displays together and ran the power and ground wires to the humidity switch feed.
Snapped it all together and tested.
Done.
That looks real nice, the thing is that Norcol has no place to put both in, the panel is different. Nice job ....
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Old 06-15-2015, 09:08 AM   #96
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I bought two of the style with the gauge type display and they were rated 4 to 25 vdc - one for the fridge and one for the water heater tank and both units had the back lights go out on the first trip. I think that they were just junk - 5 dollars each including shipping from China. I installed the style with the large numerical readout ( http://ebay.com/itm/Digital-Thermome...-/110953483704 ) and they seem like a much better unit, plus they are much easier to read. They have been working great.
I've ordered a couple of this type, hope they arrive soon. Nice mod by the way!
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Old 06-15-2015, 09:28 AM   #97
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No, same ones. Go back to my post #38.

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OK - got you, I had confused your pictures with another person.

Do you like the gauge style display now that you have it, or would you prefer simple numbers?

Also - about how long did it take you to do this?

I really like this mod. I am so sick and tired of replacing batteries in everything, hard wiring is the way to go.
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Old 06-15-2015, 12:08 PM   #98
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OK - got you, I had confused your pictures with another person.

Do you like the gauge style display now that you have it, or would you prefer simple numbers?

Also - about how long did it take you to do this?

I really like this mod. I am so sick and tired of replacing batteries in everything, hard wiring is the way to go.
I like the ones I got. With the background color of the display it's just enough contrast and in my opinion look great.
I'm a measure 6 times, cut, and then trim to fit type of a guy. I took my time and it still was only less than half an hour. As you may have seen, I measured, laid it out in masking tape first, cut with a high speed cutting tool (Dremel) , and then used a flat file to enlarge the hole until the display fit snug.
And yes, I'm tired of batteries too. Next, I'm figuring out powering my electronic thermostat that seems to have bad batteries every month.
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Old 06-15-2015, 12:27 PM   #99
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I'll Go with OC's solution as well.


What good is a "built in" look when the mod does not provide complete functionality (IMHO).


OC's solution makes more sense (to me) because when I am in our 5er, I can check the temps easily. Where I can't check them is when we are on the road. OC's solution is a elegant gap filler in that you can have the wireless module in the cab with you, thus warning you of refer/freezer problems when they happen rather than 4 hours later when you get to the campground
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HSVBamaBob you are in danger of upsetting some folks.
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