|Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 08:02 pm: ||
Also, all those repairs go through cdi and qa. It's not a matter of someone not doing their job. That's just the way it is.
|Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 09:07 pm: ||
One thing to remember, if there's any airspace in the unit, sealing it may not be the best thing for it.
Changes in altitude & temperature will create a pressure differential that can draw moisture in through the tiniest of flaws & even through some of the products themselves.
Once in it never leaves, just slowly accumulates and corrodes the interior components.
I've had the same problem many times with sealed units on trucks.
Best bet may be to fit the unit into a box with a breather.
|Posted on Friday, October 23, 2015 - 07:56 am: ||
Sorry to hijack the thread, but I really appreciate everyone showing wisdom here.
Get a cheap open top enclosure, heck, cardboad if you want, and pot the whole thing in a real potting compound (probably polyurathane). That sounds like the bet and most reliable solution, though you are looking at $40 for 16 oz's of potting compound. That would probably go pretty far though.
Just like Buell did on the ECM and voltage regulator. Go figure.
|Posted on Sunday, November 01, 2015 - 01:37 am: ||
Any time I've needed to pot something, old ghetto RTV has done fine.
That being said, I have a tri-color LED meter on my Uly that Frank installed inside the IC.
I put a Kuryakyn 10 segment on my 1125R and it works fine at 8 years old, much rain done.
|Posted on Sunday, November 01, 2015 - 09:30 am: ||
RTV doesn't conduct heat very well. If there are components that need to dissipate heat, they'll cook. Potting compound is typically thermally conductive. That's not to say that RTV won't work (I've used it too). Just be aware of what you're encapsulating.
|Posted on Sunday, November 01, 2015 - 10:15 am: ||
Not a panel meter, but usable: http://www.batterytender.com/Accessories/Digital-V oltage-Indicator-with-LCD-Display.html
it says out of stock. but maybe retailers have some.
That's pretty slick...
...although I disagree with their assessment (relayed via the three indicator lights on the right side) of what constitutes a healthy state of battery charge:
GREEN: Battery Charged (Greater than 12.0V)
YELLOW: Battery is Low (11.6 to 12.0V)
RED: Battery is Discharged (Less than 11.6V)
Amazon has them in stock for $15.00:
|Posted on Sunday, November 01, 2015 - 08:14 pm: ||
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Digital-Volt-Meter-4-5-to- 30v-WATERPROOF-CALIBRATED-VoltMeter-BLUE-12V-24V-/ 111360101749?hash=item19ed944d75:m:mUhLXb_7SzKGCR0 mSdxXyng&vxp=mtr I think you will like this one
|Posted on Monday, November 02, 2015 - 12:00 am: ||
Hoot, it's a little cheap voltmeter, practically no current, hence lo-no heat.
A good urethane conformal coating would probably seal its insides well enough for most needs.
Or did I miss the topic change to a voltage regulator?
Sometimes you guys way overthink stuff.
Guess it's better than the alternative tho...