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#1 Rich & Penny

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 11:15 AM

Can anyone tell me where I can purchase a 12-Volt Voltage Meter that plugs into the DC plug in the Casita. I know I have seen posts but I couldn't find it when I searched. I thought I had read that WalMart had them, but I looked and couldn't find one there. Anyone?
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Posted 08 January 2010 - 11:25 AM

I have a 12-volt multimeter that I've had for many years. I took it to Radio Shack and they fixed me up with the appropriate parts to plug it into the cigarette-style receptacle.
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Posted 08 January 2010 - 11:30 AM

I got mine at Autozone auto parts. Amazon also has them. Most auto parts stores should have them.
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Posted 08 January 2010 - 01:39 PM

You can order one on line from Camping World. Like everything else from CW they are a bit more expensive than auto parts stores. Here's a link. Plug In Volt Meter

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#5 Horace & Dianne

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 02:01 PM

You can also find the 12 volt plug in voltmeter at Sears for $14.95.
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Posted 08 January 2010 - 02:16 PM

It's been a while but I am pretty sure I bought mine at WalMart - on a rack with battery cables (as opposed to jumper cables) near the entrance to the area where the tires are sold.

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 03:32 PM

Got mine here: http://www.voltminder.com/

It a little more $$ but can either be plugged into the 12v out let or hard wired. Additionally it has an alarm feature that will alert you if the voltage drops below a value that you set in.
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Posted 08 January 2010 - 06:36 PM

QUOTE (juanago @ Jan 8 2010, 06:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's been a while but I am pretty sure I bought mine at WalMart - on a rack with battery cables (as opposed to jumper cables) near the entrance to the area where the tires are sold.


Exactly..... right there by the battery cables near the batteries in the service dept. from what i hear there's even lights up so you can use it for a night light too.
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#9 Rich & Penny

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 07:05 PM

Thanks, Ill check WalMart again, or maybe Sears, it's closer. Rich

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 07:13 PM

QUOTE (Rich & Penny @ Jan 8 2010, 11:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks, Ill check WalMart again, or maybe Sears, it's closer. Rich


If you go to walmart go into the service dept where you would pay to get your car fixed......they're in there

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 07:43 PM

I bought this one from Amazon for $12.26:

http://www.amazon.co...x_ya_oh_product

The picture shows that it displays voltage to one decimal place (e.g. 12.6 volts) but it really displays two decimal places (e.g. 12.67 volts). Mine works like a charm.

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 03:31 AM

got mine from northern tool. was under 10 bucks as well as i remember.

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 08:40 PM

Well, I found one at WalMart, over by the batteries in a little display. It was $15.95 plus tax. I dropped by Sears but they didn't have one neither in their tool dept or in the auto center. At least I got one. Rich

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 05:08 AM

QUOTE (Rich & Penny @ Jan 10 2010, 11:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well, I found one at WalMart, over by the batteries in a little display. It was $15.95 plus tax. I dropped by Sears but they didn't have one neither in their tool dept or in the auto center. At least I got one. Rich


When you plug your wal mart voltmeter in could you tell me if the background lights up and if so what color?_____
I need a really dim nightlight and i love voltmeters smile.gif
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Posted 11 January 2010 - 06:27 AM

QUOTE (wrkn2mch @ Jan 11 2010, 08:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Rich & Penny @ Jan 10 2010, 11:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well, I found one at WalMart, over by the batteries in a little display. It was $15.95 plus tax. I dropped by Sears but they didn't have one neither in their tool dept or in the auto center. At least I got one. Rich


When you plug your wal mart voltmeter in could you tell me if the background lights up and if so what color?_____
I need a really dim nightlight and i love voltmeters smile.gif
Joe



My Walmart one has a greenish tint; works well as a night light, too. I also have the more expensive one from Bestconverter-the one with the alarm-but I always use the cheaper Walmart one instead. I suspect the cheaper one consumes less energy.
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