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Spott

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Posted: 02/09/09 03:31pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A lot of folks here on the Truck camper forum have generators so I thought I would share my hour meter installation for anyone thats interested. Here is a link to one place you can get the meter. I use my meter to help remind me when to do required maintenance.

I have a Honda 2000 and installed my meter here

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here's a better shot of the meter

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I made a small notch in the cover/panel (not seen in photo) so the wires do not get crushed/worn. The wires go in and the ground wire (White) is attached to a bolt on the left

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and the red wire is fished across and wound around the spark plug wire on the other side of the generator

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here's the installation instruction sheet

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Posted: 02/09/09 04:14pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That's a pretty nice little hour meter Spott! Decent price too. I have a few generators and may order some. Does it have a little replaceable battery, like a watch battery?

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that is cheap, I think the last one I looked at with a the link provided here on the forum was in the neighbor hood of $45 per unit. Now I think I will put one on all my stuff. Oh boy this is going to add up fast. Edit, I just came off the site you gave, I was looking around and they had fuel filters and air filters and lawn mower blades and I forget what else bu they were half of what Sears is selling that stuff for. I was right, It cost me dearly, I stocked up on parts for my riding lawn mower.

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Posted: 02/09/09 11:53pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I bought one here.

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Posted: 02/10/09 03:36pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Phils wrote:

That's a pretty nice little hour meter Spott! Decent price too. I have a few generators and may order some. Does it have a little replaceable battery, like a watch battery?

Phil
I looked at it and it appears to be sealed, I'm sure when the battery goes bad I'll pry it open and see if I can change it. Mine is a couple of years old and still going strong so far.

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Looks good, Bruce. They don't have a battery, they work off of inductance (at least my tach/hour meter does (see pic)). See SenDEC tach/hour meter also. Later, Dave.


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Posted: 02/10/09 05:07pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice setup Spott. If I ever replace my lost/stolen Honda, I'll start it off right.

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Geese Spot..My Honda is 5 years old... I didn't know it needed maintenance.


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Posted: 02/10/09 07:06pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Got mine at sears, but Im not sure if they sell them anymore.

Sendec Digital Hour Meter

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I use that same B&S hour meter on my Honda 2K... works great and easy to hook up. You can't beat the price.


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