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Old 07-24-2007, 07:11 PM   #1
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http://cgi.ebay.com/3-1-2-Blue-LED-D...QQcmdZViewItem

I emailed to ask how fast they update. Would be a great wideband gauge for those of us with programmable outputs, which is most widebands nowadays. I'll let you know the speed once I find out.
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Old 07-24-2007, 07:33 PM   #2
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I lol'd at the title
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Old 07-24-2007, 07:43 PM   #3
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It's just a panel voltmeter. I've recommended **** like this from digikey before.
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oooo That would look good here on my blue Miata.

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/a...Wideband_2.jpg
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Biggest problem is it's almost 3 inches long so it wouldn't fit in a gauge pod with a fabbed up panel. I have a Motec WB and mounted it in holes 2-3 of the 3 gauge radio pod. I used a PVC cap to space it over the 2 holes. I'd rather have one that could fit within a gauge pod.

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Old 07-25-2007, 09:21 AM   #6
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Biggest problem is it's almost 3 inches long
you sound just like my wife.

I dont mind a ghetto look if it saves me some $. Guy said it updates 3x a second. Do you guys think thats a good enough refresh rate, or should I just go with something purpose built, or something else entirely?
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There's nothing really worng with it. I doubt even a cheap one off ebay can really be all that bad...


but here's a source for others: http://www.mpja.com/products.asp?dept=52
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There's nothing really worng with it. I doubt even a cheap one off ebay can really be all that bad...


but here's a source for others: http://www.mpja.com/products.asp?dept=52
good link. thanks
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Well after rummaging through a box of crap, I found a 5v DC powered panel meter.

I hacked apart an unused cigarette lighter cell phone charger to power it and ran some wires through my dash to later rendezvous with the LM-1 output (1v-10:1, 2v-20:1).

I took a propane heater to my pillar pod and got it all melty to make room for the big *** panel meter. The JBWeld should be cured tonite so I'll post some pics then.

The refresh rate might be a bit slow to tune by but will be fine and dandy for casual monitoring.
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how difficult is it to hook a narrowband (liek autometer) a/f gauge to an lc-1? my lc-1 is in the mail so i can't really look at it. it's planned for my MS install but that a fw months out so id like to get the wideband in a working now.
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I've never done it but it's probably pretty easy assuming the LC-1 has programmable output(s) (i've never used an LC-1 personally).

The problem would be remembering which LED represents which A/F ratio

http://www.innovatemotorsports.com/f...ight=autometer

http://www.innovatemotorsports.com/r...ntegration.php
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You can hook up a narrowband gauge to the LC1 and set the LC1's narrowband emulation to be linear so the reading would be extremely accurate.
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Gutted a cigarette lighter cell phone charger for the 12v to 5v bits


Tapped into some wiring for 12v during IG key position


JBWeld to the rescue


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