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Re: Eclipse 8 voltage monitor
« Reply #10 on: 27 January, 2016, 10:07:34 PM »
*Originally Posted by Bifferman [+]
:084:  Not like Andrew at all.   The guy who produces these, and he maybe a one man band, is Andrew Ferguson.  He is a decent player and bloody good at what he does.  Have to say though when he sells stuff on fleabay it is customary to pay first and then receive the goodies.  I have a tel number for Andrew, it is 4 years old but it might work:  0142 557 5277 which may be worth trying, I would suggest in the evening as he busy during the day with other things i.e. trying to make a living.

I hope he is still doing the bizzo, when I had my dealings with him he was incredibly helpful and most certainly NOT like he appears to be dealing with you.  It is worth persevering, Andrew is a good guy and not an arse, it seems as if something has broken down in the coms between the pair of you.
somewhere

Andy
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He hasn't been selling via eBay since 2013, but does claim "We post all orders within 24 hours of your payment" and "UK orders will be sent first class and normally received within one to three days of your order"
...
http://www.sparkbright.co.uk/sparkbright-ordering-info.php

I bought one from him but mislaid it and thinking it had gone out with the rubbish bought and installed a Gammatronix....
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LED-MOTORCYCLE-BIKE-Battery-level-Alternator-Charge-monitor-monsoon-proof-/200609174686
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Re: Eclipse 8 voltage monitor
« Reply #11 on: 27 January, 2016, 11:21:56 PM »
*Originally Posted by richardcbf [+]
He hasn't been selling via eBay since 2013, but does claim "We post all orders within 24 hours of your payment" and "UK orders will be sent first class and normally received within one to three days of your order"
...
http://www.sparkbright.co.uk/sparkbright-ordering-info.php

I bought one from him but mislaid it and thinking it had gone out with the rubbish bought and installed a Gammatronix....
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LED-MOTORCYCLE-BIKE-Battery-level-Alternator-Charge-monitor-monsoon-proof-/200609174686


It is very good, but I prefer the lithium one.  Is in red at more volt, arround 13,1 v.
I am looking the table manufactured and I think It can be better.
I am not sure, but I think it.  Do you it?.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LITHIUM-MOTORCYCLE-BIKE-Battery-Charge-monitor-level-voltmeter-monitor-Shorai/191741139645?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140122125356%26meid%3Db1ae192cfe97437aabb20bb463bd4474%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D2%26sd%3D200609174686

In this way you can have more time to stop the bike.



 
« Last Edit: 27 January, 2016, 11:24:05 PM by Caballitopony »

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Re: Eclipse 8 voltage monitor
« Reply #12 on: 28 January, 2016, 09:26:51 PM »
An edited version of the url Caballitopony posted: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191741139645


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Re: Eclipse 8 voltage monitor
« Reply #13 on: 28 January, 2016, 10:07:59 PM »
*Originally Posted by Caballitopony [+]

It is very good, but I prefer the lithium one.  Is in red at more volt, arround 13,1 v.
I am looking the table manufactured and I think It can be better.
I am not sure, but I think it.  Do you it?.

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LITHIUM-MOTORCYCLE-BIKE-Battery-Charge-monitor-level-voltmeter-monitor-Shorai/191741139645

In this way you can have more time to stop the bike.
Do you have a 'lithium' (instead of Lead Acid) type battery fitted to your bike?
If you do not then, perhaps you did not read/understand this  :027: ....

"Nota de los rangos mostrados que el litio baterías tienen una tensión de salida mayor que las células de plomo-ácido 12v estándar. Proveedores de baterías de litio pueden llamarlos "baterías 12v", pero son mucho más cerca de 13.5-14v en funcionamiento normal, es por eso que necesita este modelo especial avenido a-litio.

En el camino sólo se debe ver verde constante (sin parpadeo molesto en funcionamiento normal) - verde intermitente roja significa falla del alternador (sobrecarga!) Y colocar a amarillo significa que su sistema está muy cargado (guantes con calefacción, etc.).

Cuando estacionado o almacenado, que vea destellar verde, amarillo o rojo para el estado de la batería 'inactivo'.

Nota: esta unidad es para bicicletas equipadas con baterías de litio, hechos por Shorai o similar. Si usted tiene un tipo de batería de plomo-ácido de referencia, tiene que adquirir un tipo de plomo-ácido de nuestra tienda eBay. Esta unidad no funcionará correctamente para cualquier batería diferente tipos LITIO !!!!!!!
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Re: Eclipse 8 voltage monitor
« Reply #14 on: 29 January, 2016, 08:54:39 AM »
Andrew Fergusson/Sparkbright has clearly developed his little business since I bought my LED battery monitor from him, now his presentation is much more professional although, sadly, his products have followed the Gamatronix trait of having IMO too many battery/charging conditions being displayed.  As RCBF says no longer on fleabay as he sells direct and has a polished website here:  http://www.sparkbright.co.uk/index.php and I notice that Andrew has posted on his home page that he is running a little behind his normal rapid delivery schedule - a nice touch posted on 27/1 possibly after HGP chatted with him.

Andrew will programme his units with as many (within reason) or as few tipping points and at voltage levels as you request.  When I bought mine I followed the KISS principle and went for only four - A thread from 2012 makes interesting reading here:  https://www.cbf1000.com/index.php/topic,12722.0.html  and especially reply 2 which shows the tipping points I chose and the reasoning why.

When I bought my Sparkbright LED monitor the only version that was available was the equivalent of he 'Monsoon' without the self dimming light for night time use.  Just to mention that given the location I positioned mine (reply 20 on same thread above for pics) I have absolutely no problem with riding at night with the non dimming version - it is not offensively bright that it might distract you.  I can however see a huge advantage of using the 'Eclipse' self diming version inside a car.   I also decided on the 8mm version which I think looks just right mounted in the dashboard.

Andy
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p.s.  Reliability?  Fitted mine in March(ish) 2012 and it continues to work just fine.



« Last Edit: 30 January, 2016, 07:10:21 AM by Bifferman »

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Re: Eclipse 8 voltage monitor
« Reply #15 on: 29 January, 2016, 11:20:06 PM »
Thanks rarch.
I have put links in others post and it is impossible for me. ¿?.  I think it is the traslator.
I am going to write this without it.  I hope it do not be very heavy.

My battery is acid, it isn´t Lithium.

I want the led warn me when stator down arround to 13 volts with the bike running. At that time it is when the stator has begun to fail.
With lithium led, the warn in red is on 13,1 v.
With standard led, the warn is red is on 11,8 v. In this moment, the bike is near to stop.


The table of bike tipics volt:




If we compared with:



Before starting, we will have more information with standard led. But running, at the time of the fault, we will have more interesting information with led to lithium battery.


The stator is broken when we are driving the bike, so I think for that moment, it will be more interesting to have led to lithium.

With the standard led, when we went down to 13.2 v. the LED will begin to flash green. It can also be a warning.

Actually, now I think it's just a matter of colors. Either LEDs can give us the information.

I think it is essential to take these warnings to avoid other problems. It could be very dangerous on the road.


 :031: :031: For all.


Uff, Difficult for me.









« Last Edit: 29 January, 2016, 11:32:58 PM by Caballitopony »

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Re: Eclipse 8 voltage monitor
« Reply #16 on: 26 February, 2019, 09:53:17 PM »
From Biffermans testimony on this thread, I decided to go with the Eclipse 8mm auto-dimming Sparkbright monitor. Andrew Ferguson still makes this nice, simple bit of kit that gives me a great feeling of security that I won’t get left stranded by the dreaded stator disease on my Mk1. Well recommended sir.