Tiny tach battery replacement

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Tiny tach battery replacement

Post by rseydler » Jan 26th, '18, 16:37

Hi electrical wizzes,

I just replaced the battery in my tiny tach, pretty good for something that should last 5 years and it lasted 13. I couldn't find the exact button battery so now it has a larger one, that should last even longer!

My question is, what can i wrap the wire around to get the hours back up to where they were? I tried wrapping them around a 240v power cable but it didn't register, is there anything that simulates the spark plug wire pulse that i might have in the house?

Thanks

Ron

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Re: Tiny tach battery replacement

Post by Jon » Jan 26th, '18, 20:49

Not quite as convenient but why not use a high tension lead on your car? Just keep checking it occasionally until your in the right range. Then time it to get it right.

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Re: Tiny tach battery replacement

Post by INMA » Jan 26th, '18, 21:12

Why bother, just note the old reading with date and start new. Its just a number on an instrument.
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Re: Tiny tach battery replacement

Post by rseydler » Jan 26th, '18, 22:19

Jon wrote: why not use a high tension lead on your car?
Good thought but our cars have no spark plugs

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Re: Tiny tach battery replacement

Post by rseydler » Jan 26th, '18, 22:45

INMA wrote:Why bother, just note the old reading with date and start new. Its just a number on an instrument.
I'm trying to sell the tinnie, it will look better if the hours are on there.

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Re: Tiny tach battery replacement

Post by Tinggu » Jan 27th, '18, 08:33

We used to throw a line over the transmission cables with a bow/arrow and fine line. Haul the decent cable up till it nearly makes contact. Try not to have sweaty hands.
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Re: Tiny tach battery replacement

Post by rseydler » Jan 27th, '18, 08:46

Not sure what to say about that ^

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Re: Tiny tach battery replacement

Post by Bligh » Jan 27th, '18, 09:55

You could have a suicide and cremation for no charge (pun not intended but I'll take it anyway) in a matter of a few seconds.
I've seen possums do it in the suburbs while changing wires
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