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Old 04-01-2004, 08:28 AM   #1
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I am starting to question my hitec powermate rx voltmeter. I tested my plane with it, then used my friends voltmeter, one with coloured led's, and his read 20 or 30% higher than mine. I know it is better for it to read too low than too high, but just yesturday I quick charged my plane and tested the battery a short while later and it read around 50%, I wiggled the lead and reconnected it then it read 80%. I then tested an old dented battery that has been sitting around for about a year and it still read in the green. Do you think it would be time to replace this meter, or would it still be good for a quick reference at the field?
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The first thing you need to do is check those connectors.
You have a bad connection somewhere.

Make sure if you are comparing meters, that the load you have on the battery packs is the same.

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