Upfitter switches - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
6.0L Electronics Discussion TV's, Radios, everything electric and NON-Performance.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 Old 03-15-2014, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: tewksbury, mass
Posts: 1,161
Thanks: 4
Thanked 36 Times in 36 Posts
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 79 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Upfitter switches

Is there any reason why my upfitter switches would read 24V instead of the 12V, all four seem to be doing this. Thanks for any help.
mikeb01453 is offline  
post #2 of 8 Old 03-16-2014, 06:08 AM Thread Starter
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: tewksbury, mass
Posts: 1,161
Thanks: 4
Thanked 36 Times in 36 Posts
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 79 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Has this happened to anyone else? I want to use upfitter switch number 4 for my cb radio which is rated for 12 V, will i be fine using this with my CB or will i risk damaging it?
mikeb01453 is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 03-16-2014, 06:10 AM
information regurgitator

 
NYC F-350's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Epping, NH
Posts: 6,350
Thanks: 37
Thanked 270 Times in 246 Posts
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Quoted: 49 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
What are you using to check the voltage? It would be impossible (unless you have the batteries installed incorrectly) to get 24 volts.
NYC F-350 is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 03-16-2014, 06:20 AM Thread Starter
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: tewksbury, mass
Posts: 1,161
Thanks: 4
Thanked 36 Times in 36 Posts
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 79 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
im using a digital multimeter, and i know i was testing the upfitter wires because when i switched the switches off it read zero, and when on they all read 24. I have had no issues whatsoever electrically with the truck and would imagine that improperly installed batteries would probably cause more issues (these are the same batteries the truck came with). perhaps i will check the multimeter to make sure it is still functioning properly.
mikeb01453 is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 03-16-2014, 06:25 AM
information regurgitator

 
NYC F-350's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Epping, NH
Posts: 6,350
Thanks: 37
Thanked 270 Times in 246 Posts
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Quoted: 49 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Yeah, I would check that with another multimeter
NYC F-350 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to NYC F-350 For This Useful Post:
mikeb01453 (03-20-2014)
post #6 of 8 Old 03-16-2014, 06:40 AM Thread Starter
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: tewksbury, mass
Posts: 1,161
Thanks: 4
Thanked 36 Times in 36 Posts
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 79 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
i hope the multimeter is the problem haha
mikeb01453 is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 03-16-2014, 08:18 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
supreme oppressor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Grande Prairie, Alberta
Posts: 238
Thanks: 1
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Low batteries on the multimeter can cause screwy readings.

2006 F350 6.0 CrewCab Fx4 - Leveled & 35" Nitto's

2002 Subaru WRX

1983 Kawasaki GPz750 with the 810 big bore kit, parked.
supreme oppressor is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 03-16-2014, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: tewksbury, mass
Posts: 1,161
Thanks: 4
Thanked 36 Times in 36 Posts
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 79 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
it was the multimeter, its odd how it exactly doubled what the correct reading was... But anyways, thanks for the help guys. NYC f350 thats twice youve helped me this week so thank you for your time.
mikeb01453 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome