Radiant Tachometer is designed to work with any engine and provides a brilliant, crisp LCD screen with a soft green back light, for easy visibility.
The Digital Tachometer / Hour Meter is a general purpose, ignition spark lead based instrument. Mount it anywhere using the included Velcro patch. Works with two or four stroke engines; also includes a job (oil change) interval countdown timer.
These appear to be of good quality, however the 60” lead wire could be longer. I ordered two. One is for a Honda V-twin engine that I recently installed on my skidsteer loader. The Tachometer was easy to install and works perfectly. The other will go on an antique 1952 Farmall Super M tractor. A longer lead wire would be useful for that situation.
this looks good ,small yet readable, able to place almost anywhere
Seems to working as desired.
James Wiebe, the manufacturer of this product told me to order one here. Two weeks later, he told me it would not work on my engine (which he knew I had). Could you put something in the information about this product that it will not work on automobile engines or on Continental or Lycoming engines? It could save others the headache of ordering something they cant use.
These tiny tachometers work fine if installed correctly. Remembering they need a strong enough inductive flux signal to drive them. I tried to install one of these tachometers on my Lycoming engine with a bendix magneto by first removing some of the shielded braid around one plug wire then wrapping 5 turns of the signal wire around the non shielded area. Wrapping it 5 times produced to low of an RPM indication. Upon increasing the wraps to 10 there was a noticeable increase in RPM indication but not enough. Seeing it would require about 2 and 1/2 inches more of removed shielding to get a strong enough flux signal and having to deal with possible radio noise I decided to abandon this and instead installed it on one my cars which worked perfect with 4 wraps. It will work on a magneto system ignition if you experiment with it.
There are a bunch of knockoffs of this thing on Amazon for half the price. Instructions are poorly written by someone whose native language is not American English and are difficult to follow. Not the quality I expected.
The tach works well and was easy to install. However the tach was the old model not the newer one with an oval shape. This did not affect the operation but was disappointing.
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Yes, this will work.
No, this does not wrap around the spark plugs. Item comes with a easy installation Velcro patch. Works on 2 and 4 stroke engines.
The tach comes with easy installation velcro patches. This will allow the unit to display the current RPM's when the engine is running.
This unit comes with a 5 foot cable harness. Per the manufacturer, this harness cannot be lengthened.
Per the Manufacturer , range to 8500 RPM,,Accuracy dependent on installation (need a good coupling), should be about +/- 10 RPM
We do not have any data showing it working on trucks. It could work but we cannot guarantee it.