VDO Revcounter for SP Beetle and other.

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VDO Revcounter for SP Beetle and other.

Post by Tom Bishop » Mon May 18, 2009 6:56 pm

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Hope this helps someone. For everyone that uses this VW/VDO revcounter diagram, the charge is one beer.


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Re: VDO Revcounter for SP Beetle and other.

Post by hitlers revenge » Mon May 18, 2009 9:50 pm

OK Tom, I owe you a beer. I'll owe you 2 if you can make a simpler drawing of how to connect a rev counter.

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Re: VDO Revcounter for SP Beetle and other.

Post by Tom Bishop » Mon May 18, 2009 10:01 pm

Ill make it more simple.

Just bring your car and rev counter over to my shop and we will get it going. Easier for me to do than to write.

But I hope you are not wanting to fit one to your beetle.
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Re: VDO Revcounter for SP Beetle and other.

Post by hitlers revenge » Mon May 18, 2009 10:05 pm

lol. I'll bring it tommorrow with the clock.

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Re: VDO Revcounter for SP Beetle and other.

Post by buggyfan » Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:03 pm

Bump 4 beetle768
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Re: VDO Revcounter for SP Beetle and other.

Post by beetle786 » Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:31 pm

buggyfan wrote:Bump 4 beetle768
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Re: VDO Revcounter for SP Beetle and other.

Post by buggyfan » Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:10 pm

No need to thank me, just send Tom Bishop his beer :drunks: :drunks: LoL!!!!!!!
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Re: VDO Revcounter for SP Beetle and other.

Post by beetle786 » Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:54 pm

you send to him on my behalf ,don't handle beer :shock: sorry .
will post a cool pic of the rev counter when i get it working :D
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Re: VDO Revcounter for SP Beetle and other.

Post by beetle786 » Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:58 pm

Thanks Tom know you like pics don't handle beer .
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Re: VDO Revcounter for SP Beetle and other.

Post by Donovan D » Sat Apr 11, 2015 4:56 pm

Tom Bishop wrote: Image
Why can't I see this pic ?
I want to know how to connect one of these.
---------- 67 Panelvan -----------
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Re: VDO Revcounter for SP Beetle and other.

Post by Dawie » Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:10 pm

Difference between VDO -"SP", and universal VDO revcounter:

Typical VDO universal revcounters, (not "S.P".), are "voltage sensing". Separate wire needed from points to gauge. Sensing voltage swings between 12V and chassis when points switches. Typically senses terminal marked "1" on coil. Some electronic modules have dedicated output pin that triggers revcounter. Some newer types intended for diesels senses alternator pulses.

"VDO SP revcounter": Current sensing. Positive black wire from ignition switch goes to terminal marked "+" on revcounter. Terminal marked "15" on revcounter goes to coil terminal 15. Terminal marked "-12V" on revcounter goes to chassis earth.

(Designed so that no extra wire is needed to the back. Current from ignition switch, (black wire), simply passes in series through revcounter on it's way to the +/ terminal "15" on the coil. Via existing black wire.)

Similar system were used by some other makes like Smiths.
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Re: VDO Revcounter for SP Beetle and other.

Post by Donovan D » Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:52 pm

Great, thanks Dawie !!
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Re: VDO Revcounter for SP Beetle and other.

Post by buggyfan » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:09 pm

Donovan D wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2015 4:56 pm
Tom Bishop wrote: Image
Why can't I see this pic ?
I want to know how to connect one of these.
http://www.aircooledvwsa.co.za/viewtopi ... tt#p269451" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: VDO Revcounter for SP Beetle and other.

Post by Haans » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:59 am

Buggyfan,.....I've stopped asking,......it seems that this imagebum thinghamajik is bust!

If you get some image from someone,...I'd like to get a copy of it too please

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Re: VDO Revcounter for SP Beetle and other.

Post by buggyfan » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:10 am

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