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Using Your Faria Tachometer

Using Your Faria Tachometer

Does your new boat need a Faria tachometer? Not sure? The following information may be able to help.

If you’ve never heard of a device called a tachometer, chances are you have at least seen one, as they are fairly standard on the dashboards of most automobiles. Faria tachometers, while they serve the very same purpose of those found on your car’s engine, are made primarily for boats and marine craft.

What is a Tachometer?

A tachometer is an instrument gauge used to measure an object’s speed. The word itself comes from the two Greek words tachos, meaning speed, and metron, meaning measure. A tachometer, in its most traditional form, is a device laid out as a dial with a needle that indicates the speed at which an object is rotating. A Faria tachometer, then, is a device used to measure the speed at which the drive shaft of the boat is spinning. This is important because a lack of rotation speed can be an indication of engine problems, while excessive rotation can cause the very same problems you are trying to avoid. Experts agree that a tachometer in a marine craft is even more vital to engine safety than those found in automobiles.

Features of the Faria Tachometer

The Faria tachometer is one of the best selling gauges in the boating supply industry and offers a complete, transferrable lifetime warranty. Among its many features are:

  • Compact 4” diameter which fits most boat dashboards
  • Classic Round Face. The new digital tachometers may be nice for some, but for those looking for classic distinction the Faria tachometer certainly delivers.
  • Bold Graphics and Perimeter Lighted Dials. The bold numbers and perimeter lighted dials make the Faria tachometer easy to see in every weather condition.
  • Competitive Pricing. Faria offers competitive, affordable prices on all their gauges.
  • Hassle-Free Installation

Things to Remember about Your Faria Tachometer

When installing or troubleshooting your Faria tachometer it’s important to remember a few things. Although there are seldom problems with these devices, when they do occur it is usually a wiring mistake or difficulty. Make certain that your tachometer is set to the proper number of alternators and test with a standard ohmmeter, if you fail to get a 12 volt reading for the power or ground circuit, check the wiring to make sure it has been installed properly.

Another commonly reported problem is interference. Because tachometers depend on electromagnetic waves for accuracy, their signal can be interfered with when other applications are simultaneously in use. Even a strong radio can interfere with the signal. If this is the case, you really have nothing to worry about. The tachometer cannot be harmed by outside interference and will usually return to proper working order once the interference has passed.

Finally, over time, Faria tachometers, just like any instrument gauge, can become de-calibrated and thus give a false reading. If you suspect this, check your tachometer’s accuracy by using the adjustment screw on the rear of the device.

The safety and protection of your boat is too important to settle for just any gauge. Pick up a Faria tachometer today and rest easy knowing your engine is being monitored by one of the best brands on the market today.

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