info@krissmotors.com646-535-7477

Instrumentation

The electric conversion of the 1969 Saab Sonett required a completely new 12-volt system and instrumentation that could accurately measure system parameters: cumulative amp-hour use, battery pack voltage, controller temperature, RPM captured by a magnetic sensor, and other new-to-the-automotive-world data.

The original black fiberglass dashboard was retained, but re-purposed as illustrated below.


  Sonett fiberglass dash with new digital instrumentation


1. Headlight switch
2. LED push button start
3. Controller chill plate temperature gauge
4. Programmable low voltage warning light
5. Dimmer control for gauge backlighting
6. Tachometer with RPM and amp output (see toggle switch)
7. Toggle switch for tachometer display
8. GPS speedometer, signal and high beam indicators
9. Programmable capacity (low Ah) warning light
10. Battery pack state-of-charge (Ah) gauge
11. Fan switch for cabin and chill plate cooling
12. Battery monitoring system (JLD404)
13. Windshield washer
14. Windshield wipers, two speeds
15. GPS receiver for speedometer
16. Push button scroll for controller monitor
17. Controller monitor
18. LED hazard push button