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How do i wire a volt guage?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by awsomeforce, Nov 24, 2006.

  1. awsomeforce

    awsomeforce Registered Member

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    i have a volt guage and an amp guage. i want to know how to exactly wire both of them since i dont know which one works. i'm really close to getting this truck done and i want to know if my electrical system is working.


    thanks,
    scott
     
  2. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    An amp gauge runs between your main power and your fuse block usually.. It's a shunt style system..

    DO NOT run an ampmeter! whether it works or not.... They are notoriously inaccurate and dangerous..

    Run a voltmeter... ignition and ground is all it needs.. and lighting...
     
  3. u2slow

    u2slow 1/2 ton status

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    A shunt style ammeter is safe. The gauge is calibrated to the shunt. Only the shunt sees the charging current. It's the series-connected ammeter that presents a hazard because the full charging current runs through it. :eek1:

    IMO, the more gauges the better. :D
     

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