An ammeter needs heavy wire as it carries all current going into and out of your battery minus the starter.Red to a switched source..Black to ground..Should be able to get that off the accessory deal off the fuse block..Make sure you use big enough wire lots of kits come with 18 Gauge wire and that really should be upgraded to at least 12 or even 10.
I fitted a voltmeter on my 1200,quite easy to do,i connected the red/live wire to the radio wire,black to earth...this way it only activates when ignition switched on,works perfect....:smiler:
Monitor his charging system I would think.:ROFL:
Seems as though that's the assumption everyone is making but since anoldefriend has been silent on the subject I was hoping to hear it from him. Perhaps he wants to know how many amps he is drawing total or what each component is drawing- can't do that with a volt meter. Anyway the question was geared towards finding out what his reason was (ie. what is he having trouble with so we could offer some help)I haven't seen one but I wonder if they make an amp guage that comes with an inductive clamp like many handheld meters use-I'm sure somebody does.wingsam41 wrote:Monitor his charging system I would think.:ROFL:
I remember the ammeters on some of my early cars. The ones that had actual numbers on the meter where good to +/- 60 or 90 amps. When you first started the engine the needle would go up ½ a needles width then go back to centre, when your alternator or at that time generator quit it would go down ½ a needles width. Pretty much useless.
A volt meter on the other hand tells you the general health of you battery before you start the engine and the health of your charging system once the engine is running.
Thats quite correct and the reason i fitted one,the moment the ignition is switched on the voltmeter needle will move up to 12 voltsA volt meter on the other hand tells you the general health of you battery before you start the engine and the health of your charging system once the engine is running.
errm,sorry my friend,not intentional,now corrected,:waving::waving:OK not gonna do quotes any more on this thread. Paul-somehow you have me quoted on something I didn't say in last post-that was from Ken.:baffled: