How do i hook up a volt gauge

Copper it is then.

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I'll post a pic when i can be bothered but next to my handbrake, i have a Volt meter that is wired to come on at startup. I have set it up so it's reading the voltage at the amp not the battery.

Did this because i KNOW that my overall voltage will be somewhat higher than amp voltage. I want to see what my amp is getting over the distance and that's all that matters. GREAT write up man, this will help heaps of people!

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Nice writeup, good detail. I like stepper motor gauges such as the ones that Autoplatonium sell over mechanical gauges. Stepper motor gauges use a sender unit instead of requiring a physical oil or water line to be fed into the cabin. The sensors and the associated connections stay in the engine bay that way.

Originally posted by Jenga View Post. Tighten the terminal nuts in order to compress the washers into the lugs. Connect 1 wire to the instrument lighting panel circuit or other volt source.

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How to Install a Volt Gauge in a Car

Connect a ground wire between the center ground terminal of the meter and a good engine ground. Leave the engine off and turn on the car's lights. Your ammeter indicator should read negative. Disconnect your negative battery cable again and switch the wires on the back of the meter if the indicator reads positive. Start your engine and check your connections for hot spots with a multimeter. Use the brackets and nuts provided in your kit to attach it.


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Attach the black wire from the volt gauge harness to an engine ground. Connect the red wire from the gauge's harness to an ignition switch's volt terminal or other switch 12 volt source.

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Can I just use the two wires from my amp gauge to hook up to my new volt meter gauge? The voltmeter will cause a slight draw on the battery so I would recommend using a wire that is hot with the key in the "on" position.


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Not Helpful 2 Helpful 9. Most cars and trucks have a 12 volt "ignition on" access terminal at the fuse box. Look for an unused male or female terminal and test it with a test light when the ignition is turned on. Not Helpful 0 Helpful 2. Why do the wires spark when I hook them up? Answer this question Flag as How do I hook up my car volt amp gauge to the amp?

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