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chevyman420 01-18-2008 08:43 PM

so i'm hooking up my ammeter for the first time and would like to know if i can hook up the meter to the charge wire off the alternator the wire that goes to the battery (the one with the nut)

poncho62 01-18-2008 08:49 PM

Are you talking ammeter or voltmeter?

A voltmeter can be hooked up to any positive source. That one on the alternator would be a good one. It would then show how many volts you alternator is putting out.

An ammeter has to be placed inline on the circuit. In other words, a wire has to come to the gauge, through it and back to the source.

chevyman420 01-18-2008 08:52 PM

ya i know that it needs to be in seires but wasn't sure about the wire if there would be to much power but yes thank you for the info :thumbup:

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