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Old 09-12-2005, 02:49 PM
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Volt Gauge hook-up

Okay, I have had a brain ****. I am trying to find out how to hook up a volt gauge. I have a kill switch mounted in back, no Alt., I would just like to see how my battery is doing. I also have the external charging hook ups. Thanks for any info.

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Run a wire right to the positive of the battery and to the conection on the guage. Ground the other side. You want to go to the battery to be sure of an accurate reading, since you have no charging system.
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If you are wanting to put a volt gauge permanently in the dash, wire it just like Poncho62 said but put in a dash switch by wiring it in the positive wire going to the dash gauge. A volt meter will drain a battery very slowly, maybe a month or more two without disconnecting it or using a switch. Of course you may be talking about a hand held digital multi meter and you would still use it at the battery posts or pos. and ground, either way for just checking voltage without installing a dash gauge
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