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Question.......Amp Meter.

Post by Dave C on Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:09 am

Any of you whizz kids out there confirm for me........if you fit an Amp Meter.......is it just a wire each to the positive and negative terminal of the battery.......


Common sense tells me that it is..........but hey......it is me ..... Rolling Eyes
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Post by Rislar on Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:13 am

Step 1 Check the rating of the DC amp meter you are wanting to place in the circuit. It must not be lower in the amperage rating than the circuit you are placing the meter into for measurement. In other words, do not place a 10 amp rated meter into a 30 amp DC circuit, as you will damage the amp meter from a too high of a current through the mechanism.

Step 2 Disconnect the positive side of the battery terminal to remove all power from the automotive electrical circuit. Failure to do so may cause an accidental short to the frame of the vehicle causing damage to the battery.

Step 3 Locate the power wire in which you want to place the amp meter. Cut the wire with the wire cutters.

Step 4 Place the wire next to the female portion of the ring connector, where the wire fits into the connector. Use the wire strippers and strip back the insulation the same length as the ring connectors wire length.

Step 5 Place the ring connector over the bare copper wire, and crimp the female cylinder onto the wire with the wire crimpers. Perform this operation on both wires.

Step 6 Place a few rounds of the electrical tape over the female connector portion of the ring connector. This will help to insulate the bare connector from "shorting" to any part of the metal frame on the vehicle.

Step 7 Connect the wires to the amp meter in the following order. The positive side of the meter must be connected to the positive power wire or the wire coming from the power source. The negative side of the amp meter will be connected to the wire that is going to the electrical device. Tighten the nuts on the meter posts with the wire pliers.

Step 8 Install the meter into the dashboard or your own chosen location by following the manufacturers instructions for proper mounting. Some amp meter manufacturers offer a special mounting kit with the amp meter assembly.

Step 9 Replace the positive battery post connector to the battery, and engage the electrical circuit by either starting the vehicle or switching "on" the device circuit.

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Re: Question.......Amp Meter.

Post by Hicube on Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:14 am

Step 10. Dial 999 ROFL

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Post by Rislar on Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:15 am

ROFL ROFL Pop Corn

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Re: Question.......Amp Meter.

Post by Dave C on Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:19 am

Don't think i would have got to 10.........cheeky buggers..... ROFL Very Happy
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Post by Rislar on Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:20 am

lol! Old Git

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Post by Hicube on Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:25 am

You do make me laugh dave ROFL

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Re: Question.......Amp Meter.

Post by Dave C on Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:30 am

Hicube wrote:You do make me laugh dave ROFL


You should be in my head.......it's not so funny then...... Razz
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Post by Rislar on Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:36 am

Shocked ROFL

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Re: Question.......Amp Meter.

Post by Dave C on Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:38 am

Hey rislar......did you get your package today........coz i did.... goodjob
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Post by Rislar on Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:39 am

Bugger, no i didn't Suspect

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Re: Question.......Amp Meter.

Post by Dave C on Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:40 am

Ahhhhh......did you contact them? No
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Post by Rislar on Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:42 am

I haven't!! i suppose i'd better get on to it !!

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Re: Question.......Amp Meter.

Post by Dave C on Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:47 am

sure it will be fine........prob turn up in the morn...... thumbsup
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Post by Rislar on Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:48 am

I hope so grin

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