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55panFL
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ammeter gauge

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Post by 55panFL » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:36 pm

Can anyone tell me where to get a amp gauge so I can check me generator on my 55 fl 6 volt.
I have searched the web and local part store and the smallest one i can find is 30-0-30. Does anyone make a 10 or 15 amp gauge?



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Re: ammeter gauge

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Post by john HD » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:55 pm

i used one from a junk battery charger.

it reads 0 to 10 or 12 amps.

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Re: ammeter gauge

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Post by 55panFL » Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:23 am

that sounds like a great idea, but I dont have a junk battery charger

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Re: ammeter gauge

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Post by john HD » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:08 am

do you have a volt/ohmmeter?

most have a 10 amp setting.

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Re: ammeter gauge

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Post by BART » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:56 am

My suggestion also - buy an inexpensive multimeter from Radio Shack or equivalent business. They're inexpensive and can be used for numerous electrical testing and troubleshooting. I've had the same two for years. Just don't loan them to the kids or your neighbors!

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Re: ammeter gauge

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Post by Panhead Ed » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:58 pm

Buy a good meter that is large enough to read , you might find yourself doing all sorts of electrical testing if you dont have to get your kid to read what setting your on...... buy quality the first time and youll be happy.... cheap tools get cheap results , you get what you pay for . Ed

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