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For those looking for an inexpensive ammeter
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colchiro Offline
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For those looking for an inexpensive ammeter
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/0-to-30-a...240%3A1318

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I'm only posting this since I know some people have trouble finding a meter that isn't a -60 to +60.

It says 442 available.Cool I have no experience with the seller. That is your responsibility to check out.

Rick

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11-08-2008 03:04 PM
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RE: For those looking for an inexpensive ammeter
Please be aware: That seller has some misinformation on one of his items.

Here is the place to look:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayIS...3FViewItem

MAP sensors do NOT sense oxygen.
11-08-2008 09:51 PM
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RE: For those looking for an inexpensive ammeter
I can't say I'd be interested in anything he built, but I don't see a problem with the meter I posted.

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11-08-2008 10:18 PM
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RE: For those looking for an inexpensive ammeter
i think no one can go cheaper than the way i set up mine. ghetto, for sure, but it works:

i got a couple of volt/ampere gauges from a local electronics shop. they're the ones used by guys to make amplifiers. it costs me about $1.20 ea.

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the trouble with them is that you'd have to add a resistor to turn them into a voltmeter or a shunt to use them as an ammeter. i used a black permanent marker to mask-off the white markings on the unit which i used as a voltmeter.

i added some led lights so i had to cover the bottom part so it won't blind me when i'm driving lol:

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btw, i used some blu-tack reusable adhesive clay to stand them up on the dash.
11-08-2008 11:01 PM
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RE: For those looking for an inexpensive ammeter
That's the one I bought on ebay.
11-09-2008 05:43 PM
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colchiro Offline
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RE: For those looking for an inexpensive ammeter
Please report back a review.

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11-09-2008 06:02 PM
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RE: For those looking for an inexpensive ammeter
I got this one. The store was pretty prompt. There was a screw up and I called and they took care of it right away. The meter is ok but it goes 6, 12,18,24,30 which is a pain (each in between marker is 1.2 amps). I actually like the external shunt rather than then internal because that means I don't have to run 10 guage wire into the cab of the car. Leave the shunt under the hood and run easy thin wire threw the firewall. The cover comes off easily and it looks like it is going to be relatively easy to drill and add an LED for night viewing. It has a screw for minor calibrating which I did with my multi meter. It may be a little big for some's tastes. All in all its not half bad.

http://www.circuitspecialists.com/prod.itml/icOid/9074
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11-09-2008 06:20 PM
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RE: For those looking for an inexpensive ammeter
Yes, I like that one too.

My first choice is a separate shunt (like this) if you're going to put this meter in the cab.

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11-09-2008 07:14 PM
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RE: For those looking for an inexpensive ammeter
(11-09-2008 07:14 PM)colchiro Wrote:  Yes, I like that one too.

My first choice is a separate shunt (like this) if you're going to put this meter in the cab.

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I liked this last one best too so I ordered it.
Thanks for the lead.

Richard
05-25-2009 02:41 PM
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RE: For those looking for an inexpensive ammeter
Glad it's still available.

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05-25-2009 02:57 PM
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