Post by Dale M. Why you should contribute. Quick links. Here's the place to learn all about it. Voltmeters read "system" voltage not charging or load voltage anf it should be approximately allowing for a little system voltage drop between battery and fuse panel the same all through the system If you gauge does not get over 12 volts you have either a defective gauge, poor wiring or a charging system problem.
How to Install a Car Volt Amp Gauge
How to Install a Car Volt Amp Gauge - Autoblog
Volt and Amp gauges monitor your vehicle's electrical system. The ammeter measures the amount of current to the battery whereas the volt gauge measures continuous battery voltage. This article will explain how to install the amp and volt gauges. To create this article, volunteer authors worked to edit and improve it over time.
Back in the good old days motorcycles were fitted with an ammeter to allow you to check your charging, these days of course cost has ruled this out. This can be a problem as not all systems are as reliable as they could be. If your voltage regulator blows this can create a lot of expensive repairs, as it can kill the electronic components on a modern bike.
A voltmeter is a great accessory that will help you determine how well your car's battery and alternator are working. The voltmeter will be able to tell you how the alternator is operating in conjunction with keeping the battery charged. Keeping an eye on the voltmeter in your car will tell you whether or not the alternator is bad.