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Old 11-29-2015, 10:40 AM   #1303
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I saw those Peter! Nice steal!
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Old 11-29-2015, 10:05 PM   #1304
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I saw those Peter! Nice steal!
Steve, can you tell me what gauge wire that Amp meter may need? Can i just feed into the ignition 12v circuit or do I need some dedicated heavier gauge wire running directly to the alt ( or center post of isolator)?
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Old 11-30-2015, 12:37 AM   #1305
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Electrickery my weakest suit... I can't help ya with that one!
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Old 11-30-2015, 06:08 AM   #1306
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In general, an ammeter needs to be installed between the device providing electricity and the device(s) using electricity. This kind of connection, where you break the wire and install the meter across the break, is called a "series" connection. In an automobile, the ammeter should be installed in the smaller of the two positive (usually red) battery cables, the one that runs from the positive battery terminal to the alternator charging terminal (and also to rest of the non-starter electrical loads). Here is a simple drawing: B+ ------(\)---------- A+ ---------- ACC


ST Where: (\) = The Ammeter
B+ = Positive Battery Terminal
A+ = Alternator Charging Terminal
ST = Starter (large cable)
ACC = To vehicle Accessories (small cable) i.e., ignition, lights, etc.
------ = smaller (typically 10 gauge) red wire
= larger battery/starter cable (typically 4 gauge or larger) Notes:
  • Do not install the ammeter in the large cable that goes to the starter.
  • The small cable from the Alternator to the battery may be attached to the battery terminal, or it may be attached to the starter terminal. Electrically these are equivalent.
  • In order for the ammeter to properly show whether the battery is charging or discharging, the ammeter must be installed between (a) the battery and (b) both the alternator and fuse block/ignition switch.
  • If the accessory cable is also attached to the starter, it will have to be removed and attached to the alternator side of the ammeter or to the alternator as shown in the drawing.
  • Make sure you disconnect the negative battery terminal before working on the electrical system. ALWAYS wear safety googles whenever working on or near the vehicle battery.
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Old 11-30-2015, 07:00 AM   #1307
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Peter,

Where are you planning on installing the 100 amp ammeter? That's a fairly large ammeter so depending on what you're wanting to monitor it may be overkill.

Here's a chart for figuring what size wire to use.
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The large wire only needs to be on the feed side of the gauge, i.e. from the battery to the gauge. The wires on other side should just be the standard size to each device.

I have a Teleflex 60 amp ammeter that I plan on installing in the coach charging circuit.

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Old 11-30-2015, 07:21 AM   #1308
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Peter,

Where are you planning on installing the 100 amp ammeter? That's a fairly large ammeter so depending on what you're wanting to monitor it may be overkill.

Here's a chart for figuring what size wire to use.
Attachment 253102

The large wire only needs to be on the feed side of the gauge, i.e. from the battery to the gauge. The wires on other side should just be the standard size to each device.

I have a Teleflex 60 amp ammeter that I plan on installing in the coach charging circuit.

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Thanks for the info, Brad.
The ammeter came with the deal and I created 3 slots (1 for trans temp, 1 for coach battery voltmeter and 1 for ammeter)
If nothing else, it will just looking freaking awesome all lit up (trying to live up to Deans's cockpit look )
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Old 11-30-2015, 07:55 AM   #1309
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Thanks for the info, Brad.
The ammeter came with the deal and I created 3 slots (1 for trans temp, 1 for coach battery voltmeter and 1 for ammeter)
Where did you add the new gauges?

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If nothing else, it will just looking freaking awesome all lit up (trying to live up to Deans's cockpit look )
That's a tall challenge trying to match Dean's cockpit look
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Old 11-30-2015, 09:03 AM   #1310
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Following Martins lead I've decided to switch to a cassette style of toilet so I bought the Thetford C403 toilet and the Caontessa C400 basin.
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3 cans of R-12 freon and a can of oil charge. I originally was going to switch to R-134a but decided to stick with R-12.
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I've also purchased a few other items I'll list in the near future.

What I probably need now is more storage space!


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Old 11-30-2015, 03:22 PM   #1311
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Where did you add the new gauges?

That's a tall challenge trying to match Dean's cockpit look
You guys are going in the wrong direction...you just need a half dozen flat screens!
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Old 11-30-2015, 03:26 PM   #1312
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You guys are going in the wrong direction...you just need a half dozen flat screens!
I think that would be to high tech looking for an Argosy. However for a 310 like Peter's.....
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I think that would be to high tech looking for an Argosy. However for a 310 like Peter's.....
you just wait til I crack out that Holley EFI monitoring screen with all them pretty numbers constantly changing, you will turn green of envy.
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you just wait til I crack out that Holley EFI monitoring screen with all them pretty numbers constantly changing, you will turn green of envy.
And I think that would surely beat my fake screens!
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you just wait til I crack out that Holley EFI monitoring screen with all them pretty numbers constantly changing, you will turn green of envy.
...EFI...now THAT would be nice
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When you guys talk "EFI", I don't know if it's Electronic Fuel Injection or Every F@#$!ng Instrument.

As for me I'm waiting until the F35 is declared a dud and I'll be able to buy the helmet that has a HUD and can see through the Airstream without turning my head. That way I won't have to depend on the DW, whose hands get further apart as I'm backing up.

Where are you all getting these sweet Teleflex instruments????

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