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33F5C0E5-765F-430C-8FB0-3BFF2BC34E3DB62E69F3-4490-47EB-B63B-87649B2E5F9807345C30-1E23-4E46-A61D-13DE357B0DF822F1C10A-2A9E-415E-B8F4-8D6FF739E727I deleted the amp meter in favor of an oil temperature gauge.

I have always thought an amp meter was of minimal value, as most of the time an owner is quick to recognize the subtle clues that indicate a charging system problem is developing.

Of more value to me and other owners is the addition of a voltmeter, which some ownership  use as a replacement for the amp meter.

I decided I wanted a voltmeter but one that was not an eyesore or readily visible.

as the photos show, I chose a location in the driver’s console kick panel that keeps the voltmeter out of view but can easily be read from the driver’s seat.

Photos tell the story.



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Last edited by lf-tp2511
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For me it takes both but if it is necessary to choose personally I prefer an ammeter which indicates directly if, at the moment m, the battery is charging or discharging, that is to say if we consume more or less than what the alternator is capable of supplying.
A voltmeter provides only an indirect measurement but it has the advantage, with the engine stopped, of providing an approximate indication of the charge level of the battery.

I planned to install, where If-tp2511 has installed its voltmeter, an USB charging socket and there are models that have a built-in voltmeter

I bought a couple of those USB dual voltmeters just for that reason of not wanting to make any changes to the interior yet. It is nice to see the volts but being over 60 it's hard to see the volt reading in between the seats at times. I'm thinking that the mount in the console would be a better option. It is a WIP.


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