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post #1 of 2 Old 09-30-2009, 08:16 AM Thread Starter
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Wiring a Volt Meter?

I'm looking at a voltage meter for my Wee, and I'm not sure where would be the best place to connect the wires. I would think that connecting directly to the battery would give you the most accurate readings. However that would leave the meter on all the time. Or should I connect it to one of the switched circuits on my PC-8 (fuse panel)? Would connecting it to the PC-8 give me an accurate enough reading?

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post #2 of 2 Old 09-30-2009, 08:39 AM
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Yes, it would be accurate through the PC8... as long as the meter is the only item on that circuit. Relay closes completing a direct connection to your meter. Relay is same as hooking your meter directly to the battery with a switch. I have done it this way and confirmed using a multimeter. There was only a slight difference in volts directly across the terminals compared to going through the PC8... The difference was probably more due to resistence in the wires (when compared to across the terminals) to and from the PC8.

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