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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 13th, 05, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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Voltmeter, where is the best place to connect under the hood?

Hi guys,

I just bought new batterty terminals with a bult in volt meter.
The wires are real short. Where is the best place (Under the hood) to connect??

Thanks in advance,
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Re: Voltmeter, where is the best place to connect under the hood?

If you want the gauge to only work when the ignition is on, the only place I can think of off the top of my head is the yellow wire going to the wiper motor. Everything else under the hood is either fulltime power or has power when a specific component is operated.


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Re: Voltmeter, where is the best place to connect under the hood?

69-r brings up a good point. Might as well connect under the dash. If the dash voltage is low you can presume everything else is. So the meter would still give you valuable feedback.

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Re: Voltmeter, where is the best place to connect under the hood?

Thanks guys.
By the way, I have an electronic ignition MSD box & mallory coil. Is it ok to attach it to one of those?
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Re: Voltmeter, where is the best place to connect under the hood?

Certainly. I presume your ignition box is connected to an IGN source. This presumes your IGN feed is not a resistor wire. It also presumes that if you have a ballast resistor that the guage connects to the 12v side. Other than those two caveats, the ignition system is a great place to connect.

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