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Technical => Lucas, Electrical, Ignition => Topic started by: rockthedog on 02.03. 2012 18:39

Title: 12v ammeter or stay with 6v
Post by: rockthedog on 02.03. 2012 18:39
hi all thinking of a new ammeter for my 12v flash, do you think i should get a 12v meter cheers mal. *smiley4*
Title: Re: 12v ammeter or stay with 6v
Post by: rockthedog on 02.03. 2012 18:54
hi all thinking of a new ammeter for my 12v flash, do you think i should get a 12v meter cheers mal. *smiley4*
  i have been told that a 12v meter will not show a very good reading
Title: Re: 12v ammeter or stay with 6v
Post by: wilko on 02.03. 2012 19:06
An Ammeter doesn't care what volts, 6 or 12. Keep what you have and don't listen to your friends horseshit!
Title: Re: 12v ammeter or stay with 6v
Post by: muskrat on 03.03. 2012 06:35
I think the ones for 6 volt read 8-0-8 and the ones for 12 volt read 12-0-12
Cheers
Title: Re: 12v ammeter or stay with 6v
Post by: shabashow on 03.03. 2012 10:23
Shouldn't that be the other way round? Lower voltage needs more amps to do the same work. I'm a 6v guy and my ampmeter goes up to +12 and -12 ;-)
Title: Re: 12v ammeter or stay with 6v
Post by: trevinoz on 04.03. 2012 02:33
Musky is correct.
   Trev.
Title: Re: 12v ammeter or stay with 6v
Post by: shabashow on 04.03. 2012 14:46
I bow to your encyclopedic knowledge of the 'A's, Musky.
Title: Re: 12v ammeter or stay with 6v
Post by: muskrat on 04.03. 2012 19:02
 I just know enough to make me dangerous. Trev's the man for lectricks. I'm sure I read about ammeters here.
Cheers