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Old 01-27-2020, 03:21 PM   #21
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As I said above, this is for my "dual-voltage" engine test stand, and quite frankly, is not a priority for me. The 12 volt gauge already on it actually serves the purpose just fine. (It's also why I don't want to pay much for one.)

I had spent some time looking for one and just wanted to share my experience.
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Old 01-28-2020, 12:21 AM   #22
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Question. wouldn't a 6 volt system read 6v on a 12v volt meter. Being if a 12v battery was only putting out 6v or less, wouldn't that register. Volt meter only interested in the volts.


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Old 01-28-2020, 08:24 AM   #23
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Question. wouldn't a 6 volt system read 6v on a 12v volt meter. Being if a 12v battery was only putting out 6v or less, wouldn't that register. Volt meter only interested in the volts.

The only problem with your idea is that MOST 12v gauges don't have a scale that goes down to 6v. DD


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Old 01-28-2020, 11:02 AM   #24
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I agree. I had to look a while before I found a 12 volt meter whose scale started at zero rather than 8 volts like "V8" shows. They are out there, though.
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Old 01-28-2020, 05:42 PM   #25
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Tub..... did you find a 6- volt gauge?.. I’ve got a good stash of gauges.... I know I bought 6-volt ones...I can look.....Mark
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