[Vwdiesel] glow plug indicatorsH . Hagar. h_hagar at prcn.org
Tue Dec 21 21:19:44 EST 2004
. I would only put a 12v bulb across the fuse to indicate it has blown. It would be unwise to use it as a metering shunt, as if it blows, your milliammeter will smoke too. Sandy Cameron have you ever put a digital meter set for millivolts on 12 volts ? and seen it smoke ? You may ALL take my word for it no damage to the meter even when set at 200m .. No problemo. Fuse blows ? no problemo. ----sorry Sandy but you got that one wrong. And I say that LED indicators are fine ---but not as practical and simple as a digital meter across fuse. Welcro to dash. ---it is always handy for other troubleshooting. as well. two wires and job is done. ---simple and efficient. Works like stink. I have done lots of work with LEDS ---and I like them. BUT they are not needed in this application. A proper shunt and Ammeter is the best. ---period. But that is more than 10 dollars. Hagar. PS : A DIY can make his own shunts for ammeter likkety split ---shit I do it all the time. Square D overload heaters makes super shunts. --that is what I use. Any piece of SS steel works well.
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