[Vwdiesel] glow plug indicators
H . 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
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.
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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