David Riker wrote:
> I thought of one more reason "against" an amp gauge. I haven't ever
> seen one that reads above 30 Amps, however any alternator upgrade above
> stock will be capable of generating higher amperage output, pegging or
> damaging the gauge. I have a 100 amp GM alternator, a 30 amp gauge
> would be completely out of the question.
Not exactly so.
Your battery would explode before it took 100 amps at one time.
It's 100 amp/hours. Or something like that.
You can drink a case of beer, 24 cans, but you can not drink all of them
at the same time.
Shut up Ed, Most of us can't. But do you see what happens when Ed drinks
all 24 at once ;) Sort of like a battery with 100 amps all at once.
I have a 30 amp gauge, it never goes much past 5 amps either way.
10 if I have smoke coming out of something. (dead short)
Smiths/Lucas do have a 50 amp gauge, but that just makes it harder to
see the needle move only a little instead of "a little more"
Toms River, NJ