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David Derer

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So, I wired the hour meter in-line between the blue/white wire and the switch
terminal. I get 12v between the far end of the hour meter wire and ground and
if that end is grounded the mter counts. When I plug that end into the switch
terminal, the hour meter still counts, but now the dash light won't illuminate!
Rewire normally and all is OK.

Anyone know what I'm doing (or not doing)?

I think You put meter in line thus dropping voltage to light. Use the switch but
have on seperate circuit. Think of circuit. Power -light bulb- switch to earth-
Later Dave the Wave
 
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Larry & Nancy Solheim

Guest
Thanks Dave & John. I'll jumpthe power side (-) from meter #1 and use the prop switch as the ground side (+) to complete the circuit for meter #2. It's much easier to work with wiring if I stay aft of the passenger compartment. --Larry

David Derer <dmd@essex1.com> wrote: <blockquote class="replbq" style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #1010ff 2px solid"><tt>So, I wired the hour meter in-line between the blue/white wire and the switch terminal. I get 12v between the far end of the hour meter wire and ground and if that end is grounded the mter counts. When I plug that end into the switch terminal, the hour meter still counts, but now the dash light won't illuminate! Rewire normally and all is OK.

Anyone know what I'm doing (or not doing)?

I think You put meter in line thus dropping voltage to light. Use the switch but have on
seperate circuit. Think of circuit. Power -light bulb- switch to earth- Later Dave the Wave




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John Friese

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Larry,

That should work fine since the meter doesn't care where it gets it's
power from. Any voltage source of will work but I would use one that
is switched with the ignition or the hour meter would work if you
left the prop lever engaged. I would come from the hot side of the
coil primary since that is a switched, ignition line.

John Friese



--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, Larry & Nancy Solheim
<amphi662001@...> wrote:
>
> Thanks Dave & John. I'll jump the power side (-) from meter #1 and
use the prop switch as the ground side (+) to complete the circuit
for meter #2. It's much easier to work with wiring if I stay aft of
the passenger compartment.
>
> --Larry
>
> David Derer <dmd@...> wrote:
> So, I wired the hour meter in-line between the blue/white wire
and the switch terminal. I get 12v between the far end of the hour
meter wire and ground and if that end is grounded the mter counts.
When I plug that end into the switch terminal, the hour meter still
counts, but now the dash light won't illuminate! Rewire normally and
all is OK.
>
> Anyone know what I'm doing (or not doing)?
>
> I think You put meter in line thus dropping voltage to light. Use
the switch but have on seperate circuit. Think of circuit. Power -
light bulb- switch to earth- Later Dave the Wave
>
>
>
>
>
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