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  1. Hi, wondered what advice and experiences people have about fitting an ammeter to their vehicle? I want to measure the input to my batteries and probably the current drain from my aux that feeds the fridge, heater and camping lights. There are four choices I think and I haven't used any of them previously. 1. Wire-in a meter that sits in a main cable - this is inflexible and very spendy if you go for Blue Sea which I believe is top quality. There's probably cheaper stuff but the measurement range is probably lower. 2. Buy a shunt 'kit' from China for a few £ - this needs the shunt wiring permanently in the desired cable and then the ammeter (volts measurement translated) sits across this. Advantage is that the meter can be mounted remotely (like in the dash) 3. Buy a Hall effect sensor and meter for lots of ££ - advantage is that the sensor can be opened-up to re-clamp a cable of your choice., The meter can be remotely mounted. Here is an example of this: 4. I suppose another option is to buy a clamp meter but for DC these are spendy too! So as I say, what do you have and what advice can you offer? TIA
  2. OK - so I have what looks like a short somewhere around the ignition switch that is causing the solenoid to kick in and stall the engine. I am going to have a bash at fixing it, but my concern is I don't know what Ampage of cable is needed for replacing exisiting wires (if I need to). There are obvious big thick wires (from the battery) and very thin ones and everything in between: is it written anywhere what rating each wire should be? I don't want to set fire to the truck! Thanks
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