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    If i hook up an accessary does it matter which side of the ammeter it goes on?

  • #2
    technically, no.
    But if you want the ammeter to show the load, hook on the downstream side
    depends what you want

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    • #3
      Here's a wiring diagram. Connect to the yellow with black stripe so the drain will show on the ammeter when the engine is off.
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