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Old 12 October 2012, 14:46   #1
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Battery condition volt gauge

Hi all, is there any difference in a durite marine battery volt gauge, or a durite car battery volt gauge they both look the same, apart from the cost
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Old 12 October 2012, 16:33   #2
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Is the "marine" item rated waterproof?
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Is the "marine" item rated waterproof?
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Voltmeter does little to tell you the condition of the battery. It tells you the voltage the battery is sitting at, but that's about it. You *may* be able to deduce somthing about condition, but it means knowing what kind of charge voltage was applies, for how long, how long ago, and what kind of drain it's been under since. Then you also need to know what you're expecting it to do.

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So how about a test to see if the battery is "old" or whether or not it will continue to hold a charge. This is diferent again isnt it? What instrument(s) would I need to test this condition?
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Andy, the I-command will show you battery voltage, why the extra gauge?
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Andy, the I-command will show you battery voltage, why the extra gauge?
I've got a hole about inch an half in the console where the old GPS cable's came thou it in line with all the other gauge's so I was going to put another gauge there just to make it look something like, any idea's ?
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I've got a hole about inch an half in the console where the old GPS cable's came thou it in line with all the other gauge's so I was going to put another gauge there just to make it look something like, any idea's ?
A blanking plug. Can you measure the exact size?
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A blanking plug. Can you measure the exact size?
it's 25mm dave
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