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Sorry for the stupid question, I am new to this. I have a triple gauge from summit. It was on the car when I bought it. The needle on the amperage gauge is always at "0" never positive or negative I just had to replace the battery because the previous owner had only a 300 amp cranking battery in and it went dead from sitting. I dont want to ruin a $120 battery if there is some thing wrong. No electrical problems that I have experienced. I just notice the gauges
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Ammeters tend to be stingy with useful info. They only tell if the system is charging or discharging (when properly connected). And they add a lot of unnecessary wiring to the car. I would suggest that you get a voltmeter and check the voltage at the battery when the car is idling. A reading of 14.5 would be good. If it is in the 12's you have a charging problem.
 

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hate to hijack this post, but where is the best place to hook up the volt meter. Right now, mine is hooked onto what i think is a switched 12V power source for something in the dash(doesn't look like the correct readings). If at the alternator, which wire is it, and do i just run the guage in series(in line) with it?
 

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A switched source off the fuse block should be fine. If it's not reading correct, verify it with a digital multi-meter. If your wiring is good you should be reading correct voltage on the fuse block. Don't know what wire you picked, could be a voltage drop depending on what it's connected to.
 
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