Question about Harley Davidson FLHR - FLHRCI Road king Motorcycles
Did you mean to put in an AMMETER to the electrical circuit. If so please follow the steps.:
1. The ammeter as you know is the reading of the current flow as this is indicated in Amps.
You will need to have an ammeter of about 15/25 Amps deflection for the bike based on the add-on's in the bike.
2. The connection of the ammeter is not required unless you want to see the charge discharge . If the meter can be placed as close to the battery then it would be good enough so that the whole wire of the main circuit is not pulled up and down which can sometimes reduce voltage/current on the circuit.
3.The ammeter is connected in SERIES to the wiring of the main circuit and NOT IN THE STARTER MOTOR circuit. Usually there can be a provision in the auto charging circuit for an ammeter to be placed in series (but I am not sure of this and must be checked in the alternator /charging circuit)
4. All connections must be tightly tagged and connected, insulated and the meter mounted with insulation of the terminals.
I hope these tips will help you.
Posted on Mar 21, 2011
Not real sure what you are asking. If you are trying to hook up a Amp gage to your alternator to read total amps, I'll try and give you an answer.. Not sure about your year HD, but follow the main battery (positive) to the starter looking for any wires that run off separate to the alternator. This main hot wire to the Alternator is the wire we need. Find wire at a local Auto parts store that is the same size as this wire. Mount the gage where you want it, run one wire from the starter (or where you disconnected the Alt wire) to the positive side of the Amp gage and then on the other side of the gage run a wire back down to the Alternator wire you took loose from the starter and **** connect them together. This will show weather you are charging or not. Now if you want total system amps you have to hook your gage in between the Positive cable on the battery and the Positive end post on the battery. This type of hook up will take larger wiring (it has to be the same size as the battery cable). Depends on where you want to mount your gage, that much large wiring and that long of a run will tend to get in the way. There are gages that have a special shunt built in so you can mount it to the battery post but you did not mention if that's what you have. Hope this Fixya up.
Posted on Mar 20, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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