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    Icon32 Voltmeter

    I have a voltmeter gauge inside my car next to the radio.

    - Where is best and more effective to connect the power wire(wire that measures the voltage) of my dash voltmeter, a)Connected directly to the battery in front?, or b)Connected to the power wire on the*bass*amp in the rear? , Why?

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    Re: Voltmeter

    batt. for me... constant power, when i hooked to amp the power fluctuated caused it to blink...




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    Re: Voltmeter

    Any Other opinions?



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    Re: Voltmeter

    if you don't use your cig lighter tap its wires,,




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    Re: Voltmeter

    Doesn't matter your car should read the same throughout unless you have a drain somewhere or the meter is grounded badly

    I taped into the CIG lighter and it still works too



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    Re: Voltmeter

    I currently have it connected there, but when my hu volume is loud and the bass is hits hard/loud, the bass stops, the voltmeter doesn't display a big drop on voltage, and the bass resumes when I lower the volume on the hu, I'm guessing it's low voltage at the bass amp not in front battery. That's why I'm asking this question.



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    Re: Voltmeter

    I like to have them wired as close to the amp/amps as poss.



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    Re: Voltmeter

    Quote Originally Posted by argenis69 View Post
    I currently have it connected there, but when my hu volume is loud and the bass is hits hard/loud, the bass stops, the voltmeter doesn't display a big drop on voltage, and the bass resumes when I lower the volume on the hu, I'm guessing it's low voltage at the bass amp not in front battery. That's why I'm asking this question.
    do you have a dmm? ( if not 5.00 ebay ) check voltage at amp... that would be the only way to know for sure... go to empty parking lot turn it up and start testing...




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    Re: Voltmeter

    Hook mine directly to my sub amp.




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    Re: Voltmeter

    Quote Originally Posted by Jes 42 View Post
    Hook mine directly to my sub amp.
    lol mine blinked when i did that, like a strobe to the beat!!!




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    Re: Voltmeter

    Quote Originally Posted by basswiigee View Post
    lol mine blinked when i did that, like a strobe to the beat!!!
    Hmmm.Mine have never done that.




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    Re: Voltmeter

    Guys it really doesn't matter where you tap in to as long its not a line after a step down or a regulated line



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    Re: Voltmeter

    Quote Originally Posted by Jes 42 View Post
    Hmmm.Mine have never done that.
    at that time though i was getting drop in the 10s... lmao




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    Re: Voltmeter

    lol lately i just been running a 4.00 one off ebay that plugs into the lighter, it works just fine, no dash mods and i can just unplug and toss in the center console!!!




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    Re: Voltmeter

    Quote Originally Posted by basswiigee View Post
    at that time though i was getting drop in the 10s... lmao
    That would pop all my goodies.




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