Originally Posted by L124C
I'm looking at gauges for my small Yanmar diesel (Ammeter, Oil pressure, Water Temp and Voltmeter). Most of the gauges I've seen have been analog. Then I found these by Cruz Pro. CruzPro electronic boat instruments, alarms, digital gauges and monitors
My depth, wind speed, boat speed gauges are all digital and I'm wondering why I don't see more digital engine gauges on the market. They seem to cost about three times as much. Other than that, are there any drawbacks?
I like analog engine gauges as I can glance at them and tell if I am where I should be. I don't really care what my exact oil pressure is to the 10th of a PSI, I want to know if I have pressure and if it is about where it was yesterday.
Batteries on the other hand I like digital, as there a tenth of a volt is important and you can't see that accurately on an analog gauge. So there is a place for both.