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Re: Universal Instrument Panel
The problem with the ammeter is, if the charging current from the alternator is passing through it, you tend to lose a lot of charging efficiency. On my Universal 5424, there is a direct wire from the alternator to the battery switch, so the ammeter reads nothing when running as all the charging current is bypassing it.
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