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connecting an oil pressure gauge

Hi! I have an oil pressure warning light/alarm installed on my Beta Marine BD722 engine panel - can I simply connect an oil pressure gauge using the same wires on the oil warning light/alarm? Seem to think so as was reading that I should be able to take a reading with the multimeter! Is it a straight forward job?
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Re: connecting an oil pressure gauge

No you can't do that.
You will have to change or add a sending unit that is suitable for a gauge. The sending unit you have for your light/alarm is basically a preset on off pressure activated switch. Usually these on off switches are preset for 8-10 psi of oil pressure where as a sending unit for a gauge has a variable output signal.
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Re: connecting an oil pressure gauge

thanks for that! Saved me a lot of hassle to rewire!
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