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03-13-2013 03:32 AM
L124C
Re: Installing engine gauges

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Originally Posted by oldfurr View Post
I know this is an old thread but....
I would avoid an ammeter like the plague, I had two '60s vintage cars charging systems totally cut out with no obvious reason due to gauges with the entire alternator output running through them going kuput. Took me forever to diagnose the problem the first time.
Just my .02$
Thanks for the input.
I don't think the age of any thread matters unless the technology is obsolete (Often with PC's, not likely with sailboats) or the subject matter is of a timely nature (i.e., current weather/tidal conditions). A pet peeve of mine is when members post before they search. Why re-invent the wheel when so much information has already been discussed? When possible, add...don't duplicate...IMHO
03-12-2013 10:34 PM
oldfurr
Re: Installing engine gauges

I know this is an old thread but....
I would avoid an ammeter like the plague, I had two '60s vintage cars charging systems totally cut out with no obvious reason due to gauges with the entire alternator output running through them going kuput. Took me forever to diagnose the problem the first time.
Just my .02$
09-02-2012 10:00 PM
chuckbauer
Re: Installing engine gauges

No drawbacks noticed for the Cruzpro temperature gauge. Took a while to find a sender with the proper threads. (I wouldn't settle for the close enough approach in thread type)
After having to replace the recirculating cooling water pump I discovered an extra sensor port so I was able to reinstall the original idiot light temp switch and now have both in cockpit and in cabin alarms. Haven't had either go off yet.

Chuck Bauer
08-30-2012 10:30 AM
dabnis
Re: Installing engine gauges

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Originally Posted by L124C View Post
Hmmmm. I was wondering why all the gauges I was seeing were analog. The Cuzpro digitals look good. I wonder why all gauges are not digital now? They appear to be about three times more expensive, but it seems they would be more accurate and easier to read. Drawbacks?
My guess is that analog is simpler, no "brain" to convert the variable resistance signal into digital numbers? Analog readings should be fairly accurate.

Paul T
08-30-2012 01:09 AM
L124C
Re: Installing engine gauges

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Originally Posted by chuckbauer View Post
Also Cruzpro gauges. They have adjustments for various senders and alarm temperature. I have one of their temp gauges for my 2GMF. Works fine. A little difficult to see the reading but I have it in a oddball place. It has a backlight.
Chuck Bauer
Hmmmm. I was wondering why all the gauges I was seeing were analog. The Cuzpro digitals look good. I wonder why all gauges are not digital now? They appear to be about three times more expensive, but it seems they would be more accurate and easier to read. Drawbacks?http://www.cruzpro.co.nz/index.html
08-22-2012 04:45 PM
remetau
Re: Installing engine gauges

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Originally Posted by L124C View Post
Wow! Thanks for that. The Murphy documentation is very informative and much better than other gauge mfg's I have been looking at. Looks like these gauges and senders are exactly what I need.
My only questions now are:
Can I use the existing Yanmar alarm with the Murphy sender and gauge?
What size are the Yanmar sender threads? I'm guessing 1/2" npt.
I'll call the sales rep. for the first question and hopefully, they will know the second. If anyone here knows, please advise.
Thanks again!
NP. I have been very happy with my gauges. Call them, I found them to be very friendly and helpful. I can't remember the thread sizes, but they offer them in difference sizes. I used my existing Yanmar buzzer and dummy lights.
08-22-2012 04:06 PM
L124C
Re: Installing engine gauges

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Originally Posted by remetau View Post
Look into Murphy gauges. They allow you to have an alarm and light without having to use a T fitting. They are also adjustable to where you want the alarm to go off at.
Wow! Thanks for that. The Murphy documentation is very informative and much better than other gauge mfg's I have been looking at. Looks like these gauges and senders are exactly what I need.
My only questions now are:
Can I use the existing Yanmar alarm with the Murphy sender and gauge?
What size are the Yanmar sender threads? I'm guessing 1/2" npt.
I'll call the sales rep. for the first question and hopefully, they will know the second. If anyone here knows, please advise.
Thanks again!
08-20-2012 10:50 PM
chuckbauer
Re: Installing engine gauges

Also Cruzpro guages. They have adjustments for various senders and alarm temperature. I have one of their temp guages for my 2GMF. Works fine. A little difficult to see the reading but I have it in a oddball place. It has a backlight.

Chuck Bauer
08-20-2012 07:43 PM
dabnis
Re: Installing engine gauges

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Originally Posted by remetau View Post
Look into Murphy gauges. They allow you to have an alarm and light without having to use a T fitting. They are also adjustable to where you want the alarm to go off at.
Very good features, didn't know they existed. Better than "T" fittings and seperate senders:


Palmer Johnson Power Systems - EG Series Electric Gauges

Paul T
08-20-2012 05:46 PM
remetau
Re: Installing engine gauges

Look into Murphy gauges. They allow you to have an alarm and light without having to use a T fitting. They are also adjustable to where you want the alarm to go off at.
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