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volt meters measure volts only, ammeters measure "running" Amps. and have to be rated at the total Amp draw (or if between engine and batteries, charging Amps) of the panel for what you want to do. If you put a 20Amp meter, it will burn out at 30 or so continuous use when multi things are using current.
The way I said to do it will show the total Amps (up to the max of the panel) that are being used like you asked.
Ken, East Prov., R.I. Bootlegger, PY26 Paceship
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Last edited by MacGyverRI; 11-21-2010 at 03:09 PM.