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Digital volt gauge that plugs into cigarette lighter port

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by broke down, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. broke down

    broke down Member
    from se wi
    Messages: 30

    Hey guys I have read somewhere on here,but of course can't find now, guys were talking of a gauge they can plug in to the cigarette lighter or power port to give you a volt reading. I have a few questions who makes them and where do you get them and when plugged in the reading you get is what your charging system is at,so is it a better than factory volt gauge?Seems to me this would be a very handy thing to have in the old toolbox. Thanks for the help guys.
  2. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,798

    i have never heard of them but would love to know where to get one
  3. tjslider

    tjslider Member
    Messages: 42

    Check out HERE

    Check out the bottom half of the page. Haven't used one myself, have used their other gauges though.


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  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,391

    Try Amazon. I know I've seen them there before
  5. forbidden

    forbidden Senior Member
    Messages: 392

    Last edited: Feb 8, 2012
  6. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

  7. broke down

    broke down Member
    from se wi
    Messages: 30

    Thanks for the help guys I will try some of the suggestions out later today
  8. chuckraduenz

    chuckraduenz Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    i got mine at walmart plugs into the cig outlet and show charging voltage. think its like $20

    i would recomend one that is hardwired....
  9. bhmjwp

    bhmjwp Senior Member
    from kcmo
    Messages: 309

    Personally I like the plig in ones. E-bay or walmart is all good. I use to monitor the draw when plowing. Tells me a lot about electric motor draw, pumps-fluid problems, electrical connections, ect, Often times there are warning signs long before failure. Can even tell if starter is starting to drag, ect.