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Unread 06-19-2015, 12:22 PM   #21
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You will be happy with it keyed on.... then no worries.
i agree but it sounds like he has a 3 wire meter

Red Wire: Power Supply +
Black Wire: Power Supply -, Measure -
Green/white/yellow Wire: Measure +
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Unread 06-19-2015, 04:58 PM   #22
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i agree but it sounds like he has a 3 wire meter

Red Wire: Power Supply +
Black Wire: Power Supply -, Measure -
Green/white/yellow Wire: Measure +
The two that I ordered are two wired.
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Unread 06-19-2015, 06:22 PM   #23
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i get the 2 wire ones and connect through the key switch 99% of the time
i had a guy that wanted it on all the time ... i see his cat sitting on his cart looking at light (blue)every night
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As mentioned earlier mine is on all the time and i do go in the garage and see my cat laying on the seat of the cart. Always on the side by the meter.
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Yeah, cat's aren't that bright.
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I just installed a "LED Battery Meter" ... on a 2007 DS..48v ... It's wired direct + & - from the battery (48v) and a spliced in wire on the Green wire of the Master On/Off switch. There also is a blue wire which I think is input to the switch...
However I do not like the meter to be indicating all the time so I guess I could put a SPST switch in on of the lines...But where do I get a switch that will handle 48V DC...???

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You should find behind the dash a black ground wire that has a female spade connector and isn't hooked up to anything, and you can use as your ground. Then you can tap the the blue wire for ignition on on the ignition and it will only come on when the ignition is turned to the on position.
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I installed a digital meter first i didnt think it was very accurate. So i bought that round which shows you where your at all the time . Way better


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I've got the round analogue meters, but they don't give me enough information. I am installing digital in both our carts so that I can get an idea how the batteries are holding up. Sure, the analogue meters show the full charge on both in the white "charged" position, but my old series cart with new batteries goes down to the edge of the green when I floor it. The old batteries in my wife's regen cart stay more in the white area. Of course, I have big tires on the back of my old series cart and she has stock tires. But, after I drive my cart a while, I still show a high charge parked and she shows a lower charge. Her's shows a lower sitting charge than mine, even though it seems to be getting a bit better using a desulfator and a charging/maintainer. A digital meter should give me an idea of how far she can go on a charge. I know that my batteries that are only about a year old will give me a pretty decent distance.
So, I will probably try to wire mine up to the ignition. since I got them cheap, I imagine they are cheap Chinese meters, even though they advertise them filled with glue to make them shock and water proof.
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You should find behind the dash a black ground wire that has a female spade connector and isn't hooked up to anything, and you can use as your ground. Then you can tap the the blue wire for ignition on on the ignition and it will only come on when the ignition is turned to the on position.
OK lets go back to square one..
I have 48v plus and minus running from the batteries to the meter and attached at the 48v pin and the minus pin. Then I have a tap off of the cart on/off switch the Green wire that goes to the C terminal ..so your telling me to use the other wire on the switch or the Blue wire and Not the green.....
The switch can be any 120VAC 10 amps or better...
Am I getting close.??

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OK lets go back to square one..
I have 48v plus and minus running from the batteries to the meter and attached at the 48v pin and the minus pin. Then I have a tap off of the cart on/off switch the Green wire that goes to the C terminal ..so your telling me to use the other wire on the switch or the Blue wire and Not the green.....
The switch can be any 120VAC 10 amps or better...
Am I getting close.??

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No, I don't think we are on the same page. I was saying that if you have the two wire digital meter (one red, one black wire) that you can install it behind the dash using the wires there to get your volt reading from the ignition. The blue wire on the ignition is the +12V when ignition on wire. There is a black ground wire in the harness that is unused at the end where it has a female spade connector. You can use that wire for the ground and it will tell you exactly what voltage you are getting to the controller ignition +12v. This will make the meter on only when the ignition is on and you won't have to use a switch inline.

This is the meter: (Yes, the batteries in this cart were dead)

This is the meter installed in a Precedent dash, along with a 12V plug and dual USB port.

The wires hanging down is where I hadn't yet wired in the 12V port and usb plugs. I just set back into place to take a picture.
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