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Old 08-01-2020, 04:42 PM
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Well I saw it. Your amp gauge says you're pushing 60 amps and your volts gauge says you're pushing 14.6v at the max (which is ok). If I had to bet, I'd say your amp gauge is just plain wrong. I would test it by putting an inductive amp meter around the positive cable at the battery and have a helper read out your amp readings from that gauge while you watch the Smiths. If the ammeter has a normal reading (25 amps or less, I'd say) then put the ammeter on the charging wire at the alternator and repeat the test. If you get the same result while the Smiths is saying 60, then the Smiths meter is faulty and should be replaced. But if either of the two tests with the inductive ammeter show 60 amps, then we'll take a step back and think.

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