Electricity is a valubale commodity, especially in modern automobiles. There was a time when all an electrical system really had to do was run an ignition system, headlights, tail lights, and maybe a radio or AC blower. Now, drivetrains are shot through with electron-driven devices; fuel pumps, interior accessories, lighting and computers all run on electricity now. Ironically, real voltmeters are one of those things that seem to have disappeared even as electrical devices have exponentially proliferated. Installing an aftermarket gauge is fairly simple as such things go, but you will have to spend some time looking for the right wires to run it. Find a mounting location for the voltmeter; under the dash usually works.
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A voltmeter allows you to keep track of the amount of electricity flowing through your boat's electrical system. A voltmeter on the boat's dash lets you track the boat battery's performance. Inspect the under-dash area where you wish to mount the voltmeter, to ensure no wires will be damaged when you cut the hole for the instrument.
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