Saturday, November 5, 2011

EA Gauges

The kit comes with ammeter and state-of-charge gauges.  Unfortunately they gave me a 3-hole mount and only 2 gauges - typical!  I bought a chrome 2-hole mount from a local auto parts store, then sanded, primed and painted it black.  I mounted the gauges in the holes, the followed the directions to install and wire the backlights.

I did a temporary mount of the assembly to the underside of the dashboard, then wired them up to the battery pack, current shunt and 12V supply.  This will give me a good indication of what's going on with the battery pack if I don't have the Android app running.