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My voltage is weird.

Post by scionwithbass on Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:13 am

Ok so I hooked up this volt meter luis game me, and Idk if its the best to use, it says the volts but it seems weird, when I drive it will say 14.X and it will randomly drop to 12.x. Then sometimes it stays at 12.X. Why would it do this? Is it my car or the meter? Also i thought my amo was clipping due to low volts, but when my engine is reved and play a 30 hz bass line the volts have only drop to 12.2 at one point, and it was just clipping, is it clipping because im over powering my speakers or it the meter telling me false info, im not sure so I made this video. Tell me your thoughts, and Air forces isnt a low hitting song so It doesnt draw alot of power I know, its the only song I found with bass.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rD4mdwSyHsk
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Post by baaudio on Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:37 am

i would check your connections. ive seen lots of people use those meters. but they are only like $2-3 on ebay
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Post by scionwithbass on Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:47 am

The connections are fine. I did them today waiting in my car for my gf to finish a a test. Some one said I need to turn some dial on it. There isn't any on it. How much do stinger volt meters cost?
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Post by baaudio on Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:51 am

stinger meters are about $25 shipped on ebay. thats what i went with. id think theres a way to calibrate it but ive never used that meter
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Post by scionwithbass on Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:19 am

I like the stinger meters. And mine is held on by double sided sticky tape so it will poorly fall off soon. And the look of the stinger is way better. Ill buy one of the stingers for sure when after I get another car to detail.
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Post by Craig22 on Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:46 am

The voltage fluctuates on my parents suburban but its supposed to make it more efficient or something. What year is your car?

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Post by scionwithbass on Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:16 am

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Post by Bassballer150 on Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:19 pm

That meter works just as good as the stinger I have now, like Ben said check all your connections and try a dmm

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Post by scionwithbass on Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:36 pm

Yeah I'll go back through everything. But if I get $25 I'm getting the stinger because I can mount it easier.
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Post by Emery.H on Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:43 pm

put your dmm where you connected the meter, compare. If they're the same it's a bad connection somewhere, if they're off it's the meter.

Make sure the fuses are secure as well, i had a loose one the other day and my voltage reading was driving me crazy!
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Post by Nikitaaa on Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:30 pm

Is your belt slipping?
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Post by scionwithbass on Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:35 pm

Nikitaaa wrote:Is your belt slipping?

No
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