Hour meter installation?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by yardman14, Aug 28, 2002.

  1. yardman14

    yardman14 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 41

    Can someone please explain how to hook up an hour meter?It has 2 wires,one black and one white.

  2. firefighter

    firefighter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 79

    I would say that the black wire goes to ground, and the white wire will go the switch terminal that is not hot until you turn the swith to the RUN POSITION not the start position. This type of hook up of the hour meter will only run meter when the switch is on.

    No Instructions ?

    good luck
  3. Barker's Lawn Care

    Barker's Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 82

    In your outlet at home the white is a neutral,black/red is HOT, and green is ground. I don't know if this would apply to an hour meter.
  4. firefighter

    firefighter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 79

    Usually on 12 volt equipment the black is ground. I checked my scag cub hour meter and the black also goes to ground.

    I would try and find some information on this hour meter to be sure the ground is the black wire.

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