# Question: What should my volt gauge read?

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Check the reading. A fully charged battery will typically display a voltmeter reading of about 12.6 to 12.8 volts. If your voltmeter is showing a voltage anywhere between 12.4 and 12.8, that means your battery is in good shape. Any voltage above 12.9 volts is a good indicator that your battery has excessive voltage.

## Is 11.6 volts enough to start a car?

However, even with a low voltage range, it is quite possible to start a car. Nevertheless, if the voltage level hits below 11.6V, and the battery is almost completely discharged, its further usage without recharging and performance check is impossible.

## Where should my battery gauge read?

Look at the voltmeter on the dashboard of your vehicle. Cars operate on a 12-volt electrical system. A fully charged battery should read about 12.5 volts when the key is in the ignition and turned partially, but the cars engine is not running.

## How do you read a volt gauge?

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If you dont have a voltage of around 12.6 volts, you may have a bad battery. Now start the car, and look for a revised voltage over 10. If your voltage drops below 5 when the car is running, it is bad and should be replaced right away.

## Why is my volt gauge reads high?

Higher than 15 volts indicates a fault in the charging systems voltage regulator or related circuits. If its substantially excessive, this can cause electrical system and/or battery damage. You mentioned your voltmeter runs at about 15 volts most of the time.

## What causes voltage gauge to fluctuate?

When the batterys state of charge is low, the voltage is raised slightly to quickly put the charge back in. When the state of charge is high, the voltage is lowered slightly to prevent overcharging. If the vehicle has a voltmeter gauge, you may see the voltage move up or down. This is normal.

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## Why wont my car start but the radio and lights work?

If the lights and/or the radio come on but the car does not start, you may also have dirty or corroded battery terminals. The terminals are what connect the electrical system to the battery. Attempting to jump start your car can also either confirm or eliminate the battery as the cause of your issue.