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ELECTRICAL INTERNATIONAL VA-1A VOLTS/AMPS INTERNAL OR EXTERNAL SHUNTS

From $339.00 to $379.00
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EI VA1A VOLT & AMP W/ INTERNAL SHUNT PRIMARY 2-1/4" PMA 10-00809 $339.00
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EI VA1A VOLT & AMP W/ EXTERNAL SHUNT 100A PRIMARY 2-1/4" PMA 10-01378 $379.00
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EI VA1A VOLT & AMP W/ EXTERNAL SHUNT 300A PRIMARY 2-1/4" PMA 10-01394 $378.95
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Overview

These Digital/Graphic Instruments are solid state and hold their accuracy over time and a range of environmental conditions. The colorful Graphic Analog display emits green, yellow, or red light enabling the pilot to spot problems immediately without interpreting a needle. The Digital display constantly provides an exact indication of each instrument function. Gauges mount in 2-1/4" instrument holes. These instruments (except fuel level) are STCd & TSOd for certificated aircraft.

VA-1A VOLTS/AMPS INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL SHUNTS

The VA-1A is a FAA/PMA approved instrument which features a discharge warning light to act as an early warning device alerting you as soon as discharging begins. This is critical in giving the pilot as much time as possible to reduce electrical load and extend the life of the battery in flight. Also, by monitoring load currents to .1 amps the pilot can check important aircraft functions such as retracts, boost pumps, transmitter power, pilot heat, navigation lights, transponder, strobes, and any other electrical equipment. The VA-1 can replace your existing amp gauge. It is backlit for night operation and operates on 12 or 24 volt systems. Available with internal or external shunt. Wt. 9 Oz.

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Reviews

Does not fit stock cessna 172 unless you drill 4 mounting holes for the 2&1/4 inch circle stock cessna ammeter uses a spring click to hold it in place

Mike B
April 27, 2017

I switched out the old ammeter on my Cherokee 140 which gave an indication of amps only. It is very nice knowing how much charge your battery holds as well. On a recent flight, my alternator failed and the yellow discharge light came on. I was able to land safely before all electrical components failed because of a dead battery. Well worth it.

Tim B
February 25, 2016

Worked well right from the start. Easy to see and the warning light gives a good indication of battery discharge. Installation was simple according to the avionics tech.

Edward S
June 4, 2015

Q&A

Q: How do I know which one I need (external or internal shunts)? I have a 28V system on my B55 Baron. Can you recommend one of the EI VA1A models?

EI makes both versions as some aircraft have an external or internal shunts for there volt/ammeter. You will have to check your aircraft as neither we nor EI know exactly what your aircraft shunt set-up is. You will have to check with your A&P or check to see if behind the panel you have a shunt before the wires go to the gauge (external) or if the wires for volt/ammeter go direct to the gauge (internal).

Q: I see you sell this with either a 50 amp or a 300 amp shunt. Can it be purchased with a 100 amp shunt? My aircraft has a 60 amp system.

No, EI only offers 50 or 300 amp shunts. The 300 amp shunt will work with your system and be the least expensive option. Or if you prefer you can use RC Allen 100 amp shunt part number 10-02580.

Q: I have a 125amp shunt on the aircraft. can I use that with this EI VA-1A volts / amp indicator?

No, EI only offers this unit in either 50a or 100a shunt.

Q: Bought a VA1A with 50 amp shunt. Will this work ok with my 70amp Alternator?

Yes, this is good for up to 100 amp.

Q: Bought a VA1A with 50 amp shunt. Will this work ok with my 70amp Alternator?

Per the manufacturer, the S-50 is actually a 100amp shunt and will work fine with a 70 amp alternator. They calibrate all of their volt/amp instruments at 50mV (and the S-50 is calibrated at 50amp.)

Q: What size are the studs on the back of the internal shunt model?

The studs are 0.240 inches wide. The total available thread is 0.287 inches

Q: What are the dimensions of the mounting flange?

The dimensions are 2.5" X 2.5" but the mounting holes are 1.849 inches apart.

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