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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-03-2008, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
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"Testing Electrical Parts for Idiots"

Has anybody got one I can buy/rent/download?
I purchased a multi Pro'sKit 903-150 multi tester but can't understand how to get readings. Heck I can't seem to even get readings across the coil and I know that I have spark.
Can anyone give me an Idiots guide to help understand the settings. I have the Clymers book, so I know where I should be and what the readings are supposed to be, but I don't know how to set the tester to get the readings.
Any help/tips/advise?

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I recently bought a cheap radioshack digital multimeter. When testing the battery you need to set it to 0-20 DCV (direct current volts) because you're testing a 12 volt DC battery and 0-20 it the most appropriate range.

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mostly they are easy enough to set but to understand leaves me in the dark at times. I hope this helps as it's just some of the info needed like I said I'm still lost with these too but getting better.

DCA or ADC is Amps in DC current. while testing amperage.

DCV or VDC is Volts in DC current. as in car battery.

ACV or VAC is Volts in AC Current. such as in wallplug

OHMs is the symble that looks like a set of head phones. (Do not have juice in wires while in this mode) used to test continuety and resistance.

To find the number needed for test such as in the battery, You know it's a 12 volt battery so use the next highest number which is 20 set in DCV mode and place black probe to the negative terminal and the red to the positive and you'll get the Volts in DC and Viola!

also if need for the charging system go here and also download the PDF on the page

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