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MG TD TF 1500 - condenser
|Can you use a digital meter to check ignition condensers?|
I get conflicting results, analogue says open circuit, digital says no.
This is just out of interest as I will change it anyway.
Ray TF 2884
I will add that "infinite" is not an actual value.
Let's say that the DC impedance of the condenser shall be greater than 1 MOhm. DVM easyly handle capacitance up to 20 MOhms.
However, the transiant value down to O in Ohmmeter might be quite short to show something on a DVM.
|My 2 cents, if the points show normal wear, (No very large deposit on one side and lots of erosion on the other) Do not replace the condenser! I do have stock on the condensers the racers use, a full length one, not a midget one the big box stores sell.|
|Len, it was a case of "spit, fart, bang and stop". New condenser cured it. I was just interested in why I got different results from the meters.|
I have a later dizzy and have a condenser on jump leads and clip that to the feed after cutting out the faulty one to get me home.
Ray TF 2884
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