Amp meter

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Amp meter

Postby mwest479 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:54 pm

Found the problem with my alternator to be an open winding on the rotor coil. Have about 3 - 6 K on this alt. The brushes look as if it should more like 50 - 60 k. Think something on the Trike is adding to the load. All fuses are stock and there are no added lights. Would like to check current draw. Do I need an a/c or d/c amp meter? Place to get one ?

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Re: Amp meter

Postby cbx4evr » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:23 pm

You need a DC meter but most, if not all, common meters measure both. You can get them just about anywhwere. Home Depot or an auto parts store,
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