condensor testing

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condensor testing

Postby spiderwebb » Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:42 pm

Testing a condenser will result in one of four findings:
Short
Open
Leaky
OK
The first three mean the condenser is broken, and the first two are less common.

"Testing procedure:
Set your ohmmeter to Ω x 10k. Make sure your condenser has alligator clip ends.
Remove condenser from bike
Discharge condenser. On a single wire condenser touch the lead to the case. On a dual wire touch the two leads together on the case.
Without getting your body in the loop, connect your ohmmeter to the condenser.
OK=Needle kicks to 0 then slowly drifts toward ∞
Leaky=Needle stays around midrange. Replace. If your skin is in the loop then you will also get this result, I told you use alligator clips.
Short=Needle drops to 0 and stays there.
Open=Needle races to ∞ and stays there
Vespa and Lambretta condensers are prone to giving false positives, that is when cold they test as okay, but once they get warm they start getting leaky, shorted, or open."

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Re: condensor testing

Postby Tuna Cowboy » Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:53 pm

I'm not quite clear where the test leads go. on a one wire, I assume it's the one lead to the wire and one to the body. With a two wire it you have two wires and the body so what combination do you use?
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Re: condensor testing

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