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Coil tester

Post by philip » Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:20 pm

I am building a hand crank coil tester. I have 2 coil rings both check out good
Using a battery charger and hacksaw blade as well as a compass. Magnets are
Charged
I can only get 3 volts out if it any advice?

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Re: Coil tester

Post by BE_ZERO_BE » Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:25 pm

Three Volts at hand crank speeds is about right.
The voltage doesn't matter to the ignition coil as it is a current operated device.
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Re: Coil tester

Post by Hal » Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:36 pm

A lot of them don't even have volt meters. Mine doesn't. You might improve voltage a bit by closing the gap between the magnets and field coil. With the low speeds and lack of vibration associated with a HCCT, you don't have to have as large a gap as on a car.


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Re: Coil tester

Post by Dennis_Brown » Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:04 pm

When it is finished, how about a picture?


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Re: Coil tester

Post by philip » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:09 am

thanks guys i got it going last night i had it wrong. it sparks nicely now i need to order some gauges i have been using my simpson
multi meter. i will post pics when i get it painted up. philip

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