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How to test a condensor

Post by RAB on Thu Jan 19 2012, 08:26

An easy way to test them is to connect the pig tail to the positive terminal of a 12 volt battery and the body to the negative terminal. This charges them up. Now ground the pig tail to the body and, if it is good, you should see a nice fat spark. In some cases the condenser will have two leads. One goes to ground and one to the points hot wire. Connect them by the color coding of the wires. If both wires have the same color, they can be connected either way. Same way to test. One wire to positive and one wire to negative to charge and then touch them together. You should get a nice spark if they are good.

Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_do_you_test_condenser_on_motorcycle#ixzz1jtHihqK4

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Re: How to test a condensor

Post by kevjhnsn on Thu Jan 19 2012, 15:23

ive tried it on my spare ones
and it works well
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Re: How to test a condensor

Post by matt86 on Sat Feb 18 2012, 09:57

all a condenser is a small capacitor after all. When i used to be a forklift technician we used to find some capacitor's that was around 3" thick and 6" long . used to play a trick by charging them up and leaving them on the bench for the intended victim lol! when the touched the contacts OUTCH ! was a bit cruel but all a bit of a laugh lol! lol!

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Re: How to test a condensor

Post by mike d on Sat Feb 18 2012, 13:00

hes a clever old feller that Rab....
glad to see its working for you Kev...
handy bit of info...

matt that's a classic one..poor old bugger must had pooed hisself...lol.lol.lol.
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Re: How to test a condensor

Post by matt86 on Sat Feb 18 2012, 18:43

mike d wrote:hes a clever old feller that Rab....
glad to see its working for you Kev...
handy bit of info...

matt that's a classic one..poor old bugger must had pooed hisself...lol.lol.lol.
mike..

they did it to me with a small one so i found the biggest one i could find a few weeks later in pay back Smile

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Re: How to test a condensor

Post by mike d on Sat Feb 18 2012, 19:12

pay back is sweat..lol.lol..
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Re: How to test a condensor

Post by kevjhnsn on Sun Feb 19 2012, 02:06

yrs ago i was holding 2 steel combine shed doors inline for welding the hinges on,
he welded the first fine
then moved over to do the other
buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz though my arms and chest
and he said you ok you look white mate what is it ????
did you forget to move the earth over to the side your welding
replied sorry mate forgot that bit
u ok though this is a 3 phase welder lol lo
i had stiff musles for over a month after and burns on my fingers and palms
ouch wont do that again in a hurry
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Re: How to test a condensor

Post by stationary stu on Sun Feb 19 2012, 11:44

That's shocking Kev. lol! lol! lol!

Do you have a video of it?

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Re: How to test a condensor

Post by kevjhnsn on Sun Feb 19 2012, 13:42

i love u two STU
b.st.rd lol
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Re: How to test a condensor

Post by DanBoy on Sun Feb 19 2012, 15:26

stationary stu wrote:That's shocking Kev. lol! lol! lol!

Do you have a video of it?

Stu.

Ignore him Kev. He's only after the £250 from "You've been framed" lol!
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Re: How to test a condensor

Post by kevjhnsn on Sun Feb 19 2012, 18:39

i could of got upset with stu but
i was to shocked at his response to retalliate lol
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Re: How to test a condensor

Post by stationary stu on Mon Feb 20 2012, 12:11

DanBoy wrote:
stationary stu wrote:That's shocking Kev. lol! lol! lol!

Do you have a video of it?

Stu.

Ignore him Kev. He's only after the £250 from "You've been framed" lol!
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Dan you caught me, games up lol! better cancel that bid on ebay now.

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Re: How to test a condensor

Post by stationary stu on Mon Feb 20 2012, 12:13

kevjhnsn wrote:i could of got upset with stu but
i was to shocked at his response to retalliate lol
kev

Kev you like uncle fester now, if you put a bulb in your mouth does it light up lol! lol!

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Re: How to test a condensor

Post by kevjhnsn on Mon Feb 20 2012, 22:52

no uncle stu
one apears above my head and lights up,
then its gone with what ever the idea was with it lol albino Idea Question No Mad
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condensor test

Post by derb on Fri Feb 24 2012, 15:14

Hi fellas. Easy condensor test for points/coil ignition system. If engine running bad and running improves by opening up points gap - condensor stuffed. If it improves by closing up the points gap - coil stuffed. Old school testing from workshop days. Cheers, Derb.

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Re: How to test a condensor

Post by kevjhnsn on Fri Feb 24 2012, 20:37

hi there derb
i like the way that sounds and sounds like its a proven method too
will be trying out soon
welcome again to the forum derbs
tell us somthing about you and your engine/s in the related topics on the home page
wait to here back from you kev

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