How has no one discovered this tool yet?!?!?

I have a puch maxi and a ke100 that I just put back together. Neither has a spark. I suspect there is a short somewhere on the maxi that is killing the spark. Likewise on the kawa, I probably rewired it wrong...

While researching a bit for a fast and easy way to track down shorts and wiring errors, I found a video testimonial for this handy little thing:

EXTECH 40180

Don't have 80+ dollars lying around? Me neither!!! Good news! There's a cheap one and the only difference is that it won't read through dry wall.

EXTECH TG20

Has anyone ever used one of these successfully?

Re: How has no one discovered this tool yet?!?!?

the mitimeter at hf is free w coupon

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haha yeah most multimeters have a continuity function that does that.

i have a klien tools brand i bought at home depot for like ~$50, its really nice, i've had it for about 5 or 6 years now and its very accurate and keeps on ticking.

having a good (0.1 ohm sensitive) resistance test function is also critical on mopeds and stuff because you will need to test coils for proper resistance pretty often

Re: How has no one discovered this tool yet?!?!?

♣Slew Foot♣ /

Damn I just use a battery and a battery tester I think I got it free from RadioShack 20 years ago with batteries

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I don't see the point....I just use my dmm...

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Toners are nice because you can hear the signal with the probe and when it stops you know that is where the fault is. Use these all the time in the telecom industry.

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never tried it but seems legit.

I used one like that a bunch to find shorts in my mom's electric dog fence thing. I dunno if it'd help much on a moped tho, they wires are so short and if two ends of a wire anrent connected and they should be it's kinda a no brainer. I could see where identifying a break is useful but I've never had that sorta issue, usually just bad connectors or a pinched ground or something obvious enough anyway, like wires don't break I nthe middle often.

then again I was dickingwith a tomos last night and couldn't figure out why the headlight's got no power. tho it started pouring rain so I gave up before giving it much time and maybe this wouldntve helped anyway

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Dirty30 Dillon /

Standard Fox and Hound style wire toner. Most multimeters do the same thing, with tone and all

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I never saw that exact item but I have been using similar devices for 25 years. I took classes on using these things in middle school.

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> kenny s Wrote:

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> I never saw that exact item but I have been using similar devices for 25

> years. I took classes on using these things in middle school.

You must have had a pretty cool middle school . The only thing they taught us in my middle school was how to turn pages in a textbook . LOL

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I took classes such as audio electronics and electricity electronics and we spent most of the class looking at schematics and plugging stuff into circuit boards similar to the pic below but our lab kit cost over $1,000.00 back then(edited)

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> kenny s Wrote:

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> I never saw that exact item but I have been using similar devices for 25

> years. I took classes on using these things in middle school.

What middle school did you got to?

Dam, start them young! Now they teach kids how to update their instagram

Re: How has no one discovered this tool yet?!?!?

♣Slew Foot♣ /

This 5 bux...

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It's a flashlight that telescopes 2 ft and has a flexible neck and the rim bezel on the light is magnetic it's like a Swiss Army flashlight

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