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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Crazy Steve, May 15, 2019.

  1. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 25,392


    Nobody understands less electrical stuff than me!

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  2. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 4,150

    anthony myrick
    from al

    Why did Mr Ohm marry Mrs Ohm?
    He couldn’t resistor

    What’s an electricians favorite ice cream?

    What do you call an electrical apprentice?
    A shock absorber

    These jokes will make you laugh till it Hertz
  3. 03GMCSonoma
    Joined: Jan 15, 2011
    Posts: 173


    Crazy Steve, I would Google the manual for your specific multimeter. Check them out for illustrations applicable to cars, i.e. coils, etc.. They all function the same. Set your dial to the appropriate voltage level so you don't step on your peepee and screw it up but it should have a safety device in your meter to protect it. Measuring voltage is pretty straight forward. Resistance is checked by taking a component out of the circuit and taking a reading. This also is a continuity check. If you are checking current/amperes, you must put your meter inline with your circuit so the current will go through your meter. My $.02.
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  4. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,184


    Am I the only one that didn’t understand that.......?
    Maybe Crazy Steve will put it in English for us !
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  5. rudestude
    Joined: Mar 23, 2016
    Posts: 1,990


    I was going to say I'm in....but it appears that the teacher isn't even in the class room, and they say that they aren't paid enough, well hell this teacher's apple is going to rot before or if they make it to class, some one must have some damn good smoke in the teacher's lounge.
    I'm out...

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  6. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 10,232

    from Quincy, IL

    ‘Patience’ Grasshopper. ;)
  7. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
    Posts: 2,970


    Do we get a 10min break every hour?
    < fires spit-ball on chalk board from back of the room..

    Seriously, great idea Steve. I'm in.
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  8. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 3,274

    from red oak

    I enjoy looking at them in stores and swapmeets. Thinking I should buy one. But I can`t tell the differences between them. Kind of like comparing screwdrivers to cordless screwguns.
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  9. rudestude
    Joined: Mar 23, 2016
    Posts: 1,990


  10. rudestude
    Joined: Mar 23, 2016
    Posts: 1,990


    Crap..I wish the teacher would get here. I have a question on my meter, I thought I would check my battery while waiting...well the question is ...should there be flames coming out of the meter when checking the battery?
    Mmmm..something ain't right...I did find out the smoke detectors are working, so I guess my meter worked.
    Oh I'm staying checked in..just got to grab another meter.
    Hope its battery is good. 20190516_035104.jpeg 20190516_035103.jpeg 20190516_035058.jpeg

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  11. J. A. Miller
    Joined: Dec 30, 2010
    Posts: 1,136

    J. A. Miller
    from Central NY

    Christ, I'm so old I still refer to things as 60 cycle.
  12. 41fred207
    Joined: Feb 7, 2011
    Posts: 83


    I'm in, though I'll probably get sent to a corner with a DUNCE hat!
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  13. i.rant
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
    Posts: 2,407

    from Illinois
    1. 1940 Ford

  14. jim snow
    Joined: Feb 16, 2007
    Posts: 632

    jim snow

    I’m in. Snowman
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  15. Sporty45
    Joined: Jun 1, 2015
    Posts: 609

    from NH Boonies

    Love learning how to properly use the tools of the trade, I'm in! :cool:
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  16. Shutter Speed
    Joined: Feb 2, 2017
    Posts: 363

    Shutter Speed

    Naaa, dis guy ain't givin us nuttin..I'm outa here
  17. I hope you don't add it to this thread, its already too long///:eek:
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  18. patmanta
    Joined: May 10, 2011
    Posts: 3,244

    from Woburn, MA

    Without an edit to the OP to add a link to jump to wherever the actual tech starts, yeah, we are at 4 pages of folks saying Yes in one day here (under 24 hours actually).
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  19. The other site is still down, I apologize for the delay... This wasn't an uncommon issue on that site, but I expect it to be back within a day or two.
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  20. ROADSTER1927
    Joined: Feb 14, 2009
    Posts: 2,513


    I am in when it comes in!:):):):)
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  21. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 5,725

    from Nicasio Ca

    While we're waiting...about 95% of the time I was using my multi-meter it was just to read battery or system voltage. Then I bought about a dozen of these little volt meters, which are about a buck a piece online. A few are permanently mounted in vehicles, some have alligator clips and probes. Saves wear and tear on the multi-meter and doesn't need a battery.

  22. J. A. Miller
    Joined: Dec 30, 2010
    Posts: 1,136

    J. A. Miller
    from Central NY

    I hope they don't use the same webmaster as Radir Wheels!:D
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  23. This is an excellent idea. The phrase I hear the most from car guys is that they don't understand electricity / electronics. I've been working with electronics for over 50 years and am very comfortable with all aspects of automotive electrical, including diagnosis and repair of computerized control systems. I'm also enough of of a realist to know if I pay enough attention to a thread like Crazy Steve is planning I just might learn something, so I'm in too. Thanks Steve.
  24. firstinsteele
    Joined: Jun 13, 2013
    Posts: 874


    LOL. Yep, I have come to realize this old man that I have become is not as knowledgeable as the young man I once was THOUGHT.

    Carry on, Steve.

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  25. Boneyard51
    Joined: Dec 10, 2017
    Posts: 1,941


    I’ve used meters for years, with success, but I bet I will learn something from the thread. Have problaly a half a dozen of them, Flukes and Greenlees and some cheapos. Just wish they would make a meter with a louder continuity buzzer! Thanks in advance Steve.

    One thing I might point out is a meter needs to be calibrated. I was at a meet where they were having some electrical problems with the plug ins. They asked me to help... I grabbed my trusty Fluke meter and started checking voltage..... was getting readings in the 70 to 80 volt range. I told the guy that he had problems for sure! Called an electrician , he checked voltage.....125 volts . Put my meter on ....75 volts! I never dreamed a meter could be off that far! The odd thing was I had just used it earlier in the day on a 12 volt DC system , and it appeared to work fine.

    Last edited: May 16, 2019
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  26. porknbeaner
    Joined: Sep 12, 2003
    Posts: 40,902


    I would read it and maybe I might not even be critical of it. ;)
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  27. For the price of this class you won't find any of us complaining.
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  28. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 4,150

    anthony myrick
    from al

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