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Technical Testing a Runtz voltage reducer

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  1. qzjrd5
    Joined: Nov 23, 2004
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    I had mine hooked up incorrectly and now I think in may have fried it. Does any one know how to test one with a meter?

    Thanks
    Mike
     
  2. greybeard360
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    Check resistance thru it, connect it to your battery and see if there is voltage on the output side and how much. That is two ways to check it.

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  3. squirrel
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    connect the volt meter negative lead to ground, connect the positive lead to the regulator output, and measure the voltage.

    (I'm assuming it's an electronic regulator, not a resistor. Pictures would help us help you, as usual)
     
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  4. qzjrd5
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    It looks similar to this. Thanks!
     

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  5. squirrel
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    That is an electronic regulator. Connect it to power and ground, and see if you get 6v out of it

    What did you connect it to? if you put too large of a load on it (or short the output to ground), it will fry.
     
  6. d2_willys
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    Test it first. If no output, then take the blue heat shrink off and replace regulator with one from Digikey. Much cheaper that way. BTW: These are only good for one gauge. You will need more to run other gauges.
     

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