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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by herbet99, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. herbet99
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    In the attached image.. what item is designated by the symbol at the end of the red arrow?

    Thanks.
     

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  2. SMOG_GUY
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  3. 24riverview
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    Probably just an open connector where Ford may have plugged something else in on different applications.
     
  4. chopped
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    For bonus points, what's the diagram from? The OP can't play.
     

  5. SMOG_GUY
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    Capacitors or condensors are common on voltage regulators.
    Yes, it could be an used connector too.
    24riverview is probably right because you'd expect to see the symbol for a capacitor.
     
  6. SMOG_GUY
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    Ford product.
     
  7. rocknrolldaddy
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    Condenser or capacitor.
     
  8. 24riverview
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    Funny, I was gonna post to disregard my answer and listen to you. Worked on Ford dump trucks for years and they all had them. I say it's either the condenser/capacitor or the connector for it.
     
  9. Ford vote also
     
  10. SMOG_GUY
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    You are a nice guy, 24riverview.
     
  11. herbet99
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    Perhaps a connector for attaching some type of tester?
     
  12. SMOG_GUY
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    The only tester I know would be a full-fielder tool. It plugs into the regulator connector and rules out the regulator as the culprit in a charging system problem. But not just one ckt.
    The capacitor's job has changed over the years.
    Early on it protected the points inside the regulator from arcing just like the condensor in a dist. protects points.
    Then it helped protect solid state devices from voltage spikes. Devices like early electronic ignition modules and solid state voltage regulators.
    Now capacitors, diodes and resistors (sometimes called self-commutating) keep voltage spikes out of computers.
    BTW in this case capacitor=condenser. But in no other case.
     
  13. The white wire that goes to the electric choke on a 60's 70's ford.
    That's my guess.
     
  14. 2racer
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    flux capacitor
     
  15. Ford blue blood
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    It is an open connector. Capacitors all had a proper schematic symbol for their locations.
     
  16. arvonian
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    Open connector, capacitor would have a symbol something like this: -II-
     
  17. Plus the capacitor body would be grounded...
     
  18. herbet99
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    Based on another schematic I was reading.. could it be a radio noise suppression capacitor?
     
  19. SMOG_GUY
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    The Ford guru said a loose connector.
    I said capacitor long time ago.
     
  20. Yep.
    That's not any recognized symbol for any component that I know of.
    Ill enter a guess of connector, but it should have a number.
     
  21. 40FordGuy
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    Yep,....extra connection. That way, they don't have to make different wire harness.

    4TTRUK
     
  22. d2_willys
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    My old Hudson Superjet wiring diagram has one like that. It is just a spare connector. I believe they were put for under the hood lights.
     

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