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    Default Direct Voltage Adapter & other merc electrical testing equipment

    What does it do and why is it $65 and can I get by with something else (maybe from an electrical supply or take direct readings and convert)? Also, is there a cheaper way to test electrical components than purchasing wireing harness testers for each componenet at $30 + each - can I make my own or use a clamp-on type testor?

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    Default Re: Direct Voltage Adapter & other merc electrical testing equipment

    The DVA meter will let you know exacty what is wrong with the ign system, Snap-on makes a variance of the device as well.TMD

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    Default Re: Direct Voltage Adapter & other merc electrical testing equipment

    The adapter at www.esitest is 35.00 US. Trent says you use the ac scale and convert reading by X 1.414, should get you close. You should be able to make the jumper wires. You did not say what engine, year, model , number of cylinders. To do a lot of ignition work, I would buy peak reading meter. Also seewww.stevensinstrument.com .
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    Default Re: Direct Voltage Adapter & other merc electrical testing equipment

    Thanks - that's good info.

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    Default Re: Direct Voltage Adapter & other merc electrical testing equipment

    http://www.sfu.ca/sonic-studio/handb...an_Square.html That's where the 1.4 comes from - not sure if this will work if your voltage wave is not a sine wave. Just if you are interested.

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