I wanted to start rebuilding my heads but read you should test the resistance first to prevent shorting your battery. Can anyone recommend a good device for doing this that doesn't cost an arm and a leg? Thanks
This is what I use (and where I bought it).
Gets the job done.
There's a cheaper one on the site ($9.50) that should work fine too. Too many options for my taste though!
(Edit: helps if I post the link!)
If you already have a multi meter it should have a ohms test setting. Take the positive(red) and place it on the bottom center of your
RBA where it threads into your device and place the black negative to the threads and you will get your ohms. the testers are easier but this should work just fine in the meantime.
Last edited by Alis grave nil; 02-25-2013 at 08:07 PM.
I was thinking about picking this up: http://www.harborfreight.com/7-funct...ter-98025.html seems like it'd do the trick.
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having used several cheap multimeter's in my life i will say this. You truly do get what you pay for. Most of the models below 20$ carry with them as much as a 10% tolerance in reading. By that i mean a reading of 1.4ohms could actually be reading as high 1.6 or as low as 1.3.
then there is the other end of the spectrum..
FLUKE Digital Multimeter, 600V, 60 KOhms - Digital Multimeters - 2VGA1|FLUKE-113 - Grainger Industrial Supply
which has a tolerance of 0.05%, but the price is 160$
if you buy a multimeter, open it up and look up what the tolerance in readings is. The info is usually found in the manual somewhere. its all about how accurate you need to be. If you are making coild at 0.5ohms I'd think you want to be very accurate. If you are making coils for 1.8-2.4ohms you dont need to be so accurate. But it all depends on the device you are attaching them to. I'd hate to risk a 100$ or more expensive mod with a 5$ multi-tester.
Last edited by J.R. Bob Dobbs; 02-25-2013 at 08:13 PM.
You don't need a Fluke, really!
You can pick up a decent digital multimeter at Lowe's or Sears for 25-30 bucks.
Shop IDEAL Digital Multimeter at Lowes.com
Last edited by Katya; 02-25-2013 at 09:52 PM.