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Old 06-03-2024, 12:44 AM
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Use something like this to see how much current the coil is drawing. Click image for larger version

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Old 06-03-2024, 06:18 AM
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Use something like this to see how much current the coil is drawing. Attachment 171046
But make sure you buy one that can read Direct Current. They are getting to be more common but a lot of the lower priced options still only read AC.
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But make sure you buy one that can read Direct Current. They are getting to be more common but a lot of the lower priced options still only read AC.
Yes.
Some meters listed AC/DC current measurement but referenced to the use of the probes and the amp clamp still maybe AC only.

Make sure the listing also specifies the "amp clamp" as DC/AC current.
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Yes.
Some meters listed AC/DC current measurement but referenced to the use of the probes and the amp clamp still maybe AC only.

Make sure the listing also specifies the "amp clamp" as DC/AC current.
DC amp clamp??? really?
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DC amp clamp??? really?
https://www.amazon.com/AstroAI-Multi...3&gad_source=1

The one shown above will do ac/dc amps in the clamp to 400.


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