Multi Meter

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  1. Eric27

    Eric27 Member

    Jan 14, 2019
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    I am testing my 1977 T140 charging system with a multimeter. When I get the meter close to the running bike the meter is erratic at best. I am using Champion N4 plugs which is causing the erratic meter readings.
    As these plugs are not R rated I need a recommendation for a multimeter that will do the job. I believe it has to have EMI suppression.
    Thanks.
     
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  2. capt

    capt Elite Member

    May 8, 2016
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    The coils are the likely culprit ! Build a Faraday cage , put aluminium foil about an inch or more over and above the coils. A large old metal kitchen strainer ??
    Then try your Meyer readings again.
     
  3. Eric27

    Eric27 Member

    Jan 14, 2019
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    Hmmm….food for thought. Thanks for the reply. My meter worked fine when I had R plugs in it.
     
  4. Cyborgbot

    Cyborgbot Guest

    Get some suppressor caps for the plugs? They reduce EMI.
     
  5. speedrattle

    speedrattle Senior Member

    Feb 19, 2021
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    youre using a modern digital multi-meter?

    can you buy a cheap analog instrument from an elctronics store? radioshack used to sell a little VOM for less than ten bucks. no electromagnetic issues at all.

    modern is not necessarily appropriate.
     
  6. Eric27

    Eric27 Member

    Jan 14, 2019
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    Thanks for the input.
    I ended up getting a new Klein Clamp on multi meter. All
    Good now. I needed to upgrade any way.
    Thanks all for your help
     
  7. nickjaxe

    nickjaxe Active Member

    Sep 2, 2020
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    Its the cheap Multi Tester.....you could try another brand maybe ok....I take it that its fine engine not running....
     
  8. Eric27

    Eric27 Member

    Jan 14, 2019
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    Yup cheap for sure
    I bought a Klein clamp on
    Problem solved
    Cheers
     
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