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  • fleetwin

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    #185475

    Cool set up indeed! Now you have two AC plugs, correct?


    The Boat House


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    #185477

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    foot_doctor

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    #185528

    Dave, if you employ only the power supply, all of the tests are not available.
    The capacitance test will not work. It requires an AC signal. R.T.


    billw

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    #185529

    The laptop power supply is a great idea. I might even have one of them kicking around. I never realized they were 7.5 volts. I always just assumed they were 12 or 5. Thanks for all the input!

    Long live American manufacturing!


    RICHARD A. WHITE

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    #185535

    They are all NOT the same… be sure yours is 7.5 DC volts

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    The Boat House


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    #185539

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    Mumbles

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    #185586

    Dave, if you employ only the power supply, all of the tests are not available.

    The capacitance test will not work. It requires an AC signal. R.T.

    Mine uses a 7.5 volt 6 amp power supply to which produces DC voltage to the unit on demand, just like a battery would. It’s wired in to the mains coming into the unit so only one external AC plug is required. From the outside, the Merc O Tronic looks as original as the day it was made.

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    dave-bernard

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    #185589

    yes but that allows you to do all the other test at the dock.


    Mumbles

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    #185592

    If I ever had to use it at a marina with no shore power to plug into, I do have a small inverter which could be hooked up to the boats battery to get the needed 110 AC power. The bases are covered!


    billw

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    #185770

    Well, I got a battery and installed it. As soon as I turn the knob to “coil power test,” I hear the vibrator start to run. This is before I even press the test button. Is that normal? Also, without reading any directions, I hooked up a known good coil to the thing, in the same manner I would hook one up to my Stevens. Nothing happens with the meter, and I mean. NOTHING, as well as no spark, which I am assuming I should see in the little window? I tried turning the knob, which I think says something like, “increase, decrease,” but nothing. I guess I will read the “destructions,” but it is not looking good so far….

    Long live American manufacturing!

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    RICHARD A. WHITE

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    #185780

    Well, I got a battery and installed it. As soon as I turn the knob to “coil power test,” I hear the vibrator start to run. This is before I even press the test button. Is that normal? Also, without reading any directions, I hooked up a known good coil to the thing, in the same manner I would hook one up to my Stevens. Nothing happens with the meter, and I mean. NOTHING, as well as no spark, which I am assuming I should see in the little window? I tried turning the knob, which I think says something like, “increase, decrease,” but nothing. I guess I will read the “destructions,” but it is not looking good so far….

    Yes once you turn the switch on, it send power to the vibrator/ points. Read the manual and be danged sure you have everything connected properly or you will fry stuff.. I can make a short instruction sheet, unless someone already has…

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    The Boat House


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    #185783

    You're only as smart as the person you're talking to.


    RICHARD A. WHITE

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    #185798

    Thanks Tubs…

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    dave-bernard

    US Member - 2 Years
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    #185807

    vibrator may be working BUT the points may be dirty. it is a sealed unit. Jeff Register has repaired them.


    billw

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    #185808

    Yeah, that’s how I hooked it up, both for the coil test and resistance. Just like the Stevens. Hmmm. Well, the only cost I have is the new battery. The machine was a hand-me-down from work.

    Long live American manufacturing!

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