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I've actually tried that a long time ago. It's a good idea but a "positive" result can be misleading. I have a power supply that I also use when working on a stereo or building a new switchbox inside the house. The problem is that they'r only good for (if I remember correctly) about 10 amps. Even some blown solenoids will trip when a small current is applied. But when you're talking the amps that our pumps draw trying to lift a car off the ground, they just don't compare.
It's best to just use the same clips and hook the solenoid up to battery number one in your set-up (unhook the ground first of course). And another test wire to go to your pump. That will give you a more accurate real-world test.

Nothing against the Pyramid power supply 'cause I love mine. :) And it will probably be good to rule out any 'seriously' dead solenoids. But before you start screwing on coupling bolts and screwing down solenoids, you might want to do another quick test in the trunk.



Last edited by BOUNCIN89MERC2LOW97LHS at Oct 14 2003, 07:29 AM
 
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