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I know there has been a thread concerning a device to check a solenoid whether it's good or bad.

Well, I've just finished making one. I would like some opinions.

Have you ever found a box with some solenoids in them and wondered if they were any good (I know, shake'em).

I've made this device. It hooks up to any 12 volt source.
My 12 volt source is a power convert I bought out of JC Whitney. It lets me check any 12 volt accessory from inside my house.

My contraption conists of 6 wires:

2 for the source (power and negative 12 volt source)
1 for the ground (of the solenoid)
1 for the input
1 for the out put
1 for the switch on top of the solenoid.

Here's the concept.

Hook up the box to 12 volts.
Connect the ground.
put one wire on the left side
put one wire on the right side

take the last wire and touch the top of the solenoid.

If the light comes one, the solenoid is good.
If the light doesn't come one the solenoid is bad.

Very portable. Would like some opinions:

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