05-22-2014, 02:37 PM #1
Help with reading resistance chart, checking rectifier
I'm trying to check the rectifier on a 96 waveraider 1100. The chart is confusing to me. There are four wires, red, black and two green. According to the chart, if you go down the left hand column, red to black should have no continuity. But if you read across the top row, red to black should read 2-20k ohms. The only thing I can think of is the maybe the polarity gets reversed when you do the checks. If so which wires should be hooked up to + and which is - ? Oh the reason I'm checking the rectifer is that it keeps blowing the inline fuse.
05-22-2014, 06:57 PM #2
Very easy. Connect the Pos or Neg meter lead to lets say B now connect the other lead to another wire lets say G Basically the chart reads like this,You don't connect your test leads to the same wire at the same time. Hope that helps. It's just diodes.
05-22-2014, 07:47 PM #3
Yea I got that figured out but what should the resistance between the red and black wires? The chart says no continuity in one block, and 2-20k ohms in the other block.
05-23-2014, 04:25 AM #4
Easy. Connect one lead to the red other to the black. If working correctly you should get a reading. Now reverse the meter leads the reading should not change. If you get a reading or no change in both direction the diodes are faulty.
05-23-2014, 08:55 PM #5
Appreciate the help but trial and error is not how I wanted to troubleshoot the rectifier. Just trying to interpret the chart so I could get an accurate diagnosis.
05-24-2014, 01:12 PM #6
What do you think trouble shooting is? A series of trial and errors.
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