Jan 17

Using your Multimeter’s Continuity Function

One of the many functions of the Multimeter included in Purkeys’ Electrical Tool Kit is the continuity test mode. Using this setting, technicians are able to test the circuit for a stable connection and eliminate continuity as a possible problem with the system. While continuity test mode is a helpful function, it does have its...

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Sep 07

How the Purkeys’ Multimeter Training Unit Improves Teaching, Testing, and Training

Challenge An instructor for a technical school was having problems reinforcing the lessons he was teaching about voltage, frequency, and resistance. Training technicians to properly use a multimeter with heavy-duty vehicles is difficult because there are so many functions to learn. The data from a multimeter can be used to determine key factors in vehicle...

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Oct 07

HOW TO USE A MULTIMETER: SOLENOID TESTING

Liftgate solenoids need to be tested under a load. According to Sales and Service Engineer Larry Rambeaux, “Use the ohm setting on a multimeter to determine if the switch is within spec for that particular piece of equipment”. To do this, switch the multimeter to “ohm’s” and touch the positive and negative meter leads to...

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Jul 03

MULTIMETER TRAINING UNIT: MILLIVOLTS

  Purkeys released a new product, the Multimeter Training Unit, to help fleets train technicians on a heavy-duty vehicle’s electrical system. The MTU allows technicians to hone their skills with a multimeter in a controlled environment before practicing on a vehicle. Purkeys Sales and Service Engineer Larry Rambeaux demonstrates how to use the MTU to...

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Jun 25

MULTIMETER TRAINING UNIT: RESISTANCE

  Purkeys released a new product, the Multimeter Training Unit, to help fleets train technicians on a heavy-duty vehicle’s electrical system. The MTU allows technicians to hone their skills with a multimeter in a controlled environment before practicing on a vehicle. Purkeys Sales and Service Engineer Larry Rambeaux demonstrates how to use the MTU to...

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Jun 24

MULTIMETER TRAINING UNIT: PULSE WIDTH MODULATION

Purkeys released a new product, the Multimeter Training Unit, to help fleets train technicians on a heavy-duty vehicle’s electrical system. The MTU allows technicians to hone their skills with a multimeter in a controlled environment before practicing on a vehicle. Purkeys Sales and Service Engineer Larry Rambeaux demonstrates how to use the MTU to practice...

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Jun 07

MULTIMETER TRAINING UNIT: DC CURRENT CHECK

Purkeys released a new product, the multimeter training unit, to help fleets train technicians on a heavy-duty vehicle’s electrical system. The MTU allows technicians to hone their skills with a multimeter in a controlled environment before practicing on a vehicle. Purkeys Sales and Service Engineer Larry Rambeaux demonstrates how to use the MTU to practice...

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May 17

MULTIMETER TRAINING UNIT: FREQUENCY

Purkeys released a new product, the multimeter training unit, to help fleets train technicians on a heavy-duty vehicle’s electrical system. The MTU allows technicians to hone their skills with a multimeter in a controlled environment before practicing on a vehicle. Purkeys Sales and Service Engineer Larry Rambeaux demonstrates how the frequency feature works on the...

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May 06

MULTIMETER TRAINING UNIT: VOLTAGE DROP

Purkeys released a new product, the multimeter training unit, to help fleets train technicians on a heavy-duty vehicle’s electrical system. The MTU allows technicians to hone their skills with a multimeter in a controlled environment before practicing on a vehicle. Purkeys Sales and Service Engineer Larry Rambeaux demonstrates how the voltage drop feature works on...

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Apr 22

HOW TO USE THE MTU: STATE OF CHARGE

  Purkeys released a new product, the multimeter training unit, to help fleets train technicians on a heavy-duty vehicle’s electrical system. The MTU allows technicians to hone their skills with a multimeter in a controlled environment before practicing on a vehicle. Purkeys Sales and Service Engineer Larry Rambeaux demonstrates how the state of charge feature...

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