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Geoff Smith 106/04/2011 10:44:58
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Hiya all. Can I use this to test my new lipo connections? If so can some please tell me what settings to have it on and what readings I should look out for. Flaming well lost the instructions ain't I. I have never used it before so be gentle. Cheers my ever pestered friends.
 
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Tim Mackey06/04/2011 11:14:03
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Its a multimeter - so exactly what do you mean "test your new lipo connections" ?

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Geoff Smith 106/04/2011 12:17:02
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Posted by Tim Mackey - Administrator on 06/04/2011 11:14:03:
Its a multimeter - so exactly what do you mean "test your new lipo connections" ?

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Hiya Tim. As you know I've been having a bit of trouble with my soldering of these joints and being a bit of a 'belt and braces' sort of chap I would like to test the connections for ? continuity. (if that's the right terminology) Cheers mate.

Geoff
Ultymate06/04/2011 12:22:14
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It'll certainly test for continuity Geoff but that's not the same as checking the load carrying capabilities of your connectors.
Geoff Smith 106/04/2011 12:25:42
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Posted by Ultymate on 06/04/2011 12:22:14:
It'll certainly test for continuity Geoff but that's not the same as checking the load carrying capabilities of your connectors.

Hiya Ultymate. Thanks for this. I suppose I really want to see if I've got a connection before I start putting power through them. Being a new'un I don't really want to play around with lipo's and risk a fire. Cheers mate

 
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Tom Wright 206/04/2011 12:29:11
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Hi Geoff.
The resistance range on your multimeter will indicate continuity but really you need experience with resistance measurement and specialized instrament to measure the very small values that can influence the reliability of the joint.
 
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Tim Mackey06/04/2011 13:55:35
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Geoff - the best to way to check your connectors is to examine the results after soldering - look for nice shiny finish, not dull grey. Then give them all a really good pull and generally waggle them around, then re-examine the joints. Its nigh on impossible to use a simple resistance meter like the one you have to do any "scientific" testing - it will, as has already been said, merely indicate continuity.
Geoff Smith 106/04/2011 14:57:09
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Thanks for this gentlemen, like the man said " If you don't ask the questions you won't get the answers" As I said before I have never used the thing and am unaware of it's capabilities. Cheers my friends.
 
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Pete B - Moderator06/04/2011 15:15:15
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If you've watched the video tutorial I posted on your 'encouragement' thread, Geoff, and you've got your joints tidied up, I don't think you'll have a problem. Like so many small skills, it's all about practice, familiarity and confidence....
 
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Geoff Smith 106/04/2011 18:45:50
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Posted by Pete B on 06/04/2011 15:15:15:
If you've watched the video tutorial I posted on your 'encouragement' thread, Geoff, and you've got your joints tidied up, I don't think you'll have a problem. Like so many small skills, it's all about practice, familiarity and confidence....
 
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Hiya Pete. Thanks for this. I have watched your video and have enjoyed it. I am really grateful for any advice and help given on here. Perhaps it's the fact that through life I've been knocked back some many times that I've lost a lot of confidence in what I do so I keep pestering the good people on this forum to make sure I'm going in the right direction. Cheers mate.

Geoff

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