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Old 04-21-2020, 10:07 AM
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Question power source

What do you'al use for a bench power source to test electrical components ie: wiper motor, tailgate window motor. etc.
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Old 04-21-2020, 10:11 AM
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Weird, it created 4 different threads for you. I just use a couple alligator clip type leads, clip them to the posts for the mechanisms, then have my 12V battery close enough to touch the other ends directly to the battery posts. Works great.

Edit: Suddenly I see only this thread. Hmm...
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Old 04-21-2020, 10:16 AM
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Weird, it created 4 different threads for you. I just use a couple alligator clip type leads, clip them to the posts for the mechanisms, then have my 12V battery close enough to touch the other ends directly to the battery posts. Works great.

Edit: Suddenly I see only this thread. Hmm...

I fixed the extra posts.

I would use a battery if I had one but, right now I'm just testing systems before I install them in my restoration.
Is a battery my only solution?
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Old 04-21-2020, 11:25 AM
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I have used my twenty year old battery charger to test run 12 volt motors, but not sure if this could damage the charger or not. It has worked for me over the years.
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Some things, like starters, you have to use a battery. Most other things
you can use an old battery charger. My newer, electronic one wont work.
I also have a small 12v bench supply from Radio shack for lights and
switches.
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Some things, like starters, you have to use a battery. Most other things
you can use an old battery charger. My newer, electronic one wont work.
I also have a small 12v bench supply from Radio shack for lights and
switches.

I tried using my digital battery charger and it no work'ee Some of the motors
like to see 20-30 amps. So looks like I need to use a car battery to test with.
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Old 04-22-2020, 03:51 AM
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Some things, like starters, you have to use a battery. Most other things
you can use an old battery charger. My newer, electronic one wont work.
I also have a small 12v bench supply from Radio shack for lights and
switches.

I tried using my digital battery charger and it no work'ee Some of the motors
like to see 20-30 amps. So looks like I need to use a car battery to test with.
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Old 04-22-2020, 08:06 AM
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A battery borrowed from another vehicle is the easiest.
You can buy a brand new smallish one from walmart for ~$40.

An old 14v drill battery works well too, I carry one on JY trips when grabbing electrical parts to test before buying.
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Thanks Tony Great ideas
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