<VV> Electrical curiosity

Hugo Miller hugo at aruncoaches.co.uk
Mon Dec 30 08:11:55 EST 2019

To expand on my previous post - the voltage will be bouncing around 
very rapidly between 9 volts and zero as  the points open and shut. 
That's going to throw any volt-meter into a state of confusion!

On 2019-12-30 13:08, Frank DuVal via VirtualVairs wrote:
> Was the meter on the coil a DVM?  If so, the leads were picking up
> the high voltage impulses from the HV side of the coil. Electrical
> noise.
> Frank DuVal
>> On Dec 30, 2019, at 4:00 AM, Smitty via VirtualVairs 
>> <virtualvairs at corvair.org> wrote:
>> While working on another issue I came across a situation I can not 
>> believe possible.  Car is a 62 with an alternator conversion complete 
>> with Late regulator.  In my troubleshooting for the other problem I 
>> had two volt meters clipped into the system .  One across the battery 
>> terminals and one from ground to the positive terminal of the coil.  
>> This of course was reading through the resistance wire which would 
>> normally be showing around 9 volts in the RUN condition.  The battery 
>> meter was showing a rock solid 14.2 volts.  The one at the coil though 
>> was flashing all over the place showing voltages as high as 19 volts 
>> and as low as 8 or 9 volts.  I find it hard to believe that this is 
>> normal.  So what gives here?
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