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Continuity checker-where to buy

Discussion in 'Electrical Engineering' started by Blair, Jul 27, 2005.

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  1. Blair

    Blair Guest

    I have a continuity checker which consists of a lamp, a battery, a crocodile
    clip and a sharp pointer which can detect a break in the line with no
    voltage in the circuit.
    I have had mine for years but cannot trace where I bought it.
    I want to buy one for a friend who is a model railway enthusiast and it
    would be very helpful to him to be able to detect which rail is faulty in a
    large circuit with numerous rails joined together.
    Any suggestions?
    Blair
     
  2. Would be a help if we knew what part of the world you were from.

    Teddy Rubberford..
     
  3. TimPerry

    TimPerry Guest

    very cheap ohmmeters seem to be available at most hardware and auto parts
    stores.

    or you could run a couple wires from most any flashlight.

    you could be the envy of the club if you picked up a nice used Fluke DMM at
    a pawn shop :)
     
  4. ehsjr

    ehsjr Guest

    Harbor Freight has a VOM on sale for $2.99
    http://www.harborfreight.com/

    It can be used to look for very low resistance
    in place of the continuity checker, and can also
    measure voltage, current and higher resistances.

    Ed
     
  5. Blair

    Blair Guest

    I live in Pitlochry,Perthshire, Scotland
    Blair
     
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