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Old 11-23-2007, 07:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Just wondering if anyone knows or can test for me how many amps a civic draws when starting it? Thank you in advance.

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I would think a volt meter to the alt/battery may show this draw.....
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Old 11-23-2007, 09:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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volt meter set on amps connected to the starter during start up should show this. 1: my civic is at home. 2: i blew my voltmeter up
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LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Get an induction amperage gauge.

It lays on the positive cable and measures the electrical field.
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amp draw for starting the car is gonna be more than most home multimeters can read.
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amp draw for starting the car is gonna be more than most home multimeters can read.
thats why i think mine is toasted lol
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most good meter have a 10 amp fuse. most of the time when i do amp draw i use a amp clap.
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My amps have the clamp

Lucky for me, I know what your talking about

I'll did up dads old tester, I've seen 250 amps on a rebuilt 350 SBC, I'd guess a stock Honda would pull over 100 amps with ease.
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My amps have the clamp

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I'll did up dads old tester, I've seen 250 amps on a rebuilt 350 SBC, I'd guess a stock Honda would pull over 100 amps with ease.
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great for so many uses.... car audio, seeing amp draw on power cables... mine also has a tach attachment, for those pesky non corrected factory tachs.
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Dads old tester laid on the main power cable, works the same way as a clamp style.

Just measuring the EMF field given off by the current flowing.
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fluke and uei for the win...... i love the amp clamps.....

great for so many uses.... car audio, seeing amp draw on power cables... mine also has a tach attachment, for those pesky non corrected factory tachs.
never been a fan of UEI. i have tried different kinds of meters Fluke, Fieldpiece,UEI, Amprobe. I always go back to my Fluke meters.
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