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Old 08-31-2009, 07:15 PM   #1
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Old 08-31-2009, 07:16 PM   #2
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I quite using a wiggy about 10 years ago.
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I used one for the first time today and it saved me alot of headache and time. I was testing a solenoid that would not turn on. I took my greenlee
meter and measured 120vac between Line and Nuetral. I went back to the PLC output card to see if its good and it shows ok. Finally an old Jman
lend me his wiggy and I measured 120vac at the ouput card but nothing on the solenoid and yet my greenlee meter says it has 120vac on it. Ghost voltage??? I think it's a wiring issue from plc to the solenoid, I guess I'll find out tomorrow.
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I glad you had a good use for it. I love my Fluke T1000.
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Old 08-31-2009, 07:41 PM   #5
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I use a Ideal Volt-Con with resistor probes and a Knopp.
The Ideal Is the Volt-Con full size not the Volt-Con Lite.
The plants in Freeport TX required resistor probes on the Ideal Wiggys
I bought my Volt-Con in 1984 when I was in Freeport it has served me well.
The Knopp I bought about 3 years ago.
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I used an Ideal volt-con when I used to use one.
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ideal volt-con. for construction, its the way to go.
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I used one for the first time today and it saved me alot of headache and time. I was testing a solenoid that would not turn on. I took my greenlee
meter and measured 120vac between Line and Nuetral. I went back to the PLC output card to see if its good and it shows ok. Finally an old Jman
lend me his wiggy and I measured 120vac at the ouput card but nothing on the solenoid and yet my greenlee meter says it has 120vac on it. Ghost voltage??? I think it's a wiring issue from plc to the solenoid, I guess I'll find out tomorrow.
The output cards in AB PLCs leak, it is not really a relay card it is a semi conductor turning on and off. There is not enough current available to run the solenoid but enough to read on a digital meter.
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The output cards in AB PLCs leak, it is not really a relay card it is a semi conductor turning on and off. There is not enough current available to run the solenoid but enough to read on a digital meter.
Good point! do you think it is a card issue, and yes it is an AB PLC-5 (old).
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I quite using a wiggy about 10 years ago.
Why did you stop using a wiggy?

I know you didn't switch to a volt stick piece of
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Good point! do you think it is a card issue, and yes it is an AB PLC-5 (old).
I don't think it is a card issue. Here is what I would try.
Jumper the output with a short length of wire. If solenoid works, look at the PLC, if not look to the solenoid end.
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I found a T-1000 on the top of a walkin cooler and have been using it ever since.
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me too But Ive been thinking about switching to a fluke t pro because of the digital reading, but does it have the option of switching the beeping off?
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me too But Ive been thinking about switching to a fluke t pro because of the digital reading, but does it have the option of switching the beeping off?
You can switch OFF the beeping but not the vibrating feature.
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I have a really old Wiggy that's made out of metal ! I don't use it, though. I use the T5 pretty much every day in its place for most things.



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I have a really old Wiggy that's made out of metal ! I don't use it, though. I use the T5 pretty much every day in its place for most things.



That is so cool, I want one
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