Tip & How-To about Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Emergency 12 volt tester.

Ever have the need to test something on a car or truck, just to see if it's good or bad? If you've got a 12 volt battery charger, you've got a ready made tester. Take two metal paperclips and straighten them out. Clamp them in the alligator clips of the battery charger and use them as probes to test things to see if they work or not. You can use this on anything that runs on 12 volts dc. You can test electric motors, actuators, starters, light bulbs, sensors, switches, etc. With a long extension cord you can reach every part of a venicle. If you have a portable, rechargeable batttery charger/booster, then you have a mobile tester.

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