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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 9th, 19, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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In the near future I expect to be in a position to test/debug my chassis wiring. I have been working off a fused tender cable I plug in to my harley. I would like to replace that with a regulated linear power supply. Where do I find a decent on the cheap? Where’s Radio Shack when I need them?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 9th, 19, 07:44 PM
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Re: Power supply

Plenty of options on eBay for around $50:

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...upply&_sacat=0

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 11th, 19, 03:38 AM
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Re: Power supply

Why not just use its battery? I have a battery tender plugged into my 67's battery when it sits. The battery is always fresh when I need it to start the engine, or troubleshoot any of its potential wiring issues that may pop up.
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Re: Power supply

I used, and still use on the bench, a $20 alarm type battery from Home Depot., it's maybe 7 AH. It's a Camaro, not the Shuttle.

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... It's a Camaro, not the Shuttle.
Ah yes, but when in the drivers seat cruising along, one can dream.
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Nice thing about a bench power supply is that you can set the current limit. Real useful if you have a short or similar issue... You can also troubleshoot low and high voltage issues...

It’s amazing how low cost these bench supplies have become. $50 is dirt cheap....

And some of the electronics in our LS powered cars do have space shuttle complexity.... The wiring for my double DIN head unit with Nav, backup camera etc was mind boggling. It even needs a speed sensor input for the Nav.

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Darin, what you do is what I will do if I dont get a bench supply. What Don says about the bench supply is correct however. Is it overkill? Maybe, unless you uncover a problem. The reason I posed this question is a disinterest in buying off ebay. I used to buy and sell stuff there but lost the faith. I saw a few on Amazon that interest me. When my ham radio days ended I sold 2 really good power supplys and have regretted it since.

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I just use a battery charger. Not trying to start it just checking continuity.

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I use battery and a Power Probe. Best thing ever for trouble shooting

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