Bench test leaf blower ignition module

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Gdrumm, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. Gdrumm

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    Is there an easy Red Neck way to bench test an ignition module out of a leaf blower?

    I have some old ones laying around, and would like to find a good one, without re-assembling the blower to test each one.

    I read a Google search result that said something about running a magnet over it, but it wasn't very clear as to where to run the magnet, nor how big the magnet should be, etc.


    Thanks,
    Gary
     
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  3. debe

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    If its a CDI unit like this. This is what i built for checking IGN coils, points type & CDI units.
     
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  4. Gdrumm

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    Daryl,
    The last two pictures you posted look interesting.

    Can you explain how I can make one of those?
    What am I not seeing under the electrical tape?
    How is it all hooked up?

    Or better yet,
    do you make them for sale?

    Thanks,
    Gary
     
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  5. debe

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    Sorry i dont make them for sale. The atachment to drive a CDI unit was made from an old audio driver transformer out of a very old transistor car radio. pictures show the dis assembled TF & its reshaping to fit the CDI unit. All your doing is inducing voltage pulses into the unit to fire it.
     
  6. debe

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    Forgot pics.
     
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