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Old 2nd January 2007, 05:24 PM   #11
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Default cartridge coil continuity check - danger!

Be careful about putting a ohmeter across a cartridge coil...I once fried a perfectly fine cartridge this way. All meters send a small current across the load under measurement, and measure the voltage drop. Resistance is then calculated from ohm's law.

Even through this current is small, it can damage (permanently) the coils!
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Old 2nd January 2007, 07:14 PM   #12
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Merci, luckily all went well... meter had low charge on battery ...
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