DIY Doctor

Main navigation

connectivity test

Postby carlbhoy » Wed Oct 27, 2021 6:40 pm

i've just done a connectivity test on my lawnmower cable, one cable is reading 12.5 and the other is 11.5, i know its meant to be as close to zero as possible, so does this mean the cable is knackered?
Rank: Apprentice
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 5
Joined: Wed May 28, 2014 10:16 pm


Simply Build It

Postby Mr White » Wed Oct 27, 2021 8:18 pm

11.5 and 12.5 What?
Where were you measuring from, to?

This is nothing personal since I do not know you, I suggest you watch more YT videos of how to use a multi meter, and check other simple things with the idea to gain experience, then you will eventually gain a better understanding of what you are trying to do. (And see the "errors" in your question and the information you gave.)
Mr White
Rank: Project Manager
Posts: 1026
Joined: Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:54 pm

Postby chriscba » Sat Oct 30, 2021 12:24 pm

The test should be a Insulation resistance (IR) on the cable & the reading should be a minimum of 25 M Ω for equipment up to 250v.
If you don’t know how to use or read electrical test equipment, get a competent person who does.
Rank: Ganger
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 116
Joined: Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:00 pm

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by

  • DIY How to Project Guides
  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!

  • Related Topics