When something is wired “in parallel” it means it is wired alongside a circuit with its own positive wire. Now that we have a basic idea of electrical theory, let’s examine how it is all wired together. The example below illustrates wiring for an engine that uses battery ignition and a stator charging system.
A great feature of many DMM’s is the continuity setting. The continuity function measures resistance, and if there is a complete connection the meter will give an audible beep. If there is no continuity your DMM will show “OL” on the display meaning there is an open line. You can use this to test for electrical shorts in wiring or components. I commonly use this function to quickly test for shorted ignition switches and ignition coils.
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