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Old 11-10-2013, 06:31 AM
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no flying for me yesterday went to the field set up and my DA 170 wouldn't start. Had gas. Opened up the cowl pulled the sparkplugs and no spark. Bypassed the optic kill by going directly off of the voltage regulator no help. Put everything back and came home. Voltage to the module is good at 5 volts.
Heres the question what should you read when the magnet passes the puck up? I tried reading continuity as the magnet passed the pick up but all I had was open
Old 11-11-2013, 08:31 PM
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I can't swear to it, but I believe the DA system generates a slight current when the magnet passes the sensor to trigger the ignition. It shouldn't read open.

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My new / never used DA spare sensor measures 257 ohms between the brown and orange leads. It is a coil and not a hall sensor as used on most ignitions.
Old 11-12-2013, 05:19 AM
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Keep in mind when testing for a spark that on a DA the hub must pass the sensor at > 300RPM
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The DA has a coil or inductive pick up as has already been mentioned. You should read continuity but little voltage unless the crank is moving pretty good.
Old 11-12-2013, 11:24 AM
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Wires can break anywhere. Look for a possible easy fix if a wire outside of the coil is where your open is.

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