# Continuity Testing; Comprobando Continuidad - Power Probe III Instruction Manual

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While the PP3 is in Power Probe Mode, and by using the Power Probe tip in connection with chassis ground
or the auxiliary ground lead, continuity can be tested on wires and components attached or disconnected
from the vehicle's electrical system.
The PP3 indicates continuity using 2 resistance levels. When the Power Probe tip has a resistance to ground
less than 20K Ohms but greater than 2K Ohms the LCD will indicate "0.0" volts but no
when the resistance to ground less than 2K Ohms the LCD will indicate "0.0" volts and also the
LED. The higher resistance continuity function is useful for checking Spark Plug Wires, (disconnected from
ignition) Solenoids and magnetic pickup coils, and the lower resistance continuity for testing relay coils and
wiring. However the best way to prove continuity of connections to either Ground or Battery is to power
up the connection using the Power Switch. If the Circuit Breaker trips you know that you have a good solid
low resistance connection.
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El PP3 indica la continuidad utilizando dos niveles. Cuando la punta del Power Probe tiene una resis-
tencia a tierra (masa) de menos de 20K Ohmios pero mayor de 2K Ohmios, la pantalla (LCD) indicará
"0.0" voltios pero no se iluminara el diodo (LED)
de menos de 2K Ohmios la pantalla (LCD) indicara "0.0" voltio e iluminara el diodo (LED)
"-". La función de pruebas de continuidad de alta resistencia es útil cuando probemos el cableado
y cables (alambres). Sin embargo la mejor forma de probar la continuidad entre conexiones y tierra
(masa) o batería, es energizando la conexión, utilizando el interruptor energizante. Si el cortacircuito
(disyuntor) se abre (tira) entonces sabrá que tiene una buena (sólida) conexión de baja resistencia.
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Continuity (less than 20 k W
but greater than 2k W)
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"-" LED. But
Continuity (less than 2 k W
0.0
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