The Patchbay Blog

Testing Connections

On Feb 26, 2013, at 6:12 PM, Dean Landon <dean@***************> wrote:
Hi Bob,

What's a reliable way to test a patch bay? Is there an instrument I can buy at Radio Shack for instance?

Thanks!

Best,
Dean




On Feb 26, 2013, at 5:25 PM, Bob Hickey <
motodata@flash.net> wrote:
Hey Dean,

Yes sir, you need an Ohm Meter:
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_sop=15&_sacat=0&_from=R40&_nkw=ohm+meter&rt=nc&_dmd=1

Bob

On Feb 26, 2013, at 9:58 PM, Dean Landon <
dean@******************> wrote:

Hey Bob,

Thank you for the info. As a matter of fact, I have one of those. What do I do to make sure the connections are correct?

Thanks again!

Dean

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On Feb 26, 2013, at 9:21 PM, Bob Hickey <motodata@flash.net> wrote:
Hey Dean,

Select the meter to read ohms. Mine says 1K plus the omega symbol. If not sure or your reads differently, touch the two probes together and move your meters selector until the needle moves. That will be the ohms and show that to points are connected.

Bob

Hi Bob,

Is it just a matter of touch the tip and sleeve, or ring and sleeve?

Sorry, I don't know much about this.

Thanks again!
Dean

Hey Dean,

If you are metering a balanced connection, you would meter from tip to tip, ring to ring and sleeve to sleeve. Those should all be making contact. Then to see if something is incorrect, you can meter on one end if the tip is making contact with the ring or sleeve.
If you are metering a unbalanced connection, you would meter from tip to tip, ring&sleeve to ring&sleeve. Those should all be making contact. Then to see if something is incorrect, you can meter on one end if the tip is making contact with the ring&sleeve.


Bob

On Feb 26, 2013, at 11:36 PM, Dean Landon wrote:
Thank you, Bob. As always, I appreciate your help.

Best regards,
Dean

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