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Old 12-09-2012, 06:48 AM
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Originally Posted by CyEm View Post Sister in law is German...she and her Father would have done the exact same thing..our emails consist of no less than 800 consider Germany having an effect on you
Well, I have always been the sort who liked to confirm the details on something, preferably once, so I won't have to think about them again. I think living in Germany has encouraged part of that. Or it may be a case of what H.L. Mencken suggested as his epitapth: as he got older, he got worse.

How would you suggest I measure the draw? I *should* have a multimeter around here somewhere..
If the problem is transient, you would probably need a digital oscilloscope or scopemeter together with a current shunt or clamp-on DC hall effect probe to capture the problem.

If I understand you correctly, the HIDs are blowing both fuses even when they are 10A? How quickly does the fuse blow or the fuses blow?

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