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Dash, Igniter & RHC Testing
Unsure of the integrity of your electrical components? Want an unbiased and third party opinion? We own OEM American Ironhorse Factory Service Test Equipment capable of testing your Digital Dash (”Speedo”), Gill Igniter, and RHC (Relay Harness Controller) and can thoroughly and accurately test these components. FAQs 1. What does it cost?  Not much. Our labor is FREE and all we look to cover are minimal expenses. We also want to ensure your return shipment is done properly and safely packaged. You (obviously) will pay the cost of shipping and insurance to send your parts here. Here’s what you will reimburse us for: *You will pay the cost of return shipping to you via USPS Priority Flat Rate Service WITH Signature Confirmation ONLY when at least one part passed testing. If no parts passed, the least expensive USPS service will be used; *You will pay the cost of return shipping insurance to adequately insure ONLY those parts that passed testing; *You will pay 50 cents per anti-static zip-lock bag for each part that passed testing, unless you provided anti-static bag(s); *You will pay the cost of any necessary packing material to properly package ONLY those parts that passed testing; *You will pay the cost of PayPal Invoice fees; *DVD (OPTIONAL**) - $1.00. Includes all photos taken, video(s) of actual tests, and resultant reports and documentation. **NOTE: the DVD is optional and will be INCLUDED ONLY when you tell us you want it BEFORE sending your parts to us for testing, otherwise NO DVD will be created. 2. How do I pay you for return shipping, insurance, etc.? We will send you a PayPal invoice after we have shipped your parts and emailed you your tracking number. We trust you will promptly pay this. If you don’t, LOL - we will plaster your name and address on the “Wall of Shame”! 3. That’s it? Yes. However to help support the American Ironhorse Owners Organization, please consider purchasing a Tee Shirt (if we have any left). Testing is involved, yet we only make a few dollars on apparel after the smoke clears so this is actually a pretty good deal for you plus you are helping to keep this website alive! 4. How long will you have my parts? We will test them the same day or next day, depending on arrival time. They will ship same business day or next business day - again depending on arrival time plus the time necessary to thoroughly test your parts. Extended testing may require an additional day or two to be thorough. 5. How long do the actual tests take? If the part immediately fails testing, it will be retested at least eight more times. If the part appears to work during a subsequent test, we will then do more involved, time consuming testing at numerous voltage / temperature combinations. If the part passes, it still gets retested. We typically perform twelve tests at three different temperature and four different voltage combinations so testing may take a few hours or more (per part) depending on how it performs, or doesn’t. Our goal is to determine if the part does or does not perform as expected at different temperature and voltage combinations. 6. What temperatures are my parts subjected to? Nothing out of the ordinary: typically 65 to 105 degrees F. If you feel your devices are failing at temperatures outside of this range, please let us know in advance and we will test at your suggested temperature(s).  If you feel the temperature is above 105 F, let us know and we will test at your requested temperature(s) unless we feel it might be detrimental. 7. What voltage is used and what is the power source? We use a voltage regulated power supply and perform tests at 11.2 VDC, 12.2 VDC, 13.2 VDC, and 14.2 VDC. If we notice quirky behavior at any set point we retest at a slightly less or slightly elevated voltage (the range is 11.0 VDC to 14.8 VDC). If you feel your devices are failing at voltages other than these, please let us know in advance and we will test at your desired voltage - unless we feel it might be detrimental. 8. Why do so many tests? Because electronic devices contain components and soldered connections that can be sensitive to thermal excursions. Parts may work when cold but not when hot, or work when hot but not when cold, etc. They can also be voltage sensitive. So we perform multiple tests at varying combinations of temperature and voltage. 9. What do I need to do? Include a written note describing the issues you experience. Temperatures, voltage, intermittents, vibration, pot holes, etc. When something fails, ALWAYS tell us what was still working after it failed - Headlight? Horn? Front Lights? Rear Lights? Turn Signals? Starter, etc. etc. Doing this let’s us focus on what might be a problem area. We don’t have a crystal ball so if you don’t include info/instructions, etc. we will just do a complete, routine test without paying any special attention to what might be the actual problem. Details are better! Include the Return Shipping Address (double check this please!), Dollar Amount of Return Insurance Coverage you want, and any additional comments, information, instructions, etc. 10. Why are Anti-Static Bags needed? Electrical parts can be subject to a static discharge which is akin to being struck by lightning or when your finger gets a shock after scuffling across a carpet then touching metal.  All thought to be good electrial parts tsent for testing should be inside a sealed Anti-Static bag. If you do not have one, wrap your parts in several layers of paper and then place inside a plastic baggie for moisture protection.  Parts which pass our testing WILL be returned inside an Anti-Static bag and if we supply - yours or ours. If ours, there is a 50 cent per bag charge.  If your bag is damaged and cannot be used it will be returned to you. RHC TEST Electrical Test The OEM American Ironhorse Factory Service Test Equipment tests all RHC functions. It can perform an automatic test where it sequences through each function and displays “pass” or “fail “ before progressing to the next function, and tests one function at a time until all functions have been tested. As each function is tested it displays “pass” or “fail “ and when all functions have been tested, you hope to see the last display of “pass” which means all functions passed the test!  Testing can also be performed manually where the operator tests each function one at a time - or repeatedly tests any specific function desired. We perform auto-tests and manual tests. After both of these are done, we then utilize the auto-test for repeated (redundant) tests. Visual Inspection We also do a visual inspection looking for cracks, corrosion, foreign matter, etc. As an example, the two following photos show what appears to be foreign matter or corrosion at the base of the pins: Pin 18 (upper left most pin) Pins 3 & 4 (left pins, counting up from bottom)                Test Report Digital Dash (”Speedo”) TEST Electrical Test The OEM American Ironhorse Factory Service Test Equipment tests all Digital Dash (”Speedo”) functions: Tachometer - illuminates the LEDs as it revs from 0 to 7,000 RPM. The test unit displays the numeric RPM values and the Dash LEDs illuminate as the RPMs increase. Oil Indicator Fuel Indicator - not applicable on all AIH models/years Left Turn Signal Indicator Right Turn Signal Indicator Hi Beam Indicator Speedometer - is tested from 0 to 137 MPH Visual Inspection We also view and record the Millage reading and Tripometer reading (if values are stored). Gill Ignitor TEST Electrical Test The OEM American Ironhorse Factory Service Test Equipment tests all Gill Ignitor functions: Tests Gill Ignitors that use either a Crank Sensor or CAM Sensor Coil 1 Coil 2 Tachometer
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© 2012-2017   American IronHorse Owners Organization Use of AIH Logo Licensed by American Ironhorse, LLC 
Dash, Igniter & RHC Testing
Unsure of the integrity of your electrical components? Want an unbiased and third party opinion? We own OEM American Ironhorse Factory Service Test Equipment capable of testing your Digital Dash (”Speedo”), Gill Igniter, and RHC (Relay Harness Controller) and can thoroughly and accurately test these components. FAQs 1. What does it cost?  Not much. Our labor is FREE and all we look to cover are minimal expenses. We also want to ensure your return shipment is done properly and safely packaged. You (obviously) will pay the cost of shipping and insurance to send your parts here. Here’s what you will reimburse us for: *You will pay the cost of return shipping to you via USPS Priority Flat Rate Service WITH Signature Confirmation ONLY when at least one part passed testing. If no parts passed, the least expensive USPS service will be used; *You will pay the cost of return shipping insurance to adequately insure ONLY those parts that passed testing; *You will pay 50 cents per anti-static zip-lock bag for each part that passed testing, unless you provided anti-static bag(s); *You will pay the cost of any necessary packing material to properly package ONLY those parts that passed testing; *You will pay the cost of PayPal Invoice fees; *DVD (OPTIONAL**) - $1.00. Includes all photos taken, video(s) of actual tests, and resultant reports and documentation. **NOTE: the DVD is optional and will be INCLUDED ONLY when you tell us you want it BEFORE sending your parts to us for testing, otherwise NO DVD will be created. 2. How do I pay you for return shipping, insurance, etc.? We will send you a PayPal invoice after we have shipped your parts and emailed you your tracking number. We trust you will promptly pay this. If you don’t, LOL - we will plaster your name and address on the “Wall of Shame”! 3. That’s it? Yes. However to help support the American Ironhorse Owners Organization, please consider purchasing a Tee Shirt if we have any left). Testing is involved, yet we only make a few dollars on apparel after the smoke clears so this is actually a pretty good deal for you plus you are helping to keep this website alive! 4. How long will you have my parts? We will test them the same day or next day, depending on arrival time. They will ship same business day or next business day - again depending on arrival time plus the time necessary to thoroughly test your parts. Extended testing may require an additional day or two to be thorough. 5. How long do the actual tests take? If the part immediately fails testing, it will be retested at least eight more times. If the part appears to work during a subsequent test, we will then do more involved, time consuming testing at numerous voltage / temperature combinations. If the part passes, it still gets retested. We typically perform twelve tests at three different temperature and four different voltage combinations so testing may take a few hours or more (per part) depending on how it performs, or doesn’t. Our goal is to determine if the part does or does not perform as expected at different temperature and voltage combinations. 6. What temperatures are my parts subjected to? Nothing out of the ordinary: typically 65 to 105 degrees F. If you feel your devices are failing at temperatures outside of this range, please let us know in advance and we will test at your suggested temperature(s).  If you feel the temperature is above 105 F, let us know and we will test at your requested temperature(s) unless we feel it might be detrimental. 7. What voltage is used and what is the power source? We use a voltage regulated power supply and perform tests at 11.2 VDC, 12.2 VDC, 13.2 VDC, and 14.2 VDC. If we notice quirky behavior at any set point we retest at a slightly less or slightly elevated voltage (the range is 11.0 VDC to 14.8 VDC). If you feel your devices are failing at voltages other than these, please let us know in advance and we will test at your desired voltage - unless we feel it might be detrimental. 8. Why do so many tests? Because electronic devices contain components and soldered connections that can be sensitive to thermal excursions. Parts may work when cold but not when hot, or work when hot but not when cold, etc. They can also be voltage sensitive. So we perform multiple tests at varying combinations of temperature and voltage. 9. What do I need to do? Include a written note describing the issues you experience. Temperatures, voltage, intermittents, vibration, pot holes, etc. When something fails, ALWAYS tell us what was still working after it failed - Headlight? Horn? Front Lights? Rear Lights? Turn Signals? Starter, etc. etc. Doing this let’s us focus on what might be a problem area. We don’t have a crystal ball so if you don’t include info/instructions, etc. we will just do a complete, routine test without paying any special attention to what might be the actual problem. Details are better! Include the Return Shipping Address (double check this please!), Dollar Amount of Return Insurance Coverage you want, and any additional comments, information, instructions, etc. 10. Why are Anti-Static Bags needed? Electrical parts can be subject to a static discharge which is akin to being struck by lightning or when your finger gets a shock after scuffling across a carpet then touching metal.  All thought to be good electrial parts tsent for testing should be inside a sealed Anti-Static bag. If you do not have one, wrap your parts in several layers of paper and then place inside a plastic baggie for moisture protection.  Parts which pass our testing WILL be returned inside an Anti-Static bag and if we supply - yours or ours. If ours, there is a 50 cent per bag charge.  If your bag is damaged and cannot be used it will be returned to you. RHC TEST Electrical Test The OEM American Ironhorse Factory Service Test Equipment tests all RHC functions. It can perform an automatic test where it sequences through each function and displays “pass” or “fail “ before progressing to the next function, and tests one function at a time until all functions have been tested. As each function is tested it displays “pass” or “fail “ and when all functions have been tested, you hope to see the last display of “pass” which means all functions passed the test!  Testing can also be performed manually where the operator tests each function one at a time - or repeatedly tests any specific function desired. We perform auto-tests and manual tests. After both of these are done, we then utilize the auto-test for repeated (redundant) tests. Visual Inspection We also do a visual inspection looking for cracks, corrosion, foreign matter, etc. As an example, the two following photos show what appears to be foreign matter or corrosion at the base of the pins: Pin 18 (upper left most pin) Pins 3 & 4 (left pins, counting up from bottom) Test Report Digital Dash (”Speedo”) TEST Electrical Test The OEM American Ironhorse Factory Service Test Equipment tests all Digital Dash (”Speedo”) functions: Tachometer - illuminates the LEDs as it revs from 0 to 7,000 RPM. The test unit displays the numeric RPM values and the Dash LEDs illuminate as the RPMs increase. Oil Indicator Fuel Indicator - not applicable on all AIH models/years Left Turn Signal Indicator Right Turn Signal Indicator Hi Beam Indicator Speedometer - is tested from 0 to 137 MPH Visual Inspection We also view and record the Millage reading and Tripometer reading (if values are stored). Gill Ignitor TEST Electrical Test The OEM American Ironhorse Factory Service Test Equipment tests all Gill Ignitor functions: Tests Gill Ignitors that use either a Crank Sensor or CAM Sensor Coil 1 Coil 2 Tachometer
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