Can somebody explain how to place text in between the pictures?
Story about the Lynx has I finished the last part I was anxious to see the engine running. Got the gas tank connected, the ignition tested, the drill ready and cranked away. Immediately the ignition failed, the light showing the open/close state of the Hall sensor was solid ON indicting the sensor was shorted.
There is little to debug and analyze in this situation other than splice in a new Hall Effect IC.
Third time is a charm, running out of IC I made a inline surge protector spliced as close as possible to the sensor pigtail. A couple of diodes between output and + and output and GND.
Tried and failed again.
At this time running low on IC I selected a really ESD hard device and ordered a dozen.
Waiting for the IC's to arrive I fiddled with the ignition, manually triggering the spark. By pure luck I touched the engine and felt the spark sting.
That is not right! Turned out I had the wire swapped. Sparking the crankcase wile grounding the plug tip.
The thing that hurt my pride is that I spent 55 years in a successful career as power engineer designing power supply for the communication and lighting industries, I must be getting old.