Understanding Multimeters: A Beginner’s Guide To Buying And Using Multimeters.

Multimeters are one of the most convenient devices a person can own in today’s technology-driven world. Also known as a volt-ohm-milliammeter, this electrical instrument is used to accurately measure voltage, current, resistance, and continuity. Its main function lies in troubleshooting electrical problems, including appliances, power supplies, and detecting faulty wiring.

These multimeters are often used by repair technicians to guide them in getting their jobs done. Nonetheless, electronics hobbyists may also use these devices to help them gain a better understanding of how circuits work. It also helps them perform quick repair work on various items to ultimately save on professional repair costs.

Multimeters come with black and red test probes which are used to connect to the circuit or device to be tested. It is important to take note of the different jacks where these probes are to be plugged in to. Otherwise, it may cause a fuse to blow up in the multimeter. More information on the video.

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One thought on “Understanding Multimeters: A Beginner’s Guide To Buying And Using Multimeters.

  • August 17, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    I like a voltage only multi-meter for general use so I don’t need to worry about it accidently being in current mode.


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