Comments: How to Use a Multimeter

Pages

Looking for answers to technical questions?

We welcome your comments and suggestions below. However, if you are looking for solutions to technical questions please see our Technical Assistance page.

  • I'm trying to trace a flaw on my truck. A forum suggested that I "connect my multimeter in series with the battery." I have NO idea what this means. Obviously, the positive lead goes on the positive terminal, but where would the other lead go?

  • typo??!

    "In this case, the meter reads 0.97, meaning this resistor has a value of 0.97kΩ, or about 1kΩ or 1000 Ω (remember you are in the 20kΩ or 20,000 Ohm mode so you need to move the decimal three places to the right or 9,900 Ohms"

    0.97kΩ = 9,900 Ohms ?!?!

  • Uhh... Sorry, but (-) isn't ground, normally. Is this a typo or are you talking in conventional plumber terms?

    • It may be a vernacular thing. It can get confusing when you have multiple references but for most of the DC circuits I teach with, '-' and 'gnd' and 'ground' get used interchangeably.


If you've found a bug or have other constructive feedback for our tutorial authors, please send us your feedback!