So, how do you use a multimeter? Multimeters are cheap to buy, and they are one of the significantly used electronic test equipment. Although you will always get instruction when the test meter is bought, the further details on using a multimeter in testing circuits are not always available. Therefore, many individuals do not understand how to use a multimeter.
Some of the basic things that we measure include current and voltage. A multimeter is used for some sanity checks and troubleshooting. So is our circuit working? Does your switch work? To confirm this, just put a multimeter on it. This test meter remains your first company and defense when it comes to troubleshooting a problem.
Before getting into multimeter reviews and comparisons of the best multimeters, let’s take a step back and put a novice spin on multimeters in general. A multimeter, also known as a multitester, and volt-ohm meter (VOM) is used to measure voltage, current, and resistance in an electrical circuit. There are two basic types: analog and digital. An analog multimeter uses a moving pointer to indicate readings. Digital multimeters use a digital screen to display readings. Some units may offer a graph of the readings as well. At one time analog multimeters are more common in professional and industrial settings and digital multimeters were more common for household use. Today, digital multimeters rule the industry.