A digital multimeter is a test tool used to measure two or more electrical values—principally voltage (volts), current (amps) and resistance (ohms). It is a standard diagnostic tool for technicians in the electrical/electronic industries.
- Turn the dial to Some digital multimeters (DMMs) also include m
- First insert the black lead into the COM jack.
- Next insert the red lead into the VΩ jack.
- Connect the test leads to the circuit: black lead first, red second.
- Read the measurement in the display
A digital ammeter uses a shunt resistor to produce a calibrated voltage proportional to the current flowing. As shown in the diagram, to read the current we must first convert the current to be measured into a voltage by using a known resistance RK. The voltage so developed is calibrated to read the input current.
Digital multimeters are measuring instruments that can measure quantities such as voltage, current, and resistance. Measured values are shown on a digital display, allowing them to be read easily and directly, even by first-time users.
A digital multimeter is a test tool used to measure two or more electrical values—principally voltage (volts), current (amps) and resistance (ohms)