First, we talked about how exactly to make use of multimeter for measuring voltage, or simply confirming that voltage is current. The other day, we addressed calculating resistanceвЂ”verifying that a cable is constant rather than broken someplace. Today we are speaking about how exactly to make use of meter to measure present, also called amperage.
Allow me say next to that calculating present is a far-less-common application than calculating voltage or opposition. For the many part, either a circuit works or it does not. Because it doesn’t have a voltage supply (which is verified by using the meter to confirm the presence of voltage), it doesn’t have a path for the current to flow (which is verified by using the meter to confirm continuity), or because a part is bad if it doesn’t, it’s usually. Hence, it is uncommon unless you’re trying to find the source of a parasitic drain that’s running down the battery that you’d need to independently measure how much current is actually flowing. […]