The Best Multimeter Tutorial in The World
The Best Multimeter Tutorial in The World!
This video compares a 10 dollar to a 170 dollar multimeter and shows the average person how to use the voltage, current, resistance, continuity, diode and battery options. I also cover safety concerns and run all tests simultaneous with both multimeters.
Difference between 3 and 4 prongs on a multimeter
Voltage of Battery
Voltage of Outlet
–> discover something interesting in one of my outlets
–> discover a SERIOUS hazard with the 10 dollar meter
Current of a toaster
Metal Tape test ?
Probing a circuit board
Discovering schematic of a Emergency 4-prong switch
Conductivity of water & salt
Light bulb test (Same as a fuse test)
Funny jokes, disgusting drinks, etc.
Here is a list of other tasks that Multimeters are used for [depending on available functionality]:
– Get voltage readings of D.C. and A.C. Readings
– Measure current in a circuit
– Measure resistances of resistors, circuits, wires, etc.
– Use continuity check for fuses, wires, electronics
– Get capacitance readings
– Measure min/max of voltages, currents, etc.
– Diode measurements (continuity check)
Warning. Improper use or failure to follow the manufactures specifications can result in a broken Multimeter, incorrect readings, damage to the device, and possible injury to yourself and others.
– Exceeding voltage above the maximum value of the Multimeter as well as probes.
– Attempting to measure higher current then the rated specifications. If it says 1A max, do not try to measure 1.01 Amp or 10 Amp.
– Selecting continuity on the multimeter and randomly probing electronics or household devices.
– Not switching test leads (probes) when switching between current and other tests such as voltage, and continuity.
– To avoid false readings, replace multimeter batteries as soon as the battery indicator appears.
– Keep fingers behind the test leads.