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What In The World Is A Multimeter?

multimeter is an electronic tool that measures current, volts, amps, resistance and continuity. They are either analog (with a needle display) or digital (with an electronic display). Multimeters are used to diagnose circuits (continuity) measure voltage, and even test a battery. Hence the 'multi'-'meter' (multiple measurement) name.

Analog Multimeter

Around the house a multimeter allows you to test a circuit to make sure it is active (continuous) and functional. Test electronic components, troubleshoot your cars wiring or determine why your clock radio died.

I have used mine to test my cars alternator, repair my clothes dryer and test batteries. If you are a serious DIYER, a multimeter is must have for your toolbox.

The next time you visit your local Home Depot, stop by the electrical department and check out the multimeters.


Mike, The Home Depot Answer Man

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Posted 2018-08-07T00:07:25+0000  by Mike_HD_OC Mike_HD_OC