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# How do you use a 'meter' to check the power to individual circuits?

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The fact of your asking really says you would need a lot of coaching to keep you out of trouble here. Meters, by nature, aren't really designed to be dependably or safely put into electrical outlets. I suggest you buy a outlet tester at your local home store for \$6- or so. Instructions are with it, and all you do is plug it in- generally two green lights is good, any red is bad, none is dead/no voltage. If you are inside a power panel and asking this, I refer you to the first sentence above :) lbg

I would love to help you, I just need to know what type of meter you are using. There are so many you could possibly have. Post another question and I'll see if I can help.
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# Arfter using a multi meter to check the amps on your 89 Caddy 16mA is it possible for the starter to drain power as well with the car off?

I would say in a somewhat short period of time, a battery, assuming its in relativly good condition, would expire with its normal and expected drain if NOT running and rechar

# How power can be used and abused when communicating with individuals?

How power can be used and abused

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# What happens to the power used in a circuit?

Usually dissipated as heat. Can be converted into light, motion, sound, etc.

# How is a circuit-powered test light used?

First make sure the test light is rated for the voltage you are working on. Don't use an automotive 12v test light in your home wiring.   A simple test light has a test

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# How do you measure power in a three phase circuit using two watt meters method?

It is simple to calculate the power of three phase syste using two wattmeter. In this method,current coils of both wattmeter are inserted any of two line and voltage coil of b

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# Why is the total power equals the sum of the individual values of power in a series circuit or a parallel circuit is used?

The total power equals the sum of the individual powers because  power is the rate at which energy is supplied. Whether you have a  series or parallel circuit, the total pow

# Why use power factor meters?

To determine and correct PF to unity. Leading or lagging PF costs money to businesses correcting PF usually to 0.99 is an efficiency drive

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# What is the size of cable to be used for power circuits?

It depends on how much power is being used by the circuit.

An Ohmmeter.

# Why the power must be off when checking the resistance in the circuit?

an ohmmeter contains its own power source that it uses to test the  circuit. if power is still on in the circuit, at the least the  meter will give incorrect readings, at th

# Can short circuit occur when power is not used?

No because a circuit without power applied can only be shown to be  a short circuit after the power is applied between the 'right' two  points.

# Power in a circuit can be measured using a?

By definition, a wattmeter.