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How can a multimeter be used to measure current?

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If you don't know the answer to this question than you shouldn't be using a mutimeter. Get some electrical/electronic training first then read the instruction manual for your meter. If you try to do this the wrong way, you could be injured or killed!!!

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An ammeter is used to measure an electric current. Alternatively, you can use a multimeter, set to an appropriate current range.

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When using a multimeter?

mainly 3 measurement, 1st Voltage, 2nd, Current, 3rd, resistance

What is a multimeter used for?

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Which setting on a multimeter is to measure a current in a circuit?

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Multimeter measure current in amps volts or watts?

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How and what is a multimeter use for?

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How is the multimeter connected to measure current?

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How is an multimeter connected to take a measure?

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What is use by electronic multimeter?

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Why a multimeter must be connected in series when measuring current?

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What are the units of a multimeter?

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Why do you measure resistors in ohms?

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since it cant measure the weak current passing through the insulator.

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