What is Electrical Continuity Testing?

A continuity test is a simple test, used to determine whether there is a break in a circuit. This can be done, for example, using an ohmmeter which passes current through the circuit from its internal battery -a deflection (analogue meter) or a '000' reading (digital meter) indicates that there is continuity. A continuity test MUST NOT be performed on an energised circuit, as this will likely damage the ohmmeter and present a shock hazard to the user.