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Old 09-26-2005, 07:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok so i just decided to buy a little $30 multimeter thingy and i was wondering, what would i set it at to test my voltages on my 12v rail???
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Old 09-26-2005, 08:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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At DC Voltage, and it's most likely autosensing for range.
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Mine just says DC then it has a 2, 20, 200, and 600 in its portion of the dial......
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Old 09-26-2005, 08:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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20 cos u want it to be precise as possible and thats how many volts it will read up to at that setting. for instance if u set it at 600 then you would hardly notice 12v beacause its so small in comparison to 600v
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Ahh thanks >_< that makes sense i guess lol
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Old 09-28-2005, 10:47 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Yup. You want to set it to 20V. A higher setting would give you less precision. Less than the voltage measured (~12V in this case) would give you an overload.
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