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Old 07-27-2010, 05:43 AM #1
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Hey guys,

Im trying to adjust my driver but have ran into a small problem, My multimeter only handles up to 200mA max..

What multimeter do you guys use?
Where did you get it?
How Much did it cost?

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most meters have 1 10a unfused line but just go on ebay there very cheap around 10$.
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ah update* i had the pins in the wrong sockets. i got it fixed now
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Glad to hear it, I have blow the fuse on mine many times so i just use my infused line
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I wouldn't use the current measurement in your multimeter, because you can break things accidentally using it. I've fried diodes by just switching the dial on the meter. Try using a known resistance and measuring the voltage across that resistance instead. That way your meter is not inline with the circuit, and your voltage measurement will have more range and accuracy than the current measurement.
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thanks for the advice, ill have to look into building a dummy load.. as much as i would like to simply buy one i am running out of money
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