Updated: 06/27/2017 by Computer Hope
digital multimeter

Alternatively called a circuit analyzer, multitester, or VOM (Volt-Ohm Milliammeter), a multimeter is a device used to test and measure current, voltage, and resistance. The picture shows an example of a digital multimeter. The multimeter connects to a circuit using two (red and black/positive and negative) probes.


Before testing any electrical component with a multimeter, properly ground the system and yourself. Leave the device plugged into an electrical wall socket if the outlet is grounded.

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