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Re: DMM help please
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2011, 10:31:34 AM »
Uh...is there a battery inside? It may be gonzo...

IIRC, the batteries are only used to measure resistance.
And maybe to power the display?  Just a guess ;)
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Re: DMM help please
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2011, 11:32:23 AM »
Uh...is there a battery inside? It may be gonzo...

IIRC, the batteries are only used to measure resistance.
And maybe to power the display?  Just a guess ;)

Tom...Denny's been around awhile...he's remembering the classic "Simpson" multimeter and others like it. They can measure voltage/amperage without any power at all as they use an analog meter; but they need a battery to measure resistance.
As for me I'm "only" 48, but I work in the electronics industry, so I'm familiar with them -- in a nostalgic way.  ;D
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Re: DMM help please
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2011, 11:32:54 AM »
Uh, yeah, that too....I'm living in the past!   ;)
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Re: DMM help please
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2011, 11:54:39 AM »
Keep in mind that the "D" in DMM stands for digital. ;D
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Re: DMM help please
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2011, 11:55:37 AM »
I thought it was "Denny's Multi Meter"!  Mine is steam powered.  ;)
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Re: DMM help please
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2011, 12:14:19 PM »
How much coal does it take?
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Re: DMM help please
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2011, 12:16:58 PM »
We're in the PNW, dude...it's wood burning!
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« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2011, 12:18:24 PM »
It should be hydro!
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Re: DMM help please
« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2011, 01:59:50 PM »
Denny's multi-meter probably has a blue case...
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