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Offline Ronyeager

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Does this multi-meter measure ohms, if so how?
« on: June 13, 2011, 06:54:22 PM »
This is a cheaper multi-meter.  I think I have been measuring OHMs with it, but, after doing research I am starting to realize that I have been most likely doing it wrong.  Does this multi-meter have what I need to measure appliances?

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Re: Does this multi-meter measure ohms, if so how?
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2011, 07:21:04 PM »
I can't tell from your photo, but I have never seen a multi meter that does not read ohms so I would bet it does. Looks like you may have different scales for the ohms range.

I like auto ranging meters. This fluke meter that we gaveaway at this URL is nice.
You put it on voltage or ohms and the meter does the rest.

http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?topic=7329.0

You can pick them up new on ebay for $50-$100
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Re: Does this multi-meter measure ohms, if so how?
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2011, 07:34:27 PM »
Are you still doing a giveaway on that meter?  I have seen those before, I should pick one up like that.  Looks like it is easy to use and it probably beeps when you check ohms, mine does not.  I need something to make a sound at me to tell me something is working, lol

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Re: Does this multi-meter measure ohms, if so how?
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2011, 07:37:14 PM »
Get a good meter that you can depend upon to give you a correct reading.
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Re: Does this multi-meter measure ohms, if so how?
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2011, 07:38:32 PM »
Beeping is one thing. A correct ohm reading is another more important thing.
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Re: Does this multi-meter measure ohms, if so how?
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2011, 07:44:01 PM »
Doesn't it beep when it is getting good continuity? 

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Re: Does this multi-meter measure ohms, if so how?
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2011, 08:21:52 PM »
Are you still doing a giveaway on that meter?

If you look at the topic of the giveaway post you will see the date it took place. That giveaway is over with, but we may giveaway more flukes in the future.

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Re: Does this multi-meter measure ohms, if so how?
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2011, 08:26:02 PM »
Doesn't it beep when it is getting good continuity?  

It will beep when the circuit is shorted or closed.

A example of a shorted or closed circuit would be a good fuse or a light switch in the ON position. That is when the meter would beep.

If that same fuse is bad the circuit would be open or if the light switch was in the OFF position it would be open and the meter would not beep.

A even simpler example would be to just put the two meter leads together.
When the two meter leads are touching the circuit is shorted or closed and the meter will beep.

When the meter leads are not touching the circuit is open and the meter will not beep.
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Re: Does this multi-meter measure ohms, if so how?
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2011, 08:28:31 PM »
This video shows a example of using a ohm meter to check a thermo fuse.

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