• Multimeters for Beginners

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    Multimeter tutorial - This series of videos is a tutorial on how to use a digital multimeter for beginners.

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        How to use a Multimeter for beginners: Part 1 – Voltage measurement / Multimeter tutorial
        1. Multimeter Tutorial & Voltage measurement

        This first video covers how to measure AC (alternating current) and DC (direct current) voltage.

        I use a Fluke 177 multimeter for this demonstration provided by Comtest: www.ComTest.co.za

        Items covered in this multimeter tutorial:
        * Multimeter safety
        * How to measure battery voltage; how to measure a car battery / lead acid battery; how to measure mains electricity / power outlet / 220 volt / 110 volt.
        * What is electricity; how does electricity work; what is voltage; what is current / amps / ampage / ampere.

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        How to use a Multimeter for beginners: Part 2a – Current measurement
        2. Current Measurement I

        I also discuss AC (alternating current) and DC (direct current) voltage and which one can be more dangerous.

        I use a Fluke 177 multimeter for this demonstration provided by Comtest: www.ComTest.co.za

        A list of my multimeters can be purchased here:
        http://astore.amazon.com/m0711-20?_en…

        Items covered in this multimeter tutorial:
        * Multimeter safety
        * How to measure current; how to measure a car battery / lead acid battery; how to measure mains electricity / power outlet / 220 volt / 110 volt.
        * What is electricity; how does electricity work; what is voltage; what is current / amps / ampage / ampere.

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        How to use a Multimeter for beginners – Part 2b – Current
        3. Current Measurement II

        This is an update to the video on current measurement to correct some of the terminology I used. It also helps with understanding the basic concepts of electricity.

        I use a Fluke 177 multimeter for this demonstration provided by Comtest: www.ComTest.co.za

        A list of my multimeters can be purchased here:
        http://astore.amazon.com/m0711-20?_en…

        Items covered in this multimeter tutorial:
        * Multimeter safety
        * How to measure current; how to measure a car battery / lead acid battery; how to measure mains electricity / power outlet / 220 volt / 110 volt.
        * What is electricity; how does electricity work; what is voltage; what is current / amps / ampage / ampere.
        * Power consumption / coulomb / amp hour

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        How to use a Multimeter for beginners: Part 3 – Resistance and Continuity
        4. Resistance & Continuity

        This third video covers how to measure resistance and continuity.

        I also discuss why power is transmitted from power stations using AC as apposed to DC.

        I use a Fluke 177 multimeter for this demonstration provided by Comtest: www.ComTest.co.za

        A list of my multimeters can be purchased here:
        http://astore.amazon.com/m0711-20?_en…

        Items covered in this multimeter tutorial series:
        * Multimeter safety
        * How to measure current; how to measure a car battery / lead acid battery; how to measure mains electricity / power outlet / 220 volt / 110 volt.
        * What is electricity; how does electricity work; what is voltage; what is current / amps / ampage / ampere.
        * Continuity and resistance, trouble shooting a circuit.

  • This series of videos show you how to use a digital multimeter to carry out simple electronic measurements.

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