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Unit IV: Using Multimeters

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    Learning Objectives

    When you have completed the Learning Tasks in this Competency, you will be able to:

    • describe the proper handling, use, and storage of electric meters
    • describe the procedures for connecting meters to measure voltage, current, and resistance
    • describe how to use meters to analyze electric circuits

    This Competency will introduce you to three basic meters for measuring voltage, current, and resistance. You must have a basic understanding of the purpose and operation of each type of meter before you attempt to use one. If you connect a meter incorrectly, you not only risk damaging the instrument, but more importantly, you or some innocent bystander could receive a serious electrical shock.