A fluke multimeter can be used to perform various measurement functions. This digital device works well in measuring resistance, voltage and current. When you choose the right function using the selector knob, you will be able to read the measurements on the digital display. The fluke multimeter is designed with large digital displays. This makes it easy for users to read the numbers displayed on the screen.
In addition that, it is also convenient than analogue meters that measures using a needle which is deflected on the dial surface. Regardless of the type of measurement you want, a Fluke multimeter can provide you with a precise reading. In this post, we will be taking a closer look at how to use/read the Fluke multimeter. Here are tips:
Connect the Probe to the Digital Multimeter
Probes are usually color coded red and black. Separate jacks are used to measure current; therefore, you need to make sure that you know the measurement that you will make when you plugin the probes. You also need to match the colors between the input plugs and probe banana jacks. You will then insert the banana jack into either the common plug or the negative and then connect the red banana plug with the positive plug.
Turn On the Multimeter
All you have to do here is to turn the function dial of the multimeter to the function you want to use. The device is designed with an automatic range circuitry; therefore, all that you need to do is to choose the function. You can choose voltage, resistance or current.
Touch Probes to the Metal Contacts
This is the third step that you need to take. Touch the probes to the metal contacts that you want to take measurement. For your own safety, it is important that you put your hands on the plastic insulation.
Read the Numbers Displayed On the Fluke Multimeter
The number being displayed on the Fluke multimeter is the value that is being measured at the probes. If you choose the voltage option, the number displayed on the screen will be in volts. And for current, the number will appear in amperes. Resistance will appear in ohms. It is important that you watch the decimal point for numbers and values that are less than one.
Before you begin the measurement, you should make sure that you check the fuses and use the correct terminals, range and function. You should also avoid placing the probes parallel to any component. Once you have completed these safety measures, you will be ready to begin. Switch off power supply to the circuit and then discharge high voltage capacitors.
The last step that you will need to take is to remove the probes so that they don’t measure the source and the turn off the device. If you think you’ll forget the measurement easily then it is best to write them down. Learning how the fluke multimeter works is very important in making sure that you make maximum use of it.