Flutterby™! : Hmmm

Next unread comment / Catchup all unread comments User Account Info | Logout | XML/Pilot/etc versions | Long version (with comments) | Weblog archives | Site Map | | Browse Topics


2023-05-13 20:50:02.680788+02 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Hmmm... My 3+ decade old generic multimeter isn't showing any current draw, but when I try to reattach my truck battery lead I'm hearing sparking. Soooo... any suggestions for a good basic digital multimeter? Is it still spend the bucks for the Fluke because I got 3 decades out of this one?

[ related topics: Machinery ]

comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: Hmmm made: 2023-05-19 06:37:56.11672+02 by: TheSHAD0W

Sparking? Could be transient current that a standard meter won't do a good job of picking up.

#Comment Re: Hmmm made: 2023-05-19 18:25:32.567034+02 by: Dan Lyke

Think it was that the fuse in the multimeter was blown out. And automotive work probably also really wants a multimeter that can deal handily with more than 10A.

Eventually mostly sorted the issues in the truck, I think, though I still don't entirely trust it.

Add your own comment:

(If anyone ever actually uses Webmention/indie-action to post here, please email me)

Format with:

(You should probably use "Text" mode: URLs will be mostly recognized and linked, _underscore quoted_ text is looked up in a glossary, _underscore quoted_ (http://xyz.pdq) becomes a link, without the link in the parenthesis it becomes a <cite> tag. All <cite>ed text will point to the Flutterby knowledge base. Two enters (ie: a blank line) gets you a new paragraph, special treatment for paragraphs that are manually indented or start with "#" (as in "#include" or "#!/usr/bin/perl"), "/* " or ">" (as in a quoted message) or look like lists, or within a paragraph you can use a number of HTML tags:

p, img, br, hr, a, sub, sup, tt, i, b, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, cite, em, strong, code, samp, kbd, pre, blockquote, address, ol, dl, ul, dt, dd, li, dir, menu, table, tr, td, th

Comment policy

We will not edit your comments. However, we may delete your comments, or cause them to be hidden behind another link, if we feel they detract from the conversation. Commercial plugs are fine, if they are relevant to the conversation, and if you don't try to pretend to be a consumer. Annoying endorsements will be deleted if you're lucky, if you're not a whole bunch of people smarter and more articulate than you will ridicule you, and we will leave such ridicule in place.

Flutterby™ is a trademark claimed by

Dan Lyke
for the web publications at www.flutterby.com and www.flutterby.net.