How to use a clamp meter on a car?

How to use a clamp meter on a car

While I’ve written attentively on digital multimeters, we haven’t discussed clamp meters much yet so I wanted to take some time to introduce them and show you how you can use it on your car.

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How To Use a Clamp Meter

How To Use a Clamp Meter

What is a clamp meter? A clamp meter is basically a multimeter that has a clamp on top. That clamp is used for voltage measuring. When a user is measuring voltage with a multimeter, he will need to cut the circuit in half to get an accurate reading and make sure that he doesn’t short circuit […]

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How To Measure DC Amps With a Clamp Meter

How To Measure DC Amps With a Clamp Meter

We don’t need to be schooled on how electricity concerns our daily activities, and for safer handling of the electrical systems we deal with, it is important we have a good understanding of it. Electricity is complex due to its various aspects, there are also different devices that could be used to measure the different […]

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How to tell if a relay is bad in a car?

How to tell if a relay is bad in a car

What is a relay? Car relays can come in all sorts of shapes and sized and they all look very different but have similar functions. In general, they are used to change the amps going to a specific part of your car by switching on or off a higher or lower amp circuit. For example, […]

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What is infinite resistance on a multimeter?

What is infinite resistance on a multimeter

Because a digital multimeter can measure different things, you can use it in a lot of situations. This also means that when you usually use your multimeter for one application, there is a chance you’re only using a small part of the multimeter’s functionalities. One of the functions most multimeters offer is the ability to measure […]

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How to test a solenoid with a multimeter?

How to test a solenoid with a multimeter

Solenoids are found in almost all electrical appliances, from electronic door locks to the more complex machines. They are made of thin wires coiled around each other, and when current is applied to it, it produces magnetic fields for valves and switches. It is an integral part of your electrical system switches, like your vehicle […]

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How to test a window power switch with a multimeter?

How to test a window power switch with a multimeter

Some people love saving money when possible. My friend’s window broke down during last week when it was very rainy but my friend has fortunately closed the window so no rain got into the car. He is one of those people that love DIY and saving money so this proved out to be quite an opportunity for […]

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How to test a pressure switch with a Multimeter?

How to test a pressure switch with a Multimeter

Pressure switches are an important part of the functioning of a system, even though they technically aren’t part of the system. Pressure switches keep your equipment working and safe, and a broken pressure switch will cause problems right away. At the same time, knowing if the problem is in your pressure switch or somewhere else […]

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How to check continuity in a long wire?

How to check continuity in a long wire

While you are trying to work on some DIY projects one of the annoying situations we hate to get into, is to keep doing the same thing over and over again.  Imagine trying to run an extra light outside your house, or you are trying to light up your garden as you set up that nice […]

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How To Test Trailer Lights With A Multimeter?

HOW TO TEST TRAILER LIGHTS WITH A MULTIMETER?

It wouldn’t matter the type of trailer you tow; you would agree with me that the exposure of these vehicles to rain, dirt, grime, snow, grit, and sun may cause your trailer lights to develop some faults. It would be a wrong choice to be in traffic without running lights, brake lights, left and right lights. […]

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