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12-23-2010, 05:22 AM

what happens when the multimeter is operating in current mode /resistance mode?
If 2 meters are connected together in these two modes ie one in current mode and the other in resistance mode,what happens?
Can any one explain pls?

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
12-23-2010, 05:35 AM
You need to connect the meters in series to get meaningful results. In this case, the current-mode meter will measure the amount of current generated by the resistance-mode meter to measure the resistance, which must also be placed in series. The resistance-mode meter will measure the resistance of the series resistor plus the resistance of the sense resistor in the current-mode meter.

Of course, you realize that if this is for a take-home final exam, the answers I just gave you are complete baloney!