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Old 03-11-2008, 01:14 PM   #1
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This seems like the most appropriate forum for this question. When my gpa died he left me a bunch of tools, one of which is a Craftmans Digital Multimeter 82015 but it came with no instructions or anything. I spent a LONG time searchin on the web and found nothin, can anyone tell me how to use it and how to read it? I can add a pic if anyone needs.
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Put it on AC (sine-wave icon). Stick it in the two prongs of an outlet. You should read 110 to 120.

Put it on DC (straight line icon). Stick it across your battery terminals. Should read 12ish. If the reading is negative, swap the leads around.

Any questions?

Now put it on resistance (omega icon). Read your coil posts (secondary posts on one coil to each other). Should be in the 5-10k (5000 to 10,000 range).
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Put it on AC (sine-wave icon). Stick it in the two prongs of an outlet. You should read 110 to 120.

Put it on DC (straight line icon). Stick it across your battery terminals. Should read 12ish. If the reading is negative, swap the leads around.

Any questions?

Now put it on resistance (omega icon). Read your coil posts (secondary posts on one coil to each other). Should be in the 5-10k (5000 to 10,000 range).
Which one exactly? for the DC there ADC and VDC and in the ADC theres 200, 2000, 20m, 200m, and 10A. For the VDC theres 1000, 200, 20, 2000m, and 200m. VAC has 750 and 200 and OHM has 20m, 2000k, 200k, 20k, 2000, and 200. Sorry theres so much :-/
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Doing a google search of "how to use a multimeter", these were the first two links.
http://www.doctronics.co.uk/meter.htm
http://mechatronics.mech.northwester...ultimeter.html
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Doing a google search of "how to use a multimeter", these were the first two links.
http://www.doctronics.co.uk/meter.htm
http://mechatronics.mech.northwester...ultimeter.html
Cool thanx, I'll check to see if those help me. I sometimes dont think of the obvious when searchin, I kept trying "Craftsman Digital Multimeter 82015 manual" and stuff like that
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Start with those, then search using those terms, which should give you lots of information. Then, after studying those, if you have more questions, post a picture of the front of your meter, and we'll help out from there.
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Start with those, then search using those terms, which should give you lots of information. Then, after studying those, if you have more questions, post a picture of the front of your meter, and we'll help out from there.
aight, thanks a lot
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