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How to Test a Washing Machine Motor with a Multimeter

How to Test a Washing Machine Motor with a Multimeter

Your washing machine’s motor helps to run its drum and pump; It’s the engine of your washing machine. If the motor fails, your machine can’t work. The chances of motors failing aren’t high, especially with modern technological advancements helping improve quality. The motor used in your washing machine – if you own a modern one […]

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How to Connect a Multimeter to Measure Current

How to Connect a Multimeter to Measure Current

Measuring current – also called amperage- is an important procedure since the electrical current is a basic electrical parameter that, when measured, gives valuable information about a circuit. It could be done to find out whether an electric circuit is operating correctly or to observe any other readings that are related to current consumption.  There […]

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How to Check a Transistor with a Multimeter

How to Check a Transistor with a Multimeter

Transistors act as a gate or switch for electrical signals with the ability to regulate voltage or current. They normally have three layers, which are made of semiconductor materials that can carry current. Such semiconductor materials are: Silicon Germanium How a transistor works If a small change in voltage or current occurs at the transistor’s […]

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How to Test a Solar Panel with a Multimeter

How to Test a Solar Panel with a Multimeter

In areas with no access to electricity, campers out in the middle of nowhere, or just travellers, solar panels are the most used to meet their electrical needs. The solar panel offers an affordable source of electricity and is environmentally friendly. The solar panel being passive energy gatherers, they are challenging to identify if they […]

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How to Measure a Zener Diode with a Multimeter

How to Measure a Zener Diode with a Multimeter

Zener diode is the most crucial part of a circuit with essential functions like protection, switching, rectification, and many more. In case of an electrical fault, the Zener diode is usually the first one in a circuit to be damaged. It is, therefore, essential to know how to test Zener diodes to see if they […]

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What Kind of Multimeter do I Need?

What Kind of Multimeter do I Need?

Sometimes things in your house, garage, or car start to function inappropriately or entirely stop functioning. Likely, with a multimeter, you can diagnose problems affecting your electronics. Usually, multimeters are used as diagnostic tools to help car owners, homeowners, as well as DIY enthusiasts, read and understand the type of energy their electrical devices are […]

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The ACV in a Digital Multimeter and its Purpose

The ACV in a Digital Multimeter and its Purpose

A digital multimeter is an electric device that measures resistance, current, and voltage in an electrical appliance. Digital multimeters have the following features which make them a better option over the analogue multimeters;  Their display is digitalized. It may be LCD or LED. It has buttons that will serve various functions, including the on/off switch. […]

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How to Test for Voltage using a Fluke Multimeter

How to Test for Voltage using a Fluke Multimeter

The flow of electrons through a good conductor is what brings about electricity. The electricity is carried in electrical devices built up of components of a specific function. Components such as inductors, capacitors, and resistors are the most common. Each component has measurable quantities such as current, resistance, and capacitance. The quantities measurements are in […]

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How to Test a Neon Sign Transformer with a Multimeter

How to Test a Neon Sign Transformer with a Multimeter

Do you have a business and are looking for ways to draw traffic to it? The decorations you make in your business area and advertisements are essential. Wondering how to decorate your business building? Neon signs are among the best ways to make an advertisement or make your working place attractive and enticing to your […]

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How to Test Earth Leakage with a Multimeter

How to Test Earth Leakage with a Multimeter

Electricity is known to be useful in making our everyday lives better. However, if the flow of current is not well checked, it can cause tragedies. Therefore, earthing is one of the essential processes related to electricity.  Earthing is the process of transferring the instant discharge of electricity directly to the ground using wires or […]

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