Multimeter Basics For Boaters

Multimeter Basics For Boaters
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In this article and video, we cover multimeter basics for boaters. A multimeter is the most important tool to have on board when it comes to your electrical systems.

Used to check voltage, a multimeter performs resistance and continuity tests, and troubleshoot basic electrical issues, just to name a few applications. The tool can seem daunting at first, but once you learn the basics, a multimeter is very straightforward.

A range of models are available at differing price points – some for as little as $20. At least a few varieties should be available at your local hardware store or marine chandlery. And of course, you can find a wide selection on Amazon (see links below).

The multimeter basics for boaters video includes an overview of multimeter settings, alternating current (AC), direct current (DC), and how to measure voltage. We also cover current, or amp, measurement, and impedance, or continuity, measurement. We show practical examples of testing a b.... Continue Reading at Sailing Britican



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