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ttengelmann 03-11-2012 07:34 AM

multimeter reading to high: Why?
 
craftsmen digital multimeter reading 19 volts when should be 12. Not sure why the high reading

stich626 03-11-2012 07:46 AM

you on the correct scale

delawarebill 03-11-2012 07:49 AM

get another vom and compair
 
that is high for normal voltage.. but it just might be right too..

kc0kfg 03-11-2012 10:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ttengelmann
craftsmen digital multimeter reading 19 volts when should be 12. Not sure why the high reading

What makes you think its the meter? I would check a known source or borrow another meter and use that to check the source that was showing 19v>12v.

It just be be your meter is right.

ttengelmann 03-11-2012 04:29 PM

hign meter reading
 
Thanks for the reply but i had checked against known source and it reads high when check household current as well.

kc0kfg 03-11-2012 08:05 PM

Well if your house current is reading high as well I assume its reading above 126Vac that's whats allowed, I have seen as high as 130vac but its not common.

If your meter is out of range I think you have you answer already, buy a new one.

I just picked up a spare one from sears (well I had to go twice to replace the first one since it was broken out of the box)

ttengelmann 03-11-2012 08:54 PM

multimeter reading high voltage
 
figured it out. It was to simple. The multimeter 9v battery was at 4.5 volts. when replaced with fresh battery brought the multimeter right back in range.


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