Digital Multimeter for Automotive and Industrial Applications by primusboy


									Digital Multimeter for Automotive and Industrial Applications
Digital multimeters have now become an essential tool for any mechanic or
technician working with electronic equipment. Far more sophisticated than
their analogue counterparts of the past, the digital multimeter has
evolved into highly specialized device engineered for specific testing
situations in both private and commercial arenas. Digital multimeters may
be small, hand-held devices used to check electronic systems on
automobiles, or they may appear as advanced bench instruments in
manufacturing labs or industrial field applications. Red Hill Supply
distributes digital multimeters by Fluke and carries the full spectrum of
engineering designs for both commercial clients and individual end users.
As their name suggests, digital multimeters combine convenience with
multifunction. A digital multimeter works by converting signal
measurements into a digital display on an LED. This technology eliminates
the parallax errors common in previous analog technology.
Today's DMM's utilize specialized test probes adapted specifically to the
test subject. Red Hill Supply distributes Fluke digital multimeters that
employee hook clips, pointed probes, and crocodile clips to accommodate
the multiplicity of test surfaces today's technician encounters. Test
probes connect to the unit through thickly insulated leads that ensure
both accurate measurement and safe operation.
Any type of electrical troubleshooting or repair work normally requires a
digital multimeter to pinpoint electrical problems and to provide various
measurements of electrical phenomenon. Standard measurement settings for
most digital multimeters include current (AMPS), voltage (VOLTS), and
resistance (OHMS). In simple layman's terms, resistance r efers to the
ease of electrical flow, voltage references the amount of electrical
flow, and amperage reflects the power of electricity itself.
Additionally, a good digital multimeter will accurately measure both AC
and DC devices. A car battery produces DC and requires adequate voltage
for reliable operation. On the other hand, the vehicle alternator
produces AC and may call for testing amperage as well as voltage. Any
work on a vehicle's radio or stereo system requires testing resistance,
as insufficient Ohms will cause a speaker to blow out. More advanced
digital multimeters engineered for commercial and industrial projects
offer additional test options measuring capacitance, frequency, circuit
continuity, inductance, and even temperature.
Jason has been in the construction equipment and industrial sales
business for over 10 years. He owns and operates Red Hill Supply to
better serve the automotive and industrial industries. - Automotive Tools

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