Compose a 1500 words assignment on multitester electronic measuring device. Needs to be plagiarism free! Also known as a Multitester or a Volt-Ohm meter (VOM), a multimeter is an electronic measuring device that merges various measurement units (voltage, current, and resistance) into one component. It is one of the most common test equipment in the electronics industry. Initially, analog multimeters were used for testing electronics, but this was later replaced by digital multimeters which have a variety of functions and an increased level of precision (Kalsi, 2010).
I have prepared a digital multimeter user safety guide to enlighten users of digital multimeters on how to handle and maintain the multimeter as well as how to ensure safety when using it. This user manual was prepared using data gathered from internet sources. Moreover, a professional electrician was also consulted to advise on the most suitable DMM as well as give information about safe usage of the DMM.
This user guide will make use of various graphics aimed at enlightening the user of the various parts of the device and their key functions. Users are advised to read and follow the instructions, precautions, and warnings in this user guide to use the DMM correctly and safely.
A digital multimeter (DMM) is a very essential tool when resolving an electrical fault. It differs from its predecessor, the analog meter- which has a needle and a gauge, in that it has an LCD display and an improved level of accuracy. A DMM is capable of working with both energized and de-energized electrical circuits. It also has a diversity of other functions useful to both professional users and amateurs. The functions include measuring voltages and currents (both AC and DC), continuity, capacitance, resistance, frequency, and transistor tests.
When selecting test equipment, the decision should be based on the type of electrical measurement to be measured. A DMM is should be selected when measuring small value measurements as it is accurate within 0.1 – 0.5 % of the reading.