Multimeter (ampermeter) failure

Hello everyone. As a very beginner, I guess I've made a basic mistake by connecting ampermeter (multimeter) directly into a V9 connectors, not consequentially, but paralelly and forgot to switch a tester from 200mA pin to 10A pin. Now my multimeter shows flashing "-" and 000 if I am trying to check any amperage. Does it mean my ampermeter is burnt now? Thank you for answers in advance.

by Radionov
April 17, 2019

Many ammeters have a built in fuse to protect them in this sort of mistake. See if you can get into the ammeter and look for a fuse.

by Foxx
April 17, 2019

Thanks for answer. Visually the fuse looks undamaged (i mean the wire inside the glass tube is not broken). Should I check the fuse somehow else?

by Radionov
April 17, 2019

If it were mine I would check the fuse for continuity although this may be long shot. Of course you need another multimeter to do this check. Beyond that I can't suggest much more.

by Foxx
April 17, 2019

1 Answer

Answer by markscohen

Measure the voltage between NODE1 and NODE2. If the fuse is good, it shold be near 0.

+1 vote
by markscohen
April 22, 2019

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