basic circuit reading

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by mfa5, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. mfa5

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jun 11, 2011
    Hi, I am very new here. setting my sinometer MS8230B to 2k ohms i have a resistance of .676 ohms across each of 2 resistors in eries. Connecting it to a 9v battery (checked and reading 9v)

    testing across each resistor a get a voltage reading (set at 20) of 4.77 and across both of 9.54

    breaking the circuit and connecting one end of the meter to the end resistor and the other to the battery i imply cannot get any form of current reading no matter what setting I use

    What am I doing wrong please?
  2. #12


    Nov 30, 2010
    Breaking the circuit top any current flow. That why you correctly meaure it a zero amp.

    alo, the reading in your firt line mean .676 k ohm or 676 ohm.
  3. strantor

    AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 3, 2010
    I'm not too sure what you are describing, but sounds like you may have bypassed both resistors and measured the current of the battery alone. If you did do that, and you had your meter set to measure milliamps, then you might have blown the fuse. Or your fuse may have been blown to start with, check it. Meter won't read any current with a blown fuse.
  4. mfa5

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jun 11, 2011
    blown fuse; sorted thanks