- Joined Oct 29, 2013
Basically I"m clumsy and I'm looking for tips on how to not be clumsy, or to mitigate the damage from being clumsy. Twice in the past few weeks I've been trouble shooting a PCB with my multi meter, in areas where higher and lower voltages are present (such as near a voltage regulator) and accidentally bridged 2 pins with my big fat multi meter probe instantly zapping the low voltage components. What are your tips and techniques for preventing mistakes when probing around areas like this? Does anyone have a favorite set of probes with much less exposed metal at the end?