knowing a simple multimeter with needle -batteryless

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by munsif33, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. munsif33

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jan 2, 2011
    hi , I read some literature about analogue multimeter, in the website all about circuits, on the following link. I wanted to know about ohms scale ina an analogue multimeter, which uses needle reading


    Set your multimeter to the highest resistance range available. The resistance function is usually denoted by the unit symbol for resistance: the Greek letter omega (Ω), or sometimes by the word "ohms." Touch the two test probes of your meter together. When you do, the meter should register 0 ohms of resistance. If you are using an analog meter, you will notice the needle deflect full-scale when the probes are touched together, and return to its resting position when the probes are pulled apart.

    my comments

    I set the multimeter to the highest resistance range, and touched both the test probes together, but needle did not deflect the full scale. I purchased a very simple smallest needle multimeter. it does not use battery.

    munsif ali from pakistan
  2. bertus


    Apr 5, 2008
  3. beenthere

    Retired Moderator

    Apr 20, 2004
    I would suggest that you have a meter movement that will indicate current.

    If you understand the process of determining the resistance of component, you will see that a source of current - at the very least a battery - is necessary. See the link -
  4. beenthere

    Retired Moderator

    Apr 20, 2004
    Please do not continue hijacking threads with this question. You have an answer by following the link above.