measure DC amps

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by aac9876, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. aac9876

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Dec 9, 2006
    I measured the v/amps out of a computer power supply..15v dc
    the amps are nothing cause there is no load on it..
    can I adjust the Fluke 117 to measure the max current thru i somehow ..???
  2. Kermit2

    AAC Fanatic!

    Feb 5, 2010
    By placing a 'load' on the supply and leaving the meter in the line to read current; would be the way most people would suggest. Having two meters would be better, so you could monitor the voltage level as you approach full load. Most supplies will sag a few tenths of a volt under heavy load.