Question by  ccorp (260)

What is an electrical multimeter?

My dad wants one for his birthday.


Answer by  bug57 (1048)

An electrical multimeter is a tool that is used to probe wiring or electrical components to measure certain properties of electricity- namely, voltage, amperage and inductance. They are essential for electrical work in almost any field. Digital multimeters are the most useful as they have a direct display of measurements.


Answer by  apsaras (408)

An electrical multimeter is an instrument that measures electrical signals such as voltage, current and resistance. Analog multimeters display the measurements using a needle pointer on a semi-circular scale, while digital multimeters show the measurements as digits on a liquid crystal display.


Answer by  sparksfly2 (6)

A multimeter is a hand-held device that is used to test electrical outlets, appliances etc. It can be used to test either AC or DC voltage and can also test resistance.


Answer by  wrusche (176)

An electrical multimeter is a device that can be used to test circuits. A good meter will be able to check DC and AC voltage plus amperage and ohms.


Answer by  SpaceMunkee (245)

A multimeter is a device used for measuring current, voltage and resistance. It measures multiple values, hence multimeter. They are easy to find at most stores, the only thing you will need to be concerned with is sensitivity.


Answer by  Christian9247 (5042)

This hand held device measures and tests electrical outlets, appliances and anything else that uses an electrical current. It can be used to test both AC and DC voltage as well as testing resistance. Your father should like it for his birthday. It can also be used to test batteries in cars.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

Basically it is a hand-held electrical tester. It can be set to measure all kinds of things like voltage and resistance. They are quite readily available at most hardware,tool, and automotive stores.


Answer by  y3636363 (1380)

It's a tool that helps you test the voltage. Perhaps you can purchase them on ebay and amazon and get some great deals for it. If you don't know what it looks like ask a sales associate.

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