How to Use a Multimeter: The Easy and Practical Way

How to use a multimeter: the easy and practical way book is finally written. Volume 1, composed with the great care such a book deserves, is ready for the taking…and the next move is yours. You’re invited to soak in the knowledge accumulated throughout an electronic technician’s lifetime of hands-on experience, and It’s all yours for the taking. The amount of information you’ll get will not fit in only one book, so the material is divided into volumes.
Special attention goes to the famous position of Slot Technician, the unsung hero in casinos.

These volumes start readers from scratch, and even a newbie can catch on. What you will find here will help you grow, and make you a good, or a better technician.

Packed with practical hints and tips, this book is your prime buy. It will help you understand what a multimeter does, and how this can help you fault-find and repair equipment. 

Volume 1 is the ideal book to start with. It will guide anybody on the right road to the proper use of this indispensable tool.

You will start with the difference between Analog and Digital Multimeters, and then, using the meter for measuring: Current, both AC and DC; Voltage, both AC and DC, and Resistance.  You’ll also learn about: Continuity testing; Diode and Capacitor Testing; Transistor Testing, and much, much more…
So, to all the technicians, and not, a multimeter is your first choice of tools…


What is a multimeter

Just what is a multimeter, and why is it so important to a technician or somebody doing fault-finding work? A multimeter to a technical person is like a chisel to a sculptor. You can’t do a great deal without it, and having it by your side in times of distress is nothing less of a life-saver.

If part of your duties is repairing slot machines, then knowing about multimeters is extremely important. Repairing anything electrical or electronic without the proper equipment is like trying to walk on water, although it’s been done before about two thousand years ago. However, that was a divine exception.

A multimeter is a piece of equipment that measures a variety of things, including voltage, resistance, and current. It can also be used to measure continuity in a circuit, like checking a fuse, or a switch.

Electronics is a very deep subject, and the most awkward thing about it is that you can’t see what is going on, that is, unless half your board has been baked, or your components smoked.

Your hope of success is very slim.

This particular awkward scenario applies when you’re faced with a faulty board that happens to be crammed with components. It becomes a nightmare when all the parts seem fine, and yet, they are not.

I’ll elaborate on that…

If a carpenter comes across a table with three good legs, but the fourth is broken, he knows the problem with the table is that it has one leg needing attention.

If you are staring at an electronic board, a power supply unit, or even a simple battery, without a meter, you’re stuck. It’s like trying to find a street in a foreign country, without a map, at midnight, and you don’t speak the local language.

Having a multimeter at your disposal changes all that. It gives you a map and guides you down the right road. It shines the situation up nice and bright to help make your way with the least number of problems. A multimeter is so handy that you end up using it for the most simple of jobs.

NOTE: It is possible to do without a meter for certain checks.

As multimeters go, you can check voltage, current, resistance, continuity, and other interesting things. We’ll only brush on some of these other interesting things in this book.

NOTE: Some confuse the terms Voltage and Current. 

These will be explained in this series of books in such a way that will shine a light bulb over your head. The shining of the bulb will be accompanied by that “Aha!” moment, where things finally fall into place.

However, you will really get it when we go into Ohm’s Law, in a different book in this series…so wait for it.