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Would this damage my multimeter?
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Would this damage my multimeter?

by inevu on Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:23 pm

Hey. Today I was measuring the voltage on a 9.6v battery and accidentally I touched both of the battery's terminals with the same probe causing some sparks to come out (I shorted the battery with the multimeter). This only happened for less than a second. Would this damage the multimeter? I am just scared this may have damaged the multimeter somehow. Thank you very much.
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Re: Would this damage my multimeter?

by adafruit_support_rick on Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:32 pm

No. The current simply flowed through the probe from one battery terminal to the other. It would not affect the multimeter.

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Re: Would this damage my multimeter?

by inevu on Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:39 pm

Ok! Thanks! What a relief!
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