What is a DMM fuse?
Multimeter fuses provide overcurrent protection for analog and digital multimeters. They help prevent electrical damage to a multimeter when it’s mistakenly used to take a voltage measurement with the test leads plugged into the amperage jack.
Can you replace a fuse in a multimeter?
The process is very straightforward: remove the back of your multimeter, pop the blown fuse out, and slide the new fuse in. For precise instructions we recommend consulting the manufacturer’s manual; each multimeter is slightly different!
Do multimeters have fuses?
The fuse is usually located on the bottom part of the multimeter. Use a screwdriver or any other prying tool to lift off the broken fuse and replace it with the same one. It’s very important that you don’t go and buy a different fuse!
Is my multimeter fuse blown?
Fuse is OK: If the multimeter reading changes to a low resistance value (similar to the result of touching the 2 leads together). Fuse is Blown: If the meter reading does not change and display still shows the original 100% resistance state. Don’t forget to turn the multimeter OFF when you have finished testing.
What setting on a multimeter to test a fuse?
If you’re using a digital multimeter set to measure resistance, touch the probes together to get an initial reading. Then put the probes on either side of the fuse and check if the reading is similar. If it is, then the fuse works properly. If you get no reading or “OL”, then the fuse has blown.
How can I tell if my multimeter is broken?
The first step of troubleshooting is to check the battery and, try to power on your digital multimeter.
- If the multimeter doesn’t turn on or the display is dim you may have a weak or dead battery.
- If your multimeter powers up but you aren’t getting accurate measurements you may have faulty test leads.