Digital Multimeter Tutorial

Digital Multimeter Tutorial Learning Center

A digital multimeter (DMM) is an electrical measurement instrument that can be used to troubleshoot a wide range of electrical problems. A typical digital multimeter will have the ability to measure volts, ohms, and amperes.

The digital multimeter tutorials found here will provide you with some fundamental information to get the most out of your Tektronix digital multimeter, including how to make accurate resistance measurements and how to easily calculate measurement statistics.

 
How to Make Simple and Accurate Resistance Measurements
Using two wires to measure resistance is convenient, but causes measurement error. Learn how you can enable four-wire resistance measurements with just two leads.
How to Accurately Measure Nanoamperes
Accurately measuring low-level leakage currents in the nanoampere range is a challenge for most digital multimeters. Learn tips on measuring standby current and how to accurately measure nanoamperes.
How to use Measurement Statistics and Histograms
Measuring the output voltage of a power supply is a common measurement on a digital multimeter. However, taking that measurement and understanding how stable the output of the power supply requires time-consuming and often complex measurement statistics. Learn how you can simplify calculations of measurement statistics when analyzing your device.
Datalogging with TrendPlot™
Troubleshooting elusive problems requires logging large quantities of data or tracking measurement trends over time. Learn how the unique capabilities of TrendPlot™ on the Tektronix DMM4050 and DMM4040 can be used to simply address this.

 

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