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What is a DMM?

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What is a DMM?

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Though DMM stands for a lot of things, including “don’t message me,” and a popular brand of climbing gear, the most common meaning of DMM is digital multimeter. A DMM is a standard test and measurement instrument used by electrical engineers and technicians to measure multiple electrical stimuli, including voltage, current and resistance. It combines the features of a voltmeter, ammeter and ohmmeter, and is used to verify the state of a system or circuit for safety purposes.

To learn more about the various applications of a DMM and how to use a DMM, visit our “What is a Digital Multimeter?” blog post.

DMM6500 digital multimeter

How do I choose a DMM?

There are a number of factors to consider when choosing the right DMM for your application, including speed, accuracy, the number of channels and where you plan to use your DMM. To compare models and find the right DMM for your application, shop Tektronix and Keithley digital multimeters.

Keithley digital multimeters

How does a DMM measure current?

Using a DMM to measure current is very simple. A DMM measures current by becoming part of the circuit itself and measuring the current as it passes through the instrument. Learn more about how to break your circuit and take measurements with these step-by-step instructions for how to measure current with a DMM.


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