Hi everyone! I made this video, with annotations (YouTube is being weird right now or I’d add them properly). Hopefully it’s self-explanatory for those with some prior knowledge. I test different kinds of probes and finally a tailcap reading.
Edit: Please see post #59 for more videos, and read the whole thread for lots of useful info!
… was looking forward to your latest jpop rotation T.T
wow, that fasttech dt830b is the same one i bought in akiba years back ; pretty sure i only paid 400yen for it too… with the included probes it has 0.09ohm resistance like your measurements unfortunately, thanks for showing it has high internal resistance too TT
Is the audio disabled in Japan? I think it might be in S. Korea because of the music.
It is interesting also about internal resistance, because the Uni-T has higher even though it says zero (caused some problems when measuring current of the replacement Soshine charger I recently reviewed).
I apologise to anyone that took my above post seriously. Its just me be stupid again. One day I will learn.
As an aside note the audio worked fine here. My daughter said you have lovely nails and would love to try out some new crazy designs on them. The above post from me has been edited to keep it honest.
Nice video, One thing I noticed when I first bought a MM was that I had no idea what to se the dials at or which plug to plug into and there were no video’s on youtube that really showed that part of it. It would be great to have a video that shows that part or has pop ups saying what you turned the dials to and which holes you used. I have it figured out now but I would bet that it would help a lot of people.
I don’t know how high they are rated though. Also since the screws are exposed it could be dangerous at high currents (use heatshrink or electric tape). But it’s handy being able to connect them together easily. The safety boot variety cost a lot more.
I also made some more leads soldered with gold-plated ring connectors on one end for charger readings (these came from some RCA sockets from an old project so I don’t know if you can get them separately). This will be easier than crocodile clips and foil!
I also didn’t trust the readings I was getting from my leads doing amperage testing, so I used the Romex house wiring and just doubled over the end so it’d plug into the meter. With these about 2” long it works great for amp readings. Yes, it’s a little difficult to get contact with the positioning required, but it’s the only way I get accurate readings.
Edit: By the way, I got mine from MRsDNF’s house while the power was out, no problem.