How Do You Read ohms on a Multimeter?

Besides voltage and current, resistance is another electrical unit that multimeters should be able to measure.

As a matter of fact, if your multimeter is flawed when it comes to measuring either of these three, then you should probably get a replacement of the same.

Ohms is simply measuring resistance and here’s how you should go about this...

Normally, a multimeter will come with two probes, the black one or rather the neutral or negative probe as some line to refer to it and the red one that’s also referred to as the live probe or the positive one. The banana clips on the multimeters should be connected to the COM port and the one with the Ohm symbol for the black probe and the live probe respectively.

If you are lucky enough to be having an auto-ranging multimeter with you, you won't have to go about setting the range since the multimeter will do this for you automatically. If otherwise, then you should probably start with the highest setting going downwards until you get to the correct range.

You should then touch the probe tips to both ends of the resistor or electrical component in concern. The probe connection does not matter. Take your readings and you’re good to go

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