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Homework Help: Circuit Multimeter

  1. Jan 14, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    In my textbook, it says "the standard VOM " (volt-ohm-milliameter) multimeter uses a meter movement that measures current (typically 50 microamperes full-scale).

    I am just having trouble understanding what this means, I looked up full-scale and found that it was the number of the largest amplitude of the signal, so if the VOM can only measure up to 50 microamperes shouldnt it be a microameter? I feel like I may be misinterpreting full-scale?

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    3. The attempt at a solution
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 14, 2010 #2
    Yes, it is, basically, just a microampere meter.
    It measures other ranges of amps, together with volts, through the use of suitable series and shunt resitors respectively.
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