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How many volts can a multimeter read?

  1. Sep 4, 2014 #1
    I have only tested mine (it is a cheap one $20) it on a 9V battery, what is the limit?

    My multimeter starts from 1000V DC then 200,20, 2000m,200m.....

    I am a noob with this so sorry if I don't make sense
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  3. Sep 4, 2014 #2

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    I'm afraid that different multimeters have different scales. Your meter should have an owners manual. What does that say?
  4. Sep 4, 2014 #3


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    Sounds from the description like it has the scale printed on it and we already know the answer!
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