hi, i just bought an inductor that was labeled 68mH, but the colors are violet gray brown silver. doesn't this make it 680uH (0.68mH)?
are you sure you read all the colors correctly?
in the future, use a 12VAC wall wart power source instead of the AC Mains please. No reason to be shocking yourself or others, or starting a fire...
Did you read its DC resistance beforehand?
Did your test change it?
How big is that thing?
Did the fuse blow?
Can you post the catalog
yupSet for AC amps?
yup, except, i had the meter on the I_max=20A setting, does this offer more resistance?Test lead plugged into current measuring jack?
digital. is there something that varies between the two?Analog or digital meter?
always! and thanks a bunch for your feedbackGlad you're having fun - this is the age of technology and we should enjoy it to the max.
the store i bought it from looks like they haven't yet gotten their site fully up and running, but it was one of these kinds of inductors, except grey, violet, grey brown grey.
No, it offers less. There is an internal resistor and the meter measures the millivolts produced across it, calculates amps by Ohm's law and displays results. They size the resistor for each scale so that it's an easy conversion - like 200 millivolts for 2 or 20 or whatever amps, just move the decimal is all the calculation necessary....yup, except, i had the meter on the I_max=20A setting, does this offer more resistance?
Well, digital meters are always plus or minus one count in the least significant digit.digital. is there something that varies between the two?