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Short circuit test

Discussion in 'Electrical Engineering' started by dave, Oct 29, 2003.

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  1. dave

    dave Guest


    Please could somebody explain how to test for a short circuit using a
    digital multi metre, in plain english.

    Many thanks in advance

  2. Ross Mac

    Ross Mac Guest

    What is it that you are trying to test??
  3. dave

    dave Guest

  4. Ross Mac

    Ross Mac Guest

    If you are only checking wiring, just set your meter to ohms. Usually the
    harness will be too large for the leads to reach, so do a loop back test. In
    other words, short two wires at a time and "ring them out" with the
    ohmmeter. Make sure to set on low ohms....good luck, Ross
  5. dave

    dave Guest

    Cheers Ross.

  6. Ross Mac

    Ross Mac Guest

    That was an easy one....but glad it helped....good luck on your repair!
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