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what does 31/2 digits mean?

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Eric R Snow, Sep 17, 2004.

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  1. Eric R Snow

    Eric R Snow Guest

    I know it's a dumb question. But I see meters with 31/2, 41/2 and even
    43/4 digits displays. So what is the 1/2 digit?
    Thank You,
    Eric R Snow,
    Feeling dumb, but wanting to know
     
  2. No need to feel dumb, good question.


    3 1/2 digits :

    | [] [] []
    | [] [] []

    three full digits plus one digit that can only be
    0 (digit off) or 1:

    range 0 to 1999

    see
    http://www.inotek.com/Catalog/Photos/triplett2202.gif


    4 3/4 digits :

    ] [] [] [] []
    [] [] [] [] []

    four full digits plus one digit that can only range
    from 0 (digit off) to 3:

    range 0 to 39999

    see
    http://www.neiparts.com/tech_tools/images/my68.jpg


    Chris
     
  3. Eric R Snow

    Eric R Snow Guest

    Thank You Chris.
    ERS
     
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