Rover SD1 Forum Snippet #8 - Using a Multimeter
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On the Rover SD1 forums how often have the so called experts trotted out the instructions "..... and test for voltage with your multimeter .... etc". The innocent phrase that glibly ignores the fact that the enquirer may not even own a multimeter, let alone know how to use one.
"USING MULTIMETERS" is an article written for the Rover SD1 Club Magazine by Ex Tech Editor Carl Heinlein in Issue 45 p T75. It's good, and not just because Carl is an engineer but he relates his instructions in harmony with his long term ownership of SD1's.
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Not so much a question, but more likely an omission from most Rover SD1 Owners armoury. So - Just how do I use a Multimeter?
Rover SD1 Club electronics guru, Chris Powell says "explaining multimeters is a bit like giving someone directions in a town you know like the back of your hand!" My view is more like when I asked a long-term resident of Dublin to direct me to O'Connell Street he replied, "If I were you Sir, I wouldn't start from here!"
And so it is with Multimeters - one of the widest steets in the world but no instructions on how to navigate, that is unless we read the instruction book (RTIB) often known as RTFIB.