Many industries use digital multimeters to run some tests to the electronic devices. The good multimeters which have the certified calibration could cost a fortune. So, how to make sure that the digital multimeter is getting a proper maintenance? Below are some tips to take care the digital multimeters
Protect the instrument
Most digital multimeters have a case with a pouch for the test leads that should be used. It is to avoid the instrument from dust, fumes, moisture and heat. The digital multimeters need to be cleaned frequently by a damp cloth or specialized cleaning wipes and no need a deep cleaning. The multimeter and the test probes need to be kept in the protective case.
Always use the right setting
Most of the instrument have the protection if it is accidentally in the wrong setting and will indicate it from the display screen. But, always make sure to turn off the power to the circuit to prevent the damage of the digital multimeters. Before plugging into the current jack, ensure that the current jack is the correct one to avoid the harm.
Ensure Full Functioning Device
Before using the digital multimeter, make sure to check that there is no physical damage to the device. Verify first if the meter is working by using the known voltage source. Replace the ohmmeter batteries when needed and consider removing the batteries if the device from will not be used for a long time.
Since this device is related with the electrical power which could harm the user, reading the manual before use the device is important to make sure the user understand the warning and caution of using this electronic device. Make sure that the device is certified and has met The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) category. By using the proper digital multimeter and know how to take care of it, this could help to expand of the life of this electronic device.