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acefaser 06-14-2011 05:51 PM

Problems with my Volt Meter
 
Ok. So I finally got a new volt meter from the one that didn't work (or may have blown with my bad 5v DC transformer).
Anyway it is all hooked up and it won't read correct voltage. It hovers around 0v. I have it wired just like Kal does in his diagram. I have also tried to wire it to the hot and neutral bus for 120v and get the same results. Any suggestions?
Here is a video of the meter in action.

kal 06-14-2011 08:40 PM

What are the complete specs on the voltmeter when you look at the back of it?

Kal

acefaser 06-14-2011 09:44 PM

Not much unless you can read Chinese.
http://i52.tinypic.com/2vabf5f.jpg

ClaudiusB 06-15-2011 01:56 AM

Do a quick test.
Disconnect the 120V from the meter and connect to a 9V battery.
If it shows 9V you have a DC meter.
Your display shows a (-) sign which makes me believe you got a DC Volt meter not an AC.

Cheers,
ClaudiusB

acefaser 06-15-2011 02:25 AM

Darn the test showed it was a DC meter. That sucks, the auction said it was for an AC meter. Looks like its time to order another one.

kal 06-15-2011 12:44 PM

Yup - that's why I asked.... seems many people are ordering the wrong meters or the sellers are sending the wrong ones.

Kal

samc 06-15-2011 02:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by acefaser (Post 3006440)
Darn the test showed it was a DC meter. That sucks, the auction said it was for an AC meter. Looks like its time to order another one.

I've been down this road with China Ebay auctions. Best bet is to pay a US seller and get something that you intended to use in the first place.

kal 06-15-2011 03:22 PM

You've got a picture of the meter, the seller knows what you purchased, IMHO they should sent you a replacement at no cost since they sent you the wrong one.

Kal

petey_c 06-15-2011 05:40 PM

I can't vouch for the quality of these meters, but they seem to have a good price/selection range.
http://www.multimeterwarehouse.com/digitalmultimeter.htm

Maxkling 06-15-2011 09:33 PM

^^ Yea those are multimeters, not panel meters.


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