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Replacement resistor for Analog multimeter

By on September 15, 2007

 analog meter

If you are using analog multimeter and experienced not accurate result especially using the X1 ohm scale, i suggest that you open the cover up and see if there is any resistor burnt. When this X1 ohm resistor burnt, it would cause no matter what value of resistors you are checking , the pointer always go to the far right (zero ohms). How it burnt? You may have accidentally touch your probe on high voltage at X1 OHMS range. It depends on the designs of your analog meter but usually it is 18 ohms. Where is the resistor located? It is located behind the X 1 ohm range selector.

So from now on if your analog meter don’t give you an accurate result when using the X 1 ohm range, i guess this is the right time to check the resistor value. It is a 5 colors bands resistor and if you could not find one you can always replace with a 4 color band resistor.

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  1. jaren catalino

    April 18, 2020 at 5:42 am

    i accidentally touch my probe to high voltage in setting of 2.5 DCma.
    i thing some resistor blowed up in the circuit .
    please help me . what should i do????

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    • Jestine Yong

      April 18, 2020 at 12:30 pm

      Hi Jaren,

      You need a diagram or same model of multimeter to find out the burnt parts. How many components burnt?

      Jestine

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      • jaren catalino

        April 19, 2020 at 12:54 am

        3 resistor sir .
        can u send me a diagram sir? my multimeter is yx-360tr analog multitester . all resistor used in my multimeter is smd ..

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        • Jestine Yong

          April 21, 2020 at 10:51 am

          Hi Jaren,

          Sorry I do not have the diagram and the same model of meter with me otherwise I can open it up and tell you the resistor value.

          Jestine

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