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Does one need to know all the different types of meters (past and present)?

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doctorm:
in the book im reading to learn about electronics as my hobby, im in a frustrating chapter about all the types of meters ever made and how they came to be.

its a real bore, to say the least, but im trying to be a trooper and learn it bc i would figure it may prove useful or somehting later on but the more i read, the more i think not.

so my question is do you really need to know all the types of meters that are out there and how they work and stuff?

EEVblog:
Are you just talking about multimeters?
If so then there have only been 4 basic types. Analog, VTVM, FET input analog, and today's Digitals.
The first 3 are all the same, they essentially just differ in input impedance.

Dave.

doctorm:
no not really the types of multimeters but like it talks about what an ammeter is and how it was made and how it works and stuff and other measuring devices for sound, power, electricity, and such.

armandas:
Definitely learn about the voltmeter and ammeter, or you're bound to measure current across a component ;)

saturation:
You don't need to know every type of meter, but the ammeter is the father of almost all analog meters.  If you know how that works, its the basis by which every other analog meter is based on: voltmeter, ohmeter, dB meter, etc.,

When you move to digital meters, the digital voltmeter is the father of almost all meters used in all kinds of tools.

You don't have to put a lot of effort into reading about it, it might be better to make your own ammeter so you get a better feel for it so you have fun learning what you find dull by just reading.

If you're new to electronics, the best way to get goobers of things to play with is to buy one of those 300 in one electronic labs.





--- Quote from: doctorm on July 28, 2010, 10:17:36 pm ---no not really the types of multimeters but like it talks about what an ammeter is and how it was made and how it works and stuff and other measuring devices for sound, power, electricity, and such.



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