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#### RE: Analogue or Digital Multimeter, Which Should I Choose? A Beginners' Guide To The Multimeter #2

in #steemstem5 years ago

First I'd like to commend you on the pretty comprehensive work you've done here. I see you are a big fan of the analogue multimeters but there a few points I respectfully beg to disagree on.

So if you want to measure any electrical quantity and sensitivity is your priority; the analogue multi-meter should be preferred.

I am afraid I have to disagree that an analogue meter of the same quality of its digital counterpart is in any way more sensitive. A digital meter can be precise to four decimal places and more. E.g. how can you tell a voltage of a battery is 12.2305V if you measure with an analogue meter?

troubleshooting of complex circulatory, using analogue multi-meter should be considered.

Again I cannot entirely agree with the above. If analogue meters are that good, the majority of modern measuring instrument won't have a digital meter display; instead, they will still be in the analogue era.

Maximum concentration is needed while using analogue meter. their is a high probability(probability close to 1, that people suffering from any eye defect will commit error due to parallax while taking reading from calibrated scales

I do agree with this one, part of the reason we are moving away from the analogue era to digital.

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5 years ago (edited)

Thanks for your time. If we are t measure ACV, the digital multimeter would nt show the fluctuations of the voltage being measured but the analogue would show it via a corresponding deflection.

Truly, the analogue cannot measure voltage in 3 decimals. Thanks for your enlightenment

5 years ago (edited)

Again I'd say you'd see fluctuations on the digital display as the voltage value rapidly changes.

Take a look at these fluctuations of voltage after a storm.
You can even tell the range of change of values which I think in this case is between 84V to 195.7V

Thanks for the video. Could it be that this particular meter is more sensitive than mine?

Well, in all fairness I do not know how sensitive either this or your meter is. But I can only say that most run-of-the-mill digital meter behaves the same way like the one in this video.

Thanks. I have made some corrections

That's awesome :)

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