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Using Your Multimeter

Using Your Multimeter

 

Any basic multimeter may be used to check the status of your e-cig components.

 


 

Pictured to the left is the control dial of the DT95B Pocket Multimeter

The photo shows the control dial pointing to the 200 Ω position, ready to test the resistance of an atomiser



To test the voltage of a battery:

  1. Set the multimeter dial to the 200 V DC setting.
  2. Hold the red probe on the positive + end of your battery and the black probe on the negative - end.
  3. A 3.7V battery should read about 4.1 or 4.2V straight off the charger and need to be recharged when they reach 3.6V (or before)


To test the resistance of an atomiser.

  1. Set the multimeter dial to the 200 Ω setting.
  2. Touch the probes together and make a note of the reading (should be around 0.1-0.5 Ω)
  3. Place the red probe on the centre post of the atomiser and place the black probe on the threads, hold them steady and take the most stable reading.
  4. Subtract the reading obtained in step 1 from the reading obtained in step 3 and this is your atomiser resistance.

A normal reading for a low resistance atomiser is 1.5-2.0Ω and for a standard atomiser, 2.4-3.5Ω.
Please be careful not to damage the contact points of your atomiser when performing this test as they are moveable and delicate parts and can be damaged if excessive force is applied.

 

 


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