One of the many functions of the Multimeter included in Purkeys’ Electrical Tool Kit is the continuity test mode. Using this setting, technicians are able to test the circuit for a stable connection and eliminate continuity as a possible problem with the system.
While continuity test mode is a helpful function, it does have its limitations. Once the continuity has been checked, ensuring that the entire circuit is in good shape is essential. Using a voltmeter to test for voltage drop is a good way to diagnose circuit health once continuity is established.
A multimeter’s continuity test mode can tell you that a circuit is closed and complete, but doesn’t tell you much about the system’s quality. A circuit with good continuity may still have issues like voltage drop, stemming from simple problems such as a frayed wire. This is why sufficient multimeter training is important in avoiding oversights in circuit diagnostics.
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