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How to Use a Multimeter

In this video from Mr. Handyman, we show you how to measure voltage from a 120-volt outlet in your house to see if it has power. Multimeters help you avoid electrical shock, troubleshoot electrical problems and more!

What Is a Multimeter

A multimeter is a handheld battery-powered tool used to troubleshoot electrical issues. The name says it all: a multimeter can measure voltage, resistance, continuity, amperage, ohms and more! The hardest part is knowing how to set up the tool for what you want to measure.

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