15. Identify the type of meter movement that reacts to voltage and the most common use of this
16. List the safety precautions for voltmeter use.
17. State the electrical quantity measured by an ohmmeter, the second use of an ohmmeter, and the
way in which an ohmmeter is connected to a resistance being measured.
18. State the method used to allow an ohmmeter to measure different ranges and the area of an
ohmmeter scale that should be used when measuring resistance.
19. State the two types of ohmmeters and the way in which each can be identified.
20. List the safety precautions for ohmmeter use.
21. State the primary reason for using a megger and the method of using it.
22. Identify normal and abnormal indications on a megger.
23. List the safety precautions for megger use.
24. State how a multimeter differs from other meters, the reason a multimeter is preferred over
separate meters, and the way in which a multimeter is changed from a voltage measuring device
to a current measuring device.
25. State the reason the ac and dc scales of a multimeter differ, the reason for having a mirror on the
scale of a multimeter, and the proper way of reading a multimeter using the mirror.
26. List the safety precautions for multimeter use.
27. State the purpose of a hook-on type voltameter.
28. State the electrical quantity measured by a wattmeter and a watt-hour meter.
29. Identify the two types of frequency meters.
30. Identify the type of meter and interpret the meter reading from scale presentations of an ammeter;
a voltmeter; an ohmmeter; a megger; a multimeter (current, voltage, and resistance examples); a
wattmeter; a watt-hour meter; and a frequency meter (vibrating reed and moving-disk types).
This chapter will acquaint you with the basics of circuit measurement and some of the devices used
to measure voltage, current, resistance, power, and frequency. There are other quantities involved in
electrical circuits, such as capacitance, inductance, impedance, true power, and effective power. It is
possible to measure any circuit quantity once you are able to select and use the proper circuit measuring
device. You will NOT know all there is to know about circuit measuring devices (test equipment) when
you finish this chapter. That is beyond the scope of this chapter and even beyond the scope of this training
series. However, more information on test equipment is provided in another portion of this training series.
A question which you might ask before starting this chapter is "Why do I need to know about circuit