Silly question: What standard do you use to check the calibration of your
VOM? Beside the usual manufacturing tolerance it is likely subject to
getting knocked around. That doesn't help accuracy either.
I have not seen an increase in 9 volt
batteries, etc. I would check your meter.
I have seen new ones reading as high at
9.5, but that's about it. BTW, new
digital meters are getting pretty cheap
these days. I picked up a real nice one
from Electronic Goldmine for about $13
when it was on sale. I actually like
it better than my Fluke because it is
smaller and has a continuity beeper. And
it appears to be very accurate.
My main bench meter is lab grade calibrated Fluke. I check other meters
against it to see how reasonably accurate it is. I still use old work
horse Simpson 260 on many occasions where low impedance meter input is
needed like on household AC power wiring.
A friend of mine moved into a new trailer last weekend. The fire
alarms were chirping, so I took out all the the batteries and
tripped off the breaker.
Four batteries were running high voltage (carbon cells) and the
alkaline was running a bit low. Wonder if that's related some
Christopher A. Young
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