I tried to get a voltage reading at the light sockets inside the doll house. I could not get a consistent reading. The space is very cramped and the sockets very small (3/8"). I seemed to get a better reading on DC than AC. The DC readings jumped all over the place, but it looked like between 0.9 and 1.1 v. The AC readings jumped around even more. The most consistent reading was 6v at one socket.
Is there a way using this meter to tell if the current is AC or DC?
Next, I did a continuity test of the bulbs themselves. Of the 12 bulbs I removed from the house, only one passed the continuity test.
I then tried a resistance test on the bulbs. The one that passed the continuity test showed 11 ohms of resistence. The rest showed infinite resistance.
I then took the good bulb and tried it in several sockets. After fiddling with the button switches, I was able to get it to light in several sockets. It was very dim.
When everything dries, I will try to get under the house and see if I can get better readings.
Any comments or suggestions?