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Electrical Engineering 101, 2nd Edition by Darren Ashby

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Chapter 5

Tools

Publisher Summary

Tools that can measure various attributes of electricity are invaluable in electrical engineering. This chapter serves as a guideline for selecting the proper tool and for setting it up right to get the information one is looking for. It begins with the description of meters, scopes, and logic analyzers. Meter is the tool that is used in quest for electrical engineering excellence. The first rule of thumb in using a meter (and this applies generally to all the tools one uses) is to have some idea of what one is looking for. This is because poor tool setup is the most common mistake made by the average engineer. The two most common signals one examines with a meter are voltage and current. In setting up a meter ...

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