i measured the resistors and the are exactly the right value and i dont know what else can be the problem.
Switch the meter to measure current ("A"). In the picture, you're clearly set for voltage. That's a high impedance mode so almost no current flows through the meter, and virtually all of the voltage is "dropped" across the meter.In current mode, the meter is (almost) a short circuit so "be careful" in the current mode. In some cases you can fry your circuit if it's not connected in series with something to limit the current. And, blown current-fuses are common in meters so if you can't measure any current you've probably got a blown (internal) fuse.Many meters have a separate connection for current measurement and that makes it less likely to short stuff out, but yours only has a separate connection for high-current measurements.
You still have not moved the red plug over to the 10A CURRENT measuring socket.Steve
I did this just now and the battery just started to get very hot and there was a burning smell!
Measuring DC/AC Current• Connect the black test lead to COM jack and the red to theVΩmA jack for a maximum 200mA current.• Set the rotary switch at the desired A /A~ range position.• Connect test leads in series with the load under measurement.• The polarity of the red lead connection will be indicated alongwith the current value.Note:• When the value scale to be measured is unknown, set therange selector at the highest position.• When only the figure '1' or '-1' is displayed, it indicates anover-range situation a higher range should be selected.• " " means the socket mA's maximum current is 200mA and10A's maximum current is 10A, over current will destroy thefuse. Since 10A is not fused, the measuring time should beless than 1 second to prevent precision from affecting by circuitheating.
Please could someone let me know what I am doing wrong?