I think I’m going nuts. I am trying to measure current on the Arduino with my multimeter. I have an Ideal 61-361 so I hook it up (even verified everything with the manual) and connect the leads to wires coming out of the 5V and GND pins on the Arduino.
On my meter I have two current settings. ADC & AAC (which I’m guessing means amps on AC or DC). I set it to ADC and get an overload. When I set it on AAC (just to try it), I get .008. This makes no sense.
Things I’ve tried.
- Replaced the meter’s battery.
- Read the Arduino voltage which came out right
- Read voltage on a AAA battery (correct).
- Read current from AAA bat on ADC (got overload).
- Read current from AAA bat on AAC (got 1.34~ - AAC fluctuates all over the place)
- Got continuity from enclosed fuse (0.10)
Note: Battery is a rechargable (just charged) AAA NiMH 800mAh 1.2V
I’m lost, did I miss something? Do I need to replace the fuse anyway?