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Usage Repair My tester read the current wrong. Why? How can I fix that?

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The current reading on a tester is independent of the battery in the tester. The battery is there to provide a tiny amount of current so you can read the resistance on a circuit in ohms.

What probably happened is that the useage selector switch was in the wrong position when a measurement was made for voltage of other and being in the current position created a short and the current measurement circuit was burned out.

for more details, please follow up with questions/comments

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If batteries fail, it may appear that current is dead even if it is not. Note: always test the voltage-tester before using it.

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