Lot of great info here. Deserves a sticky.
Originally Posted by ztsd
Ztsd---it is stickyed???????????????????
I might be wrong about this but why touch the 2 leads together to see if you get zero with a digital meter?. You do that with the old analog meters to zero them out before using but I don't think you need to do it with the digital ones.
Just in response the the level of questions the one guy was asking. It rules out having your leads plugged in wrong (the Amp mode). Lets them see that is it working (goes from 'OL' to 000) so they know they are in ohm mode. In voltage mode it will just always say 000 to 001 or something.
Originally Posted by BobW
But yes, if you bothered to read your meter instruction manual or know the bare minimum about electronics, then the instructions are "check resistance of atty".
Thanks for the information!
If your purchase have guaranty, I think best way is ask for replacement.
I'm so glad I found this thread. Thanks guys for the help.
I've been testing my 510 attys and get a reading of 2.4 - 2.5.
Is this good or bad?
I see where it is mentioned that 3.0 - 3.5 is good.
Do all types of attys (801/901/510) if they are good give a 3.0 - 3.5 reading?
What is the total range I should be looking for?
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Originally Posted by mamu
You should be OK. I test my 4081/401/510/801/901, and get readings between 2 and 5.8. Different atty models will give you a slightly different reading, due to the heating coils being different.