So awesome and helpful, thanks a ton Dave! I'll be checking some later, just to get ideas of what I should be doing and looking forFirst, you do this at your own risk. Do NOT use this to check wall outlet AC Voltage without training. Ever!!
Cool. Put the black lead into the COM hole, and the red into the VΏmA hole. The other hole probably says something like 10ADC. Don't use that hole. Make sure the leads are pushed all the way in!!
Turn it on. You are only going to use 2 positions on the knob for vaping. DCV at 20 and Ώ at 200.
(Ώ is omega and means ohms)
First, lets test your battery. Turn the knob to DCV 20. Don't use the DCA side! Don't use the ACV side. Ever. With one hand hold the battery, the black probe against the threads and your thumb ready to fire the button. It might be easier to put it on the table. Wish I could post a pic!!
With the other hand, just holding the red insulator, don't you touch the metal probe tip, take the tip and touch and hold it on the center post of the battery. Now push the button. You should get 3.9 to 3.7 or so. Maybe a fresh one will give 4.2 or 4.1 Volts.
Remember, if you hold the fire button for ten seconds, it will blink and stop. Just let go of the button and do it again. (This protects you if you accidentally fire it in you pocket or purse.)
Now if you had it on the wrong range, this is what happens. At the 2000 DCV, you'd get a 3 or 4. It rounds the value to 1 digit. Go ahead and try it. At the 200 setting, you get 3.8, but at the correct setting of 20, you get 3.78
If you go one more, to the 2000m setting, it will go out of range, and just give a 1 at the left of the display.
Good practice says to always use the black for the side, the threads, the negative if you are checking regular AAAs or D cells. Use the RED for the center post, the top, the +.
IF you accidentally touch the probe to both the center post and the side at once, like if you put the tip in the "moat" and hit the button, you will short circuit the battery. A Triton will blink 3 times. It has protection built in. I do NOT know if this is true for any other vaping bat from other brands. You don't ever want to intentionally short out a battery!!!
Now go ahead and check some AAA or D batteries. They will be a max of 1.6 volts. Just practice a bit with it. Black at the bottom, and red at the top center post.
You can also check car batteries, motorcycle, lawnmower, etc. Make sure the device is not running!!! These batteries are 12v, and the DCV 20 is the correct range.
Make sure you shut off the multitester when done.
Next post will check ohms... I'll make that post in a few hours...