Test meter

This test meter was manufactured by the Precision Apparatus Company in New York, U.S.A.  ­The­ three most basic units in electricity are voltage (V), current (I, uppercase “i”) and resistance (r).  Voltage is measured in volts, current is measured in amps and resistance is measured in ohms.  A neat analogy to help understand these terms is a system of plumbing pipes.  The voltage is equivalent to the water pressure, the current is equivalent to the flow rate, and the resistance is like the pipe size.  This test meter measures all three basic units.

TN.0018.85c

If you have information about this test meter that would be useful for our catalogue contact the museum on 0800 111 323 or museum@stdc.govt.nz, Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki Heritage Collection TN.0018.85.

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