Measuring resistance – Fluke 87 V User Manual
80 Series V
To avoid possible damage to the Meter or to
the equipment under test, disconnect circuit
power and discharge all high-voltage
capacitors before measuring resistance.
The Meter measures resistance by sending a small
current through the circuit. Because this current flows
through all possible paths between the probes, the
resistance reading represents the total resistance of all
paths between the probes.
The Meter's resistance ranges are 600.0
, 6.000 k
, 600.0 k
, 6.000 M
, and 50.00M
To measure resistance, set up the Meter as shown in
The following are some tips for measuring resistance:
The measured value of a resistor in a circuit is often
different from the resistor's rated value.
The test leads can add 0.1
of error to
resistance measurements. To test the leads, touch
the probe tips together and read the resistance of the
leads. If necessary, you can use the relative (REL)
mode to automatically subtract this value.
The resistance function can produce enough voltage
to forward-bias silicon diode or transistor junctions,
causing them to conduct. If this is suspected, press
C to apply a lower current in the next higher
range. If the value is higher, use the higher value.
Refer to Table 18.