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# What do you mean by range of voltmeter?

Updated: 12/14/2022

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It is the maximum voltage to which it has been calibrated, but this may be set out in separate ranges selected by a switch on the front panel.

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### What are the effects on the voltmeter if voltages measured exceed the range?

If the voltage measured exceeds the voltmeter range then the voltmeter needle remains in it's maximum position until it's voltage values are considerably reduced.

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### How would you extend the range of a voltmeter and ammeter?

if we would like to expand the range of voltmeter we should change the voltmeter resistance even to be appropriate . we should use a variable resistance to control of its value . I would extend the range of a voltmeter by adding resistance in series with it. I would extend the range of an ammeter by connecting resistance in paerallel with it.

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### What is a multi range voltmeter?

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### What range should the voltmeter be set prior to taking a voltage measurement?

If the voltage is completely unknown, a voltmeter should be set to the maximum range first, then stepped down to an accurate level.

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### What range should you set the voltmeter prior to taking a voltage measurement?

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### What happens inside a voltmeter when you switch it from a lower to a higher voltage range?

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