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Old 11-19-2012, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by robertobaggio20 View Post
Besides, when you hook up an DMM set to the appropriate mA setting, you are introducing a near zero-resistance bypass into the system at the point of the fuse. The current will almost entirely pass through your ammeter instead of the two ends of the fuse, as current prefers a channel of lower resistance. You should be getting about a 99% accurate reading of the actual current flow in the live circuit, so even for academic purposes reading the current off the fuse would be correct.

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Not regarding the above statement. When electricity is involved, it's an especially bad idea to credit a presumption.
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