How to Measure Amps or Watts With a Multimeter

By Brandy Alexander
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It is relatively easy to measure amps to determine the amount of power an appliance or load uses, but the measurement must be done accurately to avoid damaging your multimeter. Multiplying the voltage in a circuit, with the current flowing in the circuit, will give us the total power in the circuit, represented in watts. This is important in determining electricity usage.

About the Author

Brandy Alexander began writing professionally in 1993. She has years of experience as a professional of the English language employed with the "Cape Times" and "The Mercury." Alexander holds a master's degree in English literature from Stellenbosch University in South Africa.