Does this post reflect the accuracy of other information given on this forum? Only 2 in 5 know the correct answer which is a whopping 40%. Maybe some people should only give answers when they are sure they are correct.
That would take all the Fun out of these Forums! At least you didnt have to hear about everyone's pedigree, their work background, their education and how they invented the "ohm" meter.....(sorry, this is all tongue and cheek) lol
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Hello. If you have the multimeter set to 2K that means that the scale or digital readout, of the meter is 2k full scale. If it was at half scale it would be 1000 or the digits read 1000. Unless the multimeter is autoranging if the ohms were greater than 2k, the meter needle would be pinned all the way to the right (full scale) or the digits would say overrange. Also before taking an ohms reading be sure to short the leads together and adjust the zero control, if there is one, so the meter needle reads zero or the digits read zero. Hope this helps. nm1oqrz
"The range of my thermistor is 8,000 - 10,000 ohms"
Then use the 20000 range, and it should give you the true readings of your thermistor if it is working within it's upper and lower range.
I tested it this morning using 2K range and it gave me the same reading 000.59 It seemed to just simply move the decimal over. So if this is true to my range 8K-10K ohms Its not even registering to 1ohm. Either way... I have come to the conclusion that My thermistor is bad.
If it's reading .59 on a 2000 Ohm (2 kilo-ohm) scale, that's 590 ohms of resistance. (move the decimal three places to the right) If it is supposed to be reading the 10,000 ohm range, it's bad.