# Milli Volts

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• 04-03-2005, 05:39 PM
tonymjr
What would you set your multi meter to to check for 750mv with no actual mv scale?
• 04-03-2005, 05:45 PM
Wild Leg
milli = thousandths of something.
There are 1000 millivolts in one volt.

• 04-03-2005, 05:49 PM
tonymjr
ac and dc scales
• 04-03-2005, 05:52 PM
Wild Leg
Which do you want to measure?

ac or dc?
• 04-03-2005, 05:53 PM
tonymjr
well it's a thermopile for a gas boiler
• 04-03-2005, 05:56 PM
Wild Leg
That narrows it down.
A thermopile is a big thermocouple.

Have you tried your meter on it yet?
• 04-03-2005, 05:59 PM
tonymjr
so what does a thermocouple generate ac or dc? I always thought dc
• 04-03-2005, 06:01 PM
Wild Leg
That's a good question, and the one you could have started this thread with.

Another name for a thermopile is a pilot generator.

Generators produce DC.
• 04-03-2005, 08:29 PM
thecomfortzone44
Yes and you will be darned lucky to get 750 mv off that power pile.
• 04-03-2005, 08:35 PM
tinknocker service tech
it is not worth it to check
replace it and clean the pilot burner at the same time
• 04-03-2005, 08:42 PM
me75006
0.00075v = 750uv microvolts
0.75v = 750mv millivolts
1000v = 1kv kilovolts

• 04-03-2005, 10:32 PM
ct2
BWAL2:lol@
0.00075v = 750uv microvolts
0.75v = 750mv millivolts
1000v = 1kv kilovolts

Hey maybee you could use that in class sometime.

Bwal2 is one of the most respected educators on this site
• 04-03-2005, 11:26 PM
Wild Leg
Quote:

Originally posted by ct2
Bwal2 is one of the most respected educators on this site
Now THAT's a first!

Careful, ct2, you'll give me a swelled head. :D

( I do use that sort of thing in class. Last I heard, math was a necessary skill.)

My motivation for posting & reading on this forum is the same as everybody else's.

I learn something EVERY time I log on, because I don't know it all.

[Edited by bwal2 on 04-03-2005 at 11:43 PM]
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