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  1. #1
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    What would you set your multi meter to to check for 750mv with no actual mv scale?

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    milli = thousandths of something.
    There are 1000 millivolts in one volt.
    Look at your meter.
    What are your choices?



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    ac and dc scales

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    Which do you want to measure?

    ac or dc?

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    well it's a thermopile for a gas boiler

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    That narrows it down.
    A thermopile is a big thermocouple.

    Have you tried your meter on it yet?

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    so what does a thermocouple generate ac or dc? I always thought dc

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    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.

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    Yes and you will be darned lucky to get 750 mv off that power pile.

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    it is not worth it to check
    replace it and clean the pilot burner at the same time

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    0.00075v = 750uv microvolts
    0.75v = 750mv millivolts
    1000v = 1kv kilovolts


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    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

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    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.

    ( 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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