# Thread: Milli Volts

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

2. 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

4. Which do you want to measure?

ac or dc?

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well it's a thermopile for a gas boiler

6. 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

8. 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.

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

11. 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

13. 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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