R&D—no other words can explain what it does to itself. The words might sound very simple and similar, but the work done by the R&D experts is not as easy as it sounds. It includes both theoretical and practical knowledge and experience, which would be an added advantage. Every product or service has its own R&D and tools. We are excited to share some of the tools that we use daily to build our products to meet world standards in this Tools Tuesday series. In this series, we intend to give you all the basic information regarding the tools we use for creating our amazing products. Tighten your seats and enjoy the ride….
The first on our list is…
- Clamp Meter –
The major function of the clothespin-shaped clamp meter is to measure both AC and DC currents passing through the components or any electric field. Along with measuring the current, the clamp meter is used to measure many other things like voltage, resistance, capacitance, temperature, and frequency, but only in a multi-functional clamp meter. Three different types of clamp meters are being used across industries. There are three types of clamp meters-
- Current transformer clamp meters: measure only alternating current (ac).
- Hall Effect clamp meters: measure both alternating current and direct current (ac and dc).
- Flexible clamp meters: employ a Rogowski coil; measure ac only; good for measuring in tight spaces.
The second on the list is multi-meter.
The name itself suggests how a multimeter is used. It is nothing but measuring multiple things in the process of R&D. The main function of the multimeter is to measure the voltage in both AC and DC fields. It is also useful for measuring a range of things, including current (AC or DC), resistance, frequency, capacitance, continuity, inductance, and temperature. But there is a special feature in the multimeter that makes it different from others, i.e., it can measure low levels of current, which most of the other meters find difficult to measure. It can measure the current down to microamps. The multimeter is also used to check whether the diodes in an appliance are working or not.