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Pot Test?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Gorski, Nov 22, 2006.

  1. Gorski


    Nov 21, 2006
    how do you test a pot with a multimeter?
  2. excane

    excane Inactive

    Aug 23, 2005
    New York, NY
    Not the thread I thought it would be. :ninja:
  3. AlembicPlayer

    AlembicPlayer Im not wearing shorts

    Aug 15, 2004
    Pacific Northwet, USA
    set the meter to ohms..put the hot lead from the meter to one of the outer tabs of the pot...put the other lead to the other outer tab of the pot.
  4. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    Between the two outside legs of the pot you should get whatever the value of the pot is. From the middle leg (wiper) to either outside leg it will be variable between 0 ohms and the value between the outside legs.
  5. JB Lars

    JB Lars Inactive

    May 24, 2000
    Chicago Suburbs
    Gold Seal!

    Er… never mind.
  6. yeah I was thinking someone wanted to pass a doobie
  7. Offer to give a nerd some video game money if he pees in a cup...

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