# 12v DC battery amp measurement?

HI,

I have a 12v dc battery and I wanted to measure the amps. Can anyone show me how to hook up the multimeter?

Thanks

I have a 12v dc battery and I wanted to measure the amps. Can anyone show me how to hook up the multimeter?

Thanks

active| newest | oldesti wont to how to chek battery volt

wanting to know how much power it can deliver..

The easiest measurement of a battery is the voltage. If it is a lead acid,

zinc, or NiCad the voltage if carefully done gives information about the

state of charge of a battery.

To measure current capacity takes skill in a quick current measurement

and some knowledge about the batteries amp-Hr rating.

The best strategy is to momentarily try to draw ten times the expected

current draw in use on a dummy load and measure the instantaneous

current and voltage after which the battery impedance and load drop

can be determined.

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I think for a 12v DC battery (you mean like a car battery?) you can measure the voltage, and with certain battery chargers it can tell you more, but otherwise you are going to need more than a multimeter to measure the amps. There's one way here on the site: Right here.