can measuring power from an electric fence kill your voltmeter?
I think I may have killed my digital multimeter by trying to test the voltage pulses from my electric fence. The fence was powered by a small charger, a Zareba .05 joule pulsing model, but soon after testing the voltage, I started getting extremely low readings on anything I tested, from a car battery to wall current. Clearly it didn't blow the fuses in my meter (an Ideal 61-360) since they still registered power inputs, but just as clearly, something is very wrong with the meter now. Any clue as to what might have happened?