Measuring the current draw of a modular

John Speth johns at
Mon Mar 10 22:02:18 CET 1997

In addition to Gene Stopp's comments...

So you certainly don't wanna fry your synth or your meter and both is
possible.  How about practicing first on a battery with a resistor or
potentiometer to get familiar with your meter and your procedure.  The
worst you could do is blow your meter fuse (if there is one) or discharge
your battery.

And don't be afraid to power off your synth if you need to change something.

>______________________________ Reply Separator
>Subject: Measuring the current draw of a modular
>Author:  Christopher_List at Sonymusic.Com at ccrelayout
>Date:    3/10/97 11:01 AM
>This may seem like a silly question - but how do you guy recommend 
>measuring the current draw of your modular?
>Do you just snip the positive voltage line, strip it and run it through 
>your multimeter via alligator clips?
>Is this safe?
>I'm scared :).
>I don't want to fry a whole mess of chips by turning on only half of the 
>power supply...

John Speth (johns at
Object Engineering, Inc.
Vancouver, WA

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