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The links below are to videos giving short demos and explanations on kit components and multimeters and how to use them. They may and likely will very from lab activities for specific sections. Consult your instructor and lab manual for specific instructions.

If there are any issues with the links or videos not working, ie duplicated or broken links, please contact the lab manager at JWLoyd@nvcc.edu. Questions about particular activities or classes should be directed to the course section instructor.

Settings and Ports PDF

Generic multimeters and Kit Components and Usage

Stills and Short videos without explanations

*note* circuits may be set up in many positions and have the same results. The below images are just 1 or 2 options of many. Also the resistors used were done at random, not following any one particular lab, follow instructor or lab manual to select the proper components.

Plugging in probes

Plugging in alligator wires

Measure resistance (Vid)

Measuring resistance (Vid, no explanations)

Measure voltage (Vid)

Measuring voltage (Vid, no explanations)

Resistors in series (Vid)

Resistors in series 1

Resistors in series 2

Resistors in parallel (Vid)

Resistors in parallel 1

Resistors in parallel 2

Resistors in series and parallel (Vid)

Resistors in series and parallel 1

Resistors in series and parallel 2

Kirchoffs circuit

Kirchoffs (vid)

Instructor specific guides and Manuals

Prof. Stantcheva’s 232 manual

Prof. Stantcheva’s Ohms and Resistors in Series (youtube)

Required Equipment (*NOTE* equivalent multimeter and screwdriver may suffice, but support may be limited)


Phillips Screwdriver

Circuit kit

Extra Equipment (*NOTE* NOT REQUIRED or typically used for lab, emergency or personal use only)

Flat Screwdriver

Spare Fuses

Spare Battery