Checking Power with a Multi-Meter

Many DIYRE kits have test pads for testing the power rails with a multi-meter. To confirm that the power rails are correct with a multi-meter, follow these steps:

  1. Set multi-meter to read DC volts. The symbol for DC is: 
  2. Place the black probe on the test point labeled GND or 0v
  3. Place the red test point on each of the power test points in turn. These are usually labeled +16v, V+, etc

When testing a power rail, your meter should display the expected voltage within +/-0.5 volts.