multi-meter question

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  1. Ted Lee

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    hey all -

    my buddy is having a problem with his x-box. what he wants to do is try to measure the output from the rca audio out plugs using a multi-meter.

    i think this is possible, but i don't know how. he has one of the multi-meters where you can adjust the amount you measure.

    i think he just wants to verify if one channel is outputting less then the other.

    thanks!

    ted
     
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  3. Jeff Loughridge

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    Sure. Put it on AC volts, on a low scale, say 1 or 2 volts. Be sure the probes are plugged into the proper jacks on the meter. Put the black wire on the outer conducter, the red on the inner and he should see the meter move like a VU meter.

    Compare the two channels for about the same deflection on peaks.
     
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    thx jeff.

    does he need to be playing anything to measure the voltage? or is there some kind of "constant" voltage even when it's just the x-box turned on?
     
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    It needs to be playing something. There will be no voltage, except when audio is present.
     

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