DCACLab, an online circuit simulator, is a beneficial tool in determining real-time circuits' behavior. The multimeter is one such device that we need most often to find current and voltages' values at different points. We provide one such analog multimeter where students can choose the required meter from several ranges of values using a selection knob. Separate meters equipped are -
Steps to using a multimeter in DCACLab
See the link https://dcaclab.com/en/experiments/17115-simple-circuit-to-play-with-multimeter-1 to play with the multimeter and learn.
1. Click on the icon of the multimeter from the toolbar, as shown. Also, instead of clicking it, you can drag it directly to the screen.
2. Use the selection knob to choose the required meter and place the multimeter wires at the points where measurement has to be done.
Measurement of DC/AC Current/Voltage with DCACLab Multimeter
For example, if we need to calculate DC, we can set a knob and place the multimeter as shown to find the value.
Similarly, for measuring the dc voltage, the knob should be set again, and by placing the wires at the required points, we can find the potential difference directly, as shown.
Measurement of Resistance with Multimeter
The multimeter can be set as follows to measure the resistance of any electrical load in ohms.
Steps to use the oscilloscope in DCACLab
1. Navigate through the list of components and click/drag it.
2. To measure the voltage between the two desired points, grab and place the probes there. Also, the signal waveform can be viewed along with its magnitude.
3. Also, we can increase the time division and voltage division by varying the respective pivots as shown:
See the link https://dcaclab.com/en/experiments/16144-half-wave-rectifier-1 and play with the circuit to get a better understanding of the same.
Quantities that oscilloscope can Measure
Quantities like frequency, amplitude, and other waveform characteristics in a signal can be measured using the DCACLab oscilloscope.
Frequency & Period
The number of cycles a waveform completes per second is known as its frequency. Here, we can change the frequency as per our desire and can experiment with the available signal. The period is the inverse of rate, and switching frequency will adversely affect the wave's period.
The duty cycle is generally defined as the ratio of the on-time period to the waveform's total period. Although the change in one will affect the rest of the quantities in some of the other ways.
Other numbers that could be changed here are rise and fall time, maximum & minimum amplitudes, mean & average values, etc..