I've just got a cheapo < $20 digital multimeter here and was curious if anyone could tell me whether current might still flow through it after i turn the dial so that the power is off.
Some background: I have a wireless bluetooth mouse that always gave me problems charging because the contacts don't seem to line up properly. The mouse itself doesn't seem to give any indication whether it is charging or not but I am able to watch current start to flow on my multimeter when I move the mouse into just the right position within the cradle to make a proper connection. Now that it is seated correctly I'd like to just leave it charge for a while without disturbing it by disconnecting the leads and reconnecting the +5V wire.
I'll probably figure something out for this specific problem (just disconnect the leads from DMM and jumper them together for now) but I'm still kind of curious as to the original question of whether or not current flow is completely shut off when the DMM power is off.
It might vary by model but maybe somebody out there with 2 multimeters could test this for me?