# Measuring current with multimeter (broken?)

I just got my first multimeter from Home Depot and it was $60. It's the Extech EX330 and it works fine except for when I measure current. I am doing it correctly and the fuse has not been blown. When I put it on the amp setting it reads .06 A when I put it on milli amp setting it reads .06 mA and when I put it on the micro Amp setting it reads .6 uA. I have no idea if I should take it back or if I am just reading it wrong. Please help. • "Hi I just got my first multimeter from home depot and it was$60." That could be your problem right there. – John D Sep 14 '14 at 17:32
• How would that be a problem – Trevor Sep 14 '14 at 17:33
• Sorry, I was being a bit cynical, but Home Depot isn't known for quality test equipment, and $60 isn't really what you would expect to pay for a good multimeter. Obviously if it's reading wildly different currents on the different scales something is wrong. – John D Sep 14 '14 at 17:34 • Yeah I have looked up this meter and have heard it is good for its price. And at school we have$20 meters that measure just fine so I'm pretty sure it's not the price. – Trevor Sep 14 '14 at 17:36
• @Trevor - 60\$ is good enough, don't bother with buying more expensive models yet. Did you use "10A" socket when you measured current? – Ashton H. Sep 14 '14 at 17:42