It lights here with no multimeter, this is fine
But if I replace one of those wires with the multimeter, connecting the multimeter in series, then the bulb doesn't light. I am wanting to measure current of course, but from what I understand, the bulb should be lighting up. I am as you see, getting a 0 reading so for some reason the circuit isn't happening.
Here's another picture in case the above one wasn't clear enough
Why is the bulb not lighting?
The multimeter is able to measure voltage and resistance ok. I trued adding the wire, so the bulb lit, and putting the probes across the bulb and it measured the voltage, and I tried putting taking a resister and putting a probe on each leg and it measured that, so it's just this issue trying to measure current. I'm a complete newb so most likely I'm doing something simple wrong.
One answerer mentions that I had the dial set to 10A. I also tried the dial in 200m 20m and 2000 micro, and it still said 0 and the bulb didn't light.
Another answerer suggested a continuity test.. I am not entirely sure how.. one video on youtube showed showed a guy pointing his dial to what he described as a wifi type symbol and then tapping the probes together and getting a beep.. I don't see such a symbol and I don't get a beep on any setting of the dial.
Another answerer asked what model deviceI am using. UNI-T UT132A sold by maplin, uk.
Another answerer said the multimeter should be between ground and load rather than v+ and load. I have moved it as you see in the following pic though still the bulb isn't lighting. I'll take it to maplin electronics store tomorrow and report back.