From the question it should be clear I'm no expert. Just want to learn.
I have a digital multimeter.
If I connect the multimeter to hot+ground & hot+neutral on the 240v 50hz (max ~30A) AC wall outlet to get an AC voltage reading, is it safe to do so on the input fused for 250mA? The 10A input doesn't allow voltage readings.
And if I connect the 10A input will it be safe to measure the amperage of the wall outlet? I've already used the 10A input to successfully measure DC current of a 12V 1.25A power adapter, and the 250mA input to measure the voltage of the same device.
Current, in amps, is basically provided based on demand right? So I'm thinking the multimeter won't demand much to measure voltage (microamps) so it won't blow the 250mA fuse?
Then when I switch to Amp Mode connected to 10A input it won't demand more than 10A to give a reading, correct?
Please excuse me if I've said anything totally incorrect. I'm an electronics novice just trying to learn the fundamentals.