Newbie to electronics here.
I have a simple circuit consisting of just a 9V battery and an 820 ohm resistor. I was trying to measure the current with a multimeter (by opening the circuit between the positive battery terminal and the resistor and placing the leads in there.) According to my calculations, the current should be 0.011A = 9.2v / 820ohms.
My ammeter is reading values anywhere between 0.030A and 0.200A. I'm assuming my multimeter is faulty, but could it be something I have done wrong or is there a way to fix it?
When I set the range to 20m the meter reads 1.
I'm making the connection just by touching the clips onto the wires, making sure to not touch any wires with my fingers. And the resistor is reading 810ohms. I've tried two different batteries in the multimeter, both fully charged. The voltage across the battery terminals measures 8.64v while the circuit is closed and the current is flowing.