# Measuring amperes, what the reading mean?

I am new to electronics, but I don't know what the readings mean. I took measurements with a digital multimeter, the power source is a 9V battery and I have a load a LED.

Setting    Reading
20          0.05
200m        00.5
20m         0.6
2m         .600


Which setting on the A range indicates the milliamps?

I did the measurement correctly in series, on DC. The manual doesn't say, it was made in China

Here is the image of the multimeter:

• What is the load? Jan 31 '13 at 22:40
• What is the "Setting"? Is it on the A range, V range, Ohms range? AC or DC? The symbol for DC looks like a line with dots underneath. Do you have the leads plugged in to the correct sockets (COM and A) A picture will probably help. Note that shorting the battery (which the multimeter essentially does on current range if directly across the battery) for longer than a second or two is not a good idea - make sure the multimeter is in series with the load. Jan 31 '13 at 22:42
• Show the circuit of how exactly you connected all the components, including the meter. Also, how is this not directly described in the meter manual? Jan 31 '13 at 22:48
• The multimeter was made in China, the manual just says where to place the wires. I measured correctly Jan 31 '13 at 22:55
• If you know you measured correctly, why ask the question? The photo shows a multimeter set to 200mVDC, and with no leads attached. We still don't know how you set your multimeter up or what exact load you used (which LED? did you use a resistor to limit current?), so have no way of confirming your readings are correct. Feb 1 '13 at 0:07