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understanding ohm meter test results in display

the ohm range on my digital meter stops at 200. the "fault finding flowchart" says set the range at 100. how do I convert or read my test results when checking the r/r?
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Many digital meters are auto-ranging, though not all. Does yours have an actual selector dial or is it largely automated? What make/model meter is it?
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yes a dial with it has 5 ranges, top 20000k t0 200. it is a craftsman model 82140. 3z

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Ah, I see. In that case, 200ohms is the max resistance it will measure in that setting, but it will display anything UP TO 200, so you should be good. That is, if we're talking about 0-200 and not 0-200k, etc. Typically you should use the lowest available setting ABOVE the expected resistance measurement- that will allow you to get the most significant digits / highest level of detail.
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thats the range I used but the meter scrolls through some numbers then stops with a 1 at the extrem left of the display. when i use 2000 the numbers stop at 426 or there abouts. 3z
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I reckon you're measuring appx 426o of resistance then. What component are you measuring, and you said you expected it to be under 100?
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the r/r i am using the electrosport "fault finding chart for motorcycle charging systems" says to set the meter at the 100 range. also using the forum and manual info "how to check out the r/r" says use 100 range...the 6 prong plug. page 15 - 18.
among other things says g to A1, A2, A3 should read 0.2 to 0.6 ohm(200 to 600)
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ps. When the "guides" say "should read infinity" does that mean 000 or the extrem left hand 1 in the display?

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talked to the vom's tech supprot guy today. he was very patient and taught me enough to get by. mabey I can get the r/r & stator checked out now.
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Does your meter look like this?



What do you have the dial set to, and what reading do you get from it?
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