Who invented the multimeter and Why?

Hey Everyone,

It is time again for this week’s current!

Although it is no ⚡shocker⚡, the handy little tool that we call the multimeter has some interesting & practical origins: It was invented by a British Post Office Engineer who got tired of carrying around a bunch of bulky testing equipment. And it also had a different name than what we call it today.

Here’s a short video that talks about the multimeter’s bigger and more cumbersome origins all the way to what we now use today:

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What do you think of the origins of the multimeter? We’d love to here your comments and questions. Have fun everyone 😃