Re: Detecting shorts?
One more thing about using digital voltmeters with audible continuity checking. For some reason, some have a delay before beeping. The delay can be several seconds before sounding. My meter is like this. While this isn’t the end of the world, it can be annoying. I want to know the instant that I am about to make a shorting connection than after I’m have done the connection.
The meters also have some sort of visual indication that a short has been made, but the beauty of using a beeping device is that you can be wiring anywhere on your layout without having to be able to have a clear view of the meter.
Food for thought!
Allan Gartner WiringForDCC.com