Measuring amps w/ a multimeter This topic contains 1 reply, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Phil Stewart 1 year, 10 months ago. Author Posts July 25, 2016 at 3:32 pm #7503 Gregg RhodesParticipant Hi, I am sort of new to the world of electronics and electrical testing and I have what is probably a fairly basic question about Multimeters: If I want to measure amps with my MM, I should do so while the component is being used, right? Sorry if this is obvious to most of you, I just wanted to make sure! July 25, 2016 at 4:27 pm #7506 Phil StewartParticipant Gregg, Yes, measuring amperage with a multimeter measures the amount of current flowing through the circuit, so you typically want to do that while the component is in use. Hope this helped. Best, Phil Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.