Hello friends, I hope you all are doing great. In today's tutorial, we will have a look at How to use Voltmeter & Ammeter in Proteus ISIS. It's our 4th tutorial in Proteus series. While designing an electronics project, voltage & current measurements are essential debugging features, as they help in understanding circuit behavior.
Proteus has builtin instruments for voltage & current measurement. We have have their probes and today we will discuss them in detail. First have a look at Voltmeter in Proteus ISIS:
How to use Voltmeter in Proteus ISIS
DC Voltmeter is used to measure the voltage difference across any DC component.
In order to use DC Voltmeter, we need to click on Virtual Instruments Mode, as shown in the figure.
In Instruments list, we have DC voltmeter, so click it and place it in your Proteus workspace.
I am going to use the same circuit, which we have designed in first lecture, shown in below figure:
As you can see in the figure, I have placed two voltmeters, one at the input and second at the last LED.
Because of 100kohm resistance, there's a slight drop in the voltage at last two LEDs.
Moreover, Voltmeters are placed in parallel to these component.
We can also use Voltage Probe to measure voltage at any point in the electronic circuit.
So, click on Voltage Probe in the left toolbar and connect it to any point in your circuit and its voltage will be displayed.
I have placed two Voltage probes on my circuit, as shown in below figure.
Voltage Probe provides value up to five decimal points, while DC Voltmeter provides value up to 2 decimal points.
Voltage probes are quite helpful as they are small in size and easy to place in the circuit.
So, that was all about Voltmeter in Proteus. Now, let's have a look at How to use Ammeter in Proteus ISIS:
How to use Ammeter in Proteus ISIS
DC Ammeter is used to measure the current passing through any DC component.
We need to click on Virtual Instruments Mode and then click on DC Ammeter.
Place this Ammeter in series, as shown in below figure:
We aren't getting any value on our Ammeter as these LEDs are not drawing much current.
But, you can see we have placed the Ammeter in series, we will use it a lot in coming projects.
So, that was all about How to use Voltmeter & Ammeter in Proteus. I hope you have enjoyed today's tutorial. Till next tutorial, take care & have fun !!! :)
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