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where do the possitive and negative go...

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...on the multimeter to measure current from the psu?
i think i found one in my garage and i need to know where the + and- go so i dont do harm?
    
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*EDIT* + = current and - = ground/earth........in case you were uncertain.

It's really simple as black only is common ground. But, here's the actual pin side layout:

  
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The red wire goes into the amp plug on the meter, the black wire always stays on the GND or COM plug. The plug with have "mA" by it. You know you will melt your wires though if you measure the current right? You don't want that many amps running through your wires. Here is a picture:
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BLACK is almost always COMMON(COM) and then test to the other leads.
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