# Electrical Engineering - Energy and Power - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Energy and Power - General Questions (Q.No. 2)
2.
When the pointer of an analog ohmmeter reads close to zero, the resistor being measured is
overheated
shorted
open
reversed
Explanation:
No answer description is available. Let's discuss.
Discussion:
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Mahi said:   8 years ago
Circuit open then R is high.

Circuit close then R is low.
(3)

Umapati k said:   8 years ago
Zero resistance: Short circuit.

Infinite resistance: Open circuit.
(1)

It is not an ideal resistor so r is approximately equal to zero but not exactly zero when short circuit.
(1)

Ganesh teja said:   1 decade ago
When high current pass through the ohmmeter its start working and it is shorted then it shows zero.

Nandeep said:   9 years ago
I think if analog meter directly goes to zero and MCB will break down.

Sanjit keshari said:   9 years ago
All resistance are zero that is current is no flow through the circuit then circuit is short circuit then answer is B.

KOUSHIK MONDAL said:   9 years ago
The resistance of short circuit is zero. So the correct answer is (B).

Atul said:   9 years ago
At the time short resistance is very low approximately zero. So answer is correct i.e. B Shorten.

Talkmore said:   9 years ago
Guys I'm confused, what is the real answer on that question?

Raju said:   10 years ago
When circuit is said to be short R=0 for ideal, are is small value near to zero in practicals circuit. So that ohmmeter will show near to zero value instead of zero.