Electrical – how to measure current of a galvanic cell with a voltmeter

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I was wondering how I could measure the current generated by my galvanic cell: can I just directly connect my voltmeter to the two electrodes of my cell, or do I have to put it in series?

Best Answer

Be careful! Consider that a current meter is almost a short circuit and a voltage meter is an open circuit.

Be clear if your meter measures voltage or current or both, usually you have to change some probe connections in order to select what to measure.

Current measurement is done in series connection, voltage in parallel.