nRF9160 DK v0.8.5

Using a current meter for current measurement

The current drawn by the nRF9160 can be measured using a current meter.

Before you start, make sure you have prepared the development kit board as described in Preparing the development kit for current measurements.
To connect the current meter in series with the nRF9160, connect the current meter to the two uppermost pins on connector P24.
Figure 1. Current measurement with a current meter
Measuring current on the nRF9160 using a current meter
Note: Use a high-speed, high-dynamic-range ampere meter for the best and most reliable measurements. Current range switching in the current meter may affect the power supply to the nRF9160. High speed and bandwidth is required to detect rapid changes in the current consumption in the nRF9160.