Using volt ohm meter for testing live wires.
Is it possible to use a volt-ohm meter to test for hot wires.
I want to install light switches and outlets in my basement, but for some areas of the basement it is difficult to determine which wires go to which breaker. Can I use my volt-ohm meter to check for hot wires. If so, what settings do I use? I do not want to fry my meter. Do I just touch red to red and black to black. Thanks, I cannot find anything on the Internet