A recommendation for a basic Multimeter

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A recommendation for a basic Multimeter

Post by rubber_jonnie » Mon May 24, 2021 10:48 am

Having been living in rented accommodation for coming up to 10 weeks now, and with all my usual tools in storage, I have struggled to work on a couple of machines.

I bought a cheapo multimeter, it cost something like £6 delivered, but I knocked it on the floor and its less than robust construction really did show me that a device that cheap has limits.

It did me a turn, but it's now a bit erratic so I started looking for something better, and with the hindsight of my cheapo purchase I knew I had to be a bit more discerning.

That's when I found this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08 ... UTF8&psc=1

It was on offer at the time I saw it, just £12.99, normal price was £19.99, putting it in a similar category to my other, much older device currently in storage. I decided to take a punt and have to say it is well worth the money.

It is auto ranging, and includes ohmmeter, continuity testing, diode testing, AC/DC ranges and capacitance testing.

I don't normally recommend things specifically, but I'm really quite impressed with the operation and build quality, plus being on Amazon Prime I got it next day.

Overall for the money it would be a good basic meter for anybody getting started, especially at the reduced price, as it is uncomplicated and very easy to use.

Keep your eyes peeled for special offers though, I see it's now gone up to £16.99.
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