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Old 09-04-2010, 11:56 PM
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Question Best multimeter for the money?

What's the best multimeter I can buy for under $30 for doing computer repair?

- I want a digital display
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Old 09-04-2010, 11:59 PM
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I got mine at radio shack. Works fine. Digital display.
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Old 09-05-2010, 12:10 AM
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I got mine at radio shack. Works fine. Digital display.
I just bought one there today and returned it LOL...
I got this one: http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=4214667

.... I hated that the multimeter itself was screwed to a case
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Old 09-05-2010, 12:13 AM
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I use this one, it is excellent.

Amprobe 5XP-A - Compact Full Purpose Digital Multimeter
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Old 09-05-2010, 01:02 AM
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What do you think of this one?

http://www.multimeterwarehouse.com/MS8264f.htm

It looks like the AC is at the upper right (shows a ~ wavy symbol)
and DC must be at the lower right (shows a straight line ---)
Am I right ?

Here's another one that was recommended:

http://www.multimeterwarehouse.com/VA16.htm

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Old 09-07-2010, 03:49 PM
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This is what I am currently using, It's a bit on the pricey side but I love it. http://us.fluke.com/Fluke/usen/Digit....htm?PID=55994
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I've got a Fluke and I've had it at least 15 yrs

A cheap one will be just fine though.
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Got to agree, fluke is good
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I bought a Cen-Tech P30756 in some special sale for about $10 and it has been great. It is about 1/3 the size and 1/5 the weight of my Fluke but works jsut as good. It cannot measure frequency, inductive current, and a few other things that the Fluke can do but I never need that anyway.

Here is the replacement model for $9.95
http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/meters/1096.html
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Here is the replacement model for $9.95
http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/meters/1096.html
From the referenced link:

"It features an easy to read 3.5 digit LCD display."

I wonder which half of the fourth digit it displays.
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