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Offline Hecto9685

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Which multimeter is best?
« on: February 18, 2011, 06:46:12 pm »
I want to buy a Multimeter to test the electrical systems on my bike, but not sure which ones are the best ones out there. Obviously the more expensive ones will do the job. But does anyone know a good brand multimeter that isn't too over priced?

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Re: Which multimeter is best?
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2011, 06:47:54 pm »
a cheapy will do most you want, don't sweat it
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Re: Which multimeter is best?
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2011, 07:11:17 pm »
Harbor Freight sells one for less than $10 that will do the job.  If you want the best spend the money for Fluke or Simpson, probably cost 10x the HF one...Larry

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Re: Which multimeter is best?
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2011, 08:28:12 pm »
1+ that a cheap meter is all you need. Make sure it has a diode check function: there should be a symbol on the settings switch like ->l-
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Re: Which multimeter is best?
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2011, 08:43:03 pm »
I use a Fluke 77 at work, but I have a $10 special in my shed? What ever works for you I guess..............

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Re: Which multimeter is best?
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2014, 02:14:05 pm »
Fluke seems to be the automotive and motorcycle industries standard. They are pretty good, but spendy.

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Re: Which multimeter is best?
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2014, 10:15:39 pm »
This company Tenma makes good meters from $17 on up to $100. I've have mine for years and it's always served me well. I use it on bikes and on electronic equipment that I repair on a regular basis.

I have a fancier one than this since I need more features, but I have a bunch of electrical testing and soldering equipment from this company and all of it is very good.

http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/TENMA-72-10390-/72-10390

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Re: Which multimeter is best?
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2014, 12:19:41 am »
if you want to spend a couple of bucks more youll get an automotive one with dwell and tacho function and duty cycle etc,they can be had quite cheap at tandy/radio shack etc,we have stores called jaycar and dick smith here in australia,we used to have tandy haven't seen one for years?practise using what ever you buy and get familiar with the terminology used.

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Re: Which multimeter is best?
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2014, 05:35:53 pm »
The cheap, or free, in my case, harbor freight meter is the best deal out there, IMHO, and I've used Lots of different meters. ;D It's small enough to fit into my tool case or jacket pocket, and has the same features as more expensive digital meters.
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Re: Which multimeter is best?
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2014, 05:14:52 am »
Cheap one is all you need most of the time, but I also have a "clamp" on meter that measures current AC and DC (aka Amps) on a given wire.  When you need one, it is great to have it.


 

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