Looking For A Good Household Multimeter
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I don't need anything fancy, just looking for a good basic meter that I can use around the house and car for checking voltage (AC/DC), resistance, etc.

I don't need a $200 Fluke, just something that is usable by the average dummy (me).

Any suggestions for such a thing?
Mike


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  Re: Looking For A Good Household Multimeter by gMike (I don't need anythin...)
HF MM Good enough for around the house. Maybe not if you're designing and building your own vacuum tube amplifiers. Or clocks.

But good enough for basic routine stuff around the house.
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  Re: Looking For A Good Household Multimeter by gMike (I don't need anythin...)
I bought a $20 greenlee a decade ago when my more expensive one went missing. I have not had any issues with it. https://www.energyavenue.com/Greenlee/DM...aQodwyMKBA
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  Re: Looking For A Good Household Multimeter by gMike (I don't need anythin...)
I bought a $10 Sears in 1966 and it has served me well ever since.
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  Re: Looking For A Good Household Multimeter by gMike (I don't need anythin...)
I would suggest an auto-ranging meter because it is so much easier to read. Electronics Specialties builds quality meters for fair prices. Amazon carries their ESI 480A Auto-Ranging DMM for $37.68 delivered. I own a ESI #687 Low Current Probe/DMM that I use frequently. Although my Fluke 87V is superior to the ESI 687 DMM, it has measured circuits at the exact same value. For automotive electrical fault testing any DMM coupled with a ESI LOADpro Dynamic Testing Leads is an unbeatable combo. I would highly recommend any auto technician or enthusiast to own a set of these leads.

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  Re: Re: Looking For A Good Household Multimeter by TDKPE ( [url=http://www.har...)
TDKPE said:


HF MM Good enough for around the house. Maybe not if you're designing and building your own vacuum tube amplifiers. Or clocks.

But good enough for basic routine stuff around the house.




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  Re: Looking For A Good Household Multimeter by gMike (I don't need anythin...)
I'll just throw this out there so you know it's there.

I have the wireless version of this one and I'm a fan of Fieldpiece meters for long term use and durability.

The Fieldpiece LT83A- about $60.00.





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  Re: Re: Looking For A Good Household Multimeter by daddo ( I'll just throw thi...)
About once a month HF gives those meters away free with any purchase......

Ed
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  Re: Re: Looking For A Good Household Multimeter by EdL (About once a month H...)
I've got a cheap Craftsman at the house. Full digital. I think I gave like $15 for it 10 years ago. Still works fine. Mainly used to measure voltage on cordless tool batteries.

Not the meter I carry and use, but decent. Have tried to sell it for $10 at more than one garage sale though, if that tells you anything about its value.
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  Re: Re: Looking For A Good Household Multimeter by DieselDennis (I've got a cheap Cra...)
I bought one of these from Amazon a while back and like it a lot.




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