Digital Multimeter Reviews

by Tested_to_Destruction

A multimeter is a commonly used electricians tool, and used for the testing of currents and voltage. The five best multimeters compared and reviewed.

If you're in the electrical industry, there's no doubt that you'll require the use of a multimeter. They're generally a small hand held electricians tool, used to check and test current and voltage. They're a sure fire way of locating faults in a myriad of electrical wiring systems - be they domestic, industrial or related to small electrically powered devices.

They come in a variety of styles - as well as prices and models. Most of the smaller ones can be purchased for well under 20 dollars - though the bench multimeters can set you back quite a bit more.

The five best multimeters are featured below. They're all highly rated, appear on the best seller list in their specific category and deliver on both quality and design.

Mastech AC/DC Auto/Manual Range Digital Multimeter, MS8268

This is the best selling multimeter, it's feature packed and well worth the discount price tag. It's powered by way of three AAA batteries and comes with a user manual and test leads. It's a digital model, up to a high standard design and will perform as well as you'd expect of a good quality multimeter.

There's and LCD back light, sound and light warnings, and it has an auto shut-down facility. You can use it on a wide range of settings, which makes it a good choice if you're constantly faced with a variety of different faults and electrical systems and overall there's nothing about it that's worthy of listing as a major flaw. Does its job, low enough price tag, good range of uses.

Sinometer AC/DC Auto/Manual Range Digital Multimeter, MS8268

The newly released Sinometer MS8268 is an auto/manual ranging digital multimeter. It is packed with many nice features such as sound and light warning for the jacks and back-lit...

Only $59.99

Extech EX330 Autoranging Mini Multimeter with Built In Thermometer with Type K Remote Probe

This is the best pocket multimeter and it's available in two models - the 12 and 8 function type. This one's the 12 function model and it's powered by a pair of AA batteries. It comes with a probe, test leads, batteries and a tilt stand.

The AC voltage detector is built into the design and it will measure current, voltage, frequency, cycle and more. It's a good choice for those that enjoy electrical hobby projects - it's built to a good standard, designed with enough features to make it highly functional and for the price - you won't find better.

Extech EX330 Autoranging Mini Multimeter with Built In Thermometer with Type K Remote Probe

Combines a multimeter with a built-in noncontact AC voltage detector. Functions include capacitance, frequency, duty cycle and temperature. Cat. III-600V. UL listed. Large displ...

Only $54.99

Fluke 179 ESFP True RMS Multimeter with Backlight and Temp

This is the best selling fluke multimeter on the market and the price - around $315 - reflects the quality build, it's design and features. It's the fluke meter of choice for both home owners and professionals alike and it delivers 100% of what you ask of it 100% of the time.

It possesses a five star customer feedback rating and it's well deserved - It contains both manual and auto ranging, an on-board thermometer, and it measures voltage and currency accurately  time and again. It comes with a 9 volt battery, testing leads and alligator clips - plus it's robust, highly user friendly and delivers on all counts in terms of what you need it to do and price. Awesome quality - if you want the best - buy the best.

Fluke 179 ESFP True RMS Multimeter with Backlight and Temp

Setting the new multimeter standard The 179 Series is the new benchmarks for general purpose multimeters. They set the standard with a combination of precision, features, ease-o...

$387.22  $300.85

SE Digital Multimeter with Back Light, Lg. LCD Display, 0.5%

This is the best cheap multimeter on the market - and it still makes the best seller list. For the price you get a lot of bang for your buck. It's powered by a 9 volt battery (included in the price) and will accurately test a range of currents and voltage time and again.

It's another compact, pocket sized model, good quality housing, lots of useful features and it also comes complete with a set of test leads. The digital readout is nice and big, it has a maximum reading of 1999, a variety of resistance ranges, and will test batteries, diodes and transistors. Lots of function, nice quality - low price tag.

SE MM6162L Digital MultiMate with Back Light LCD Display

Digital Multimeter with Back Light. Large LCD Display. 0.5-Percent.

$15.95  $13.99

Velleman DVM850BL Digital Multimeter

This is another best selling compact electrical multimeter - almost as cheap as the previous product and up to a good standard in relation to the price tag. It's almost five star rated, plenty of positive feedback from happy purchasers and it's definitely worth buying if you're looking for a sound model that's good for using around the home or for electronic hobbies.

It works off a 9 volt battery, the price includes the meter and testing leads, and it's overall design is functional and rugged. It measure AC and DC volts, DC currents, as well as a fair level of resistance. There's also a continuity, transistor or diode tester with a built-in alarm and - in all - you're getting a nice standard of quality and build.

Velleman DVM850BL Digital Multimeter

Features: DMM with automatic polarity function and 3-1/2 digit LCD display, measurements : DC current up to 10A, AC and DC voltage up to 600V, resistance up to 2Mohm, diode, tra...

Only $69.99
Updated: 09/19/2012, Tested_to_Destruction
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