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Author Topic: Comparison of Inexpensive Digital Multimeters  (Read 250 times)


  • Grand Gearhead
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Comparison of Inexpensive Digital Multimeters
« on: September 22, 2014, 12:22:51 pm »
Tested four digital volt/ohm meters for their performance - did voltage test on batteries, background resistance, resistor test, diode forward voltage test, calibration with potentiometer and checked for stability and reproducibility.

These were under or about $20 dollar. The best one came out to be Innova from Autozone.

Cheapest CenTech from Harbor Freight was acceptable in some tests and can be calibrated for voltage test (need a reference to match) but had unacceptably high background resistance control ohm values. HF has given me a few of them FREE. But they are less reliable in some ways.

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Re: Comparison of Inexpensive Digital Multimeters
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2014, 03:08:23 pm »
I have a Klein tool digital VOM..Not as nice or expensive as a Fluke but it works great for what I need and its been great even when sitting for 3 months in the cabinet..I hate meters that jump when u breathe on them... :o
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