Multimeters
09-13-2014, 08:30 PM
Post: #11
 Kyburo Junior Member Posts: 13 Joined: Sep 2014
RE: Multimeters
Hahaha! Well not quite what I was expecting, but clearly it'll give Apple a run for it's money as they move into the wrist market.

I've been quoted $50 for the repair of my headphone amplifier, not including shipping to China. Being that I could instead get a multimeter and soldering iron for the total cost of perhaps$100 it does seem worth while.

After watching a load of videos from EEV and Martin Lorton I'll probably end up going for one of these chaps: http://www.uni-trend.com/ut61e.html

I can get for around £40-50 depending on if its shipped from China or the UK. It does (as far as I can tell) have a load of features Jose recommended like the voltage, current and freq ranges; diode testing; auto hold; capacitance testing (although not quite down to 2nF); continuity testing.

Unfortunately no signal generation that I've seen, and perhaps not the best protection judging from the various video blogs but having said that I'm not planning on using this on anything above 240V mains in the future, and certainly not straight away! It'll mainly be battery powered items, or 240V mains items like my headphone amp when they're unplugged (although still potentially with a fair amount of charge stored). It does also have PC logging, no idea if I'll ever use that but hey!

Not yet pulled the trigger, but seems worth while getting a bit more electronics hands on under my belt and spending the same cash on this meter and a £20 soldering iron or so. Again, thanks for the advice.
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