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09-12-2014, 06:05 PM (This post was last modified: 09-12-2014 06:40 PM by jebem.)
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RE: Multimeters
It all depends on what are your needs really.
Assuming that a low cost general purpose non professional equipment to pick around low voltage electronic circuits is what you are looking for, I would say:

1) Any brand is OK.
Fluke is a well know brand, but their low cost equipment is not on pair with its high end professional line.
So at the low end, any brand will do, but I would selected a Japanese or Korean brand for the best bung for the money.

2) I would like to see these features included in the core specs:
- handheld compact equipment
- 3.5 digits at least
- DC and AC voltage auto range from 2V fs to 200V fs at least
- AC voltage with decibel reading as a optional feature if possible
- DC current for micro-amperes reading
- DC current mA and Amperes auto range (up to 2 Ampere if possible)
- AC current mA
- Resistance auto range for usual readings like 2 ohm fs up to 20 Mohm fs
- Continuity tester with sound
- Diode test
- Test leads as required

3) Nice extra features to have:
- Capacitance readings for usual values like 2nF to 200 uF
- Inductance readings for usual values like 2mH to 2H if possible
- Signal generator, square wave is OK, at least with 1KHz and 2KHz frequencies
- Transistor tester at least for bipolar npn and pnp types
- AC voltage reading up to 20KHz frequencies at least

4) One of my nice kind of vintage (1996) multimeters (the specs can be checked on the link below):
Protek 505 from HUNG CHANG, SEOUL, Korea

and a similar model, the 506 is selling right now (I have nothing to do with this sell!)

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Multimeters - Kyburo - 09-12-2014, 10:11 AM
RE: Multimeters - Thomas Klemm - 09-12-2014, 12:27 PM
RE: Multimeters - jebem - 09-12-2014 06:05 PM
RE: Multimeters - Garth Wilson - 09-12-2014, 07:18 PM
RE: Multimeters - Katie Wasserman - 09-12-2014, 07:28 PM
RE: Multimeters - Maximilian Hohmann - 09-12-2014, 07:56 PM
RE: Multimeters - Kyburo - 09-12-2014, 08:37 PM
RE: Multimeters - Garth Wilson - 09-12-2014, 10:26 PM
RE: Multimeters - Dave Frederickson - 09-13-2014, 12:38 AM
RE: Multimeters - Maximilian Hohmann - 09-13-2014, 10:26 AM
RE: Multimeters - Kyburo - 09-13-2014, 08:30 PM
RE: Multimeters - jebem - 09-13-2014, 08:51 PM

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