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    Default Reccomend me a multi meter

    Evening all.

    Ok one tool I dont have is a multi meter, I havedecided I have got lucky enough or not over the years to now admit I would use one.

    Problem I have is I dont know what im looking at, I have seen multi meteres from sub £10 to over £60, Now im a believer in you get what you pay for but where should I really be looking ?

    Middle of the range spec would probably cover everything Ill need it for.

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    Yes mate middle will be ok, I no electrons who pay £200 for one but that's there job it will save there life, I just use a cheap one not the best but it works.

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    I picked one up from a Sunday market for £3.50 once just to keep in the tool box in the car. Approx 2 thirds the size of an iPhone4. Took it to work one day to compare readings with the £100 they bought. Values were pretty much like for like. Good enough for me.

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    The one I use is a draper one. Can't remember model number but it's great and was only about 20 quid

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    Maplins do a good range ,you will get one to do all you want for£20

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    I find that with the cheaper multi-meters, the test leads fail more than anything else, and the plugs are not all the same so it is not easy to get replacements.

    You will probably mostly use the 200ohms range, the 20Vdc range and the audible continuity test.
    Battery test is useful too, but of course you can also use the DC Voltage range for that too.
    If you get to play with one, give the test leads a quick pull to make sure they dont come apart in your hands.

    Have a look at this one:
    http://www.maplin.co.uk/digital-mult...asurement-4402

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    I bought a uni-T from ebay and have had it for about 5 years using it regularly. Doing me proud and very accurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnybravo View Post
    Maplins do a good range ,you will get one to do all you want for£20
    I bought a half price (but still £30) one from a car electrical place years back, still got it, but the one I use more is the under £10 maplins one.
    Just make sure it has the functions on it you need, some are biased towards home electrics, some automotive.

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    If you (or anyone) still needs to buy one, here is one that I have just bought for home use.
    Good price on ebay, £17 Delivered.
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=120731813070

    I have 2 at work, and they are good, especially the Auto Power Off function when I forget to switch it off.

    A cheaper version we also use is the Rapid 212 DMM Model, and here is a similar DMM at a good price, £8 delivered, again on ebay.
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/DIGITAL-MULTIM...-/180664919627

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