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#1 PCH Parts Express

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 10:56 AM

I gave away our multimeter to a homeless guy. He needed one. So we need a new one. Figure between about $10 - $75?

 

What do you guys like? Maybe some no name ebay mutimeter? Maybe something from Tenma?


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Posted 18 September 2015 - 12:38 PM

For about $55, this one should work fine. Could probably find it for less on ebay.
 
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Posted 18 September 2015 - 12:57 PM

This is a good general purpose meter that I recommend to a lot of young guys starting out as mechanics. Good quality meter until they get experience and can afford a Fluke 88. The company that makes it makes a lot of electronic gear that gets rebadged as Snap On or Matco tools.
Sears sells this same meter for $65. eBay vendor has it for $45.

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Posted 23 September 2015 - 11:09 AM

Thanks guys.


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Posted 25 September 2015 - 03:32 PM

To be honest, I've found the one I got at Harbor Freight works fine. 5.99 to free depending on the ad that's out when you buy it.


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Posted 02 February 2016 - 11:11 PM

Uni-T meters are the way to go. High end, cheap price.
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Posted 03 February 2016 - 10:45 AM

Thank you for that info. 


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Posted 04 February 2016 - 02:46 AM

I gave away our multimeter to a homeless guy. He needed one. So we need a new one. Figure between about $10 - $75?

 

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It all depends on your intended use.  As long as you're just wanting something for general purpose use around the track, any of the recommended meters will do fine.  But if you want one for race motor tuning, you really should plan on spending in the $200 range.


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Posted 04 February 2016 - 05:17 AM

To be honest, I've found the one I got at Harbor Freight works fine. 5.99 to free depending on the ad that's out when you buy it.

The meter is good. The test leads suck. :bad:


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Posted 13 February 2016 - 07:53 PM

The UNI-T brand of multimeters are high quality and inexpensive. 

 

Almost Fluke quality for not a lot of money and very accurate. 


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