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OK, Final O/T For A While: Cheap Multimeter

Postby Suntower » Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:35 pm

I just realised that my trusty cheap-o Radioshack Multimeter is MIA. So I need a replacement. Any recommendations on a cheap (but at least somewhat reliable for basic voltage/amp readings). Hopefully under $50. Under $25 would be even better.

I saw a couple of reviews of this: http://www.amazon.com/Extech-EX330-Auto ... B000EX0AE4

...but I really don't even need that level of 'good'. I'm really gentle with them so rugged isn't a requirement. And I don't need stuff like capacitance.

I'd even consider a 'craftsman' or something like that. I just haven't had to look at this in -decades- and the only names I recognise (Fluke) are $$$$$$.

Thoughts?

THANKS!

---JC
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Re: OK, Final O/T For A While: Cheap Multimeter

Postby jcgriggs23 » Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:03 pm

Google is my co-pilot:

http://www.google.com/products/catalog? ... CYQ8wIwAA#

I have no idea if this unit is what you want or what the quality is like, but it seems to get decent reviews...

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Re: OK, Final O/T For A While: Cheap Multimeter

Postby Suntower » Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:26 pm

Thanks!

How does one read the reviews?

---JC

jcgriggs23 wrote:Google is my co-pilot:

http://www.google.com/products/catalog? ... CYQ8wIwAA#

I have no idea if this unit is what you want or what the quality is like, but it seems to get decent reviews...

Cheerz,
John
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Re: OK, Final O/T For A While: Cheap Multimeter

Postby jcgriggs23 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:37 pm

The reviews I saw were on another site - if you Google for Gardner Bender GDT 3200 you should get a whole bunch of sites that sell it - I saw favourable reviews on 2 of those sites but I just grabbed one at random for the link that I guess does not have any reviews. I originally Googled "inexpensive digital multimeters" and then selected the Gardner Bender name semi-randomly (they seemed to produce a line of multimeters with various capabilities, seemed fairly commonly available and were not a "big name" like Fluke or Tektronics) to narrow the search...

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Re: OK, Final O/T For A While: Cheap Multimeter

Postby Suntower » Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:10 pm

Thanks!

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