probably not the right forum but can some one recommend a inexpensive multimeter....TIA....
car/mc and light duty around the house...but dont assume I know how to use it....lol
If he doesn't connect a cheap MM to a circuit and run high amps thru it, the meter should not fry.A cheap o meter won’t feel like such a great deal if it blows up in your hand.
What are you using it for?
. I routinely deal with 480 and nothing less than a Fluke for me.
Thanks but Gesture would be wasted on me....Phil, if you PM your address I'll send you one. I bought it at Radio Shack decades ago and it still works fine.
With a multimeter it uses a battery to test continuity (ohms), and that's the only use of the battery in the meter. If you are using one to test continuity make darn sure you don't have power turned on to the device of circuit that you are testing, if you are using the ohms setting on the meter! For voltages and amperages the power needed to test those comes from the circuit being tested itself. The videos on youtube will likely tell you all you need to know if you are only looking for around the house usage.
If you are trying to make sure that power is or is not present around the house you can buy inexpensive audible testers, made by Sperry and others, for that that only need to be held close, to an outlet for instance, in order for the little tester to sense power and alert you. And you don't need to actually connect it to anything physically.
Who's finding fault, I asked what he was using it for.Donny loves to find fault with others. He apparently missed the fact I stated I had 4 of them. The cheapo is for little household tinkering. The other 3 I have are a Sperry Clamp-on with an analog scale, a UEI digital multimeter, and another off brand, I don't even know what, clamp-on. When I was in the HVACR field, MOST of my work was at 2 or 3 coal-fired electrical generating stations, and I routinely worked around 480 volts too. FLUKE is probably the industry standard, but out of my pay grade at the time.
As I replied to Vtox...gesture would be wasted on me....Ive never used one in my life....was gonna check the new yuasa ....just gonna let her bump.....many ThanksPhil,
I have way too many meters. PM me your addy and I'll send you out a nice Fluke 324 plus. On me.
I have way too many meters. PM me your addy and I'll send you out a nice Fluke 324 plus.
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