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  • Good and cheap entry level multimeter

    posted by altrg on 03/15/2010

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month


    Bought two of these. Both work out-of-box, batteries are alive. Multimeter is similar to Xiole DT9205A (sku.619) but seems to have different and maybe slightly better test leads (sold separately as sku.6518) 73cm length. Size not small but is ok for my hands, it is more compact than Fluke 87. Results are not always accurate. Measured AAA battery voltage,
    Fluke 87 shows 1.400V, dt9205a measured 1.396V with 0..2V range selected, which is very close to Fluke, but only 1.38V with 0..20V range, which is worse but not a cons for such price.
    - it's cheap;
    - large possibility and wide range;
    - build quality is decent. i've disassembled mine, soldering quality is also good, only removed excessive flux around chips;
    - auto power off works (but not with all measuring limits, flashing "-" sign and changing "0"/"-0" resets off timer);


    - seems to have too high internal resistance, not accurate when measuring current over 200mA in low voltage circuits;
    - chinese manual only, but i've downloaded an english one.


    Cheap entry level multimeter. I can recommend it for home use. Really worth its price.

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