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  • Nice toy.

    posted by Digix on 03/13/2008
    3 0

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:

    Very good price. Only clamp transformer addon costs more.
    It uses 2 low cost batteries instead of expensive 9v ones. That also should make them last much longer.
    Nicely made and seems to be strong enough.
    also quite ergonomic.

    Cons:

    Cant measure low currents. At best it have 0.1A precision. That is not good for most cases.

    Useless High current ranges, since most people wont use it to measure 400A or 200A

    Accuracy is little suspicious for non sinusoidal currents

    Manufacturer was really "not clever" to make multimeter which measures DC voltage and AC current who may need that combination? 200K resistance range does not fit here either. Should be either 200om or 20Mom to be usefull.

    OtherThoughts:

    I bought it with intention to remake it into DC current meter.

    Manufacturer probably had no idea what he is making, since small changes could result great product.

    Bottomline:

    Not much use if you keep it as is.

    But you can buy it if you are curious how much power takes your household electric items.

    Also may be used as indicator to check if you did not left something turned on when going out.

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