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  • Accurate indeed (but...)

    posted by realthk on 10/03/2008
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    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:

    Great little device that reminds me my early days with electronics, when I had only analogue multimeter :-)

    As it doesn't need battery at all (well it does for resistance testing - but I'd reccommend a digital one for that anyway), you can leave it on all the time!

    Some kind of measurements (like of a sound signal) can only be done with analogue multimeter or oscilloscope.

    This one works suprisingly well - but only if you use a different cable for it!

    Cons:

    Price reflects build quality: mine has some paint smeared, and the paper behind the hand isn't flat.

    But mostly: throw away included cables at once, for those are totally useless! First I thought this multimeter isn't accurate: a new AA battery was measured as 1.2V instead of the correct 1.6V

    Changing the cable to a proper one, the reading is spot on though (and using that crap cable on another multimeter, that shows 1.2V as well)

    OtherThoughts:

    DX probably should include proper test cables, as someone who has no other to try might think the multimeter is not accurate - while it's just those crappy cables

    Bottomline:

    If you know how to use (and for what) an analogue multimeter, it is a great value - but rather take price as $13 and order sku.6504 cable as well! (that cable is perfectly good quality)

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