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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Better than expected! – 3.0" LCD Handheld Digital Multimeter (Voltage + Current + Resistance + Temperature/ 2*AAA) Reviews

posted by bullfinch on 05/31/2010 Certified Owner

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

Pros:
- Solid casing
- Rubber grip
- Graph bar
- Auto power off (can be turned off)
- Clear english manual (Chinese standards)
Cons:
- No backlight!
- AAA batteries (I prefer a 6F22 9v battery)
- No RS232 (logical for this price)
- Temperature measurement is not accurate
Other:
I am a electrician and usually use a Fluke 77V. Out of curiosity, I ordered the V99... it's better than I expected!
Because my Fluke multimeter is pretty expensive, I use the V99 for simple measurements and / or dirty work sites.
(many colleagues ask where the V99 comes from and are quite positive!)
The accuracy is also pretty good and better than expected for a non-True RMS multimeter.
I miss the backlight, the most
Bottomline:
Good multimeter for use every day and DIY.
Even for a pro's basic measurements.

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