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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Very good – 3.0" LCD Handheld Digital Multimeter (Voltage + Current + Resistance + Temperature / 1*6F22) Reviews

posted by Bisqwit on 10/07/2012 Certified Owner

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

Pros:
Very nice multimeter. - The instruction booklet that comes with it is not very long, but it has sufficiently English instructions that are understandable and clear. - The device is powered by a single 9V battery. - DC & AC voltage, capacitance, resistance, current, frequency & temperature measures. - All the functions appear to be sufficiently accurate. I cannot verify them exactly though. - Test leads are sharp and not flimsy at all. - The battery that came with it has not expired yet. - It comes with a very nice protective pouch.
Cons:
- The capacitance measuring range could be larger.
Other:
It would be nice if this device could also be used to measure ESR, but I guess you can't have everything. The device appears is constructed from molded plastic with internal plastic clamps holding it shut, so if you want to open this thing up to see what it has eaten, you are up for a lot of frustrating work.
Bottomline:
For this price I expected something significantly worse, but I actually got a multimeter I can be satisfied with for a long time, assuming it doesn't break.

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