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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 3
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Accurate indeed (but...) – Analog Mini Multimeter Reviews

posted by realthk on 10/03/2008 Certified Owner

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)
Other:
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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