Recommendations for a general-purpose Digital Multimeter?

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Recommendations for a general-purpose Digital Multimeter?

Up till now, received wisdom suggested the Draper 60692.  Indeed, I have two of these already.  But it's now discontinued, and I need a replacement.  A possibility would be the Draper 41818, which has the added bonus of a temperature probe.

Any thoughts or recommendations, please?

JV

 

Jonathan Kay
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My current recommendation is that Draper 41818.

Jonathan

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Thanks, Jonathan, and in two minutes flat!

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If you want something that is both robust and accurate and use the meter a lot, Fluke is probably the best brand to buy, but you do pay a premium for their meters. https://uk.rs-online.com/web/b/fluke/

I've dropped mine on to concrete a few times with no ill effect.

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For general automotive use this takes some beating:-

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UNI-T-DIGITAL-UT210E-100Amp-600V-AC-DC-CLAMP-METER-Multimeter-True-RMS-VFC-diode/283882488770?hash=item4218b703c2:g:CWgAAOSwXHhdkA1E

It incorporates a 'low amp' DC clamp meter which is very handy for fault finding parasitic current draws.  Also has audible continuity test and voltage measurement.  These are a steal at £30.

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Auto-ranging meters save a lot of hassle 

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Arrow Up What he said, auto-ranging is a must .

 

 

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Not a fan myself, too easy to miss that it's changed its units when you're upside down in a footwell trying to keep a contact on the probe tip.  If two meters were otherwise identical I'd avoid the auto ranging one.

Personal preference of course.

 

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I like 7WOWs recommendation - 25% off at the moment - at 7.50 worth having in the car just in case!

Off to screwfix!!

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No audible continuity tester on that one.  That is a feature that's a real pain if absent.