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Promoted 05-02-2016 by brisar at 07:13 AM View Original Post
Sears.com has Craftsman Digital Multimeter with 8 Functions on sale for $8.99 with free in-store pickup. Thanks Corwin

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This 8-function Digital Multimeter comes with a rubber holster as well a tilt stand that makes the detector easy to use when you're working alone.

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Edited May 2, 2016 at 06:02 AM by wuzzy
With the 10% Friends & Family discount, this is slightly less than a prior Frontpage deal from last October.
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Only free store pickup if they have it in stock. They say it might be in stock at my local store, but they wont let me choose it. Instead they want me to drive an hour each way to the store in tumbuc tu. No free ship to store.
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Great timing, thanks.
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Only free store pickup if they have it in stock. They say it might be in stock at my local store, but they wont let me choose it. Instead they want me to drive an hour each way to the store in tumbuc tu. No free ship to store.
stop whining
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meh, very low quality meter at a low price. Made by CEM Technology in a China, a low budget OEM. No real safety protections, glass fuses(not ceramic), no MOVs, etc; so not good to use in mains voltages.
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I have this meter and it is definitely an upgrade from the no name one I bought at Autozone years ago. Works well enough to troubleshoot some appliance issues I've had. It's no Fluke though. Casual use = buy now, every day use = pass.
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meh, very low quality meter at a low price. Made by CEM Technology in a China, a low budget OEM. No real safety protections, glass fuses(not ceramic), no MOVs, etc; so not good to use in mains voltages.
What would you recommend that is reasonable price and for home use?
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On amazon it's a little over $16. I requested price match. No sears around me has them in stock. And I'm not about to drive nearly 2 hours one way just for this.
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Quote from PedroDaGr8 View Post :
meh, very low quality meter at a low price. Made by CEM Technology in a China, a low budget OEM. No real safety protections, glass fuses(not ceramic), no MOVs, etc; so not good to use in mains voltages.
You've piqued my interest. I have never looked for any of these things and now I'm wondering if I should be concerned. Smilie I did a quick search but didn't find mention of the features mentioned so I would be appreciative of anyone who has a good link or info.

Ceramic vs glass fuses: I presume a glass fuse could explode? I would think this would require massive amperes to propel the lightweight glass through the plastic housing but maybe there's a real chance this could happen(?). Maybe a end-user left the plugs in the ampere position and then went to "check the voltage" on a live circuit.

MOV: Metal oxide varistor to perform the same function as in a surge protector? What voltage do you want a MOV to start shunting the power? I would think these would limit your ability to measure multiple voltages. (Protection just above 120v would keep you from testing 240v).

Thanks for any info you might have. Thumbsup
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Quote from PedroDaGr8 View Post :
meh, very low quality meter at a low price. Made by CEM Technology in a China, a low budget OEM. No real safety protections, glass fuses(not ceramic), no MOVs, etc; so not good to use in mains voltages.
As an electrical engineer I totally agree ... this is really nothing more than something that's good for seeing if you have voltage in your AUTO or checking a wall plug at your home for power ... but with that said there are some phenomenal meters on Amazon that are coming out of China for $25 ...
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As an electrical engineer I totally agree ... this is really nothing more than something that's good for seeing if you have voltage in your AUTO or checking a wall plug at your home for power ... but with that said there are some phenomenal meters on Amazon that are coming out of China for $25 ...
Could you recommend one?
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Pretty sweet mini DMM for the weekend warrior. Auto ranging and capacitance (for my HVAC capacitors) are huge pros in my book. I bought this guy to test out caps for my motors (AC, Pool, etc). It's super easy and cheap to replace a cap for $7 instead of having to call a Heating and Air guy to come out in the middle of the night at the cost of a $175+ service/parts call Faint

EEV Blog review where the OP put it thru a mains test and thankfully didn't loose a finger! laugh out loud
http://www.eevblog.com/forum/test...#msg180726

Full Specifications
Safety/Compliances: IEC61010 CAT.II 600V, double insulation
Max.display: 3999, 3 3/4 digits
Range selection: Auto ranging
Overload display: Display 'OL'
DC voltage: 400mV ±(0.8%+3), 4/40/400V ±(0.8%+1), 600V ±(1.0%+3)
AC voltage: 4/40/400V ±(1.2%+3), 600V ±(1.5%+5)
DC current: 400/4000μA ±(1.0%+3), 40/400mA ±(1.2%+5)
AC current: 400/4000μA ±(1.5%+5), 40/400mA ±(2.0%+5)
Resistance: 400ohm ±(1.2%+2), 4k/40k/400k ±(1.0%+2), 4Mohm ±(1.2%+2), 40Mohm ±(1.5%+2)
Capacitance: 4nF, 40nF/400nF/4µF/40µF ±(4.0%+3), 100µF ±(5.0%+10)
Frequency Hz: 99.9Hz/0.999kHz/9.99kHz/99.9kHz ±(0.5%+3)
hFE: No
Diode test: Yes
Continuity: Yes
Non-contact voltage detection: No
Dimensions: 4.3" x 2.3" x 0.4"
Weight: 2.8 oz
Power: Lithium-manganese button cell, 3V, model: CR2032(included)

4.2 out of 5 star 273 reviews over on Amazon for $17.99 prime shipped: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NWGZ3A6

Otherwise you can buy it from China @ eBay for $14.85 and wait a week or two.

Hmm, appears Etekcity is rebranding it now as a MSR-P600 (vs the UNI-T UT120c model I got). Same diff though.
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Is this like a pretty version of the cheapo harbor freight ones they practically give away with coupon?
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