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Hey guys, I've been meaning to pick up a digital multimeter for quite some time in order to play around with electronics in more depth (not to mention they're quite handy devices).

Just wondering if anyone has some good feedback on a particular model. Nothing too expensive. Obviously handheld/portable. The only ones i've used are the ones at school (the bulky VCR-sized babies).

Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 11
Sperry makes a good multimeter, I have one of them and I like it.
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I was buying a multimeter, I definitively buy a Fluke.
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+1 to the Fluke recomendation.
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I was buying a multimeter, I definitively buy a Fluke.
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post #6 of 11
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Thanks alot for the replies but after looking at some fluke multimeters I've noticed this is more of a wallet eater than I initially thought.

I only want to have to buy a multimeter once (besides damages due to wear and tear). So I know its important not to cheap out. But wow, two to three hundred is a little steep. I'm thinking of something around $100 but I'm wondering if I shouldn't and just wait until I can purchase something of higher quality.
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post #7 of 11
fluke is best. As an electrician I would only trust fluke brands. The safety measures Fluke products go through are intense.
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post #8 of 11
If youre not wanting to spend a lot of money I suggest a Craftsman. I still prefer Fluke, but for cheap you cant beat Craftsman.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_03482139000P
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post #9 of 11
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Sorry for the super late reply. I ended up going with a less expensive auto-ranging Mastercraft. Building simple circuits is still a hobby so it does its job, I appreciate all the advice so thank you, Fluke will be on my list when I inevitably break this/ have some more money on me. Thanks again!
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post #10 of 11

I have the Extech 22-816:

and I like it a lot. Bought it 5 years ago for ~$35 but it might be discontinued now. I would check Extech's products anyway.
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