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I have no experience with multimeters, what's a good multimeter with beginner-intermediate features. Budget is < $150.
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Any Fluke brand meter.
Might be able to find a nice used one at a pawn shop for super cheap.
    
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Well what do you plan to use the miultimeter for?

If you only want to read voltage from the wall or check a PSU you can buy a $5 one off of E-bay.
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Well, I'm studying electronics and I have been using a cheap 20$ Mastercraft multimeter! smile.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PigLetPInk;12316611 
Well, I'm studying electronics and I have been using a cheap 20$ Mastercraft multimeter! smile.gif

ughh.. That video card.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by StuffStuff1;12316617 
ughh.. That video card.

Yeah ...it's been a while .. smile.gif
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post #8 of 20
I bought a Fluke 87 back in 1998 and never regreted (it was a bit over 300.00 though). I am paticular what I use it for. What I mean is if simple DC voltages are all that is required the 20.00 meter gets pulled out. If the 20.00 meter shows something odd I re-check with the Fluke. I hardly ever test amps with the Fluke. I can't bear to send 9 amps through it (fuse will pop at 11A and cost about 9.00.

I bought this meter because it could test signals from wheel speed sensors. I use the temp probe that I bought as an accesory quite a bit.
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post #9 of 20
Since you have no experience with one. Grab a cheap one and use it for a while, so you learn the basics of using it. As i rather see someone mess a cheap one up then destroy a Fluke doing something odd with one. Once you feel comfortable with using it and no the ins and out. Then buy a better one, i'm still very pleased with a fluke.
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i got a metex for $20 about 15 years ago
still works great

looks kinda like this
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Edited by ffejrxx - 2/8/11 at 8:34pm
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