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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful.
VERY GOOD--VERY NICE--read for more information
I am an electrical engineer and don't use this brand of test equipment, mine is Fluke and is too expensive unless you need it for your profession. Having said that--this is very good. A few weeks ago Amazon had some Amprobe leads, (the red and black wire) on sale and I got some. They were about 10$ including a few accessories, and I am very happy with them. The exact same thing with Fluke would be 50$ plus. FLuke meters start at about 150$ and are worth it--if you use it 8 hours a day, but this meter is just as accurate, and does just as many things as any of them (in the lower price ranges). With this meter you can:
1- check impedance (resistance of some appliance/part)
2- check continuity--0-5 ohms might be a "short", no reading or very high is probably a broken wire (open)
3- Check your outlets in the house etc for proper wiring, and if they work
4- test batteries
5- test speakers
6- make sure power supplies are working ==whether its a battery or not--
I'm only trying to give you some ideas. If you know how you can check all diodes, transistors, capacitors. You can troubleshoot digital circuits and more. So a good DVM is mandatory and the most needed/required meter for any kind of electrical work.
You can test fuses --like on the air conditioner /heat if it stops working, you can check car fuses if somehting isn't working, and so so much more.
It uses a 9v battery and also comes iwth a plug that you plug in and LEDS indicate if the outlet is wired properly. Also included is an electrical tester which will light up if electricity is present. (for example you can touch it on a wire to see--etc.).
Its a great set.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
Let the current flow.
By Ian Sutherland
Has all the atributes of the "Avometer", that I used to use in the RAF to service my radio 55 years ago!! It is smaller though (good) and has a separate probe that tells instantly if there if current in a wire, or socket by glowing brightly. No need to mess about and connect to anything in the meter. .Compact and well thought out
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful. See all 50 customer reviews...
Wrong description. Does not measure AC current or capacitance. Beware.
The description for this product is wrong. It does not measure AC current or capacitance. For DC current it only goes up to 200 mA. I can still use it but very disappointed.