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Re: Recommendations for a good, but cheap, multimeter

Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:37 am

cesttonal wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:37 pm
if anyone has used Mastech MS8268.
I'll let you know some time after early April. I've been meaning to upgrade from my own analog meter and that looks like the one my wife can get for my birthday.
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Re: Recommendations for a good, but cheap, multimeter

Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:17 am

I have the slightly cheaper model MS8221C (two of them)
It lacks the manul ranging option and has an annoyance that it always starts in the wrong mode for me and I cannot set it to a defualt (I use DC noramlly but it defaults to AC and I have to press a button, that hardship, similar for temperature iirc.

You'll have frequency and a few extra nice to haves, though nothign I would use. I only ever get up to mains voltage (240V) testing, anything higher and I would need something up to 5kV.

All it seems to work well enough, has taken drops and has the same green grippy textured casing (I wish phones would use it more often). solid construction.

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Re: Recommendations for a good, but cheap, multimeter

Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:43 pm

jadro wrote:
Thu May 11, 2017 9:23 am
I use this for a year and it is good to measure anything and it is cheap and precize.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LCD-Auto-Range- ... SwoudW8mdU

Jadro
Thanks for this - I've just got a black version here in the UK and its great for the money :D
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Re: Recommendations for a good, but cheap, multimeter

Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:54 pm

Andyroo wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:43 pm
jadro wrote:
Thu May 11, 2017 9:23 am
I use this for a year and it is good to measure anything and it is cheap and precize.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LCD-Auto-Range- ... SwoudW8mdU

Jadro
Thanks for this - I've just got a black version here in the UK and its great for the money :D
Despite that listing having "auto range" in the heading, the meter most definitely is not.

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