In search of a good multimeter, suggestions

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by ShaneH, Jun 3, 2002.

  1. ShaneH

    ShaneH Stunt Coordinator

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    Looking for a reliable DMM ( $100-$150 Canadian), that has capacitance (a bonus), diode test, 10 amp min, and frequency test would be nice too. I like the Fluke DMM'S but they are big bucks. Fluke also makes meters under the name Wavetek which are cheaper and look to be good quality.
    http://www.metermantesttools.com/products/xl.asp
    I was thinkin the 15XL (no capacitance) or 16XL would be a good choice. The 15XL is $105, but I don't have a price on the 16XL yet. Anyone used these meters? I'm assuming they would be a better purchase than a $50 Canadian tire meter. Any other brands to check out? Thx
    Also can anyone explain what continuity is and how it works.
     
  2. Mark Romero

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    Continuity, to me, means just that. With a multimeter, a piece of wire will register 0 ohms. Continuity on my Fluke just beeps to tell me there is no break in the wire and is in fact zero ohms.
     

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