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  • EEVblog #91 – $50 Multimeter Shootout – Extech EX330, Amprobe AM220, Elenco, Vichy VC99, GS Pro-50

    Posted on June 4th, 2010 EEVblog 73 comments

    Dave compares five $50 Multimeters to see if they are any good, and how they compare.
    Download the PDF comparison sheet

    Thanks to Evan from Tequipment.net

    The Extech EX330:
    http://www.tequipment.net/ExtechEX330.asp

    The Amprobe AM220:
    http://www.tequipment.net/AmprobeAM-220.asp

    The Elenco M-2625:
    http://www.tequipment.net/ElencoM-2625.html
    (Also Jaycar Digitech QM1535)

    The Global Specialties Pro-50:
    http://www.tequipment.net/GlobalSpecialtiesPRO50.html

    The Vichy VC99
    http://www.dealexcel.com/old/vc99-3-6-7auto-range-digital-multimeter-with-analog-bar-product-133.html
    (Also on Ebay)


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    • http://www.bulletpointmedia.net Sean Langley

      Dave,

      I know this is an older post but still enjoyable. Although I wanted something that was true RMS, I did end up going with the Extech 430 which was only $90 or so US dollars.

      Interestingly enough you mention you don’t see dual board construction in most multimeters, but the Extech 430 is indeed dual board. They put the two fuses on the underside of the board and you actually remove the input jacks from the housing and remove the entire board if you have to change the fuses.

      Thought you might find this interesting if you ever want to do a review of true RMS cheaper meters.

      Or you could just send me any Fluke you have laying around. ;)

      Keep up the videos!