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Offline Russ

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Decent for a cheap DMM to toss into car?
« on: December 28, 2017, 02:09:19 am »
Auto Ranging Digital Multimeter TRMS 6000 with Battery Alligator Clips Test Leads AC/DC Voltage/Account,Voltage Alert, Amp/Ohm/Volt Multi Tester/Diode and Continuity Test HZ Backlight LCD Display https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06ZZG2F2N/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Nu7qAbH337MB4

   I don’t want my Brymen to be bouncing around in the car constantly. I thought it may be perfect for having in the car/toolbox?

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Re: Decent for a cheap DMM to toss into car?
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2017, 02:34:42 am »
i dont really know why you would need to spend a lot of money for a car multimeter, if tis going to stay on a toolbox and for a car your 15 bucks chinese  dmm  should be good enough
 
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Re: Decent for a cheap DMM to toss into car?
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2017, 02:38:42 am »
i dont really know why you would need to spend a lot of money for a car multimeter, if tis going to stay on a toolbox and for a car your 15 bucks chinese  dmm  should be good enough

The linked multimeter is $20 and possibly has the same chip as AN8002/AN860B+ (I don't have any way to be sure) but does have the additional buttons that AN860B+ has, but AN8002 does not - but it does have a smaller size instead.
 
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Re: Decent for a cheap DMM to toss into car?
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2017, 02:43:39 am »
i dont really know why you would need to spend a lot of money for a car multimeter, if tis going to stay on a toolbox and for a car your 15 bucks chinese  dmm  should be good enough

The linked multimeter is $20 and possibly has the same chip as AN8002/AN860B+ (I don't have any way to be sure) but does have the additional buttons that AN860B+ has, but AN8002 does not - but it does have a smaller size instead.

   That was my thinking too. Something cheap for the car, etc.

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Re: Decent for a cheap DMM to toss into car?
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2017, 02:50:09 am »
that multimiter you showed on amazon looks pretty ok, if you really want the autoranging, cars usually only unse 12 volts or so on their systems so the 20 v range on the cheap chinese should be enough. i would tell you to go for an even cheaper multimeter. unless you stick it on the high voltage spark plug system it should be more than enough
 
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Re: Decent for a cheap DMM to toss into car?
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2018, 08:50:08 am »
Auto Ranging Digital Multimeter TRMS 6000 with Battery Alligator Clips Test Leads AC/DC Voltage/Account,Voltage Alert, Amp/Ohm/Volt Multi Tester/Diode and Continuity Test HZ Backlight LCD Display https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06ZZG2F2N/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_vivsAb5HE60S6


   It arrived today. I thought it would be really small. It’s as big or bigger than my Eevblog/Brymen 235. The outer cover is on quite tightly. Having difficulty accessing the fuses. 😬

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Re: Decent for a cheap DMM to toss into car?
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2018, 11:20:13 am »
I’m surprised. A $20.00 multimeter, that is accurate and came with two HRC ceramic fuses installed 👍

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Re: Decent for a cheap DMM to toss into car?
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2018, 11:54:46 am »
That voltage alert is going to be kind of useless unless this is a typo:

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Continuity Test and Voltage Alert: Use the PTC ceramics protection circuit for Resistance and frequency measurement and Shielding Interference and Diode and Continuity Test can be 20000 µF
Non Contact Voltage Alert: When the detection of voltage is greater than 700V(RMS), keep close to the conductor, the instrument sensor will light and buzz.

Even on 480Y/277, this thing won't alarm.
 

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Re: Decent for a cheap DMM to toss into car?
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2018, 12:26:18 pm »
That voltage alert is going to be kind of useless unless this is a typo:

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In Stock.
Want it Wednesday, Jan. 3? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
Sold by Thsinde and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Continuity Test and Voltage Alert: Use the PTC ceramics protection circuit for Resistance and frequency measurement and Shielding Interference and Diode and Continuity Test can be 20000 µF
Non Contact Voltage Alert: When the detection of voltage is greater than 700V(RMS), keep close to the conductor, the instrument sensor will light and buzz.

Even on 480Y/277, this thing won't alarm.

   I’m confused. Why is that?  It’s readings are very close to the Eevblog/Brymen 235 give me. 👍

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