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Products => Test Equipment => Topic started by: retrev on May 21, 2019, 06:57:55 pm

Title: AstroAI multimeter
Post by: retrev on May 21, 2019, 06:57:55 pm
Had anyone used an AstroAI brand multimeter? I just picked one up for $33 USD. It claims 6000 count, true rms, auto ranging, 5.5 digit. It's got a temperature probe, capacitance measure, and some other woowee marketing features. I'm not expecting a fantastic meter for the price, wondering if it's at all worth the money.


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071JL6LLL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_eIe5Cb24GYM36 (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071JL6LLL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_eIe5Cb24GYM36)
Title: Re: AstroAI multimeter
Post by: windsmurf on May 21, 2019, 07:14:16 pm
At best its a 4 digit, not 5.5.  Since its 6000 count I'd call it 3.75 digit...
Title: Re: AstroAI multimeter
Post by: Fungus on May 21, 2019, 07:28:05 pm
At best its a 4 digit, not 5.5.

6000 counts is 3.5 digits.

DC accuracy is only 1% so it's probably closer to 2.5 digits in practice.

On the plus side: Fuses look decent, it has plenty of features. Looks OK for the money.
Title: Re: AstroAI multimeter
Post by: windsmurf on May 21, 2019, 08:45:08 pm
According to https://bkprecision.desk.com/customer/en/portal/articles/1535307-difference-between-counts-and-digits  6000 count is a 3.75 digit...
Title: Re: AstroAI multimeter
Post by: Fungus on May 21, 2019, 09:35:04 pm
According to https://bkprecision.desk.com/customer/en/portal/articles/1535307-difference-between-counts-and-digits  6000 count is a 3.75 digit...

Technically it's 3.6 digits, if we're being pedantic.