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What is a good electronics DMM to have?

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tlu:
Hi fellow members,

I would like your opinion on a good DMM for electronics work. I would like to be able to measure very small current down to 10+ mA. Also an important feature is the ability to measure capacitance and inductance of components. I'm looking at the Fluke line and they are relatively expensive for some of these features. I'm open to any and all suggestions.

retiredcaps:
I had a Meterman 37XR and it measures inductance (though I never used it).  The spec sheet is at

http://content.amprobe.com/DataSheets/37XRA.pdf

Dave did a review of it in eevblog #6

http://www.eevblog.com/2009/04/29/eevblog-6-part-1-of-2-meterman-37xr-multimeter-review/

http://www.eevblog.com/2009/04/29/eevblog-6-part-2-of-2-why-cheap-chinese-multimeters-suck/

Lightages:
It would be a good idea to try and read all the threads on multimeters on this site. Many of your questions will be answered. What I don't understand is such an open ended question as you have asked. What do you want to spend?

tlu:

--- Quote from: Lightages on November 05, 2012, 10:37:02 pm ---It would be a good idea to try and read all the threads on multimeters on this site. Many of your questions will be answered. What I don't understand is such an open ended question as you have asked. What do you want to spend?

--- End quote ---

I did looked at the Fluke 87V and the Fluke 179 but these are labeled as "electrician's multimeter" and do not have the range to measure below 60mA. I'm not looking to spend past $200.

retiredcaps:
If you are in the USA, you can find an used Fluke 87V for less than $200 USD on ebay.  All the Fluke 80 series have microamps range.

If you don't need all the features of a Fluke 87V, an used Fluke 87 (< $100) and/or Fluke 87 III (< $125) can be also found on ebay.

The 37XR also supports microamps.

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