For an electrician, the term multi meter is quite common. This is a very handy device when it comes to any automotive or household electrical appliances. It is very useful for checking circuit continuity, measuring voltage, current, resistance and many other electrical applications.
Below are reviews of the top 10 best digital multi meters in 2016:
- 10. Extech MN35 Digital Mini Multi Meter
- 09. Etekcity MSR-U1000 Autoranging Digital Multimeter
- 08. General Purpose AC/DC Hand-held Digital Multimeter
- 07. Amprobe AM-510 Commercial/Residential Multimeter
- 06. Extech EX330 Autoranging Mini Multimeter
- 05. Etekcity MU600 Digital Multimeter
- 04. Etekcity MSR-P600 Digital Multimeter
- 03. Etekcity MSR-C600 Digital Clamp Meter & Multimeter
- 02. INNOVA 3320 Auto-Ranging Digital Multimeter
- 01. Etekcity MSR-R500 Digital Multimeter
10. Extech MN35 Digital Mini Multi Meter
This multi meter has multiple functions which include DC current, ACV, DCV, temperature, continuity testing, diode testing and resistance. The digital display is large and easy to read. This device comes with a 9V battery, type K thermocouple probe, test leads and an instruction manual. It has a convenient tilt stand and a protective rubber holster for perfect protection and grip. This also allows for a hands free usage.
09. Etekcity MSR-U1000 Autoranging Digital Multimeter
This multi meter has multiple functions. It tests for both AC and DC voltage, resistance, capacitance and current. It also checks for duty ratio, frequency, frequency response and tests for diode, triode, continuity and EF probe. This device features a maximum and minimum reading function, relative measurement and a data hold. Thanks to the auto-ranging scales, electronic measurements are just a breeze. The backlight LCD display allows for visibility in darkness. 15 minutes of inactivity leads to automatic sleep mode hence saving power.
08. General Purpose AC/DC Hand-held Digital Multimeter
This is the ideal digital multi meter for general purpose testing of wires, cells, fuses, batteries etc. It is safe for use at home and in an automotive. It has and fast response and gives accurate readings for voltage, current and resistance. The maximum reading is 1999. It has test leads for versatility i.e. testing of electrical components e.g. Transistors and diodes. It has a built-in overload protect for damage protection.
07. Amprobe AM-510 Commercial/Residential Multimeter
This DMM has the capability to measure AC/DC voltage of up to 600V, AC/DC current and resistance, capacitance, frequency, battery test and duty cycle. It features a non-contact voltage detection, a diode tester and it produces a sound to indicate continuity. It has a large LCD display with a relative zero mode and a data hold. This makes electrical measurements a breeze. It has an in-built rubber enclosure for maximum protection and durability.
06. Extech EX330 Autoranging Mini Multimeter
This multi meter has an inbuilt non-contact voltage detector. It has an auto ranging scale which measures AC/DC current and voltage, resistance, duty cycle, frequency and type K temperature. It has a safety rating of CAT III 600V. It features a rubber holster for maximum device protection.
05. Etekcity MU600 Digital Multimeter
This multi meter has been designed to accurately and safely troubleshoot various household and automotive electrical problems. It accurately measures voltage, resistance, current etc. It performs diode assembly tests, transistor hFEtests and P-N junction test. It has a data hold and a large, easy to read LCD display.
04. Etekcity MSR-P600 Digital Multimeter
This multi meter has multiple functions. It tests for both AC and DC voltage, resistance, capacitance and current. It also checks for duty cycle, frequency and frequency response. This device features relative measurement, a data holdand backlight LCD display for visibility in darkness. Thanks to the auto-ranging scales, electronic measurements are just a breeze. 15 minutes of inactivity leads to automatic sleep mode hence saving power. It has a palm size design for portability and ease of use.
03. Etekcity MSR-C600 Digital Clamp Meter & Multimeter
This multi meter has an auto ranging clamp and it measures AC/DC voltage, AC current, diode test, resistance and continuity test. The jaw opening measures AC current in a conductor of up to 26 mm without causing any circuit interruptions. It has a large easy to read LCD display, a data hold and maximum reading indicator. It comes with a carrying pouch for portability. 15 minutes of inactivity leads to automatic sleep mode hence saving power.
02. INNOVA 3320 Auto-Ranging Digital Multimeter
This electrical device is used to accurately and safely troubleshoot various electrical problems. It has an auto-ranging scale which eliminates need to dial in the correct range during measurements. It has a large display and LEDs are color coded for a quick battery check. The resistance has a single-setting function for DC and AC voltage. The corner has protective guard for maximum protection.
01. Etekcity MSR-R500 Digital Multimeter
This multi meter has been designed as a safe electrical tool for hobbyists, electricians and general home uses. It has a 9V battery and some test leads. Operation is easy, quick and it accurately checks for continuity, diodes and measures voltage, resistance, current etc. This tool is used to assemble and repair wiring and circuitry. It has a backlit LCD and a data hold all with large digits for clarity and visibility. Thanks to the built-in support stand, hand free use is possible.
A multi meter is a must have in any electrical application and as an electrician, you cannot afford to miss this in your toolbox. Any of the above reviewed devices can be appropriate depending on your needs. Always ensure that you get the correct current and voltage ratings for proper functioning.