This is for all those starving students that need to buy their first good, low-cost multimeter.
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This meter has really impressive overall feel for being so low-cost. We've played with a lot of cheap-o DMMs and found that this unit's function selector has a great, solid, clicking feel to it. This unit has good continuity (rare for low-cost units), and decent probes. We even left a meter on to test the battery life - it lasted more than 170 hours (7 days) before the included 9V gave out!
This multimeter does all the standard functions of lower cost meters, but here are the main reasons we like this multimeter:
Things that this DMM is lacking:
We believe you can't beat it for the price - so we decided to carry it!
Be sure to read our How to Use a Multimeter tutorial to find out how to properly use a meter (as if there was a standard way!).
And if you blow the 200mA fuse (I do all the time) you can get a replacement fuse here.