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ipatch

I purchased the Fluke 116 a while back off of ebay for a fairly good deal.  I haven't had any problems with the meter, but I feel it isn't the right one for digital circuits.  Fluke made this meter for HVAC specialists, and I am not planning choosing that as a career path.  I was hoping someone could suggest a good meter that can obviously measure VDC, VAC, mVDC, resistance, mA (milli Amps), and uA (micro amps).  The Fluke 116 can not measure mA which is my main gripe, and I feel being able to measure mA is a big part in building/troubleshooting digital circuits.  Any thoughts?

 
cheers
-C

RuggedCircuits

Go to circuitspecialists.com, get yourself a nice power supply (or other item of your choosing) and get this DMM for free.

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The Gadget Shield: accelerometer, RGB LED, IR transmit/receive, speaker, microphone, light sensor, potentiometer, pushbuttons

ipatch


Go to circuitspecialists.com, get yourself a nice power supply (or other item of your choosing) and get this DMM for free.

--
The Gadget Shield: accelerometer, RGB LED, IR transmit/receive, speaker, microphone, light sensor, potentiometer, pushbuttons



$30.00 does not sound like a bad deal.
cheers
-C

Terry King

Or, the Bargain Level, which still has all the features and good accuracy for $7.50:
BUT: Shipping to USA is probably $10 or more, so not so good for a single item  =(
http://arduino-direct.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=150
DISCLAIMER: This is in my store...

I looked through about 5 or 6 different low-cost multimeters for one to carry. This has some things I wanted:
- Audible continuity test for circuit checking without looking.
- Transistor and Diode test
- Capacitance measurement
- High current (20A) measurement as well as low (20 Ma fullscale)

So, whatever you buy, look for those too...
Regards, Terry King  ..On the Red Sea at KAUST.edu.sa
terry@yourduino.com  LEARN! DO! (Arduino Boards, Sensors, Parts @ http://yourduino.com

ipatch


Or, the Bargain Level, which still has all the features and good accuracy for $7.50:
BUT: Shipping to USA is probably $10 or more, so not so good for a single item  =(
http://arduino-direct.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=150
DISCLAIMER: This is in my store...

I looked through about 5 or 6 different low-cost multimeters for one to carry. This has some things I wanted:
- Audible continuity test for circuit checking without looking.
- Transistor and Diode test
- Capacitance measurement
- High current (20A) measurement as well as low (20 Ma fullscale)

So, whatever you buy, look for those too...



Wow $7.50 that's a deal  :smiley-eek:

...you want to sell my yours for $10.00 shipped :P I can paypal you the funds :)
cheers
-C

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