As the wires are about to fall out of my current DMM probes, it seems that maybe Santa needs to bring me a new one.
As there is a baffling range available, ranging (auto-ranging?) from £3 to £500+, I’m not really sure where to begin.
As a starting-off point, the Tenma 3.75 Digital Handheld Multimeter seems like a good bet for under £30.
This fully function multimeter offers a variety of ranges for every service application, plus provides an optically isolated RS-232 interface. Rugged over moulded housing stands up to the daily rigors of field service use, and large LCD display is easily read from several feet away. Measures AC/DC voltage, AC/DC current, resistance, capacitance, frequency and duty cycle. 3-3/4 digit, 3999 count display features 3/4" digits and numerous on-screen icons, for easy at-a-glance reading.
- Switchable auto/manual range
- Diode check
- Continuity buzzer
- Data hold
- Relative mode
- Low battery display
- 4’ opto-coupled RS-232 cable with female DB9 connector
- Datalogging software
- Meets 600V CATIII, and 1000V CATII standards
- Capacitance Measuring Range: 40nF to 100µF
- Current Measure DC Max: 10A
- Current Measuring Range DC: 400µA to 10A
- DMM Functions: Current, Voltage, Capacitance, Frequency, Resistance
- DMM Response Type: Mean Value
- Display Count: 3999
- Ranging: Auto, Manual
- Resistance Measure Max: 40Mohm
- Voltage Measure DC Max: 1kV
- Voltage Measuring Range DC: 400mV to 1kV
Are the connectors for these things standard? I’d like to have some spring-clip type probes if that’s easily done.
Comments and recommendations?