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Compact, analogue Multimeter. Mirrored scale. 13 ranges. AC Volts, DC Volts, DC current, resistance. High voltage protection.

* Mirrored Scale
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#1
Handy bit of kit for the money. Hot from me.
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Looks very basic & cheap to me.

More like the kind of thing you might see in poundshop.

And I HATE hard wired multimeters - Far prefer to plug my leads in and unplug when not in use.

VERY Good price if you really NEED analogue display but there is a far bettter deal at Maplins with their Digital model for just £3 more..

http://www.maplin.co.uk/ut30b-palm-sized-digital-multimeter-46498?tabid=1&c=so&u=strat25&doy=search&ma=maplin%20ut30b%20palm%20sized%20digital%20multimeter%20cheap%20deals


AND they only charge £3 for delivery!!


http://images.maplin.co.uk/full/n15by_xmas.jpg



Edited By: rizla01 on May 10, 2011 09:30: /
#3
£8.99 incl delivery
#4
Python5
£8.99 incl delivery


There's 165 branches across the country!
#5
Python5
£8.99 incl delivery


Pick it up!
#6
rizla01
Looks very basic & cheap to me.

More like the kind of thing you might see in poundshop.

And I HATE hard wired multimeters - Far prefer to plug my leads in and unplug when not in use.

VERY Good price if you really NEED analogue display but there is a far bettter deal at Maplins with their Digital model for just £3 more..

If you





[quote=rizla01]Looks very basic & cheap to me.

More like the kind of thing you might see in poundshop.

And I HATE hard wired multimeters - Far prefer to plug my leads in and unplug when not in use.

VERY Good price if you really NEED analogue display but there is a far bettter deal at Maplins with their Digital model for just £3 more..

http://www.maplin.co.uk/ut30b-palm-sized-digital-multimeter-46498?tabid=1&c=so&u=strat25&doy=search&ma=maplin%20ut30b%20palm%20sized%20digital%20multimeter%20cheap%20deals



http://images.maplin.co.uk/full/n15by_xmas.jpg



If you found this in poundshop ylou should buy ALL of there stock you would make loads! Very much doubt that, irrelevant comment!

At 3 pound more its not the impulse or cheap purchase that makes this a hot deal!
#7
so its £3.99 + petrol in that case. lol
#8
Python5
so its £3.99 + petrol in that case. lol


Or free next day delivery if you spend £50.

It's a shame Screwfix free delivery threshold has gone up, and must admit I have been using Toolstation for last year or so as that is just £10 for free delivery. But back to the deal.....it's fine for £3.99 and has a useful battery test feature too. Not sure why rizla01 thinks something that costs 75% more is a comparable deal. Using that logic then I'd have to say this is much better than that red one from maplin!
#9
How about this for £4.49 delivered from Amazon:

Digital Multimeter

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41U8DuVxYYL.jpg
#10
No: £3 plus a lovely bike ride to your neerest S...fix!
#11
Python5
so its £3.99 + petrol in that case. lol


ha yeah i suppose! Asda and Morrison cutting Diesel and petrol prices though!!
#12
ebrianh45
No: £3 plus a lovely bike ride to your neerest S...fix!


Don't you mean £4?
#13
Pay the extra and get a digital display unit. If it is something you will use on a regular basis then get a auto ranging unit, o.k its cheap but.
#14
If you found this in poundshop ylou should buy ALL of there stock you would make loads! Very much doubt that, irrelevant comment!

At 3 pound more its not the impulse or cheap purchase that makes this a hot deal!

'MORE LIKE THE KIND OF THING THAT YOU SEE IN POUNDSHOP' means cheap and nasty looking - which it is, so NOT irrelevant

AND at £3 more FOR A DIGITAL METER it is just as much an impulse buy.


But stop crying.

I added heat to your find so, no worries, your cred is still intact!!


Kafkaesque
How about this for £4.49 delivered from Amazon:

[url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FInvero-Digital-Multimeter-Transistor-Battery%2Fdp%2FB003BF4EXK%2F]Digital Multimeter[/url]

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41U8DuVxYYL.jpg


Good find - Missed that.:)









Edited By: rizla01 on May 10, 2011 10:14: ,
#15
rizla01
If you found this in poundshop ylou should buy ALL of there stock you would make loads! Very much doubt that, irrelevant comment!

At 3 pound more its not the impulse or cheap purchase that makes this a hot deal!


'MORE LIKE THE KIND OF THING THAT YOU SEE IN POUNDSHOP' means cheap and nasty looking - which it is, so NOT irrelevant

AND at £3 more FOR A DIGITAL METER it is just as much an impulse buy.


But stop crying.

I added heat to your find so, no worries, your cred is still intact!!


Kafkaesque
How about this for £4.49 delivered from Amazon:

[url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FInvero-Digital-Multimeter-Transistor-Battery%2Fdp%2FB003BF4EXK%2F]Digital Multimeter[/url]

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41U8DuVxYYL.jpg



Good find - Missed that.:)










my point is that at £3 more you cant really compare. Its the same as finding a product for £100 and showing a £175 as a better comparison!
#16
goose321


my point is that at £3 more you cant really compare. Its the same as finding a product for £100 and showing a £175 as a better comparison!


Actually the digital multimeter I linked to is 50p more and that includes shipping! :)
#17
Kafkaesque
goose321


my point is that at £3 more you cant really compare. Its the same as finding a product for £100 and showing a £175 as a better comparison!


Actually the digital multimeter I linked to is 50p more and that includes shipping! :)


I wasn't talking about your post though!
#18
better still....

ebay

Edited By: focaltucker on May 10, 2011 12:56
#20
Search ebag... is won't allow a link!

£3.89 posted

Edited By: focaltucker on May 10, 2011 12:58
#21
For general hobby use there's no need for a digital meter. A robust little analogue meter will be fine. And this one from Screwfix has a useful battery test feature. All the links to digital meters have so far been ones with transistor test functions which most DIYers will never use.

Screwfix are a reliable retailer with a good returns policy. If you buy something off a no-name seller on eBAY you won't get the same backup.
#22
focaltucker
Search ebag... is won't allow a link!

£3.89 posted


It wont allow a link because ebay deals are not allowed
#23
I've never used the transistor test function, but a digital multimeter is more accurate/easier to read for the casual user. I much prefer to read '4700 Ohms' than having to interpolate a number between '5' and '4' on a negative scale and then multiplying by 1000. Having a 10A current measuring capability is useful too.

bigsky
For general hobby use there's no need for a digital meter. A robust little analogue meter will be fine. And this one from Screwfix has a useful battery test feature. All the links to digital meters have so far been ones with transistor test functions which most DIYers will never use.

Screwfix are a reliable retailer with a good returns policy. If you buy something off a no-name seller on eBAY you won't get the same backup.
#24
expired
#26
Kafkaesque
I've never used the transistor test function, but a digital multimeter is more accurate/easier to read for the casual user.


PMSL
#27
Analogues are good for viewing changing readings such as a capacitor discharging, digital for static readings.
#28
Kafkaesque
How about this for £4.49 delivered from Amazon:

[url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FInvero-Digital-Multimeter-Transistor-Battery%2Fdp%2FB003BF4EXK%2F]Digital Multimeter[/url]

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41U8DuVxYYL.jpg


This looks the same as the one I bought very cheaply from Maplin. It is a good meter, and accurate, but has no auto shut down, so if you forget to turn it off manually, (which I did a couple of times), the PP9 battery very quickly dies, so best to get one with auto shut off.

A digital meter is much better than an analogue one, especially for testing things like car batteries which require readings like 12.65 volts to check for full charge, 12.43v for 75% charge, 12.23v for 50% charge, and 12.03v for 25% charge, this accuracy cannot be measured on a cheap analogue meter.
#29
It's still showing £8.19
#30
Digital doesn't automatically mean more accurate! An analog meter can be more accurate than a digital one, all depending on accuracy of reading... lids now a days are just obsessed with digital read outs, even if they are faulty digital read outs...
#32
Shock
Digital doesn't automatically mean more accurate! An analog meter can be more accurate than a digital one, all depending on accuracy of reading... lids now a days are just obsessed with digital read outs, even if they are faulty digital read outs...
I dont think its so much about accuracy, the person who would buy a cheap thing like this would be a casual user and as such a digital display would be easier to understand. I am sure an electrician would not buy this.
#33
rizla01
Looks very basic & cheap to me.

More like the kind of thing you might see in poundshop.

And I HATE hard wired multimeters - Far prefer to plug my leads in and unplug when not in use.

VERY Good price if you really NEED analogue display but there is a far bettter deal at Maplins with their Digital model for just £3 more..

http://www.maplin.co.uk/ut30b-palm-sized-digital-multimeter-46498?tabid=1&c=so&u=strat25&doy=search&ma=maplin%20ut30b%20palm%20sized%20digital%20multimeter%20cheap%20deals



http://images.maplin.co.uk/full/n15by_xmas.jpg




Complete with free dangerous test probes.
If it doesn't meet GS38, walk on by.
#34
steviecross
Shock
Digital doesn't automatically mean more accurate! An analog meter can be more accurate than a digital one, all depending on accuracy of reading... lids now a days are just obsessed with digital read outs, even if they are faulty digital read outs...
I dont think its so much about accuracy, the person who would buy a cheap thing like this would be a casual user and as such a digital display would be easier to understand. I am sure an electrician would not buy this.


Don't be so sure, I bought the cheap yellow one, and I am a qualified electrician. I did check it first against an expensive meter and it matched it to within 0.02 of a volt.

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