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Was looking for a multimeter and came across an old deal on hukd. This model was originally on offer for £3.69 delivered, but is now available from another marketplace supplier (93% positive feedback) for just £2.99 delivered.

Mixed reviews, some love it, some less so. For the price, unbeatable. Probably.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004HSSJXG/
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shauneco#1
Got one, Works a treat, £2.99 ffs, Bargain obviously not for an hardcore electrician but for most an excellent companion in their toolbox.
LordLardy 1 Like #2
Do I really want to electrocute myself with this? I'd spend a bit more and get something better rather than risking it. Good price if you know what you are getting. :p


Edited By: LordLardy on Feb 22, 2012 15:49
Alinshearahbanned 4 Likes #3
LordLardy
Do I really want to electrocute myself with this? I'd spend a bit more and get something better rather than risking it. Good price if you know what you are getting. :p


do you think it will be 'volty'
arduino 5 Likes #4
Pay a little extra and get one with audible continuity testing. You won't regret it.
scrapsnz#5
Used on my motorbike solved a few problems worth the few £
Ellis456 2 Likes #6
arduino
Pay a little extra and get one with audible continuity testing. You won't regret it.

Ive had mine without continuity for a few weeks now and yes now I want one with continuity!, so yea you buy twice. :(
stamfordblue#7
LordLardy
Do I really want to electrocute myself with this? I'd spend a bit more and get something better rather than risking it. Good price if you know what you are getting. :p


Got a similar one and still here to tell the tale.
Used it on PC PSU,CD, & Sat pcbs without any hint of electrocution!
So Solid Jedi#8
I have a simliar one, got it from maplins ages ago, but paid more than this so heat from me.
118luke 1 Like #9
Sigh, Im getting tired of voting cold on these death traps. If you have any sense (and a will to live) then avoid like the plague. Unless of course, you're never going to expose these units to mains electricity and stick to low voltage tests like 12v car batteries..
Ellis456#10
118luke
Sigh, Im getting tired of voting cold on these death traps. If you have any sense (and a will to live) then avoid like the plague. Unless of course, you're never going to expose these units to mains electricity and stick to low voltage tests like 12v car batteries..

I wouldn't use mine on live mains, so far ive used it on testing batterys, fuses and a 5v mains adapter I modded for use on a fibre optic lamp, just small things.
jonrobertson 5 Likes #11
Alinshearah
LordLardy
Do I really want to electrocute myself with this? I'd spend a bit more and get something better rather than risking it. Good price if you know what you are getting. :p


do you think it will be 'volty'

What a terrible joke. I'm going 'ohm'
knobbly 4 Likes #12
Absolute bargain! Have 1 in each of my cars. For the morons who want a continuity checker...
do you really understand the impedance margins necessary to trigger the continuity buzzer and how they affect your measurements?

These are perfectly safe on 240v. For the morons who would only use these on no more than their 12v car batteries...
have you ever droppped a spanner across your car battery terminals? It would become a blob of molten metal. Try it.
darksideby182#13
knobbly
Absolute bargain! Have 1 in each of my cars. For the morons who want a continuity checker...
do you really understand the impedance margins necessary to trigger the continuity buzzer and how they affect your measurements?

These are perfectly safe on 240v. For the morons who would only use these on no more than their 12v car batteries...
have you ever droppped a spanner across your car battery terminals? It would become a blob of molten metal. Try it.

Good luck trying to use this onsite does not conform to gs38
knobbly 1 Like #14
darksideby182
Good luck trying to use this onsite does not conform to gs38


My God. You would seriously contemplate using a £2.99 instrument on a site !
aLV426 3 Likes #15
GS 38 is a British HSE guidance document; it is advisory, not mandatory. The standard for safety of test equipment is BSEN 61010.
FWIW I have had very good customer service from Electro Market...
arthurplank 3 Likes #16
HOT!
To all those who think you'll kill yourself; If you do, you're not doing it right.
These are CE marked and are suitable for the job that they are designed for and will not pass mains AC through their casings. The probes are probably insulated to 1000V or so so they will also be fine. These things are great bread and butter meters and are better suited to basic electronics than domestic or industrial electrics; but will suffice within it's rated range.
I have a few of these, they have lasted years! And are great for connecting a few to a circuit at once to see how things vary throughout. Usually they are quite accurate too, within one lsd.
Although for very accurate readings I have a more expensive one with a PC interface so doubles up as a data-logger.

The continuity checker would be nice but for the price you can't complain, get a battery and a buzzer too and you can build your own. :D
jamesdew 3 Likes #17
i connected a 10p light bulb to my mains electricity once, true story.

And I lived to tell the tale.
jamesdew 1 Like #18
Jangoninja
Listing states 'Uses 1 x AA battery (provided).'

Sounds wrong.


it only has to power an LCD display
shauneco 5 Likes #19
I put red on one nipple and black on the other, Turns out I produce electric.
cybergibbons#20
knobbly
Absolute bargain! Have 1 in each of my cars. For the morons who want a continuity checker...
do you really understand the impedance margins necessary to trigger the continuity buzzer and how they affect your measurements?


I like the way you have invented the term "impedance margins".

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