Digital Multimeter with Transistor Test - now £4.99 (was £13.99) - HotUKDeals
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Just happend to notice this deal today in Maplins. (Apologies if posted already).
Bought one for myself. Handy tool for hobbyists and DIYers

it runs on 3x AAA batteries (included).

Description from their website:

Manual Ranging Digital Multimeter with Transistor Test
Measures AC and DC voltage, DC current and resistance, transistor and diode test
Ideal for hobbyist, workshop, DIY and home applications
Large size 3 1/2 digit LCD screen and data-hold option
Test leads included

Technical Specifications:
Ranges Best accuracy
DC voltage 200mV, 2V, 20V, 200V, 1000V ±(0.5% of reading + 2digits)
AC voltage 200V, 600V ±(1.2% of reading + 10 digits)
DC current 200µA, 2mA, 20mA, 200mA,10A ±(1.0% of reading + 2 digits)
Resistance 200Ω, 2kΩ,20kΩ, 200kΩ, 2MΩ ±(1.0% of reading + 2 digits)
Diode Test
Transistor Test
Low battery indicator
Test leads included
Power supply: 3 x AAA batteries (included)
Dimensions: 158 x 74 x 32mm
Weight: 250g (including batteries)
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#2
superb
#3
http://www.sinometer.com/Products/Electronic%20meters/Digital%20multimeters/MS8230B.jpg
suspended#4
might buy one of these. Voted hot.
#5
Heat added.
#6
looks like a good price, has any one brought, what the quality like?
#7
Got one of these when they were last on offer...nice bit of kit but the one I got has no continuity tester audible tone (ie no speaker) ....it also won't give me a reading on my wife's resistance to bedroom antics.
#8
[email protected] bedroom antics
These are ok for the workbench but connections on test leads tend to "pop out" if moved (awkward for car electrics) tho for a fiver u cant really go wrong if it only works as a fuse tester so hot
#9
Great for the price. Heat given.
#10
hypnotic_ninja
looks like a good price, has any one brought, what the quality like?


Mine is poor - I have to constantly move the leads to get a reading, even though I've expanded them to fit more tightly. Rubbish in my opinion, if I'd known I would have kept my £5 and put it to something better.
#11
Aldi were doing one at a similar price recently and that one had a continuity bleeper as well.

Look for one that's got an auto power-off function as well, or you'll exceed the cost of the unit replacing batteries in no time....
1 Like #12
This may look like good value but I doubt it. Maplin sell average products at prices that are higher than elsewhere. When they have something that looks like good value, it usually isn’t, its just poor quality. Pity really, it could be such a good business with proper management.
#13
This is a recurring deal from maplin - but a good one.

Dont forget quidco - and if adding to a larger order - maplins own email vouchers.
#14
Voted hot. Plenty were left in store because they were marked full price (scanned at 4.99) :roll:

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