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Analogue Pocket Multimeter - Deal of the Day - £3.99! (was £8.19) @ Screwfix Today only
Analogue Pocket Multimeter - Deal of the Day - £3.99! (was £8.19) @ Screwfix Today only

Analogue Pocket Multimeter - Deal of the Day - £3.99! (was £8.19) @ Screwfix Today only

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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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Handy bit of kit for the money. Hot from me.

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..

maplin.co.uk/ut3…als


AND they only charge £3 for delivery!!


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


Edited by: "rizla01" 10th May 2011

£8.99 incl delivery

Python5

£8.99 incl delivery



There's 165 branches across the country!

Original Poster

Python5

£8.99 incl delivery



Pick it up!

Original Poster

rizla01

Looks very basic & cheap to me. More like the kind of thing you might see … 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



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!

so its £3.99 + petrol in that case. lol

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!

How about this for £4.49 delivered from Amazon:

Digital Multimeter

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

No: £3 plus a lovely bike ride to your neerest S...fix!

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Python5

so its £3.99 + petrol in that case. lol



ha yeah i suppose! Asda and Morrison cutting Diesel and petrol prices though!!

ebrianh45

No: £3 plus a lovely bike ride to your neerest S...fix!



Don't you mean £4?

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.

If you found this in poundshop ylou should buy ALL of there stock you … 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 … 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]




Good find - Missed that.:)








Edited by: "rizla01" 10th May 2011

Original Poster

If you found this in poundshop ylou should buy ALL of there stock you … 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!

Kafkaesque

How about this for £4.49 delivered from … 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]



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!

goose321

my point is that at £3 more you cant really compare. Its the same as … 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!

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Kafkaesque

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



I wasn't talking about your post though!

better still....

ebay
Edited by: "focaltucker" 10th May 2011

http://****.co.uk/Dig…c29

Edited by: "focaltucker" 10th May 2011

Search ebag... is won't allow a link!

£3.89 posted
Edited by: "focaltucker" 10th May 2011

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.

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focaltucker

Search ebag... is won't allow a link!£3.89 posted



It wont allow a link because ebay deals are not allowed

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 … 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.


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focaltucker

http://****.co.uk/Digital-Multimeter-Tester-Test-Leads-Multi-Meter-/380320738345?pt=UK_BOI_Electrical_Test_Measurement_Equipment_ET&hash=item588ce1ec29



+1

Kafkaesque

I've never used the transistor test function, but a digital multimeter is … I've never used the transistor test function, but a digital multimeter is more accurate/easier to read for the casual user.



PMSL

Analogues are good for viewing changing readings such as a capacitor discharging, digital for static readings.

Kafkaesque

How about this for £4.49 delivered from … 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]



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.

It's still showing £8.19

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...

focaltucker

http://****.co.uk/Digital-Multimeter-Tester-Test-Leads-Multi-Meter-/380320738345?pt=UK_BOI_Electrical_Test_Measurement_Equipment_ET&hash=item588ce1ec29


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Edited by: "Carley" 11th May 2011

Shock

Digital doesn't automatically mean more accurate! An analog meter can be … 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.

rizla01

Looks very basic & cheap to me. More like the kind of thing you might see … 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



Complete with free dangerous test probes.
If it doesn't meet GS38, walk on by.

steviecross

I dont think its so much about accuracy, the person who would buy a … 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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