Digital Multimeter with Backlight - £2.97 @ maplin

Digital Multimeter with Backlight - £2.97 @ maplin

Found 26th Jan 2007Made hot 26th Jan 2007
A handheld multimeter with all the usual functions plus a useful backlight for use when ambient light is poor.

Power: 9V battery (supplied)
LCD Size: 48 x 16mm
Weight: Approximately 156g
Dimensions: 130 x 73.5 x 35mm
DC Voltage: 200mV/2000mV/20V/200V/500V
AC Voltage: 200V/500V
DC Current: 200µA/200mA/10A
Resistance: 200Ω/2000Ω/20kΩ/200kΩ/20MΩ
Battery Test: 1.5V/9V/12V

At this price, it's only 49p more than the 9v battery it runs off.

Available in store for just £2.97
or online for an extra £2.99 delivery (free with tov of £35+)

Comes complete with battery, test leads and instruction manual

- Premier


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Excellent price mate nice find Voted HOT

i've bought this last week, excellent piece of kit. Instore collection available, though hard to find stock

9V battery itself costs £2.50ish in maplin

Thank you!

how do you reserve for instore collection?

You cannot, you can only check stock and then go down there... as long as they show more than 5 your normally ok!

Thanks for the Deal! Just sent someone to go pick me up 2 :thumbsup:

cheers - will try to go at lunchtime!


how do you reserve for instore collection?

Why not phone up the store and reserve one?

Just did that and he said not to bother because they have loads...


£2.49 for a no-name battery is taking the....... pop into Poudland and save yourself some dosh!

Thanks for this, grabbed a couple :-) Hot + rep for ya troubles

Had 20 at Farnborough this am (-1 I bought!) cheers.

very good price for one of these, voted hot

Cheapest place to buy the batteries online?

Just been to the one off of Bishopsgate in London and picked one up. The ones on the shelf are still marked as £4.99 (i think), so I asked and it was the right one. They had about 10 on the shelf and the guy got me one from the stock room, so I guess they have a few available. Hope it helps someone in London anyway.

Careful, not all MM's are built equal. I'm afraid with these items it's a case of what you pay is what you get as far as accuracy goes. For basic use, no problem.

nice one, ill call to store near me see if they have them..

Thanks for this.. grabed myself a couple.. very smart. Voted Hot

For anyone that doesn't realise Maplin have a store stock checker at the bottom of their products page - you just type in your postcode.

are they supplied with leads?

Yup !

None in Plymouth

(according to website)


Purchased two of these yesterday (one for a friend). They are a basic multimeter, but are well built and seem pretty strong. The leads are pretty good, and it comes with a battery fitted. Well worth £2.97:thumbsup:

Only really needed a new set of test cables, but they were more expensive than the MM, so I bought a new one too

The lock and backlight are nice features but V/I ranges are a touch limited.

Ordered one on line yesterday afternoon - got it today! Great bit of kit - solid, quality controls and good instructions.

Thanks for the tip off!
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