DT832 Digital LCD Multimeter Ohm Voltage Ampere Meter Buzzer Function with Test Probe r £2.34 Bangood with coupon
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DT832 Digital LCD Multimeter Ohm Voltage Ampere Meter Buzzer Function with Test Probe r £2.34 Bangood with coupon

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Found 29th Apr 2017
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CPC do a similar one for £2.86 inc vat.
you need to spend over a fiver for free delivery.
cpc.farnell.com/dur…220
sej7278

treat yourself and get a £20 vc99, still not guaranteed to not blow up … treat yourself and get a £20 vc99, still not guaranteed to not blow up when you put 1000v through it, but for hobby work its infinitely better than the crap in this threadhttps://www.aliexpress.com/item/VC99-Auto-Range-Digital-Multimeter-Ammeter-Voltmeter-Temperature-Tester-Unit-Symbol-61-Selection-Analog-Bar-Display/32802938227.html


You could say that about most deals and list something nearly 10 times the price
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Not something i would ever use. Get something properly fused and certified!
Great if the last thing to want to hear is a loud bang! Usually ok for low voltage stuff, arduino etc but do not ever use on mains!!! The result will shock you!!
is it an American company being shipped from America? seems too cheap to be any good.
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woolymammoth8606

is it an American company being shipped from America? seems too cheap to … is it an American company being shipped from America? seems too cheap to be any good.


No it is a Chinese company shipping from China. Where on earth did you see it was American Company?
Perfectly fine for low voltage DC applications, I've had a similar yellow example for years and its been fine (only use it for battery stuff, voltage/charge monitoring etc)
Amazing, price bet it costs more at Maplin for the test leads!
CPC do a similar one for £2.86 inc vat.
you need to spend over a fiver for free delivery.
cpc.farnell.com/dur…220
treat yourself and get a £20 vc99, still not guaranteed to not blow up when you put 1000v through it, but for hobby work its infinitely better than the crap in this thread

aliexpress.com/ite…tml
sej7278

treat yourself and get a £20 vc99, still not guaranteed to not blow up … treat yourself and get a £20 vc99, still not guaranteed to not blow up when you put 1000v through it, but for hobby work its infinitely better than the crap in this threadhttps://www.aliexpress.com/item/VC99-Auto-Range-Digital-Multimeter-Ammeter-Voltmeter-Temperature-Tester-Unit-Symbol-61-Selection-Analog-Bar-Display/32802938227.html


You could say that about most deals and list something nearly 10 times the price
I use one of these, it does the job perfectly well for low voltage applications no point spending loads of money. Don't use on mains though!
Just noticed this one has a buzzer too! Great price!
I've used a cheap one on mains once and it was fine..showed me correct voltage too. don't know people commenting really have had any bad experience or just cannot trust quality for this price.
ruc

I've used a cheap one on mains once and it was fine..showed me correct … I've used a cheap one on mains once and it was fine..showed me correct voltage too. don't know people commenting really have had any bad experience or just cannot trust quality for this price.



Yeah I don't get that. They work fine on both. I imagine people aren't changing over to the HV connector and blowing the regular one
Pretty much same thing on ebay
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ruc

I've used a cheap one on mains once and it was fine..showed me correct … I've used a cheap one on mains once and it was fine..showed me correct voltage too. don't know people commenting really have had any bad experience or just cannot trust quality for this price.



Maybe they are trying to measure the amperage of their mains supply.
gazdoubleu

Amazing, price bet it costs more at Maplin for the test leads!



Big difference in quality of the test leads from Maplin to the ones that come with this. For a start, it's unlikely the Maplin ones would come apart when your testing mains.
ruc

I've used a cheap one on mains once and it was fine..showed me correct … I've used a cheap one on mains once and it was fine..showed me correct voltage too. don't know people commenting really have had any bad experience or just cannot trust quality for this price.



I ran in front of a bus once travelling at 50 mph. Saved me waiting 3 seconds waiting for it to pass. Don't know why people try and justify waiting for a large gap in traffic.
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118luke

I ran in front of a bus once travelling at 50 mph. Saved me waiting 3 … I ran in front of a bus once travelling at 50 mph. Saved me waiting 3 seconds waiting for it to pass. Don't know why people try and justify waiting for a large gap in traffic.



​careful next time when you cross in front of rapidly moving vehicles. i don't think this multimeter will save you in these situations!
great deal - I have been looking for one of these , just to test fuses and batterys etc. I asked for one for xmas and was given a really nice one (about £20's worth) but then I had to spend an extra £1 for a battery and on the first time testing a car battery I had it on the wrong setting and that was that - now it only comes on for AC and transistor checking!
anyway you need to get a battery with this - the cpc one used to come with one
Edited by: "matthat" 30th Apr 2017
Alright for continuity and ELV. Fine for checking batteries,fuses etc but if you need any degree of accuracy you might want to spend some more.

Wouldn't use on low and certainly not high voltage. It's not that the unit might blow up, more insulation on leads/probes is questionable.


Edited by: "callum84" 30th Apr 2017
As others have said, perfectly fine on small battery stuff. But really wouldn't want to risk anything other than a quality fluke etc meter for live mains testing.
ruc

I've used a cheap one on mains once and it was fine..showed me correct … I've used a cheap one on mains once and it was fine..showed me correct voltage too. don't know people commenting really have had any bad experience or just cannot trust quality for this price.



​I think it's probably because these aren't properly fused so if something did go wrong it could be bad. They are perfectly fine for smaller voltages though and should handle mains unless there is a problem within the unit or some sort of user error.
Edited by: "OldEngine" 30th Apr 2017
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I remember the first industrial electrical course I went on and they showed a picture of someone who had used a cheapo meter to measure voltage in a 400v board.

It had burnt all his face where it had exploded. The guy running the course said only ever use a certified meter and no cheap crap.

I'm no expert on these things but from what I have been told i wouldn't risk it if that kind of thing can happen, not worth it for saving a few quid
Just to clarify as some people are confusing terms the IEE [Electrical] regulations have for several years defined 240volts mains power as low voltage.
These are great for working on the car of motorbike etc but Id be wary of using them on anything with mains voltage due to the possible poor quality of the conductor and its insulation on such "made to cost" items.
Edited by: "arachnoid" 30th Apr 2017
matthat

great deal - I have been looking for one of these , just to test fuses … great deal - I have been looking for one of these , just to test fuses and batterys etc. I asked for one for xmas and was given a really nice one (about £20's worth) but then I had to spend an extra £1 for a battery and on the first time testing a car battery I had it on the wrong setting and that was that - now it only comes on for AC and transistor checking!anyway you need to get a battery with this - the cpc one used to come with one



Replace the fuse....
shadey12

CPC do a similar one for £2.86 inc vat.you need to spend over a fiver for … CPC do a similar one for £2.86 inc vat.you need to spend over a fiver for free delivery.http://cpc.farnell.com/duratool/d03046/multimeter-digital/dp/IN07220


or £2.75 if you add 69 to the product code
Edited by: "nougat" 1st May 2017
nougat

or £2.75 if you add 69 to the product code


And you wont have to wait several weeks for delivery
matthat

great deal - I have been looking for one of these , just to test fuses … great deal - I have been looking for one of these , just to test fuses and batterys etc. I asked for one for xmas and was given a really nice one (about £20's worth) but then I had to spend an extra £1 for a battery and on the first time testing a car battery I had it on the wrong setting and that was that - now it only comes on for AC and transistor checking!anyway you need to get a battery with this - the cpc one used to come with one



you probably just need a new fuse. also batteries in the post is a thing of the past it seems, don't expect anything to come with one.
Cold as it is not a Fluke.
Rys_Ochodzki

Cold as it is not a Fluke.



back to eevblog with you! nearest to a "hot deal" you're likely to get on a fluke is a 15 or 17b/+ from china
sej7278

back to eevblog with you! nearest to a "hot deal" you're likely to get … back to eevblog with you! nearest to a "hot deal" you're likely to get on a fluke is a 15 or 17b/+ from china



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