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1 Multimeter mothers day birthday gift on 20th August 2016, 6:11 am

Mr B

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Mothers day here last weekend & my mums birthday this weekend, she 77 so thought would buy her a multimeter :-D
She been using old one of mine with flickery screen but thought a new one without lcd fault & with cont buzzer & backlight would be even better .
Less than £5, good enough for what she testing, bulbs, fuses. extension leads, AA AAA P9 batts , phone batts & car batt - charging system, she just diagnosed and replaced batt in her subaru so been reading batt voltages & alternator to be sure all healthy .
Quite good options & scaling & accuracy seems good for price, screen easy read & twist dial options easy read compared to some, flip out stand good too . Sure she'll have fun playing with it lol .

2 Re: Multimeter mothers day birthday gift on 20th August 2016, 6:26 am

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A must have tool for the garage Smile, god knows how back in the day being a amateur, I got by without one Laughing

3 Re: Multimeter mothers day birthday gift on 20th August 2016, 6:27 am

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Just for the record Im still an amateur with no idea what im doing most of the time Laughing

4 Re: Multimeter mothers day birthday gift on 20th August 2016, 6:39 am

Mr B

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ignorance is bliss, that why I always so happy :-D
A machinist friend of mine always says "know less, problem less" :-/

5 Re: Multimeter mothers day birthday gift on 20th August 2016, 8:23 am

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^ haha im going to use that one Laughing when im working on my friends car's its " all care no responsibility" Laughing

6 Re: Multimeter mothers day birthday gift on 21st August 2016, 7:03 am

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Sometimes less is more which means you check everything and miss less or spot more.

To balance up tho sometimes it's dam right dangerous a customer of mine thought it was easy had the multi meter on wrong setting blasted himself thought it says 0v so asked the wife to check who also got blasted with 230v and the old re-wireable fuse still never blew. On a plus note I got a job and a fuse box replace from it.

Loving the fact she still on the tools mr b

When tools are this price no excuse not to own one very handy

7 Re: Multimeter mothers day birthday gift on 21st August 2016, 7:16 am

gtir_woody

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I was working on some wiring this arvo, turns out I forgot to turn off the battery isolator, you can never be too careful Laughing

8 Re: Multimeter mothers day birthday gift on 22nd August 2016, 6:56 am

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Awesome present to get your mum goodpost


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9 Re: Multimeter mothers day birthday gift on 22nd August 2016, 7:31 am

Mr B

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^ Better than chocolate lol .
She quite clued up with multimeter testing for basic dc stuff so deserved better than the faulty lcd one & this ones lcd is quite large & backlight makes real easy read .
Is a A380L, better than price tag suggests & would work well for entry level car testing .

10 Re: Multimeter mothers day birthday gift on 22nd August 2016, 8:08 am

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My one is more car based ....but to be honest i probably use the most basic functions on it the most ...


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11 Re: Multimeter mothers day birthday gift on 22nd August 2016, 8:43 am

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^
Automotive functions such as rpm, duty cycle, dwell are good have, temp probe handy too.
Like you say most used is basic voltage, resistance, continuity buzzer & that covered by most of the cheap end meters so everyone can own a dmm these days , loads of written & video guides on using them these days too so worth people investing in a meter & bit of learning .

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