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damaru
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Hi,

I've been using a cheap Mastercraft multimeter that I bought about 25 years ago. It's starting to get flakey. What's a good brand to buy - hopefully something easily available in Canada?


   
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Auto.ai Robotics
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FYI, the UNI-T M830BUZ is an excellent low-cost alternative. I have been using it for at least 5 years with no problems.

 

 


   
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damaru
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@auto-ai-robotics Thanks, but I can't seem to find a Canadian distributer. Amazon has other UNI-T models, but I'm reluctant to use Amazon these days.


   
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damaru
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Thanks again!


   
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Auto.ai Robotics
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@damaru  You're welcome!


   
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Robint
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How cheap can you get?  Well I came across a cheap charlie meter like this £fiver

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UK-LCD-Digital-Multimeter-Tester-Meter-DC-AC-1000V-750V-Voltmeter-Ammeter-DT830B/293808356943?hash=item446857be4f:g:IlEAAOSwhX1fnSeA

 

(Not from this seller in particular - just shown as an example of whats on EB)

in fact they are only a couple quid in PRC

I wanted some digital LCD displays volts/amps and these were as cheap as he little LED panel meters

so I bought 10 of them.  A couple have packed up why??  but the rest are fine - a biit iffy around the selector switch sometimes

Wardning dont leave these switched on as they will drain the pp9 battery in a week or so.  I powered mine separately for long term use

floats my boat

Always look on the bright side of life


   
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