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  • Multimeter suggestions

    What is a decent multimeter in the $15 to $30 range? Or should I spend more? Will use for my sporadic DIY amplifier soldering projects and for crossover component testing. So fairly light usage.

  • #2
    Triplett 2030-C, widely available, brand name.

    Triplett 2030-C Pocket DMM


    • #3
      For "light duty" (and w/out LC capability) the $3-$5 (and even sometimes FREE) Harbor Freight models seem to work well enough.


      • #4
        Look for the BSIDE ADM08A for less than $25. I bought a BSIDE ADM08D for I think it was $30, but I really don't remember how much it was, but it sure didn't cost much and it does everything. It has a capacitance range and also measure temperature and has non contact voltage sensor and supposedly is True RMS. I'm not using it for test bench or audio, but for work, industrial and it is just fine, very good accuracy.

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        • #5
          I have an Extech which costs a touch more than what you're looking for, but it has a non contact voltage sensor, super handy for doing home wiring, and a thermometer sensor.


          • #6

            Any chance you have the model number for that Extech you have?

            Thank you.