Hey dt,I bought a cheap digital multimeter about a year ago.... and it has gone completely south; first the on/off switch broke, then the readings went haywire today, showing about a third of known voltage both DC and AC scales...
anyway, any suggestions for good quality, not too expensive, digital multimeter? source?
I really like something like this http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/TENMA-72-7226-/72-7226 I got the 1000A version. Being able to clamp around a battery or motor cable and read DC AMPS is a big plus for me. It also reads AC amps, AC/DC voltage, Resistance, etc.
You can get good multimeters at Sears, Lowes, etc, but also crappy ones. You usually get what you pay for. I have good ones for my shop and lab, but cheap ones for my barn. But then sometimes I use like 4 or 5 at once MCM seems a good place to buy from. Quick shipping. The Tenma meter isn't a Fluke, but not too shabby and less $. MCM does run sales. I bought mine for less than the web price. You might call and ask.