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Old 03-25-2013, 08:47 AM   #21
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This is a handy chart when using a multi meter
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:16 AM   #22
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That Centech $19 bucks??? Looks a lot like the free Harbor Freight one
I have!!

I have never picked up one of the free ones from Harbor Freight
but now that you and others have brought it to my attention
that is the one they offer from time to time for free with a coupon


found another one below
getting closer to what it is truly worth



Multimeter makes precise electronic measurements and tests


Only: $9.99
Sale: $5.29
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:21 AM   #23
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I carry and fluke and amp clamp on meter.
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:47 AM   #24
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I have never picked up one of the free ones from Harbor Freight
but now that you and others have brought it to my attention
that is the one they offer from time to time for free with a coupon

found another one below
getting closer to what it is truly worth

Multimeter makes precise electronic measurements and tests

Only: $9.99
Sale: $5.29
Watch this bargain style, might "melt in your hand, instead of your mouth!!!"
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:04 AM   #25
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I use them at work everyday, a Sipson ts-111 that can't be bought anymore and are being replaced with Tripplets. Also use a Fluke 87 and a few others. At home I have several cheaper digital meters and one in the camper all the time. You just never know when you might need it such as when my wife complained of getting shocked while going in and out of the camper. Turned out we had a "hot skin" with 110 volts going though the outside of the camper. Turned out the be a faulty cord if I remember right. It's something that I try to check every time we are set up now.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:06 AM   #26
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I use one every day at work but don't carry one with me out camping. I've been camping with the DW for 17 yrs and have never needed a meter out camping. And being industrial maintenance tech for the last 30 yrs. You would think I'd have one with me camping. I just might have to add a meter to trailer tool box and a 12v test light. I'm probably way over due for needing one out camping.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:09 AM   #27
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the basics covered

How to use a Multimeter for beginners: Part 1 - Voltage measurement

How to use a Multimeter for beginners: Part 1 - Voltage measurement - YouTube




a little faster to the facts

Electronics 101-How To Use A Multimeter Voltmeter Ammeter Ohmmeter Continuity

http://youtu.be/Ftc3EQGZowk




THE BEST Multimeter tutorial (HD)
http://youtu.be/bF3OyQ3HwfU
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I haven't seen a Simpson since I left the Navy
Simpson was and may still be the standard VOM when I was in the Air Force and later when I worked for a major air carrier. They were big,black and rugged.

I had to build a VOM from a kit when I went though aviation school and I picked the Simpson kit.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:28 AM   #29
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I'd recommend everyone carry one. On my last camping trip my surge protector failed when I plugged it in to the power pole. If I would have not been able to test the power pole output I wouldn't have known if the protector failed because of the pole or just because it went bad. The pole was in fact good and prevented me from having to pack up and leave a sold out campground. Testing the pole is so easy even a Phrog could do it.
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I loved the Simpsons when I was getting my Electronics degree years back.
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