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# Digital Multimeter info

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#### Steve

Jan 1, 1970
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There is a "low cost" (read furiously cheap) digital multimeter
that we use a few of around our workshop - and that same meter has
also been inherited by a few of our customers - so we decided to
put up a webpage describing it. We ripped the meter apart to write
the page, and we have documented just about everything you could
want to know about this particular DVM.

This is not a "how to build it" webpage but a "how to use it" -
the webpage presumes you already own the meter. However a lot of
the "low cost" DVMs out there are actually very similar inside.
I am hoping that the webpage will be useful - and maybe some people
will say "Hey that's my meter with a different label!"

http://www.airborn.com.au/circuits/meter.html
Covers the basics of a DVM, specs and performance,
making measurements, and hints on using a multimeter.

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#### John G

Jan 1, 1970
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There are some similar Multimeters to the one depicted on this very
informative website that have an RS232 connection to allow logging of
whatever is measured.
Does anyone have any better software than the rather limited version that
comes with, for instance, the digitech QM1538.?

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#### Si Ballenger

Jan 1, 1970
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There is a "low cost" (read furiously cheap) digital multimeter
that we use a few of around our workshop - and that same meter has
also been inherited by a few of our customers - so we decided to
put up a webpage describing it. We ripped the meter apart to write
the page, and we have documented just about everything you could
want to know about this particular DVM.

This is not a "how to build it" webpage but a "how to use it" -
the webpage presumes you already own the meter. However a lot of
the "low cost" DVMs out there are actually very similar inside.
I am hoping that the webpage will be useful - and maybe some people
will say "Hey that's my meter with a different label!"

http://www.airborn.com.au/circuits/meter.html
Covers the basics of a DVM, specs and performance,
making measurements, and hints on using a multimeter.

The below meter is about as cheap as they get. Doesn't have an
audio beep function, but otherwise fairly rugged and functional.

http://tinyurl.com/bkmv

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#### Si Ballenger

Jan 1, 1970
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I got a couple at the local HF store for $3.99 and tax each. If you ordered 4, then the cost would be ~$6 each and be able to
meter a circuit in several places, keep one in the truck, etc..

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