Surface/flush mountable LED volt/multimeter needed

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  1. RogueRose

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  3. RogueRose

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    I would like to be able to measure AC & DC as well as resistance. AS far as voltage range, I would say a minimum is 500v.

    I would be able to use a standard multimeter (handheld) if I could change the LED output from the one built into the unit to a lighted one (IDK if there is a conversion cable to change the display type). I can mount the board so that it is functional.
     
  4. mcgyvr

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    Why not just buy a proper multimeter with a backlight if thats all you need?

    and I assume you mean "maximum 500V" not minimum.

    There is a "BIG" difference in a purpose built volt/amp display like the one you linked to and a real fluke type multimeter.
    This is a multimeter
    http://www.amazon.com/Fluke-ESFP-True-Multimeter-Backlight/dp/B00012Z0V6
    This is NOT
    http://www.amazon.com/Volt-Meter-Digital-Shunt-200V/dp/B005HBBZEM

    A real multimeter just uses a generic character display and the circuitry inside the meter sends the proper digits to it.
    A "voltmeter" has the circuitry already built into it to ONLY display voltage or current in a range specified by the circuitry inside the meter
     
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