Multimeter Recommendation?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Sgt.Incontro, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. Sgt.Incontro

    Thread Starter Member

    Dec 5, 2012
    Hi guys,

    Looking for a half-decent digital multimeter, preferably a cheap one. One that is also durable-ish and doesn't have a cheap tacky feel to it, and with reasonable accuracy.

    (Worth also mentioning that I am in the UK.)

    True RMS (Preferred but not must)
    Temperature (Preferred but not must)
    Continuity Check (Must)
    Resistance Mode (Must)
    Capacitance Mode (Must)

    Any recommendations? Is roughly a $60 budget OK?

    Thanks :)

    (Apologies if this is the wrong section, please move if needed mods.)

    EDIT: Also, what do people think of the Uni-T UT61E? Is it good quality? Seems to have all the features...
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2013
  2. Unit

    New Member

    Mar 23, 2013
    I have a Cen-Tech 14 Function Professional Digital Multimeter that I purchased about a year ago from Harbor Freight tools. It cost $44 (£28.90) and it has surpassed my expectations. I think it is an off-brand version of this one from Mastech. I'm not sure about availability in the UK, but perhaps you could find something similar.

    The Uni-T UT61E looks to be a competent multimeter. My opinion, however, is inconsequential as I've never used one before.
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2013
  3. bountyhunter

    Well-Known Member

    Sep 7, 2009
    I would check ebay if cost is predominant factor.
  4. thatoneguy

    AAC Fanatic!

    Feb 19, 2009
    You can get a used Fluke 87 (not the 87V for $300+) for about that price on eBay.

    You can re-calibrate/check calibration yourself. Best bang for the buck if you don't mind a scratch here and there.
  5. bug13

    Senior Member

    Feb 13, 2012
    check out UNI - T UT61E, it fit your requirements.

    UNI - T is the OEM of fluke meter, their design is a lot like fluke (guess why) and their built quality is pretty good for the price.