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    What to look for when buying a DMM?

    What are some features that is necessary in a DMM for car audio purposes? I'm looking into buying a DMM but I don't know which one to buy? What are some you guys are using?



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    Re: What to look for when buying a DMM?

    ah, ya dont really need many features if all you're using it for is car audio...

    a $10 meter will do just fine.

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    Re: What to look for when buying a DMM?

    i look for the max/min hold feature so i know what ohmage my amps are doing their most and least (impeadence wise)
    and if you are interrested in a good meeter i have a extra one im geting rid of being i have 3 and only need 2 of the 3, its a fluke 27 multimeeter with 6foot heavy duty right angle probes $100.shipped



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    Re: What to look for when buying a DMM?

    I have a dmm I bought at harbor freight for 10 bucks that gets the job done.



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    Re: What to look for when buying a DMM?

    Most DMM's are plenty adequate...just stay away from VOM's and you're good




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    Re: What to look for when buying a DMM?

    yeah, min/max hold is handy, but you'll barely ever use it, and paying 20 times as much for a meter for something you'll probably never use really isn't the best idea :p



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    Re: What to look for when buying a DMM?

    Ill sell u my Dmm for $25 never been used




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    Re: What to look for when buying a DMM?

    just bought one today at harbor freight for 2.99 FTW! it was 12.99 but its on sale



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    Re: What to look for when buying a DMM?

    As long as it has true RMS voltage readings and can handle both ~60Hz and ~1000Hz you are good to go.

    But...True RMS Clamp Meters FTW!




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    Re: What to look for when buying a DMM?

    hmm it doesn't look like it can read the voltage on car 12v batteries...which was the main purpose why i wanted it. the manual says:

    never use this setting to test automotive or lead-acid batteries.



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    Re: What to look for when buying a DMM?

    lol that blows, go to sears get a craftsman one, i have one and it does **** near everything i think i paid 30 bucks



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    Re: What to look for when buying a DMM?

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    lol that blows, go to sears get a craftsman one, i have one and it does **** near everything i think i paid 30 bucks
    sweet ill check it out later today.



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    Re: What to look for when buying a DMM?

    It cant measure 12v DC? I highly doubt that. Unless it has an inline voltage setting and that is the voltage setting it is pretaining to in which case it would be a direct short of the battery terminals and would blow the internal fuse.




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    Re: What to look for when buying a DMM?

    Walmart $12 DMM's can test a car battery.




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    Re: What to look for when buying a DMM?

    on the battery charge measurement option it says 1.5v and 9v only.

    and the manual says:

    the high currenct could cause damage to the meter and or cause sever personal injury. use the appropriate dc voltage setting to test the open current voltage of such batteries instead.

    LOL nevermind maybe it can. thats my first time reading that part which DCV setting do i use?



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