Multimeter needed


#1

Current one (yes, yes, I know) is fucked, so recommendations for a replacement please. Not a £9 one from Maplins, nor a £500 one either. Just a decent MOR unit that is reliable.


#2

Brymen seem nice for the money and are often recommended on diy audio.

https://www.tme.eu/gb/katalog/portable-digital-multimeters_112610/#id_category=112610&s_field=artykul&s_order=ASC&visible_params=2%2C2%2C55%2C72%2C1784%2C1785%2C1786%2C1787%2C1790%2C1799%2C2950&used_params=2%3A45315%3B


#3

Ive used a FLUKE 117 both at work and in hobby terms. cant fault it for the cost.

https://www.contral.co.uk/fluke-117-electrician-s-multimeter-with-non-contact-voltage.html


#4

I use the predecessor to this https://www.rapidonline.com/rapid-318d-digital-multimeter-86-3188

It does more than most, does it well, and has lasted 11 years to date and is only on its 3rd battery…


#5

Fluke.


#6

what he said


#7

this also gets a lot of positive support on diy forums


#8

Fluke


#9

Fluke

Had mine years, it has survived a load of abuse on site, in 20 years all it has needed is a new 9V battery


#10

Fluke.


#11

Fluke 115/117 looks good in current range. Not super cheap, but will be bulletproof and work properly.


#12

Managed to find a new Fluke 117 for £125 delivered :+1:

Ordered


#13

Thanks for all the recommendations. The overwhelming preference for a Fluke won the day.


#14

I’ve just picked up a very cheap Fluke 179.

No leads with it. Any recommendations for some? Seem to be a lot of cheap leads on eBay from China which are either dodgy copies or just as good!

Many are sold as Fluke leads but are clearly unbranded copies.


#15

I bought a cheap Chinese one. as a back up, when I got my Fluke 117. The Fluke build quality and my confidence in it lasting me out, is about as high as it gets.


#16

Nice.

Tbh, the fluke leads are a bit crap anyway!


#17

Couldn’t refuse at 83 quid. It’s only the unit itself though.
I’ll download the manual. Any leads you’d recommend. Just an all round set needed.

Soldering iron next. I have recapped one of my technics SP10 power supplies, but dread the thought of doing another with my iron that’s like a lukewarm sausage tip.
Keeping an eye on eBay for a bargain. The Weller we1010 look good but I doubt I’d get long term value as I use rarely but need them when I do!


#18

I bought a Weller WSD81 soldering station and it’s a dream to use.


#19

Don’t know whether this is still available on DIYaudio. Seller is good, have bought from him.
https://www.diyaudio.com/forums/swap-meet/321844-rs-pro-soldering-station-220v-60w-weeks.html


#20

Bought mine from eBay