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.
Brymen seem nice for the money and are often recommended on diy audio.
Ive used a FLUKE 117 both at work and in hobby terms. cant fault it for the cost.
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…
what he said
this also gets a lot of positive support on diy forums
Had mine years, it has survived a load of abuse on site, in 20 years all it has needed is a new 9V battery
Fluke 115/117 looks good in current range. Not super cheap, but will be bulletproof and work properly.
Managed to find a new Fluke 117 for £125 delivered
Thanks for all the recommendations. The overwhelming preference for a Fluke won the day.
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.
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.
Tbh, the fluke leads are a bit crap anyway!
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!
I bought a Weller WSD81 soldering station and it’s a dream to use.
Don’t know whether this is still available on DIYaudio. Seller is good, have bought from him.
Bought mine from eBay