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Divinar
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San Jose 95123
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Posted - 12/26/2010 :  09:57:20  Show Profile
http://www.harborfreight.com/7-function-digital-multimeter-90899.html

Yeah, it's not a Fluke. But it does everything a PW Modder will need accurately enough.


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blake711
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Posted - 12/26/2010 :  10:48:55  Show Profile
Here is super coupon for it for 2.99 http://widgets.harborfreight.com/wswidgets/common/displayCoupon.do?week=5110&campaign=b_retail&page=coupon17.html&single=true&cust=78148287752&keycode=0000 only good through tomorrow 12-27-10

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pizzasnob
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Posted - 12/27/2010 :  09:53:14  Show Profile
I have never used a tester like this and am almost complete my first project. Can you give some examples of how this could be commonly used by an amateur?
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blake711
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Skiatook
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USA



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Posted - 12/27/2010 :  12:55:36  Show Profile
The two most common things are checking your voltages and checking for continuity.

this is the simplest tutorial I have seen online for a multimeter basics.

http://www.ladyada.net/learn/multimeter/index.html

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pizzasnob
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Posted - 12/27/2010 :  13:20:56  Show Profile
Does the above meter check for continuity? I agree that test is one I could have used many times during my last project.
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blake711
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Skiatook
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Posted - 12/27/2010 :  13:47:57  Show Profile
dosen't look like it has an actual continuity setting. You can do basically the same thing though with the Resistance feature to ohm it out. That is what I always use even on my nice meter that has the continuity setting. I put it on the ohm setting that makes sound. So when I have reading it chirps and I know I have continuity.

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