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Hi all. So my cheapo multimeter bit the dust and want to buy a decent one. Most lads I know have the T5-1000 Fluke one which seems fine to me
. 105 quid on Amazon.

Is it worth the readies or should I be looking at something different, thanks
 
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had 1 of them. the resistance readings were way out. better with a separate multimeter and clamp meter. (esp. an earthleakage clamp meter.
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my multimeter>chinese, of course.
 

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The T5 isn’t a multimeter, it is a 2-pole tester for safe isolation, with some additional functionality. I agree with @telectrix here and prefer a 2-pole tester to just do the basics and a separate current clamp and multimeter, suited to your needs & budget.
 
This guy seems to know what he's talking about...

I know it's a few years old now... but probably still of value. I bought the Brymen that he likes... it's a good bit of kit.
 

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ye can't beat one of these bad boys. i have 2. 1 same as pic. is in calibration. manufactured 1983.

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I saw a lovely leather AVO case in a trendy second hand shop a while ago... it was marked up as like a travel vanity case !... and they wanted silly money for it !!
 
Then Fluke T5 is pretty good, i have had 2 in the last 15 years, the old one got caught damaged, completely my own fault. It depends what you are after, this had been great for most domestic work. As Tele said the resistance test is not great but if you are just belling out cables for identification its nice and loud. It also only has one voltage setting and detects AC and DC which is nice.
There is a new T6 but i wouldn't go near it i feel its more gimmicky than useful. i may be proven wrong in the future tho,
If you are after something for industrial or diagnosing faults/repairs its not the best but i think i could just use this meter 90% of the time and get by. I do have a few other meters but they are all fluke so i am definitely biased on brand.
 

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Start by making a list of the different measurements you need it to make, there's no point buying something which measures frequency and capacitance etc when all you will ever use it for is voltage, current and resistance.

Also consider whether you need a true RMS meter or other advanced features.

Do you need the ability to record min/max or range?
 
The Brymen BM869s is a truly great meter at an extremely good price. CAT IV / 600v CAT III / 1000v, 50,000 counts, 100Khz bandwidth. It's almost impossible to find another meter with similar specifications at even half again the price. This one actually betters a Fluke 87V on specs. Telonic is the distributor = £151 ex VAT. It's admittedly a bit more expensive than the Fluke you mentioned, but way more capable.
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Have you tried our sponsors? @Test-Meter ?
Our sponsors carry a Metrel MD9060 which is a re-branded Bryman BM869s, so you won't go wrong with that one either.
 
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Our sponsors carry a Metrel MD9060 which is a re-branded Bryman BM869s, so you won't go wrong with that one either.
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Hi all. So my cheapo multimeter bit the dust and want to buy a decent one. Most lads I know have the T5-1000 Fluke one which seems fine to me
Is it worth the readies or should I be looking at something different, thanks
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