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I’m looking to get a Multimeter for work. As I’ve been told that I would need to get one. Any recommendations please?
 
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I’m looking to get a Multimeter for work. As I’ve been told that I would need to get one. Any recommendations please?
a better option would be an approved voltage/contunuity tester.
 

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I like the fluke kit.
Lasts for years
 

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a better option would be an approved voltage/contunuity tester.
I’ve got a Voltage Indicator and Proving Unit.
 

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Just got a Fluke 28ii - absolutely awesome😍 depends what your main work is,got a Megger 410 and twenty others....
 

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Just got a Fluke 28ii - absolutely awesome😍 depends what your main work is,got a Megger 410 and twenty others....
Currently I deal with Fire Alarms, CCTV using Cat5e/6 and Alarms and Access Control But I am also still doing electrical work. I’ve seen the Megger 410 which looks good. Just a little out of budget. But I suppose it’s you get what you pay for.
 
Just don't go too cheap , or your ohms / continuity tester will pop its clogs !
..Volt indicator + continuity = less things to keep undamaged ,dry !
 

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Add the cost of round of drinks in mcr...and get the 410.
It's been double handy,stood the test abuse wise,and given no problems.
Capacitance and micro amps,has also been useful 🙂
 

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I’m looking to get a Multimeter for work. As I’ve been told that I would need to get one. Any recommendations please?
Ask whoever told you that you need to get one which functions are required.
We can all suggest makes and models which we prefer, or whuch suit our needs, but they may not be what you need.

Personally I have an avo410 but for the vast majority of the use it gets the avo210 would be fine.

If all you are going to use it for is continuity testing and ELV voltage checks then something cheap and cheerful will do the job.
 

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But what do they use it for?
If its just a continuity buzzer and rough resistance and ELV voltage then that's probably fine.

I think you'd be mad to put the proves of that anywhere near mains voltage though!
 

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But what do they use it for?
If its just a continuity buzzer and rough resistance and ELV voltage then that's probably fine.

I think you'd be mad to put the proves of that anywhere near mains voltage though!
They mainly use it for checking voltage on cables. Checking the amp fuses in alarm panels, they are smaller than the ones in a FCU. I’ve seen them use it on mains. But I would rather buy something worthwhile as I want to use it for continuity etc when doing my testing.
 

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It is always going to be a compromise,in one direction,or the other......what phone do you have,and what was it's cost?🤔

You can get a phone,or a meter for a tenner...

But...if i was to spend a grand on one...it wouldn't have a ring-tone 😍
 

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They mainly use it for checking voltage on cables. Checking the amp fuses in alarm panels, they are smaller than the ones in a FCU. I’ve seen them use it on mains. But I would rather buy something worthwhile as I want to use it for continuity etc when doing my testing.
for "serious" testing, you need a MFT with the ability to null out the leads. buy a cheap multimeter for what you need now, and save pennies for a MFT as and when you need one.
 

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Yep,and to be fair,the above,is good advice,too.
Or.....get both,and drop some other expenditure🙂 i cannot think of one,extravagant device,i regret buying.....lots of other things,but not kit.

Christmas is coming....don't rule out buying and wrapping it,and giving it to yourself.

Many years ago,i did this with a Snap-on Road Chest i ordered from the USA...it come in November,and i wrapped it in paper,on it's pallet....even carrying it in to me parents lounge,all ready for xmas day🙂

I've never been more excited....and i bought it😍
 

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