Digi-Key (http://www.digikey.com /) and Mouser (http://www.mouser.com /) are
alternatives to Radio Shack. They each offer many choices.
For automotive use, you may want one that can measure more than a few
amperes of current that some are limited to. You won't need high
precision -- 5% of full scale is plenty good. Some form of protection from
being dropped and banged around is a good feature. Beyond that, the more
features and better specifications are likely superfluous (but will impress
your friends and neighbors).
yep.. I have 3 of them, 1 in the garage and one in each truck..
I use the "deluxe" one that goes on sale for $5.99.. *lol
I've used a Craftsman Professional for the last three years and the only
problem I have is when some dumbass puts it on the mille-amp instead of the
amp scale and it blows a fuse. Not bad at all for under a hundred bucks.
Besides, it's fun to play with the infrared thermometer it has.
Right now the one I have that crapped out on my (again) is a Craftsman.
Right now, I am at the point that I am tired of problems with it, having to
take it back and get a bigger headache from the retards that work at our
Sears over exchanging it.
I have owned a Fluke 77 since dirt was new (and before they started putting
fuses in them). Putting it across a battery when set up to measure current
on the 10A scale (due to brain fade) resulted in melted probe wires. Still,
the DMM survived!
I forgot to switch from amps to volts one time with my 23, then put the
leads across a 50 amp, 240 volt circuit! The leads did not melt, they
vaporized in a BANG! Replaced the fuse in the meter and it still works!
You've been catching rabbit shit??
Having had a rabbit when I was a kid and having to clean the cage, I never did
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