Best Multimeter | 5 factors to help you choose the right meter for you.

Best Multimeter | 5 factors to help you choose the right meter for you.

How can you choose the best multimeter when there are so many to choose from? In this video I highlight the 5 things you need to know. Hobby meter (Good): https://geni.us/AstroAI-Digital
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Chapters:
0:00 Introduction
0:40 Usage
0:21 Features
1:49 Durability
2:29 Safety
3:15 Cost
3:57 Best meter for you?
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50 Comments

  1. IAshutosh Yadav on January 24, 2022 at 1:55 pm

    JAI HIND
    GOOD JOB

  2. Mike on January 24, 2022 at 1:57 pm

    You have no background in electronics. All you care about is you affiliate sales on Amazon.

  3. PIYUSH GAMER on January 24, 2022 at 1:57 pm

    Sir, your video is great
    I need your suggestion about buying a multimeter .
    If I use to check the voltage of my bike’s battery and small circuit. Do I need to buy an accurate expensive multimeter or hobby meter ( cheap )

  4. chorion on January 24, 2022 at 1:58 pm

    Very nice vid. I’m a pharmacist Jim not an electrician! Consequently this was very helpful.

  5. Charles Kinzer on January 24, 2022 at 1:58 pm

    I recently tested many multimeters great and small but for also measuring a higher frequency AC waveform at 10 kHz AND a square wave. Most meters won’t handle that frequency and are specified at 40 to 400 Hz or "up to 1 kHz" or something. The frustrating thing is that almost no manufacturers include the AC frequency bandwidth in their online promotional pages. You have to find a manual and, usually, it will be buried in there someplace. Even Fluke doesn’t have this spec on their web site or their "Fluke Product Guide" comparison chart. And I think some get confused because meters that can read frequency might say "Frequency: Up to 50 MHz" right below the AC voltage specifications and people might think it applies to AC bandwidth. Of course, they are two entirely separate things. But I found some interesting things in testing. A Fluke 115 will not handle 10 kHz but is spec’d for only up to 1 kHz and it does that, and a little beyond, just fine. A Fluke 87-V handles 10 kHz which is within its spec. And OWON BT41T+ (a Chinese meter) is spec’d up to 10 kHz. (It is a real treasure hunt to find the spec in their manual because all of the AC voltage specs are in terms of "<1kHz" or ">1kHz" and the upper limit is hidden elsewhere but you can find it.). An old Fluke 8060A I have was easily the best performing True RMS meter I had at 10 kHz or any frequency or wave shape within its spec. This is all done with analog circuitry doing the "thinking". And speaking of the cheap (often free) Harbor Freight (CEN-TECH) meter: It was actually pretty good. It is obviously the low budget meter design that just takes average and scales it to display "RMS" which works only for a sine waver (just like the cheap $5 meters with needle movements). So at a low frequencies it was typical with a good RMS reading for a sine wave and the square wave reading about 11% too high. Normal for that design for a meter. Working up to 10 kHz the frequency response dropped off quite gradually at 9 kHz the square wave was now reading perfect. The roll off from the frequency fully offset the original 11% high square wave reading. At 10 kHz, maybe a percent low. Of course, the Harbor Freight meter has terrible build quality and other drawbacks.

  6. Betaal yt on January 24, 2022 at 1:59 pm

    Thank-you sir

  7. Libertarian on January 24, 2022 at 2:04 pm

    As an electrician I have quite a few meters; I’ve found Fluke hard to beat especially with regard to their non-contact volt probe. I keep some cheap ones on hand, new in the packaging, from say HF to give to a friend or family member when they ask to borrow a meter. A little knowledge can get you in trouble and it’s easy to fry a meter or yourself if used incorrectly so I’m not loaning a $500 meter to someone to just get a sorry about that back. You can get some decent budget meters from Klein, Ideal, and AmpProbe that hold up quite well and don’t break the bank. When measuring most things today a True RMS meter is a must and with electrical work a clamp amp meter is a good thing to have. With clamp meters $100 should really be your starting point, and as you go up so do the features like also measuring DC amps. You should be looking at Cat3 and Cat4 levels the higher the level and volt rating typically signified a better built or better insulated/protected meter.

  8. Noa on January 24, 2022 at 2:04 pm

    2:42 I love the "You could even die! 😀" with that huge ass smile

  9. d7 on January 24, 2022 at 2:05 pm

    I need one to read resistance on tone capacitors with low values like 0.002 my cheap ones work great for my other needs around the house and car.

  10. BalakotiReddy on January 24, 2022 at 2:06 pm

    Thank you sir for good instructions, info.

  11. Jubei Kibagami on January 24, 2022 at 2:06 pm

    I want to start to repair old video game consoles that i have but I didn’t know where to start. This is a great place to start. This helped me out so much because i don’t want to die mouhahahah

  12. MilkCap on January 24, 2022 at 2:06 pm

    Buy a Fluke. You’ll never need another one.

  13. Sean Dempsey on January 24, 2022 at 2:09 pm

    I am an Electrition in the UK, the cheep yellow multimeter you referred to as a hobbyist meter is fine for home use on main supply it will measure up to 750 V AC demestic instalations in the UK is 230 V AC Australia is 240 V AC so that meter will be fine, I have been using that same meter for 22 years and I have never had a shock or any problems with it, but I do agree with you on durability don’t expect it last as long as mine has mine has been repaired twice since I first got it. Fluke are over priced and over rated. I now use uni-t they are fairly new to the market nice and cheap but high quality.

  14. Daniel Derese on January 24, 2022 at 2:10 pm

    He just made me happy…don’t even know why..thanks

  15. Gavin Froling on January 24, 2022 at 2:11 pm

    Thanks Gary. Good Video

  16. Glass is Half full on January 24, 2022 at 2:12 pm

    This guy is 100% right I’m a first year apprentice electrician and I’m here to tell you Those cheap meters that you see on wish and banggood. Or garbage low volt only like maybe your car if you’re lucky. Are they accurate to within a degree they are accurate. If you’re not paying 50 to $100 for a meter don’t bother. You’re just buying garbage at this point. And look at the name brand and God forbid if you get it from China question It absolutely!!!!!!! And guys like this online who are out there to help you or pretty awesome take advantage of that. Cuz I go to school and I pay a tuition in college and work during the day as an apprentice and it ain’t cheap. So anyone giving you advice like this online you might want to follow a little bit but do your background definitely on who’s telling you what because not all the people on YouTube are I call it the university of YouTube I’ve got The correct information.

  17. Tibo Mavela on January 24, 2022 at 2:13 pm

    I am a beginner which multimeter is best for me

  18. David Hones on January 24, 2022 at 2:13 pm

    Great and helpful video, Thanks! Bought the hobby model you recommend.

  19. Avery Kucan on January 24, 2022 at 2:13 pm

    This fluke101 education edition is about 40 bucks and is a high quality flute with a couple really advanced features stripped out. It’s a solid multimeter

  20. Louiese Carlos on January 24, 2022 at 2:16 pm

    Your vid is the nicest guide I had never saw in my entire life. I’m an amateur rider and I need this type of info in order for me to check if my motorcycle’s electricals are functioning or not. Very true, there are a lot of multimeters in the market and, somehow, I need to find a suitable quality for my motorcycle’s maintenance. Thank you again sir for this vid and Keep Safe.😊👍

  21. Soran Bilbas on January 24, 2022 at 2:17 pm

    Thanks for the informative video.

  22. Harun Rasyid on January 24, 2022 at 2:18 pm

    Very informative.thank u.i have simple question …what do u think about the quality of dekko multimeter from south korea..? They looks good but very cheap herein indonesia

  23. Mark on January 24, 2022 at 2:19 pm

    Childish video. Get on with it man.

  24. TheOtttoottto on January 24, 2022 at 2:19 pm

    As an electrical engineer I use sheap meeter just to proof if there is voltage or not. If im interessted in detail I use a scope

  25. Laila ND on January 24, 2022 at 2:21 pm

    I’ve been fixing electronics for 5 years with 10$ multimeter

  26. Supernova on January 24, 2022 at 2:23 pm

    I’m brand new to multimeters but I want the Fluke 117 to do testing on my old car. I get the feeling that driving around an old car I’m going to get some fair use out of the thing. Thanks!

  27. oba fanai on January 24, 2022 at 2:23 pm

    I just subscribed because of your activity like you replied to the comments, can you tell ,,, how to use multimetr

  28. content kuduma kannu on January 24, 2022 at 2:25 pm

    I have a clear mind set to buy multimeter after your video watching
    Such great guidance thanks alot I’m just beginner

  29. gunasiri silva on January 24, 2022 at 2:26 pm

    Thank you Sir,

  30. to G on January 24, 2022 at 2:28 pm

    I have the cheapest one, o got it as a gift more than 10 years ago. It still looks great and and does what i need.having a capacitance setting is a definite plus.

  31. Lumière Nkula on January 24, 2022 at 2:34 pm

    Francais

  32. Human Resource on January 24, 2022 at 2:34 pm

    "set your eyes on a quality unit and then wait for a reduction in price"
    That is the best shopping advice for the American professional consumer technician!
    I hope I never forget those words of wisdom

  33. Z Ack on January 24, 2022 at 2:35 pm

    Why cant they just make a meter that does it all? Tired of switching between meters all the damn time.. and explaining which meters are for what is just getting annoying.. fluke =hv and amp. Klein for auto range. And chinesium weng fung for ohm and capacitance… lol..

  34. Leotha King on January 24, 2022 at 2:35 pm

    Which multimeter should I buy if fixing computers?

  35. Multimeter tools on January 24, 2022 at 2:36 pm

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  36. Dilan Sankalana on January 24, 2022 at 2:38 pm

    Thanks 🖤

  37. Jacky Jack on January 24, 2022 at 2:38 pm

    "Yes, you can even die." He says it while smiling. Lol.

  38. Derek Wyld on January 24, 2022 at 2:39 pm

    Awesome video thank you Gary 🙂 !

  39. Jojo Diver on January 24, 2022 at 2:39 pm

    I must be a dinosaur. No one ever even mentions my old Simpson meter.

  40. zooyorkdanny on January 24, 2022 at 2:40 pm

    Car audio 4:34

  41. Glenda Goyal on January 24, 2022 at 2:40 pm

    Thank you .☺️

  42. Eugene Maynard on January 24, 2022 at 2:41 pm

    🙏🏾

  43. POO POOS on January 24, 2022 at 2:43 pm

    Hi, great video and the only one I found to be so quick and informative.
    I am looking to test PC motherboards and old retro game console boards as well as small CR button batteries like those found on Gameboy games for internal saving.
    Would you recommend an expensive multimeter for more accuracy? Or should I just get something like the AstroAI you linked in the desc?

    Cheers!

  44. Dylan White on January 24, 2022 at 2:44 pm

    At my college they had many fluke multi meters. They where all broken. We had to use the cheapo ones instead.

  45. Neuro on January 24, 2022 at 2:45 pm

    It’s kind of scary that you can die from using a hobbyist meter. If you buy one for a simple car electronics diagnosis, you will likely have it sit around the house for years. At any point someone could pick it up and use it to test house electronics, unaware of the danger.

  46. swide on January 24, 2022 at 2:49 pm

    annoying music

  47. Mark Sam on January 24, 2022 at 2:49 pm

    Looking good automotive multimeter for trucks and car uni t

  48. Joe on January 24, 2022 at 2:49 pm

    Thank you. I’m going to be s electrician this is helpful

  49. Jhomar Salcedo on January 24, 2022 at 2:52 pm

    This video is so helpful, glad I watch it before I buy my first multimeter

  50. SatyabratSwain1 on January 24, 2022 at 2:53 pm

    You have lots of energy and enthusiasm. 👍👍👍

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