sear's DMM and advice on it. Model 82140

Newuser01

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http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/product.do?BV_UseBVCookie=Yes&vertical=TOOL&cat=Electrical+Shop&subcat=Multi-Meters%2C+Testers+%26+Accessories&pid=03482146000..

It is onsale for 12.49. Also include Pen type AC V detector that lights up.
Dmm spec's :
Measures AC/DC volts, current and resistance. Also measures diode and continuity. Has a 20 range, 7 function, which provides greater accuracy, 0.5 per. on DC voltage. Rubber holster protects meter if its dropped and large 2000 count display is easy to read and accurate. Fuse is protected, with 2 spare fuses included which protects meter from damage. UL listed and tested for safety.
.This will be my first DMM and I would like to know if this is a good unit?
I do know that Flute would be the best DMM on the market but for a price.
The store link also include user's manual which you could look at.
If you buy, choose store pickup to save on shipping.

Any help would be lovely!
Regards.
 

ynggrsshppr

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I have one, not much to say. It is your average multimeter. Don't know how accurate it is. I'm happy with the construction. I actually saw it on sale for $10 a few weeks earlier.
 

viorel00

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I got one, looks decent for that price. Will pick up in store over the weekend. Thanks!
 

Newuser01

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The AC Volt detector is worth about 10 bucks and so you are infact getting the DMM for almost free?

I think I'll pick up this to test batteries and stuff!!

If you have used it or opinion about it please share?
 

lumenal

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I bought this DMM with AC detector for the same price a couple months ago at Sears.

Although Fluke is known as one of the best, this particular one has been serving me well for about 1/5 the price. But then you're getting just the basics, which is fine for my use.

All I do is check rechargeables and low voltage applications and its been OK. I have yet to use the AC detector, so I can't say anything about that...
 

Lynx_Arc

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I have a craftsman model 82029 and found it to be dissappointing. I has many flaws.
Accuracy... rechargeables measuring 1.33v on other meters including my Lacross charger measure 1.29 on it. I have had to take it apart a dozen times because the ball socket design is cheap and keeps falling apart. The other things is it shuts off after awhile automatically which makes it worthless for doing long term measurements as you have to turn if off and back to the scale again to use. I got it because it is autoranging and now I find myself using cheap 3.00 harbor freight meters while trying to figure out which used Fluke meter around is worth what money.
 

viorel00

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I picked up mine form sears this afternoon and it's not so bad. It shows the same voltage as my other DMM (a Voltcraft purchased in Geramny but made in China). The Craftsman has two battery scales, one for 1.5V and one for 9V. This is not just a voltage measurement as I thought, instead it measures teh vilatge under a small load, 75 mA for the 1.5V scale (I measured the current with the other DMM). Some rayovac AAA alkalines (not sure is they have been used or not) showed 1.57 under open circuit (simple voltage measurement) but only 1.4V under "load".

The voltage detector (the pen) seems to work OK too.

After all, not a bad deal.
 
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