$17.95 each
Velleman # DVM850BL. For features, accuracy and ruggedness, this is the best inexpensive multimeter we've ever seen. DC current (10 A), DC and AC voltage (600 V),resistance (2 M ohm), diode, transistor tester, audible continuity and hold button. Protective rubber shell and test leads included.
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Average Customer Review:  (13 Reviews) Write A Review

A customer from somewhere between here and nowhere
Simply Awesome
This meter is great! I've had this thing for quite a while and it still works perfectly. It's packed with lots of features and is really inexpensive. The audible continuity tester feature is wonderful! A few hints though: (1) readings get inaccurate as the battery dies so replace it when it tells you to, (2) you might want to solder 1cm wire leads onto the probes so you can stick them right into a breadboard (I did). All in all its a great meter. I used mine just today. :)

A customer from Berkeley CA
good value for the money
I've owned mine for over a year now, it's just as accurate as one from a different maker my wife paid much more for. It's rugged enough that I don't have a special case, just keep it in the same tool carrier with the rest of my gear. My one gripe is that the face plate is vinyl and is starting to peel up a bit, that's it.

A customer from Seattle, WA USA
A Great First Start
For the beginner or novice who doesn't want to jump into the world of electronics experimenting with a $200+ meter yet wants standard features and great durability, then look no further. I myself am a relative novice. I've destroyed many a chip and component in my day, and to my continual surprise, this little Velleman has yet to fall victim to my stupidity. But, and isn't there always a but, this meter's of course not invincible. Its two major shortcomings are its lack of capacitance measuring and its lack of adjustable test leads, the later of which I was able to fix by buying separately leads with interchangeable bits. Still, with a fairly durable track record, low-battery indicator, transistor tester, and a few other convenient features not usually found on a meter this cheap, it's definitely worth the $18.

A customer from Brazil
After buying this in person at the store on the recommendation of the clerk who seemed unhappy to have his talkfest with fellow employees interrupted, I was displeased to find out when I got home and got it out of the bubble pak, it simply didn't work. The display showed "1" at various settings, indicating it was at least powering up, but it would not do any readings: voltage, current, resistance...

I live far away so returning it is not a viable option.

Waste of money. EDITORS NOTE: As you can tell from other reviews, this meter is very popular and considered a good value. We have had very few problems with this meter and the manufacturer stands behide this product. If you send the meter back via Mail, we will gladly replace the unit.

Ricky Earp from Tulsa, OK
very good value
Only a couple of reasons I don't give it 5 stars. Continuity beeper is pretty low sound volume and the diode test setting doesn't work on LED's, and I agree reading the 1amp> range is fiddlily, but for the money you can't touch it. On some super prescision resistors I have (couresty of "Fish-Finders") it reads to the last digit what my 4 1/2 digit $450 Fluke does, so that's good enough for me. I'm a model railroader and electronic nut(and tech, retired) so I need a good DVOM. The Fluke ain't going to a train show or leaving my hands!I feel this is what I needed to replace an oooold Radio Shack DVOM someone "liberated" from my truck. BTW: Mine is in a rather bilious green "bump" case. Would have prefered yellow or orange for "spotability", but it works and I'll recommend them to others.