Amazon.com.au:Customer reviews: AstroAI Digital Multimeter, TRMS 6000 Counts Volt Meter Manual and Auto Ranging; Measures Voltage Tester, Current, Resistance, Continuity, Frequency; Tests Diodes, Transistors, Temperature, Red
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The meter is decently sized with a big LCD screen with optional backlight (disabled on power-on for battery savings). The leads are long enough for most needs, the plastic doesn't feel cheap, feels good. The stand is sturdy, magnet is a bit of a gimmick, instruction manual is good and everything is nicely labelled. The adapter is fine too, however I'd prefer if capacitor and transistor testing was built-in (just in case I lose the adapter one day... since the meter doesn't come with a case).
Hold/Max/Min/Relative and Manual range features are absolutely great to have, I've been missing them in another multimeter I've had until now
One weird thing is that when it detects continuity (on continuity mode) the beep length has a set minimum so if you there's continuity for a split second it will keep beeping for longer. But at least it gives you certainty that it's there. Clamp feature is interesting but requires an extra accessory
Leads' touch-points are put on from the factory and shielded and I didn't find a good way to attach clips securely but that's a minor issue
But oh my god the NOISE. The BEEPING SOUND. It's a NIGHTMARE. Every. Push. Of. A. Button. And. Selection. Wheel. Turn. Makes. It. Beep. Loudly. Want to tinker with electronics after your wife goes to bed? Better try outside the house, just watch out for neighbours. I'll probably disassemble it and try to lower the volume with a resistor or something. There's no option to turn it off.
This is a decent DMM and represents value for money. I am happy with this purchase. Honestly, the makers of high-end multimeters should be a little worried since the performance of a cheap unit like this one is so good.
Three small issues:
Firstly, the manual says you can press the Hz/Duty button while measuring voltage to get a frequency. This doesn't work, the button does nothing. You have to dial in the frequency measurement instead.
Secondly, I've found the temperature measurements with the supplied k-type sensor to be a bit inaccurate (maybe 10 degrees off at room temp). I've had two of these (one I returned as something was missing) and the first one did not seem to have this problem. I've ordered another probe and will see if that makes a difference.
Thirdly, the mutli-function attachment has holes for caps and transistors; I found I don't get a snug fit with these which can affect the measurements.
These are very minor niggles, I'm satisfied with this purchase, which at this price point is hard to beat.