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Etekcity Digital Multimeter MSR R500 Ohm Amp Volt Meter Diode Voltage Tester Dual Fuse Protection

Last Updated: 16 Apr 2019 (Refresh Now)
8.8
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Review Summary - 873 recent, verified reviews

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Price
 151
meter, money, multimeter, value, beat
+99%
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" ...  Good Tool and Good price  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent quality and excellent value.  ...  "
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" ...  Impressive functionality for the cost.  ...  "
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" ...  The meter seems to be fine for the money.  ...  "
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" ...  Great tools at a great price.  ...  "
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" ...  Great multimeter at a great price.  ...  "
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" ...  Very good piece of equipment, well priced.  ...  "
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" ...  Great little multi Meter for the price .  ...  "
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Ease of Use
 82
instructions, simple, works great, meter, easy
+89%
-11%
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" ...  Easy to use  ...  "
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" ...  Ease to to read.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the ease of use.  ...  "
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" ...  Without an electrical background, I found this product fairly easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  I had no idea how to use one and the directions allowed me to use it properly and I did not have to YouTube or Google anything about it!  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Unit had a very good price was very easy to use and well made.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use , has a lot of functions .  ...  "
Build Quality
 59
rubber, meter, screws, multimeter, probes
+76%
-24%
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" ...  It is a solid-duty piece of equipment though, nothing cheap about it.  ...  "
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" ...  The wire leads even feel sturdy and you just can't beat the price for what you get.  ...  "
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" ...  It's easy for them to become every-so-slightly unplugged, which will result in the meter itself looking faulty (dropping out), when in fact it's just the leads not seated well.  ...  "
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" ...  Very nice size and also has the rubber protection case.  ...  "
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" ...  This one seems solidly made and works well.  ...  "
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" ...  -High resistance leads.  ...  "
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" ...  It's well made and rugged enough for garage use.  ...  "
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" ...  The rubber sleeve acts as a bumper guard, it's a great feature!  ...  "
Battery Life
 55
batteries, test, dead, check, 9v battery
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Works great, I used it for testing my car battery.  ...  "
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" ...  Great buy used it to check battery and was able to fix $60 battery.  ...  "
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" ...  It comes with battery included, I compared it with other more expensive and it has very good precision, for the price it is excellent, but they must be careful not to burn it.  ...  "
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" ...  Really cool that it comes with a battery.  ...  "
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" ...  Good meter.don't know how to change the battery?  ...  "
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" ...  If you buy this, and go to replace the battery, I'd recommend extreme caution. ... Maybe even place electrical tape on the board before putting a new battery in.  ...  "
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" ...  It is easy to set up and gave me readings (with 2 decimal point readings) that accurately tell me the state of each battery.  ...  "
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" ...  I use it to test my battery voltage.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 46
reliable, multimeter, meter, defective, chinese
+59%
-41%
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" ...  Cheap and reliable, highly recommended  ...  "
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" ...  Working just fine!  ...  "
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" ...  I've used it three times now and there have been no problems.  ...  "
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" ...  The continuity function works just fine.  ...  "
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" ...  Great product and very reliable.  ...  "
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" ...  Should last for a long time.  ...  "
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" ...  Works great no issues.  ...  "
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" ...  I wanted the least expensive one I could fine that had decent reviews, because I'll probably not use this again for another five years (hopefully).  ...  "
Display Clarity
 39
light, numbers, easy to read, backlight, lcd screen
+74%
-26%
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" ...  Love the large digital display.  ...  "
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" ...  Even came with a battery installed and has a backlit display.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a nice unit and has back lit panel!  ...  "
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" ...  Background light on screen is very helpful to read the screen.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice meter large clear readout  ...  "
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" ...  + Easy to read display with great backlight  ...  "
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" ...  The switch is solid and the display is good even in bright daylight and low lighting conditions.  ...  "
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" ...  It has a kickstand for easier viewing, and the backlight is a nice feature.  ...  "
Marketplace
 37
reviews, fast shipping, works as advertised, thanks, ordered
+81%
-19%
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" ...  Quick shipment and service.  ...  "
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" ...  company reached out to me and asked if I was happy with the product.  ...  "
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" ...  Fast Shipping good price and exactly what I needed and ordered thanks.  ...  "
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" ...  Product as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Then I saw that Amazon is practically giving this meter away, so I picked it up.  ...  "
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" ...  This is the most wonderful item I've purchased from amazon to this day  ...  "
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" ...  Product arrived fast as advertised, Thanks  ...  "
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" ...  works as advertised.  ...  "
Accuracy
 30
meter, dcv, dca, thoughts, readings
+90%
-10%
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" ...  I got curious on how accurate this meter is, so I ran a few tests on each range to see how accurate this meter is. ... 0.075% accurate for DCV, 4.3% accurate for ACV (@1kHz), 1.1% for resistance, and 0.34% accurate for DCA. ... As stated above, I got curious to see how accurate this meter is. ... Thoughts on DCV: Not really surprised, as DC tends to be easy to get accurate results for. ... As suspected, higher ranges are less accurate, but this is fairly standard for multimeters unless you have one made specifically for high ranges. ... This is typical even for high accuracy multimeters. ... Like DCV, DCA is pretty easy to get an accurate reading for most multimeters, and I found it to be no different here. ... Thoughts on DCA: Consistent with DCV, read pretty accurate with the worst being the higher ranges. ... Overall thoughts: This isn't a super highly accurate multimeter, but that's okay. ... The accuracy is good for pretty much everything that an 'everyman' would need it for. ... -DCV, DCA, Resistance and mid/high range ACV accurate enough for most people  ...  "
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" ...  I’ve used it on ac and dc current and worked great, Accurate.  ...  "
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" ...  RESISTANCE MEASUREMENT IS FAIRLY ACCURATE TOO .  ...  "
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" ...  + Accurate compared to a friend's professional multimeter  ...  "
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" ...  It is accurate, readable and is affordable.  ...  "
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" ...  I am an electrician and used me at work for an easy and accurate product  ...  "
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" ...  Seems to work as expected and accurate enough for home use.  ...  "
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" ...  Not sure how accurate it is but it gets the job done  ...  "
Delivery
 26
delivery, time, received, delivery was quick, time and works
+92%
-8%
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" ...  Delivery was quick, product works without issues so far.  ...  "
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" ...  Good quality, On-time delivery.  ...  "
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" ...  Item arrived safely.  ...  "
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" ...  Item arrived quickly and just as described.  ...  "
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" ...  excellent product and delivery  ...  "
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" ...  Delivery was quick, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived timely and as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived on time and works great!  ...  "
Size
 26
size, small, meter, portable, handy
+100%
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" ...  A nice deal, compact and functional  ...  "
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" ...  Compact, easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  For the price, a surprisingly sturdy, fused meter that's very lightweight, portable.  ...  "
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" ...  Size and quality leads.  ...  "
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" ...  Small size perfect for space savings on a desk.  ...  "
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" ...  Quite often I need to have a meter like this in various locations to make quick readings with a small handy-dandy VOM like this.  ...  "
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" ...  Unlike the little cheap meters this device has some heft to it and seems  ...  "
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" ...  It's handy , compact and works.  ...  "
Fit
 25
screws, leads, fits, rubber, stripped
+68%
-32%
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" ...  Comes with a belt clip too.  ...  "
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" ...  Sturdy test leads with protective caps for storage, lighted display if needed, hold function - even the instructions are thorough and not in tiny print.  ...  "
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" ...  I needed a multimeter and this one fit in with the projects that I am doing.  ...  "
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" ...  I like how the leads are heavy duty and also how they firmly insert into the case.  ...  "
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" ...  But the cap does pull off and the ends are longer.  ...  "
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" ...  Can fit in my pocket.  ...  "
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" ...  Very nice size and also has the rubber protection case.  ...  "
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" ...  It seems well constructed and has an easy-to-hold shape.  ...  "
Overall performance
 24
worked, well, done, reliable, quality
+96%
-4%
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" ...  Not much to say, I bought it to replace an even cheaper one and it does the job  ...  "
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" ...  It does the job and looks great .  ...  "
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" ...  It does the job  ...  "
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" ...  robust enough to withstand daily on the job use.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent, Does the job well and inexpensive  ...  "
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" ...  Does the job  ...  "
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" ...  It's what i needed, it got the job done and it's there if i ever need it again.  ...  "
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" ...  Does its job.  ...  "
Features
 20
functions, feature, backlight, turn, multimeter
+95%
-5%
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" ...  I like the backlight you can turn on and off I used a few times it seems good  ...  "
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" ...  many advanced features.  ...  "
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" ...  I use it for simple functions, checking continuity and voltage.  ...  "
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" ...  The backlight and hold features are especially helpful, and I'm surprised it doesn't sell for even more. ... Blue back light is soothing.  ...  "
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" ...  It does everything I need for home and automotive, and does it well, along wth having all of the essential features: hold button, dial light and buzzer -- and all at a very good price.  ...  "
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" ...  The back-light feature is very nice.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the continuity beep feature!  ...  "
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" ...  For such a small meter it has all the features I wanted.  ...  "
Setup
 17
works, simple, pretty, never, better
+59%
-41%
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" ...  I am a retired Electronics Technician.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s very easy to use with easily understood instructions.  ...  "
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" ...  instructions are pretty clear for someone who never used one before.  ...  "
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" ...  Works well for the lay-electrician.  ...  "
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" ...  Instructions were good.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy instructions to follow, works perfect!  ...  "
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" ...  I will be ordering more for our technicians.  ...  "
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" ...  I had never used a Multimeter before but after reading the simple instructions that came with the this Multimeter I was able to immediately start testing connection points for connectivity.  ...  "
Capacity
 16
around the house, home, perfect, multimeter, working
+100%
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" ...  Very handy to have as a backup multimeter inside your car or the house.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a must around the house.  ...  "
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" ...  Seems to be well made and is just what I need for around the house.  ...  "
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" ...  Back light is very useful at night or in dark rooms.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect size and range  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect for small testing projects around the house for repairs and keeping safe.  ...  "
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" ...  Check house outlets on AC volts.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent multimeter for the house  ...  "
Returns
 12
returned, went, sent, replacement, got
+8%
-92%
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" ...  Sat on it for a year before using so can't even return it.  ...  "
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" ...  Ended up returning it.  ...  "
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" ...  If worse than its stated accuracy it will be returned.  ...  "
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" ...  It will be going back.  ...  "
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" ...  Unable to deliver product, instead issued refund.  ...  "
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" ...  It went in the trash.  ...  "
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" ...  Now I'll have to face the hassle to return it.  ...  "
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" ...  Extremely dissatisfied and now have to find out how to return it.  ...  "
Comfort
 12
feels, test, leads, hold, hand
+83%
-17%
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" ...  It is comfortable to hold.  ...  "
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" ...  Feels good in the hand and the probes are of good quality.  ...  "
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" ...  It's solid, feels great, seems to be very well made.  ...  "
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" ...  It seems well constructed and has an easy-to-hold shape.  ...  "
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" ...  I especially like the prop to allow 2 hands free to read the meter.  ...  "
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" ...  Only gripe for me is the tips of the leads are small, but that is not a big deal and easily replaceable if it's a issue.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the back light and the tip caps.  ...  "
Product As Described
 11
described, exactly, advertised, works as expected, worked
+91%
-9%
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" ...  Works as expected.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Exactly as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Exactly as it was advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Item was as described.  ...  "
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" ...  all of its functions worked as described .  ...  "
Controls
 10
stand, quality, nice, features, dial
+70%
-30%
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" ...  -Hold button is great.  ...  "
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" ...  The audible continuity, backlit display, flip out stand and hold button are all nice touches.  ...  "
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" ...  I hope Amazon will adopt a quality control program.  ...  "
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" ...  I really like the digital reading with a two digit readout.  ...  "
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" ...  It has many uses and I look forward to learning more of the functions.  ...  "
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" ...  It does everything I need for home and automotive, and does it well, along wth having all of the essential features: hold button, dial light and buzzer -- and all at a very good price.  ...  "
Cables
 10
wires, wire, test, voltage, testing
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Both the multimeter and included cables are well made and feel sturdy.  ...  "
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" ...  Once I figured out what I was doing, I quickly figured out which wires had power and which did not.  ...  "
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" ...  The wire leads even feel sturdy and you just can't beat the price for what you get.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect for the work I do (cable splicing), and the tone generator button helps me find multiple legs.  ...  "
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" ...  The meter uses standard cables, so I am able to use the various cables that I already had.  ...  "
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" ...  I use it to test batteries in the field and continuity of wires.  ...  "
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" ...  It helped prove that the alternator and her battery were both operating fine but that it was only some corrodwd ground cables causing that light.  ...  "
Design
 8
feels, product, nice, like, well made
+100%
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" ...  Haven't used this product yet but looks cool  ...  "
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" ...  Nice design and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Feels good in the hand and the probes are of good quality.  ...  "
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" ...  It's solid, feels great, seems to be very well made. ... So now I can test what I need to test, and my tool box looks like I know much more than I do.  ...  "
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" ...  Very sturdy, rubberized case.  ...  "
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" ...  It does the job and looks great .  ...  "
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" ...  I love this product, feels pricey, looks pricey, and functions like a fluke or micronta very nice for a great price!  ...  "
User Manual
 7
use, multimeter, like, instructions, instruction
+43%
-57%
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" ...  Manual hard to read.  ...  "
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" ...  I've wanted a multimeter for a long time, I would like you to bring a manual to use it.  ...  "
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" ...  I just wish the instructions were a little more clear.  ...  "
Cleaning
 7
dust, use, points, leads, clean
+57%
-43%
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" ...  I'm just a homeowner and not a professional electrician, but this meter is clean, easy and simple to use .  ...  "
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" ...  After cleaning the prob points it works great.  ...  "
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" ...  Your meter feels solid and well made, it has some heft , the leads are made of quality materials and are sturdy(I appreciate the dust/debri caps).  ...  "
Power Stabilizer
 6
+33%
-67%
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" ...  This is for low voltage only.  ...  "
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" ...  It doesn't work it comes on but will not messure voltage  ...  "
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" ...  Voltage does not register  ...  "
Power Consumption
 5
voltage, test, ac, plumber, amperage
+100%
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" ...  This multimeter unlike many others does not test AC current.  ...  "
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" ...  This meter was not made to test AC for lower voltages, though.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall, it's more reliable for larger voltages and will surely help me learn more about electricity.  ...  "
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" ...  If you buy one, test it on a known good voltage source.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm a plumber and I use this mainly for checking circuits, continuity, and measuring voltage/amperage.  ...  "
Clarity
 5
instructions, display
+60%
-40%
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" ...  The directions are very clear.  ...  "
Storage
 5
small, size, price, low
+100%
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" ...  Small size perfect for space savings on a desk.  ...  "
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" ...  Was convenient to use in my cramped space.  ...  "
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" ...  I could not find my multimeter and this product was significantly cheaper than the multimeters at my local big box store.  ...  "
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" ...  It puts a lot of quality in a small space for a very low price.  ...  "
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" ...  A storage case would be nice  ...  "
Sound Quality
 4
continuity, good, like
+75%
-25%
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" ...  Its good that it has sound  ...  "
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" ...  Was looking for a continuity tester with sound.  ...  "
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" ...  Continuity sound is good.  ...  "
Video Playback
 4
videos, video, tube
+100%
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" ...  They even have you tube videos  ...  "
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" ...  If unsure about how to use it, check youtube videos.  ...  "
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" ...  I watched a Youtube video for this specific model, which was  ...  "
Keyboard
 4
like, flip, display, backlit, backlight
+75%
-25%
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" ...  Even came with a battery installed and has a backlit display.  ...  "
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" ...  The audible continuity, backlit display, flip out stand and hold button are all nice touches.  ...  "
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" ...  I didn't know it had a backlight when I ordered it, so I was pleasantly surprised to find it and the stand!  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 4
arrived, seller, charge, back
-100%
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" ...  I do imagine I got a dud.  ...  "
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" ...  Also you gonna charge me for returning a defective item?  ...  "
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" ...  Product arrived not working.  ...  "
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" ...  Put back in box, shipped back to seller, ordered fluke 323.  ...  "
Ports
 4
wall, tested, outlets, meter, home
+100%
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" ...  Took the trusted Fluke meter out and tested the outlets, 122V.  ...  "
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" ...  Used it to replace wall plug ins at my new house, saved me from getting shocked at least once already, I would recommend for the DIY handywork.  ...  "
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" ...  It has already come in handy for me with home wiring, computer power troubleshooting, and continuity testing.  ...  "
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" ...  I have been able to ck.out the plug outlets,in our home and the process was QUICK and EASY.  ...  "
Charging
 4
test, charge, bought, battery, batteries
+75%
-25%
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" ...  I bought this to find the short that is keeping my otherwise perfect laptop from getting power from my charger.  ...  "
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" ...  Using it to test my RV’s solar panel & vehicle batteries.  ...  "
Apps
 3
usually, store, software, one, local
+67%
-33%
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" ...  I would recommend this multimeter for most applications.  ...  "
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" ...  I had this one for a while now, and I used it a lot in several applications.  ...  "
Original Product
 3
fake
+33%
-67%
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" ...  This is just a cheap device pushed by fake reviews.  ...  "
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" ...  Super disappointed, and the fake reviews on here do not help if you are selling a bad product.  ...  "
Screen Protection
 3
display
-100%
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" ...  But this defect should have been caught if the display was tested during manufacture.  ...  "
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" ...  Screen flashed and burnt a few times then died.  ...  "
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" ...  It arrived late and the screen was scratched.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 3
use
+100%
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" ...  Another great test device from Amazon .  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent device, works perfectly  ...  "
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" ...  I will probably get another one for use in my mobile  ...  "

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