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06-02-2004 09:14 PM  13 years agoPost 1
Dazzler

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Will this unit measure the voltage of a 12volt field battery!!!
http://www.multimeterwarehouse.com/dt830b.htm

Thanks, Daz...

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06-02-2004 09:16 PM  13 years agoPost 2
Doug

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Yes

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06-02-2004 09:17 PM  13 years agoPost 3
sharam

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Daz,

That will measure just about everything!!

Seriously, yes, just put the dial on a DC Voltage scale that can measure 12 volts and away you go!!

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06-02-2004 09:17 PM  13 years agoPost 4
Dazzler

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Thanks Doug & Sharam!!!

Going to order one now!!!

Daz...

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06-02-2004 09:49 PM  13 years agoPost 5
heligoole

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it will measure like the posts previous state...however beware as ive used cheaper type(like this one)multimeters and basically you get what you pay for...ie...the cheaper ones arent very accurate..they can display 12volts and may be 2 or 3 volts out(worse cases)...if you get this one check it on known good supply 12 volts first to see how accurate(a good 12v field battery will give more than12.5volts or even more)

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06-02-2004 10:01 PM  13 years agoPost 6
Dazzler

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Thats good info heligoole, I know the scenerio of getting what you pay for, I had a cheap one from radio shack that worked very well it would read like 13.4 volts on a freshly charge, and it worked fine, it just died a few months ago, and wanted to get another cheapo one. I just got it on ebay for $5 NIP+$5 shipping. All I use it for is my field battery!!!

Daz...

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06-02-2004 10:04 PM  13 years agoPost 7
heligoole

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ok m8 hope u have luk with this 1..

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06-02-2004 10:05 PM  13 years agoPost 8
sharam

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The electronics used inside these digital voltmeters is pretty much standardized. Basically, one simple really inexpensive semiconductor device is the brains behind measuring the voltage.

The voltage reading will be as accurate whether you are using a $10 meter or a $100 meter. The difference is durability, quality of switches and connectors, warranty period, quality of display, quality of faceplate, etc.

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06-02-2004 10:12 PM  13 years agoPost 9
heligoole

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not in my experience...

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06-02-2004 10:13 PM  13 years agoPost 10
Dazzler

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ok m8 hope u have luk with this 1..
Actually the one I bought from radio shack still works, I just got tired of buying those button cell batteries for it, so when I said it died actually only the batteries are dead, it still works. The one on the link uses 1 9volt battery.

Daz...

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06-03-2004 01:10 AM  13 years agoPost 11
theotherwarren

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I bought the same meter at WalMart in the automotive section for $12.99 (in Canada)

For the money it's a good meter, but it has no auto power off.
If you leave it on, the battery will die in 2-3 days.

I use a $2500 Fluke scopemeter for work and this meter is within 1/10 of a volt of the fluke measuring low DC voltages.

Keep in mind the accuracy goes WAY off as the battery dies.

Warren

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06-05-2004 10:14 PM  13 years agoPost 12
Dazzler

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Just received my new $5 multimeter in the mail, and it works great, even came with a battery. You cant beat this thing for $5, it measures the field battery very well, and anything else I will ever need to measure!!!

Daz...

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