Our latest batch of flukes at work have came with the magnetic strap that is very handy as you sayAlso, my latest model has a strong magnet on the strap. Really useful for:
1) hanging from whatever metal object your working on so your hands can be freed for holding the probes.
2) Latching onto all the small parts of your socket set and emptying boxes of screws all over the floor.
He’s right but, the question was..Meters used to be part of my trade tools, and I have a selection. I keep a uni-t clamp meter in my van and a basic no name multimeter in my tool bag. The cheap one is my go to meter when working on vans though, as from experience they are perfectly adequate for the job, and not much of a loss if it gets wet etc
so For a Tool kit not the van I’d go Fluke T90 for general use as a home testerCan anyone suggest a good quality multimeter to add to my tool kit.
Ditto, on the recommendation of Lenny HB.
I'm sure the UT-204A is a good meter. The clamp means it's very much easier to measure Amps than a standard multimeter. But I'd still recommend the UT-210E for a general meter.I replaced a basic voltmeter with one of these as I wanted to measure amps without disconnecting cables, very happy with it but be careful to get one that is AC/DC as a lot are AC only.
I’ve just had a new 376 and that has the magnet which is very handy to be fair.Our latest batch of flukes at work have came with the magnetic strap that is very handy as you say
Unfortunately, it will stick itself to every metallic tool in my drawer, so when I get it out to use half of my drawer comes with it, and out on plant I've even managed to stick it metal work like girders and panels as I've walked past, leaving my meter hanging!
So following the advice of far more experienced funsters in these matters than me (many thanks to you all) I have ordered the UT210E from Amazon for the bargain price of £29.99...
Another happy user of this one---- very good value for moneyI replaced a basic voltmeter with one of these as I wanted to measure amps without disconnecting cables, very happy with it but be careful to get one that is AC/DC as a lot are AC only.