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Generic Digital Multimeter - 10709

The Digital Multimeter is a five function analog multimeter and battery tester. This product is ideal for automotive home or shop use. It features 16 ranges. Complete operating instructions are included. The Digital Multimeter uses one "AA" battery, which is included.
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Questions & Answers for Generic Digital Multimeter - 10709

Question

Does this meter come with test leads?

There are none shown
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
sparky
on Digital Multimeter - 10709
3 answers
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answer 1
yes it does but they feltvery loose to me
answered 10 months ago
By
mrjovi
answer 2
Yes
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
loveysdozier
answer 3
Yes, it comes with test leads but the leads do not have alligator clip attachments.

It also comes with a thermocouple test lead to measure temperature.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
JohnATtheFALLS
Question

Why do the specs of this "digital multimeter" start off by saying it is an "analog multimeter"? Is it digital or not?

asked 4 years, 5 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Digital Multimeter - 10709
2 answers
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answer 1
The specification description is totally wrong - it apparently was taken from another analog meter description and nobody bothered to proof read the copy. This is truly a digital meter that I believe operates off of two AAA batteries, not one AA as stated. Look at the pictures.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Adcopywatchdog
answer 2
It is most definitely a "Digital" multimeter. An analog meter uses a "Moving needle" type of display. In this day and age, a digital meter is the far bettery buy, since the electronics can be made far cheaper than the electronics for an analog meter.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Kyleservicetech
 - Wisconsin
Question

I am a teacher looking to purchase a set of 24 multimeters for my science classroom. I don't know much about them yet. Can you suggest one?

I am looking for students to be able to check batteries. Measure AC and DC. Low voltage stuff. Amps, volts and ohms. Digital read. Optimum would be something that could interface with a computer - as well as take multiple reads per second - but I suspect that would be very expensive. Can someone who knows multimeters recommend to me an inexpensive model that they think would be great for middle school kids to use in exploring electricity basics - and then a model that can take rapid data points per second and possibly be computer communicative? Lastly, if I get 24 of them would there be a discount?
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Connecticut
on Digital Multimeter - 10709
2 answers
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answer 1
This is an overall very good meter. The inclusion of a thermocouple lead for temperature measurement could make this useful for other projects.

A digital meter will just give you answers. An analog meter will show relationships and give a better understanding if the student is measuring a voltage or resistance that is fluctuating. It is also more interesting to read resistance on an analog meter since it is not a linear scale. Extra significant digits on the digital can be superfluous and confusing in some classroom situations.There are some very inexpensive analog meters out there. I think schools need to focus more on understanding than just answers.

I would buy this meter and get a few analog meters also because not everyone comprehends information the same way. While most may get your lesson with digital, I know there are a few other kids that will comprehend analog better.

Hope these thoughts help.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
JohnATtheFALLS
answer 2
This meter will satisfy your needs for general classroom use. However, interfacing with a computer will require a meter that sells for many times what this meter costs.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Kyleservicetech
 - Wisconsin
Question

can this meter be used for working on aircraft electrical systems

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
bobby
on Digital Multimeter - 10709
2 answers
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answer 1
No!
Any meter used on aircraft should have a certified calibration certificate.
If you are a licensed Avionics tech, you should know this.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
JohnATtheFALLS
answer 2
this meter checks dc and ac voltage from 1 volt up to 600volt so it should cover any system you might have. it also has a lead that you can check water temp too.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
tanker18
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I have just purchased the ETEK digital Multimeter. I lost the isntructions. Where on line can I find instructions or user manual for this product?

asked 2 years, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Digital Multimeter - 10709
2 answers
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answer 1
Try searching for or writing to :
Custom Accessories
c/o Product Service Dervice Department
6440 W. Howard
Niles, IL 60714
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
JohnATtheFALLS
answer 2
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20460015/Files/Etek%20Digital%20Multimeter%2010709%20Owner%27s%20Manual.pdf
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
kmende
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My 10709 meter has aquired a steady tone. I thought it was because the fuse might have blown but it didn't. How do I shut off the tone?

asked 2 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Digital Multimeter - 10709
2 answers
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answer 1
My first one did as well. It was unexplained, I simply returned and exchanged the meter. The replacement works as expected.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
Malagent
answer 2
i have the same problem i'm returning mine. continuous beep only on continuity testing tho
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
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Will this measure frequency in Hz?

asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
gratefulmac
on Digital Multimeter - 10709
2 answers
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answer 1
No
answered 10 months ago
By
mrjovi
answer 2
It will not measure frequency but the AC voltage frequency range is 40 to 400Hz.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
JohnATtheFALLS
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What is the AC voltage range on this?

I would like to measure down to .01 AC volts / 10 mv. Will this go down that low, or can you suggest a meter that will?
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
destiny
on Digital Multimeter - 10709
1 answer
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answer 1
It has a resolution of 100 micro volts. 0.0001 Volts +- 1 percent

This is a great little meter!
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
JohnATtheFALLS
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does this meter have an approval rating from any testing labs like UL

asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
john
on Digital Multimeter - 10709
1 answer
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answer 1
It has the European Union CE mark on it. CE and UL have nothing to do with the calibration accuracy of any meter.

But ....

The little manual has a full listing of calibration specifications so you could send this to a calibration lab for a certificate of calibration.

Quite amazing for a little meter at this price point.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
JohnATtheFALLS
Question

Does this meter have continuity beeper?

asked 2 years, 5 months ago
By
4bye41
 - East Tennessee
on Digital Multimeter - 10709
1 answer
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answer 1
yes
answered 10 months ago
By
mrjovi
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