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    My best multimeter packed in at the weekend and I was looking at ali-express for a replacement and found the Uni-Trend UT801, costing around the 60 mark from most places. However, much to my amazement, Maplin were offering it for 30 (delivered). I haven't used it in anger yet, but it looks the job ! It is a big bugger though, as it runs off 6 C cells or a wall wart (provided) !!

    Last edited by cropwell; 09-08-2016 at 05:42 PM.
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    Cheers for that, just ordered one.
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    Nipped down to Loughborough tonight as they were the only store to have one in the shop. so ordered it on line and reserved it

    Got there and it had no box and the lid was missing. Well kicked off right good and proper, told them had to knock off work early, drive 25 miles uphill in the pouring rain, not fed me dog etc, etc.

    Anyway got it for 22.50 with a set of batteries thrown in.
    Soon make a cover on the laser, mind you that one will still go missing.
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    Must be the bargain of the week - someones trying on fleabay to sell one and its up to 41 already!

    Bet they are out of stock!

    peter

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    Can't resist a bargain, hope this is a bargain, I'll let you know when it arrives

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    Maplin seem to have them in stock for delivery, and delivery is included. I actually don't like Maplin, they have gone from being a useful electronics components source to a toy shop. I suppose the bean counters are in charge. With Maplin, I would have expected a price of 129.99 ! Maybe someone has made a cock-up with the price or they have a container load of them to shift. Chinese goods can be stupidly cheap, for instance, those 50 bench drills are imported by the container load at around 5 each (which is all they are worth when the quill is so sloppy !).
    It takes all sorts to make a world, I am just glad I am not one of them.

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    Forgive me my ignorance, but how is that better than my 10 euro multimeter from lidl pdm 250 a2? I see the bench one could measure temperature, but i have very good laser gun thermometer to 1300C . Anything else that one might need ? In the DIY CNC line of things i mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boyan Silyavski View Post
    Forgive me my ignorance, but how is that better than my 10 euro multimeter from lidl pdm 250 a2?
    In terms of measurement ranges, it does frequency, capacitance and temperature >230C. It has a large back-lit display and can be mains powered. Otherwise it is functionally the same as the lidl one, I guess.

    BUT it is a Bench Multimeter, and I reckon it is big enough to use as a bench .

    Rob
    Last edited by cropwell; 11-08-2016 at 12:08 PM.
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    I reckon it is big enough to use as a bench .
    Or a door stop when you blow it up Rob
    ..Clive

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clive S View Post
    Or a door stop when you blow it up Rob

    That's the multi in multimeter. Another advantage is that you are more likely to notice if one of those thieving sparkies tries to make off with it !
    Last edited by cropwell; 11-08-2016 at 12:44 PM.
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