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Seven function multimeter
Description: A multimeter is an instrument used to measure electrical resistance, voltage, and current. Each students is required to have a digital multimeter for this class. We recommend purchasing a modestly low-cost meter in the range $15 to $35 for this class. A $15 multimeter is perfectly adequate. A $5 multimeter may work, but we have had difficulty with such inexpensive meters in the past. Lab technicians, electricians and engineers often use multimeters costing $200 or more, but that level of multimeter is not necessary for this class.
Students purchasing multimeters on-line should consider pooling their orders to get volume discounts (for 10 or more) and to reduce shipping costs.