Whats a good multimeter and battery charger
Posted 08 March 2011 - 07:37 PM
Posted 08 March 2011 - 07:43 PM
or do you want a nice unti with rpm , dwell , anus tempurature and hz
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Posted 08 March 2011 - 07:45 PM
i have on of these for working on cars
$49.99 from dick smiths
does most things you could want to do on a car
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Posted 08 March 2011 - 08:08 PM
Posted 08 March 2011 - 08:10 PM
i bought a jaycar one when he was on holiday and still got a mean deal,
i have a small charger from appco good for motorbikes to cars but nothing clever
Posted 08 March 2011 - 08:15 PM
I had a smaller version of it at home, it was shit, went out of range and generaly failed.
I also have a $19.95 one from J Car it works good, I like it.
As far as I can tell most battery chargers with an out put of 4-5 amps up seem to work pretty good.
Older style chargers won't/can't charge moderm calcium batteries?
You can get multi purpose ones but they cost quite a bit.
Not the only Uni T fail I see.
Posted 08 March 2011 - 08:25 PM
Posted 08 March 2011 - 08:33 PM
I got a shitty little Projecta multimeter from work, they retail at like $15 Its not too bad a unit, but the cable doesnt clip into one of the ports
'88 KE70 Corolla wagon
'83 KE70 Corolla sedan - This one
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Posted 08 March 2011 - 10:17 PM
But for 90% of people just go and drop $50 or something at a decent tool store.
Posted 09 March 2011 - 12:41 PM
I bought a AutoRanging Multimeter from JayCar for like $60 and its all good so far (had it about 6 months). Cant see anything wrong with it, fused and works sweet.
CTEK Battery Chargers are mean, but cost lots also.
I have a Projecta Battery charger, I think 1600mA, and it is honeslty the best damn thing i've ever used! Ive had it for the last 6 years or so and it gets used weekly.
My advice (and part of the reason it is so awesome): Lower Amp Chargers will give a better charge and they are better for the battery's life. It will still charge it to the exact same voltage, but it will just take longer. All good for me cause I just leave it overnight, but if you wanted it charged in a couple hours then get a higher current one.
Posted 09 March 2011 - 12:56 PM
My $15 one from jaycar took a sweet beating and lasted well - still works however I left it in the sun and the front cover melted off
Posted 09 March 2011 - 01:24 PM
I have a QM1324 which is all good really but doesn't do any automotive shit.
QM1440 Does dwell angle etc and RPM
Can get 10-20% off
What sort of battery charger? Car battery?
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Posted 09 March 2011 - 07:16 PM
In other words, you get more features for your money if you don't buy Fluke.
Fluke are indeed the biz, but you pay plenty for them.
I had a boss who was a Fluke fan but also a bit stingy, so he bought the new tech a low-end Fluke with less digits on the display (= less accuracy) than other brand meters of the same price. Dumb idea in our application.
I've had a cheap DSE meter for years, and it has been no less reliable than the Flukes at work. Only problem is the 'on' button sticks out, gets pressed in my toolbox and drains the battery.
I have a cheap old second hand battery charger. It does the job and I find the analogue amp display useful. I've tried starting the car with it connected and haven't fried it yet!
Posted 11 March 2011 - 11:14 PM
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