Good Digital Multimeter with frequency and capacitance measurements for $15
This is for Vancouverites only, so too bad for everybody else.
Lee's is a local electronics store in Vancouver and they probably do not ship. As the name suggests, the store is owned and operated by Mr. and Mrs. Lee.
Here is the link to their horrible website with more spelling mistakes than I can think of:
(The specifications are a direct copy of http://www.altadox.com/specifications/vc202_specs.htm with some added spelling errors )
And for the picture posters:
I am assuming that it uses the 7106 IC since it is silkscreened onto the PCB, but maybe that is a lie? The actual IC has a black blob covering it... Has two or three ICs for the capacitance and frequency measurements probably.
(And CanadaBoy )
Specifications: (More expensive features in bold)
1999 Counts max.
12mm high digit LCD
Low battery indication
Full overload protection
Fuse protection at 10A current range
Frequency response: 40Hz ~ 400Hz
DC voltage: 200mV/2V/20V/200V/1000V (± 0.5%)
AC voltage: 20V/200V/700V (± 0.8%)
DC current: 20mA/200mA/10A (± 1.2%)
AC current: 20mA/200mA/10A (± 1.2%)
Resistance: 200©/2k©/20k©/200k©/2M© (± 0.8%)
Capacitance: 20nF/200nF/20µF (± 4.0%)
Frequency: 200kHz (± 2.5%)
Continuity test (audible)
Power source: 6F22 (9V) x 1
Dimension: 140 x 65 x 40mm
Weight: approx. 170g (including battery)
The only bad things I can find about it is:
- thickness due to the battery
- no shielding
- weird sound for continuity test
- poor-quality test leads
- frequency and capacitance measurements of limited range
(when plugged into the mains, the frequency just alternates between 0.00 and 0.01 kHz. Only one range.)