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[Canadian Tire] Mastercraft Digital Smart Multimeter Reg.$69.99 Sale.$19.99 70% off

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[Canadian Tire] Mastercraft Digital Smart Multimeter Reg.$69.99 Sale.$19.99 70% off

Remember sale start Friday Nov 6 2020 to Thursday Nov 12 2020

Mastercraft Smart Meter
Reg $69.99 Sale $19.99
70% off

The lead wire is soldered in the meter. I think this meter are very quick, no thinking involved.
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so... regular price :P
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An interesting meter i had my eye on for a while but never went on this good a sale until now (i already bought a meter in the spring).
Though it says LR44 batteries thats either ridiculous or a typo.
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The strain relief in the product image is not inserted into the plastic case, hahaha.
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Quentin5 wrote: An interesting meter i had my eye on for a while but never went on this good a sale until now (i already bought a meter in the spring).
Though it says LR44 batteries thats either ridiculous or a typo.
From review: "The batteries required by this unit are two LR44 coin cell batteries (included in the package) and not AAA batteries, as suggested in some of the questions and answers from years past."

There are other pocket multimeters that use CR2032, a bit better imo.
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This youtube video has same model number but batteries are Two Triple AAA



I guess this is an old model.
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jpwkr1 wrote: From review: "The batteries required by this unit are two LR44 coin cell batteries (included in the package) and not AAA batteries, as suggested in some of the questions and answers from years past."

There are other pocket multimeters that use CR2032, a bit better imo.
Frankly this is silly, they should have designed it to use 2AA or at least 2AAA
Most use 9V, which i can't stand, they are not rechargeable and keeping them on hand for one device is annoying. Not to mention the cost (i go through them faster then an average person and a button cell device may not last me a month)
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@MasterMK, change the title to Mastercraft Smart Multimeter. A "meter" is vague and could be any sort of measuring device.
xblackdemonx wrote: So is this a good deal or not?
I'd say not really. Hard to tell from the ad but it looks like it can only read voltage and resistance. That's all most people need but for a few dollars more (or maybe even a bit less) you can get one that does everything. It will also be typical Mastercraft quality: carved from a block of solid Chinesium.

If you need one go for it, but if not I'd pass.

Edit: This one can't read current. I'd definitely wait for this more traditional autoranging meter to go on sale and get it instead. Or go for an Amazon one.
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Looking at the description on website, it reads AC/DC Voltage, Resistance and continuity. No mention of current, which is number one priority with any multimeter. I thought, if it was $69.99 it would automatically do it. I guess wrong. On the website question they say it uses triple AAA batteries but someone posted LR44, bit confusing.
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MasterMK wrote: Remember sale start Friday Nov 6 2020 to Thursday Nov 12 2020

Mastercraft Smart Meter
Reg $69.99 Sale $19.99
70% off

The lead wire is soldered in the meter. I think this meter are very quick, no thinking involved.
steven80 wrote: so... regular price :P
OP, please read thread: Retailers showing fake discounts to entice customers

CrappyTire increases/inflates the regular price to show a big discount when item is put on sale.

Were you tracking the regular price before this item was put on sale?
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MasterMK wrote: Looking at the description on website, it reads AC/DC Voltage, Resistance and continuity. No mention of current, which is number one priority with any multimeter. I thought, if it was $69.99 it would automatically do it. I guess wrong. On the website question they say it uses triple AAA batteries but someone posted LR44, bit confusing.
Have you really used the current measurement on a multimeter?
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MasterMK wrote: In a car for a Parasitic current draw test, don't you need a multimeter that can read current? How much radio and headlight is drawing current etc.

By the way, I have this Multimeter when it was on sale at Canadian Tire.

https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/auto ... p.html#srp
I suppose you would, but that would be a heck of a project.

You know you need to rewire the circuit to go through the meter to measure current right?
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lennyandcarl wrote: Have you really used the current measurement on a multimeter?
Testing motors, LED current draw, battery utilization, plug in transformers, determining charging rate, wattage measurements before we had plug in meters like the kill a watt...
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Quentin5 wrote: Testing motors, LED current draw, battery utilization, plug in transformers, determining charging rate, wattage measurements before we had plug in meters like the kill a watt...
I suppose... but anyone I know who does any of that owns something better than a $20 meter from crappy tire.
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lennyandcarl wrote: I suppose... but anyone I know who does any of that owns something better than a $20 meter from crappy tire.
Unfortunately not all of us have the standard RFD 100K salary :(
I have done all of the things i mentioned over the years with a CT multimeter
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Quentin5 wrote: Testing motors, LED current draw, battery utilization, plug in transformers, determining charging rate, wattage measurements before we had plug in meters like the kill a watt...
A multimeter is one of those things which when I need it, I really need it and the rest of the time I forget it exists Smiling Face With Open Mouth

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