#1
im doing electrical engineering and i come for the pit to ask a random question.

i live in gainesville which is a college town and there's pretty much nothing around here.

i need to buy a voltmeter not sure if that is right name or ammeter?

im studying circuits and i just want a good quality one or something that would be easy for me to learn on.

so far the only thing i know that i need in a voltmeter is that it has auto range so i don't set the resistance manually. and that i can read current,volts,resistance

is there anything i should specifically look for a voltmeter?and where can i buy one?

only place i can think of that might have one is radioshack and i dont know if they have variety to choose from


thank you
kind off topic i also need to bias my amp will any voltmeter work as well? or do i need a special one?
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#2
i think your looking for a multimeter that can measure voltage,ohm etc.

as for what to look for...i say look for one that has easily replaceble battery...i bought one a while ago that used some strange baterry size ive never even heard of...so it sits there not batteryless

also try to get one that has removable probes

and you know acurate and well built is something good to look for im not one thta knows many brands outt here so i cant direct you that way but i got mine on this website
http://s.dealextreme.com/search/multimeter
cause it was cheap
#4
voltmeter and ammeter will both be built into a multimeter

which will be about 20-30$ at your radioshack
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voltmeter and ammeter will both be built into a multimeter

which will be about 20-30$ at your radioshack


ahh yes multimeter is what they are called.

Auto range multimeters will probably cost a fair bit.

It's not hard to work out what range you need anyway once you hook it up. Just keep twiddling the dial until you have a decent looking number on screen then figure out what form it is.


how much is a fair bit? i was thinking 20-60 doesn't really bother that much

60-100 it has to be really nice or worth it to get it
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ahh yes multimeter is what they are called.


how much is a fair bit? i was thinking 20-60 doesn't really bother that much

60-100 it has to be really nice or worth it to get it


Well, I've just looked it up and I'm surprised at the price.

About £30 for a cheap one.
£50 for a quality one

http://www.maplin.co.uk/search?criteria=Test%20Equipment%20auto-ranging%20multimeter

Not sure if these would ship to the US though.
#7
I'm going to school for EE in Gainesville too! In digital logic this semester (and in circuits last year) our professors at UF gave us these really cheap multimeters to use. They've worked fine for me so far for the basics, and they're only $5.
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#9
Multimeter like the others said, but I'm a 2nd Year EEE and haven't needed to buy one for myself - although it would be nice.
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#10
here i made my decision if anybody got intrigued to buy one

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000JQ4O2U/sr=1-1/qid=1315591872/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&qid=1315591872&sr=1-1&seller=

my 2nd option would have been this.
http://www.amazon.com/Equus-3320-Auto-Ranging-Digital-Multimeter/dp/B000EVYGZA

I'm going to school for EE in Gainesville too! In digital logic this semester (and in circuits last year) our professors at UF gave us these really cheap multimeters to use. They've worked fine for me so far for the basics, and they're only $5


how did you do in the circuits lab man?
im very beginnerish when in comes to circuits i can work it on paper but is hard doing on real life even though im very good with computers and everything else it doesnt really help on circuits lol
my guitar stuff:
ESP JH-600
ValveKing 112
DigiTech Whammy Pedal
Taylor 314CE
Dunlop SW-95 Slash Wah Pedal
Cordoba C7 Nylon String Acoustic Guitar
Metal muff
Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Ash