A very, very handy piece of equipment for measuring voltage and amps in your model without the need for any extra wiring. Simply open and clamp one of the power leads and take the reading, it also can be used like a conventional multimeter when using the (included) test leads to measure voltage, resistance etc.
The clamp will open up to 52mm and the large LCD screen is easy to read, it even has a backlit screen. The meter is fully protected on all functions and can measure up to 1000V DC and 1000A.
This meter makes a very effective and easy to use watt meter, just measure the volts, then the amps, multiply volts X amps and you have the amount of watts you are achieving. This can be done with no modification to the existing wiring of you motors or ESC’s, giving you a true reading without the extra resistance from additional wiring or inline meters
A great piece of kit at a very affordable price and one that any modeller involved in electrics should have in their toolbox.
• Easy to use, no extra wiring required
• Large LCD screen
• Backlit display
• Fully protected
• Clamp opens 52mm
• Selectable voltage range AC & DC
• Selectable amperage range AC & DC
• Selectable resistance range
• Selectable frequency range
• Low battery indicator
• Data hold
• Diode test
• Continuity test
• Auto power off after 15mins
DCV Ranges: 400mV/4V/40V/400V/1000V
ACV Ranges: 400mV/4V/40V/400V/750V
DCA Ranges: 400A/1000A
ACA Ranges: 400A/1000A
Resistance Ranges: 400Ω/4KΩ/40KΩ/4MΩ/40MΩ
Capacitance Ranges: 40nF/400nF/4yF/40uF/100uf
Frequency Ranges: 10Hz/100Hz/1kHz/10kHz/100kHz/1MHz/10MHz
Temperature Ranges: -40°C to +1000°C
Continuity Test: Less than 30Ω±10Ω
Auto Power Off: Approx 15mins
Input Impedance: 10Ω
Sampling Rate: 3 times per second
AC Frequency Response: Current 50-60Hz/voltage 50-400Hz
Operation Method: Auto or manual
Max Display: 4000
Operating Voltage: 3V (2 x "AAA" batteries)
Dimensions: 270 x 123 x 50mm
Weight: 280g inc batteries
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"AAA" batteries x 2
Note: Product color may vary.
Made some DC Amps comparison tests with a current-shunt. Very good accuracy, as long as the INSTRUMENT'S BATTERY IS IN GOOD CONDITION.
Why the capitals? Because the battery supplied was in poor condition and this caused DCA readings to be inaccurate, making me think at first I'd bought a dud. DCA measurements seem to tax the battery somewhat, so if using this mode a lot ensure you have a couple of spare 9V's in your pocket.
Case is a bit cheapo, but for $30...