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Maplin Domestic Multimeter, including Battery Bulb and Fuse Tester

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About this product


Product overview

• Ideal multimeter for general purpose use including household electrics
• Measures AC/DC voltage, resistance and DC current so you can test common items
• Low battery indication so you know when to change your batteries
• Perfect for beginners and experts alike

What is this multimeter able to do?
This multimeter has a variety of functions. As a standard multimeter you are able to test for voltage in mains sockets by using the AC functions, and in power supplies by using the DC functions. You are able to test bulbs and fuses by using the continuity tester. For the more technical user, you are also able to test transistors and diodes.

How easy is this tester to use?
This tester is simple and easy to use. Once you have inserted the batteries, plug in the colour coded test leads and turn the dial to what you are wanting to test. The screen will then turn on and you are ready to test your items. The ease of use makes the multimeter usable for beginners and experts alike.

How safe is this multimeter to use with electrics?
The multimeter has fuse inputs to 200mA and to 10mA. It ensures that the fuse will blow before any damage is done. The supplied test leads are insulated to 1000V which means that even with using the multimeter with mains electric you will always be kept safe from electrocution.

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from beware no replacement fuses if they blow Bought 3 days ago for my son. He blew the fuses in it within an hour ( his own fault) but you just canot get spare fuses anywhere for this meter. Maplin don't stock them and neither does any other UK company. They're very short 600V quickblow fuses. We now faced with having to buy a whole new meter instead of 2 cheap fuses. My advice, buy a different meter.
Date published: 2016-09-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good value This meter has all the features needed for occasional domestic use and is good value at that level. The build quality is not up to professional meters, however these cost upwards of £100. So, fit for purpose at a very good price all round. Would be improved if a continuity buzzer was added.
Date published: 2016-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent little metre Very good value for money, delivered on time, well packed and with strong sensible probes. Full marks.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good purchase? Arrived promptly and as described. I still have to work out how to get full use of it so cannot comment further.
Date published: 2016-08-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Performs As Advertised I bought it - the instructions were clear - I used it to check a TV - it worked - it was good - i will use it again
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from domestic multimeter bought this and it was quick service very pleased with it
Date published: 2017-08-01
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Basic Functions
DC Voltage 200 mV – 1000 V
AC Voltage 200 V – 750 V
DC Current 200 µA – 10 A
AC Current N/A
Resistance 200 Ω - 2 MΩ
Capacitance N/A
Frequency N/A
Frequency Response N/A
Duty Cycle N/A
Special Functions
Audible Continuity No
Diode No
Data Hold No
Display Backlight No
Sleep Mode No
Max Display 1999
Battery Type 2 x AA batteries
Dimensions 69 mm x 24 mm x 128 mm
Weight 225 g

The manual is the most useless I have seen.  Where does it tell you exactly how to test current - how to test fuses - how to test batteries?  Which leads go in which sockets?  Where do I turn the switch to in order to perform those tasks.  Not simple

Asked by: Paul
Normal continuity tests emit a beep when the fuse is good. This machine is impossible.
Answered by: MaintenanceWoman
Date published: 2017-09-03

Does this multimeter come with a black lead and red lead?  Thanks.

Asked by: Luke
Yes, I am pleased to advise this product will do exactly as you require.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-08-18

Does this item have a continuity tester? It says it does in the description, but not in the product details?

Asked by: Simon
Yes, this has a continuity tester.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-07-28

How do you set meter to test a fuse?

Asked by: John
Please tell me where to position the 'pointer' to test fuses!
Answered by: John
Date published: 2017-07-09

are both leads fuse protected? are the fuses in the probes?

Asked by: Steve B
The device is fuse protected, fuse is inside the multi meter.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-06-29

how do I test continuity with this tester please?

Asked by: tony2905
The product instructions provided on the listing under the DOWNLOADS tab (or by clicking the link below) Page 7 Section 7. DIODE AND CONTINUITY TEST Explains exactly how to do this. If you are in any way unsure about the correct operational use of a multi tester device then it would be prudent to consult with a qualified electrician for advice.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-01-26

OK, you say it can be used to check batteries. The manual supplied does not mention batteries - except the internal ones No mention of which of the 19 dial positions are to be used, or what range of display numbers indicate the charge state of the test

Asked by: JFM_IOM
This does have a Battery test function as stated in the user manual. Under section 9.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-10-12

where can I get a copy of the instructions for the domestic multimeter

Asked by: Archie
This is in the downloads tab on the main page.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-08-03
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