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MT 2017 Large Analogue Multimeter

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  • Multi-function analogue multimeter for testing electronic and electrical appliances
  • DC voltage testing at 100mV to 1000V and AC voltage testing at 10V to 1000V
  • DC current testing at 250mA to 10A

Product overview

• Multi-function analogue multimeter for testing electronic and electrical appliances
• DC voltage testing at 100mV to 1000V and AC voltage testing at 10V to 1000V
• DC current testing at 250mA to 10A
• Resistance testing from 1Ω to 10kΩ
• Capacitance testing from 250nF to 25µF
• Analogue display
• Audible continuity allows you to hear if there is a constant connection
• Requires one 9V battery and two AAA batteries for continuity and resistance testing

What can I read on this multimeter?
This multi-function analogue multimeter is capable of reading AC and DC voltage, DC current, resistance and capacitance, and can also give an audible continuity reading.

Why use an analogue multimeter?
Analogue multimeters are more commonly used where a more precise reading is needed. Whereas a digital multimeter will round up the amount being tested, an analogue multimeter will show you on the scale where the measurement lies. It can also show a fluctuation in the measurement being taken more accurately than a digital multimeter.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Purchased 08/12/2012. Initial impressions are that the unit is robust and will accomplish all tests that I will require of it. Having read the two previous reviews, I was alerted to the potential problem with the insertion of the PP3 9v battery. I must agree with the previous reviewer that the battery compartment lets this unit down. However, prewarned, I put a thin cotton length of binding tape around the 9v battery as an enabler for future (easier) removal, with the AA batteries in place, the 9v wouldn't go in the compartment, but inserting the 9v prior to the AA's, it did go in, albeit reluctantly. I look forward to many years of successful testing.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I have been looking for a suitable analogue dc null meter in this price range for ages (the other functions may come in useful later). My experiment requires a total of 5 units with this function so I've bought one and ordered four more! Only complaint is that I dented the 9v battery case(!) whilst trying to install it through the battery slot -too tight by far. I had to disassemble the unit to make a clean installation (take off the zero ohm adjust button, slide off the green protective covers and with the battery cover removed split the grey case via the captive hook at the top). Install the PP3 and the 2xAAs whilst you're at it and put it back together in reverse. Should save a few split cases / fingernails/ battery cases.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally, the MT2017 arrived this morning. I have been working in the electronic field since the '70, and back then the analogue multimeters were the only game in town. Thank you to Maplin for having brought to the market a good quality analogue instrument with a reasonable price, since it is becoming increasingly more difficult to find a good quality meter. The MT-2017 from Proskit is the natural evolution of the MT-2007, a five-year old Proskit model, which I have. In comparison, the MT-2017 is slightly thicker, it is built with SMD technology and has more functions: the Ohm x 100 range, and the two zero-center 5 Volt and 25 Volt ranges, which are peculiar to this model. Also, there is a 10 Amp. fuse installed on the 10 Amp range, so you don't risk that the meter blows in your face if you use the 10 Amp range in parallel to distribution busbars... All in all, the MT-2017 is a very good meter for the price. The galvanometer is a classical spring-loaded D'Arsonval type, but is sufficiently robust to survive in a toolbox. I tested the MT2017 with a voltage standard, and the measurement had a precision of 0.8%, better then what is advertised. I really miss a suitable hard case to keep the meter in. I recommend the MT-2017 to everybody who needs to use an analogue multimeter.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I purchased this instrument to compliment my existing digital multimeter - for the times when it's more useful to see how a needle "twitches" rather than trying to read ever changing digits. The movement is damped, but it's still useful in this respect. Overall, I'm very impressed but have to agree with the other reviewers regarding the battery compartment. Also, to make it reach the contact, I had to "squash" the negative terminal of the PP3 battery slightly, with pliers, before inserting it. You'll see what I mean, but be careful not to short the battery's terminals if you try this. Granted, this meter doesn't exactly have the physical presence of an AVO Model 8 but it does cover most of that unit's measurement ranges, with the notable exception of AC amps. There again, it costs less than 3% of the new price of the (now discontinued) AVO 8 and is a lot easier to carry about. It's great to have the audible continuity check and the built in 1.5v/9v battery (under load) test is handy too. Excellent value for money. The (Maplin) recommended soft case JA21X is ok but quite a tight fit. If you use this case, I suggest leaving the test leads attached and tuck the probes in beside the meter rather than the internal pocket (which I just use for the instruction booklet).
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Seems well put together and feels solid. Nice integral stand for bench testing. I like the old school analogue needle too. Can't go wrong for the price.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Way back in 1968 I bought a meter, analogue only in those days, called a TMK500 (can still Google it!) from one of the big London dealers. It cost me ?ъ8 17s 6d, post free. I had years of service and some of the ranges still work! Since then I've had a couple of digital meters, but as most people know a moving needle can sometimes tell you more than digits. With the TMK500 becoming past it, I have been looking casually for a while for a reasonably priced replacement. The MT-2017 caught my eye and having read the reviews and poked one in a Maplin store I bought one at ?ъ12.99, Compare that to what my ?ъ8 17s 6d from 1968 would be in 2014 money! The MT-2017 offers almost the same ranges as my old meter (and neither offer AC current). The MT-2017 has a slightly smaller scale but it is hardly noticeable particularly for the main ranges. Both have mirror scales. The MT-2017 adds the very useful transistor test function and battery check function. And the Null meter is a very useful plus. I am impressed with the features and value for money. I looked for reasons not to award 5 stars and could not find any. The only niggle is that the obscured semicircle covering the meter movement also covers the db scale from normal viewing angles. I am unlikely to use this scale but it may be important to others. For me, the meter keeps 5 stars and well done Maplin for marketing an analogue multimeter I wanted to buy! It is a good successor to my 1968 meter.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not luminous green lost me the 5th star as i was expecting color in the picture as well as the good performance this device offers, i must add for some ... A very good needle response, accurate & offers 1000V Coming from a digital meter to analog can be confusing measuring resistance, its a little tricky getting use to the tunable feature, but its very useful, you will always get a accurate result ... Its quite a larger than normal multimeter as an ex mobile engineer, others may find too large for a bag A nice sturdy feel & look, with "belt attachment" feature but i wouldn't recommend to someone who climbs telegraph poles or does anything with it that may risking banging, personally any analog device should be highly looked after & reduced movement as it contains moving parts unlike what the makers intended it for, belt attachment, like it too much lets say :)
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy 10 out of 10 Excellent purchase. I had read a review that said the AAA cells were difficult to install. Absolutely easy in my case. Well, OK I had to bend one of the tags out a little bit for it to make good contact with the end of the call, but that is something one has to do quite often. Good clear readings, good range choices including 10amp DC which my old one doesn't have. The reason I always choose an analogue meter is because they put a very slight load on the line so you don't get spurious readings which sometimes happens on a digital.
Date published: 2016-09-13
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Basic Functions
DC Voltage 100 mV - 1000 V
AC Voltage 10 V - 1000 V
DC Current 250 mA - 10 A
AC Current N/A
Resistance 1 Ω - 10 kΩ
Capacitance 250 nF - 25 µF
Frequency N/A
Frequency Response N/A
Duty Cycle N/A
Special Functions
Audible Continuity Yes
Diode Yes
Data Hold No
Display Backlight No
Sleep Mode No
Max Display N/A
Battery Type 1 x 9V battery, 2 x AAA batteries
Dimensions 105 mm x 40 mm x 160 mm
Weight 390 g

what fuse is fitted and do you stock them ?

Asked by: garratt
This multimeter is fitted with 2 fuses 1 x 0.5A/250V and 1 x 10A/250V This information is included in the user maunaul we have provided for your use at the bottom of the listing.(see link) https://maplindownloads.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/N60LK-4740.pdf Page 14 explains this in detail. Fuse Replacement 1). When the fuse needs replacement, use only UL-Listed 0.5A/250V fuse or 10A/250V fuse identical in physical size to the original type Φ5 x 20 mm
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2018-01-23

Does the meter come complete with test leads?

Asked by: Malcs
Yes test leads are included
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-08-08

What battery is used for the ohms test and for any other tests that need internal power, and are these readily available? I am seriously thinking of buying one, and would be most grateful if you would email me a handbook?

Asked by: Tommun
This takes two different sources depending on the test function chosen, either 2xAAA batteries or a single 9V PP3. I have emailed a copy of the manual, if required this is also available in the downloads tab on the product page.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2017-06-08

The MT 2017 information appears to be incorrect.It shows the resistance range is 'from 1Ω to 10kΩ'.The Instr. manual shows maximum resistance range is - X10K: 2K, ~20MΩ Midscale, at 200K.What is the max resistance that can be measured?

Asked by: calpe1704
On the web site the description shows this: - 'Resistance testing from 1Ω to 10kΩ' Therefore anyone looking at this will assume the max. measurable resistance is only 10K. It would be better to have the cescription amended giving the correct details.
Answered by: calpe
Date published: 2017-05-03

Could I use this to discharge the flash capacitor in a camera so that I can work on the camera?

Asked by: LimestoneCowboy
Unfortunately, we are unable to guarantee full compatibility.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-04-06

Can you use this to test the power in normal household batteries or re-chargeable batteries?

Asked by: Naz31
Yes this would be fine to use.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-02-27

I want to order a pair of hooked probes for this meter. Standard size - not 'sub-miniture' ones

Asked by: morz
On this occasion Maplin do not stock a product that exactly meets your requirements, or indeed anything close enough to offer you as an alternative
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-01-31

Is it possible to test for mains supply with the MT27 meter?

Asked by: dave
As described **AC Voltage : 10 V - 1000 V
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-01-13
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