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Each multimeter has advantages, but which do you use most often...

Analog Multimeter
Digital Multimeter

Your Preferred Multimeter

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Your Preferred Multimeter
« on: August 27, 2015, 04:17:AM »
We all understand the difference between digital and analog multimeters. Why not have a little fun, tell us which type of multimeter you prefer... :)
Thanks to all for your technical contributions!

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Re: Your Preferred Multimeter
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2015, 05:31:AM »
I checked digital because it is the meter in my tool bag, but there are times when the old Simpson analog meter is needed, so these meters are still important even though they may not see the light of day quite as often as their lighter, and smaller digital counterparts.
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Tom Tester

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Re: Your Preferred Multimeter
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2015, 04:27:AM »
I know analog multimeters take a little more effort than digital.

For some reason, I still feel more comfortable watching the needle deflect.
Allen
(---The 3rd Shift Guy---)

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Re: Your Preferred Multimeter
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2015, 05:27:AM »
It comes down to simplicity... I can look at a digital VOM and get a reading faster than trying to decipher a needle on an analog meter. It's all about speed if you ask me.
Have a great day troubleshooting,
Simple Simon

Re: Your Preferred Multimeter
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2015, 04:15:AM »
Analog VOM's are more trustworthy in my opinion. Their digital counterparts are convenient, but real pros use analog meters.
Best Regards,
The Meter Man

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Re: Your Preferred Multimeter
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2015, 04:16:AM »
I look for speed and simplicity when I am using a multi-meter. My vote goes with the digital VOM, I think it is one of the best inventions in the history of industrial maintenance.
Thank you and best regards,
The Mechanic

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Re: Your Preferred Multimeter
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2015, 03:49:PM »
Day to day i use an old fashion wiggy. shows power and continuity. more detail needed i use my vom. if being tickky and truly detailed nothing like a good old Simpson analog..

Re: Your Preferred Multimeter
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2015, 03:29:PM »
I prefer a digital meter mainly for the size and weight, but I also have a Wiggy that I bought for 5 bucks from a co-worker who was hurting for cash. The Wiggy was the best 5 bucks I ever spent on test equipment though...

Re: Your Preferred Multimeter
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2015, 05:19:AM »
I voted for digital meters since they feel like the next generation in portable test equipment. They are just easier to carry than a clunky analog meter. However, I do have a Wiggy that comes out every now and then too. No maintenance tech should only possess one meter because sometimes one is more desirable than the other depending on what you're working on.
Regards,
a maintenance technician in the metals industry.

Re: Your Preferred Multimeter
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2015, 03:55:AM »
Digital meters = easy to carry = better features in a small package

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Re: Your Preferred Multimeter
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2016, 04:11:AM »
I agree, digital multimeters make life easy. (period!)

Re: Your Preferred Multimeter
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2016, 04:26:AM »
I agree, digital multimeters make life easy. (period!)

Better technology allows you to see your volt, ohm, and amp readings without any interpretation. Digital meters are simply better.

Re: Your Preferred Multimeter
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2017, 06:05:AM »
Digital multimeters are definitely better than analog meters. You can get your reading faster and more efficiently with a digital meter.

What is the best digital multimeter? Anyone have a list of their preferred meters?

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Re: Your Preferred Multimeter
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2017, 06:29:AM »
Each style of multimeter has its purpose, but digital is more convenient for most applications. Technically, there is no right answer for the "best multimeters" question.

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