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posted: Jun. 16, 2011 @ 3:18a
Got my attention after seeing the meter in the quick summary - no it's not that meter. Nope, just the same meter that HF unloads by the millions. They work fine for casual use.
posted: Jun. 16, 2011 @ 3:42a
When I enter the promo code, nothing changes. No error. All looks the same.
posted: Jun. 16, 2011 @ 7:35a
I've bought a number of these (5?) and had mostly good results, but I recommend getting one from the retail store and show up with a known resistor and before you leave, measure the AC in one of the store power outlets + measure DC on your car battery and measure that resistor. Most of the units I've bought are fine, and actually measured very close to true voltages etc, but one didn't read resistance at all and a friend's was a dud.
posted: Jun. 16, 2011 @ 7:50a
Coupon is dead.
posted: Jun. 16, 2011 @ 8:16a
I added a picture of the actual meter. That picture from BMWLVR82 is from Wikipedia. I think people want a picture of the item being sold.
ScooberDiver said: Most of the units I've bought are fine, and actually measured very close to true voltages etc, but one didn't read resistance at all and a friend's was a dud.I tested with some 1% precision resistors, and they all read within 1% with every meter tested. DC voltage accuracy was well within 1%.
The only defects I've found:
1) One of the test leads pulled out easily, a hazard when measuring high voltage. I applied glue and pressed it back in, and the lead has stayed in, ever since.
2) The leads plug into a tiny circuit board attached to the main board through nothing but blobs of solder that can crack from stress. With most of these meters, at least one solder blob will be shiney on one side, dull on the other, indicating mechanical stress. Bridging this solder with copper wires will help.
Similar coupons for these meters can be found in the weekend ad insert in the Wall Street Journal and issues of Road & Track, Car & Driver, Automobile (but not Motor Trend or AW -- min. $9.95 or $19.95 purchase required), and Playboy.
posted: Jun. 18, 2011 @ 10:46a
Tried to place the order again today but coupons are still not accepted and now all my items are on BACKORDER. So, had to place the order by phone because the coupons are not accepted by web even when they say they can be.
Clothing is not taxed in my state, but these people charge sales tax. Argggh!
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