If you’re looking for one of the best multimeters, we’re proud to now offer our personal favorite! The Extech EX330 «12 Function Mini MultiMeter + Non-Contact Voltage Detector. Autoranging DMM with NCV detector and Temperature function». This product is the winner of EEVBlog Multimeter Shootout (Extech press release) & Dave’s site here and on top of that, its been our daily-use multimeter for over 3 years. It’s compact, has auto-off, tons of features and a temperature probe for checking thermal properties, soldering iron calibration and perhaps even a DIY reflow control
Compact auto-ranging multimeter features extra large 4000 count display and built-in non-contact AC voltage detector. Advanced function include Frequency (nice for checking UART baud rates, crystal oscillators), Duty Cycle, Capacitance and Temperature (is your power supply overheating?), Diode test and continuity beeper. Rubber holster protects meter. UL listed Cat III — 600V. Includes test leads, Type K temperature probe, two AA batteries and tilt stand. UL listed. Large display and a host of features.
Autoranging DMM with 12 functions and 0.5% basic accuracy
AC/DC Voltage measurement — 0.1mV to 600V
AC/DC Current — 0.1uA to 10A
Resistance — 0.1Ω to 40MΩ
Capacitance — 0.001nF to 200μF
Frequency & Duty Cycle — 0.001Hz to 40MHz / 0.1% to 99.9% duty
Type K thermocouple temperature — -20 to 750°C
Built-in non-contact AC voltage detector (NCV) with red LED indicator and audible beeper
Large-digit 4,000 count LCD display
Max Hold, Data Hold, Relative and Auto power off
Complete with test leads, tilt stand, protective holster, Type K bead wire probe and 2 AAA batteries
English Datasheet (PDF).
User manual (PDF).
Check out our detailed getting-started-with-your-multimeter tutorial here!