Multimeters & Accessories

We offer a great range of hand-held analogue and digital multimeters from top brands such as Fluke, ISO-TECH, Agilent, Keyside Technologies and Chauvin Arnoux, as well as our own RS PRO range.

What is a multimeter?

Multimeters are electronic measuring tools that measure multiple functions in one handy device. They can save engineers and electricians a lot of time as they accurately detect faults on a wide range of devices, appliances, wiring, circuits and power supplies. The vast majority of them are handheld.

Some of them have the ability to display graphs, and batteries are required to power the displays. Those with an IP rating can be waterproof in order to be used in wet weather conditions.

How many types of multimeter are there?

There are essentially two types of multimeter:

  • Analogue: these types of meter use a microammeter with a moving pointer to display readings. They measure in continuous value ranges.
  • Digital: also known as a DMM, a digital multimeter makes use of circuits to measure accurate increments. They measure in analogue first and then convert to digital. For this reason, there is a delay and they might not be the best option for values that are constantly changing. They are however very precise in their measurements, and are the best choice for accuracy. These digital multimeters can be further broken down into three types:
    • Fluke: this type of meter is the most popular type of digital multimeter available for measuring electrical resistance and voltage, and can have multiple other collaborative functions available
    • Clamp digital: a digital multimeter used for measuring electricity flow. The clamp measures the amps whilst the probe measures the volts
    • Autoranging: this digital multimeter is the easiest and safest one to use as, as it doesnt need to be switched to what it is reading with the central knob, a value is always displayed regardless of what's being measured

What can multimeters measure?

They can measure a wide variety:

  • Frequency
  • Inductance
  • Resistance (ohms)
  • Conductance (siemens)
  • Alternating voltage
  • Direct voltage
  • AC or DC electrical current
  • Capacity (farads)
  • Decibels
  • Duty cycles
  • Temperature (Celsius or Fahrenheit)

What kinds of multimeter accessories are there?

We stock adapters and a range of supporting multimeter accessories:

  • Adapters: interface adapters for temperature, optics and pressure
  • Cases & holsters: coming in different shapes and sizes in hard and soft options
  • Current clamp adapters: for measuring AC and DC current
  • Fuses: for multimeter protection in case of an overload
  • Kits: our kits come with a selection of test lead sets, alligator clips, probes and adapters
  • Mount rack kits: used for mounting a multimeter on a rack
  • Software: data logging and report generation software for your multimeter
  • Tester leads: for measuring high voltage and high energy circuits
Related Products
Prototyping is made super easy with this range ...
Description:
Prototyping is made super easy with this range of jumper wires from MicroElektronika. This pack contains 10 jumper wires in an assortment of colours. Jumper wires, often just referred to as jumpers, are wires used on breadboards to create electronic ...
The Digilent breadboard kit is a solderless kit ...
Description:
The Digilent breadboard kit is a solderless kit that accepts 20 to 29 AWG wires and comes with some jumper wires. It is back with rugged steel and includes 4 adhesive rubber feet. • 3x630 tie point terminal strips included• ...
The PIDG Crimp Terminal and Splice Introduction Service ...
Description:
The PIDG Crimp Terminal and Splice Introduction Service Kit from TE Connectivity contains 295 of the most popular terminals and splices from the PIDG and Plast-Grip ranges. The kit comes in a rugged plastic case which stores multiple different types ...
The kit contains a range of butt splices, ...
Description:
The kit contains a range of butt splices, receptacles, ring terminals and spade terminals. Information on the pieces and their part numbers can be found in the table below. This crimp terminal & splice case from TE Connectivity contains some ...