Colin Wonfor’s Clinic: My meter isn’t going to zero any more on ohm ratings

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Colin Wonfor

Dear Colin. My meter isn't going to zero any more on ohm ratings, and it apparently can't be calibrated. It's a fairly low-end Radio Shack autoranging model. I saw that the "what do you need for repairing equipment” on a US thread suggested a Fluke 114 or 115. Is that still the best, or do they have anything better? Budget is $100-150 USD ideally, and used is fine. Thanks from George Merrigan.

Hey George I do hope you not related to my ex business partner from TQ. The Fluke 114 look OK but I like one with a capacitance and even a transistor tester for the DIY guys. Try look for one from Iso Tek or even Avago.

http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/product/6250627/?grossPrice=Y&cm_mmc=UK%7CShopping-_-Google+PLA-_-Fluke%7CDigital+Multimeters-_-6250627&kpid=&kpid=6250627&istCompanyId=f7e7b05b-2daf-4c0e-8825-3633baf8113b&istItemId=xwiiiiqar&istBid=tzit&gclid=CjwKEAjwmZWvBRCCqrDK_8atgBUSJACnib3lvvg58zBGJwrGcEpw05uSNZCekfzjGnMU_n8s9B3syRoCQ0Tw_wcB

Thank you for the question.

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