A Digital Multimeter that can read Hertz Frequency is becoming a MUST HAVE tool that any one working on a modern Fuel Injected vehicle has to have in their tool box.
As you’ve noticed, in most of the ‘How to’ articles here at EasyAutoDiagnostics.com, the testing instructions call for a Multimeter that can read Hertz Frequency and after receiving a ton of E-mails asking for help in choosing and buying one... I have written this ‘review’ article to help those needing to buy their first Hertz (Hz) enabled Digital Multimeter.
I’m also going to show you where you can buy the two Multimeters I’m recommending to you.
Having worked as a Diagnostic Automotive Technician most of my adult working life, I’ve used a lot of tools and Digital Multimeters. I’ve come to the conclusion that you do not need to buy a dedicated Automotive Digital Multimeter with a ton of functions that range from having temperature sensors to tachometers.
Some of these Multimeters can do everything but the laundry, now of course these features are useful but rarely used to diagnose a modern vehicle. Here are three things to keep in mind:
This article is made specifically for the DIY that is not a professional Auto Technician and needs help in deciding what to buy. Below are the 2 Multimeters I recommend to buy: 1) Mastech MS8268 Digital Multimeter or the 2) Fluke 115 Compact True-RMS Digital Multimeter.
What I love about this Multimeter, besides getting the job done, is the price. This Multimeter is the epitome of the phrase: it doesn’t have to ‘cost an arm and a leg’. Here are some other features that I have found useful:
If you’re looking for quality at a low price, then the Mastech MS8268 Digital Multimeter is calling your name and you can buy it here: Mastech AC/DC Auto/Manual Range Digital Multimeter, MS8268. How much does it cost? The current price is in the box on the bottom of this page, with the photos and price info of both Multimeters.
I have always owned a Fluke Multimeter, since when it comes to accuracy... they are among the best Digital Multimeters to own. Now, Fluke makes and sells a wide range of Digital Multimeters that do cost ‘an arm and a leg’. The one I’m recommending here is not too expensive. This is why I recommend this one:
If you’re looking for an accurate, rugged and dependable Multimeter, then the Fluke 115 Compact True-RMS Digital Multimeter is the one your wife would want you to buy (by the way, she says it’s ok, you can buy it) and you can buy it here: Fluke 115 Compact True-RMS Digital Multimeter . How much does it cost? The current price is in the box in the box at the bottom of the page, with the photos and price info of both Multimeters.