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Old 06-16-2008, 01:36 PM   post #1 of 16
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Yikes just bought a cen-tech multimeter

just sent away for a cen-tech 7 function digital multimeter from harbor freight , # 92020-1vga , couldn't afford a fukes , so anyone have one , any good or did i just waste my money ?also what type of battery do they use ?


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Old 06-16-2008, 01:57 PM   post #2 of 16
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I've been using their cheaper one for a couple of years - no problem.
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Old 06-16-2008, 01:57 PM   post #3 of 16
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I have one I bought $3 dollars it does great job than my school who order 20 craftsman multimeter which cost $20 was worst it tell wrong volt. My truck have problem electric this one say 10 volt but craftsman say 4 then 20 then 0.

It seem I got good multimeter from harbor freight.
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Old 06-16-2008, 05:15 PM   post #4 of 16
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You should get a good idea if it works by simply testing it on a couple circuits of a known voltage.
Use AC range to test wall plug in the house, DC for a 12V battery. Also test a dry cell battery, like an AAA>D size.
IF you want to get "crazy", you could buy a couple resistors at Radio Shack to check OHMS, although in reality about the only time you would test OHMS would be electric PTO or alternator stator windings. Those are LOW ohm readings, so a 10 Ohm resister would probably be adequate for a reference reading for those.
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Old 06-16-2008, 11:15 PM   post #5 of 16
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SHD,

Is this for your home wiring project? Should work fine, and for other uses too.

Uses 9V battery.

Here's a link to the manual. http://www.harborfreight.com/manuals...2999/92020.pdf

Good luck, and be safe....
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Old 06-17-2008, 12:05 AM   post #6 of 16
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mostly for automotive or tractor. now will have to get a hayes manual (10420)to use it as the cen-tech looks a little short on it ! and i don't want to keep pestering you guys all the time .


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Old 06-17-2008, 01:25 AM   post #7 of 16
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I probably have 4 or 6 big ones, little various multimeters, three or 4 Blasters multimeters, a couple of Fluke digital multimeters with high voltage 3000 volts DC probes, a couple of vacuum tube voltmeters and recently I bought 4 of those Harbor Freight digital multimeters for either 3 or 4 dollars each and put one in each of the old Chevies and also in the two modern daily drivers, and one in the 3/4 ton GMC. They are cheap enough that it don't pay to replace the battery, just buy another meter.
Now if I could just find a good cheap meter that would correct my spelling!

My wife starts to panic and have the shakes and the vapours,...... when I stop at Harbour Freight and say "I think I will just go in and look around."
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Old 06-17-2008, 07:48 AM   post #8 of 16
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same here ,but it takes only looking through one of the sale books , which seem to come about evey other day ! some times i find them in the trash before i have looked at them .


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Old 06-17-2008, 02:09 PM   post #9 of 16
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I've got 4 Cen-Tech meters, 2 yellow and 2 red. I keep 2 in my toolbox, 1 in the house, and 1 in the pickup. They all work great.
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Old 06-17-2008, 05:27 PM   post #10 of 16
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Okie, your givig away your age. "vacuum tube volt meters" I have a few, but they haven't been made in quite a while. I have a Simpson 260 & 270 too.

I did the same thing with the HF multimeters, I think I bought 4.
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Old 06-17-2008, 06:01 PM   post #11 of 16
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Okie, your givig away your age. "vacuum tube volt meters" I have a few, but they haven't been made in quite a while. I have a Simpson 260 & 270 too.
I have 2 of the Simpson 260 meters a roll top and one for bench work and they are my everday bench meters. and also one 260 that has been modified into a Blasting Multimeter. I also have a Triplett, it is better for checking microamps than the Simpson and it has a higher ohm scale for checking teensy amounts of leakage. I don't think the Triplett is as sturdy as the Simpsons. Yes I did indicate my age with the RCA V.T.V.M. I also have a Techtronic RM540, and a 350 suitcase Oscope. I was a Jr. in college when I saw my first transistor! I promptly went out and bought a Transistor Radio! I have a bunch of analog power supplies and even have a glass door Honeywell 4 pin recorder paper, somewhere that should be in a muesum.
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same here ,but it takes only looking through one of the sale books , which seem to come about evey other day ! some times i find them in the trash before i have looked at them .


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Don't ever tell your wife that Harbour Freight has an online catalog or that they sell birdhouses, park benches and such.......Oh well it is probably too late, I bet she already knows!
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Old 06-17-2008, 07:11 PM   post #13 of 16
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she already knows , when i'am on the computer , the phone in the living room blinks , and i can count the secounds till them little feet come running down the hallway to see what i'am doing or looking at !!!

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Old 06-27-2008, 08:01 PM   post #14 of 16
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Already owned a Fluke before HF was in existence around here. I think its a "77", but I don't think I'll go trade it in as of yet.....works great, right answer every time. Use another fluke, much simpler model, 99, at work, plus an old model 23 when I need to take temp's.
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Old 06-27-2008, 10:38 PM   post #15 of 16
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deal fell through with the cen-tec , went with a actron cp7676 which is geared more toward auto , with tac, dwell ,ect . should get it in about a week . anyone got one of these ?

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