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Five Star Reviews:

49%
Great for the price.
August 7, 2017
Its no fluke meter but then again it is also not >$100. :) For basic function in a classroom it did the job cheaply and well and stood up to middle school abuse.
Five Stars
July 18, 2017
exactly what I wanted to replace my old outdated one. very accurate
A very good unit, worth having in any toolbox.
September 15, 2016
I've been using one as my main voltmeter for a year and a half now and it still works like a charm.It's reliable enough, and at the price it means I can bring it with me anywhere and I don't fear that I might loose it or have it stolen.The main usage I do is continuity checking, and the beeping feature is a must have. This one has it, not all the cheap units do so look closely.I use to to measure voltage on model railroads, either DC or AC, typically in the 12-20 V range. It proved to be accurate enough each time I've used it. All voltmeters have some degree of fluctuation in their measurement, this one is no exception and did not raise any red flags.The backlit function turned out to be very useful in many occasions. It's very readable in the dark.Note that there is no auto-range, which has never been an issue (AC has a 0-200 V range and DC has 2 / 20 / 200 V, etc.) The display will show "1" when it's out of range, and one needs to manually select another position. Not much a problem when measuring low-voltage DC or AC since I'd just pick up the right range upfront; auto-range is only occasionally useful when I need to figure out a resistance value without prior reference.Two lead wires (black and red) came with it. I did like the thin pointy tips of the provided leads, it was convenient. However after 6 months or so the wire broke inside the tip head on both of them. I just swapped them for other leads I have from another multimeter since I have a couple other ones around. The banana plugs are compatible and the tips worked with my aligator clips.In summary, this is better than I expected and lasts longer than I imagined. I like the small form factor, the simplicity and robustness. I often carry it around with me because at that price I don't care if I loose it, and ironically I end up using it much more than my more expensive multimeters!
Great multi-meter for the price with only one shortcoming in my opinion.
December 22, 2015
After loosing my job and having to part with my prized Fluke multi-meter, I still needed something to work on projects with. Since I was on a virtually non-existent budget, I was pleased to come across the Dragonpad multi-meter. I ordered it for a very low price and a few days later it was in my hands.The build quality is pretty fair. There is a rubber grommet of sorts that covers the back and the sides, just like many of the Fluke meters have. It has all the standard features you would expect. Pretty much anything a normal hobbyist or tinkerer would ever need. It's pretty accurate from what I can tell. It comes with two leads that feel a little cheap but they do work.The one thing I was disappointed about was the internal "speaker" or "buzzer" (whatever its called). It's doesn't output steadily when testing for closed circuits and what not. It sounds like it struggles to make sound. It's not a deal breaker, more of an annoyance.For the price, you can go wrong.
Good Product/Price
November 29, 2015
Purchased meter to test batteries and other household items. Works as it is intended. Nice product at a nice price. Id recommend to others. Shipping takes a while though, so expect a couple week wait if in USA. Worthwhile for the Price.
Not a Fluke, BUT ...
July 12, 2013
Is it a Fluke? No.Could it be mistaken for a Fluke? No.Is there any chance it was made in the same factory as a Fluke? No.Would I trust its 600V rating? Not given a choice!BUT...Does it work? Yes.Is it cheap? Yes, very.Is it reasonably accurate? Certainly seems to be, based on quick comparisons with other meters.I got this meter to audition it. I need to get at least 10 identical units for as little cash as possible. So far, I'm thinking this is a pretty good choice. The case doesn't snap closed properly on one of the top corners but the bumper protects it well. The test leads are not the greatest but they will probably need to be replaced periodically anyway due to normal wear and tear in an environment with kids. The circuit board is really not too bad. It came in a box with an English instruction/specification leaflet (including detailed accuracy figures for the different ranges). The rotary selector has a good feel and the 20Vdc range is 3 clicks left of OFF, same as my other meters. Initially I was a bit concerned that it reported the gain of a 2N3904 about 35% higher than another meter, but it turned out to be closer to the true value than the other instrument! Long story short: aside from the fact that it smells somewhat reminiscent of a child's paddling pool, this seems to be a pretty solid contender in the cheap multimeter category.PS I wouldn't put too much stock in the negative reviews as their authors don't seem to be familiar with multimeters in general. You will always see small fluctuating voltages when the probes are floating because ... there are small fluctuating voltages. A "1" in the display indicates the value is out of range. There is no 'infinity' indication on any meter when measuring resistance, just an out-of-range indication. Of course the resistance will change rapidly from a lot to almost zero when you touch the probes together! And the person whose meter 'died' as soon as he tried to measure a battery voltage most likely had a current range selected, thereby blowing the fuse (I'm guessing he connected the battery first then rotated the selector through a current range to get to a voltage range. This is a downside of not having separate terminals for current and voltage input). Watch a video online if you need to get up to speed with how these things work.PS I should add that my meter was branded 'EXCEL' and was shipped from the US by 'Etekcity'. One of the problems with Amazon is that when different sellers list the same item, they aren't always the same, yet the reviews are common to all of them. I went to order more of these and they only had two remaining. Hopefully more will be in stock soon.
77%
Price Is Cheap Plus It's Very Simple
November 11, 2017
Depending the size of 12 volt battery with up to 1200 watts draw off from your battery. After 20 seconds of 100 ampere, as of your meter will drop around and or below 10 volt from your older battery. Your vehicle will still start up very well from your same older battery, "don't let it fool you!" Because it is the warning to you, around next few months later and or winter is on the way, oops! you'll needed a jumper cable for a jump start.
Best bang for your buck in a battery load tester!
September 12, 2017
For basic battery condition testing as a reasonable price, you can't beat the BT-100. Easily worth the price just to save the time running up and back to the parts store to have them load test your battery! A multimeter will test the voltage, but you can have perfect battery voltage (13+ volts) BUT the battery might not tolerate any load! Load testing is a must to check battery health.
Great Battery Tester
June 11, 2017
Wish I had bought one sooner. I tested both of my car's batteries right after they were tested at the shop. The meter gave the same readings. So I know it's accurate for me. I like the idea of being able to check a battery myself, vice a shop telling me I need a new battery, when I don't. Had this happen once a few years ago. I check use mine once a month and before a long trip. Would rather replace a battery before the trip vice breakdown and have to wait for a repair.
Can't beat it for the price
January 2, 2017
Works as advertised. Just stay within the recommended operating time window and everything should be okay.I would agree with previous comments about the cables being too stiff. It's just kind of what you expect for a bargain piece of gear. The rest of the construction is adequate for the task.
and a great price, only thing is that you smell it ...
December 13, 2016
The only way to test battery load, and a great price, only thing is that you smell it the first few times to activate it and put a load on a battery, just the new parts getting hot, and that's the way it supposed to work
Battery Checker
November 16, 2016
Finally got one of these to check on status of boat an vehicle batteries, as well as charging systems. Simple to use and accurately checked a dying battery that showed good voltage at rest but poor under load.
52%
Great basic test leads
October 24, 2017
These are great basic test leads to have - they always come in handy.
Just what I needed
September 14, 2017
Fits perfect in tester, Just what I wanted and not able to find in stores
Much Needed
July 7, 2017
They are as advertised; something to be said for that.
Looks good, decent quality
April 20, 2017
Looks good, decent quality, finally... direct voltmeter to alligator interface...
Five Stars
March 3, 2017
This set works great for people that only have two hands.
Quality Item Great Value
January 9, 2016
Works Great for those areas where Probes are more of an obstacle than a help. Sometimes what you need is a sturdy clipon to get an appropriate reading. Also allows observation of variances in flow and capacitance on your project or task at hand. I did use my pencil soldering iron to solder the wires onto the alligator clips, as they come with wire just crimped into making contact. As another customer noted these are most likely designed for low voltage, the wire used seems to be 14 gauge at best. My projects are low amperage at 24v at the high end. For what I paid I'M happy with what I got. Doing the soldering task to make a better (in my eyes) connection wasn't a big deal to me. If I ever need a higher loading I'll purchase a pricier set with at least 12 gauge wires with larger Alligator clips. These clips maximum holding diameter is about the same as a No 2 pencil.
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Four Star Reviews:

19%
Excellent performance-to-cost
August 10, 2017
This is a great value for a basic digital multimeter. It handles most typical measurements very well, with accuracy as advertised. It even includes a slip-on cover (that's the orange/yellowish part in the picture) to help minimize the possibility damage if the device is dropped. I'd actually give this 5 stars for its excellent performance-to-cost, but I don't see how to open the device to replace the internal 9V battery when the time comes.
It is an excellent instrument, but this one does not works well
October 20, 2016
It is an excellent instrument, but this one does not works well. The display does not show the third digit completely. I least this one. I do not say all of this.
Adequate for basic electronic work.
December 26, 2015
There are several people on here telling you not to buy this meter since it is very cheaply made. Listen to them. They are right. I used $5 analog meters for years. I haven't seen an analog meter recently, but meters like this seems to have taken their place. But they seem to be less functional, and seem to be even less accurate.It will do for my purposes. But if you need accurate electronic measurements, then look for a better meter.I just said that it will do for my purposes. That may end up instead as me hoping that it will do for my purposes.Update Jan 9, 2016I have to apologize for the above information. I gave this meter an unfair review. I was using 3rd party leads with it, and evidently I was having a problem with the leads and not the meter. The meter is not 100 percent accurate, but it will get you close if you are using the leads which comes with it and not some bad ones as I had been when I 1st got it.And with continuity testing, the buzzer is below my hearing level....Update November 3, 2016In the comments, someone stated that this meter does not have a buzzer. I can only say that a buzzer is marked on the dial.
Works for me, despite the horror stories
February 14, 2015
I received this in the mail today, and, much to my relief, it seems to be working. The price is great, and messing with small electronics is a new hobby of mine, so I can hardly justify a larger investment in a tool like this until I understand circutry and electricity better (and start building my own circuts).The back-light seems to work, and is nice and bright, but you have to hold the button down for it to stay on for some reason. If you just press it, it stays on for a few seconds and then goes off (not long enough to get a reading)... so the only way I can see using the backlight is if I use the leads like chopsticks.I've tested it by measuring a 3.3VDC vin pin on a raspberry pi, and a few resistors on an arduino shield (from a kit) that I built. All the readings so far are reasonable and within expectation.I can't say anything about the quality control issues people have been talking about, but this is a really cheap meter that [in my case] seems to work. Hard to argue with that as an entry-level hobbyist.
Good meter, couple things though
September 24, 2013
I've had this meter for 6 months now. And overall I'm very happy with it, but there are a couple of things I should mention.Testing leads: I had the testing leads break on me. The end of the wire broke off from the inside of the casing on both leads within about a week of each other. While I'm not gentle with this thing nor am I particularly hard on it, so my conclusion is the cables that come with this thing are junk. But aside from that I've been so happy with it I just spent the $5 to get new banana plug leads. Search Amazon for "Amico 1000V Male Banana Plug Multimeter Probe Test Lead Cable Wire" if you want the exact ones I got. It might be prudent to get both together for when yours break.Hard to remove battery: This takes a 9V battery. There is no removable battery back or any such thing. You have to disassemble it to change the battery. It's just a few screws but still a hassle.Not idiot proof: I can't tell you how many times I've left this thing on overnight and through the next work day. That's on me for forgetting but it would be nice if it had some power down after some amount of inactivity feature. For the price though I suppose that's expecting a bit too much. Good news is the battery can take several days of this before it dies!Other than those things it's awesome. Way more features than you'd expect for the price tag. 4 stars easy. I'd give it 4.5 if that were an option.
Inexpensive full featured multimeter
September 29, 2011
The price is insane! I tested it along with my Fluke multimeter and found it well calibrated. It has almost all the features needed for home use. The test leads are a bit flaky(hence 4 stars), but at this price it is acceptable. The backlight is impressive and so is the readings hold feature. A rubber case is also included and fits well.
16%
Good diagnostic tool
November 13, 2017
This device works as intended. I found out that several of the batteries in my vehicles, and motorcycles were getting towards the end of their lives. I'm glad I tested them and found out now as opposed to when I was in the middle of my trip or as winter approached.
Simple but Trusty Load Tester
October 5, 2017
Has been working as advertised. These are popular in many garages for a quick battery check. I expect years of care-free service.
Don't replace your battery prematurely
July 28, 2017
Simple battery load checker. Works well and assuming it's accurate, will save me from buying a new battery until it's actually needed.
Good product, good
June 13, 2017
Works as expected. Good product, good price
Essential tool for every shade tree mechanic.
June 3, 2017
I wish I had this the past couple of decades. This has helped me isolate the battery to make sure that is the problem as often it can be cables and connections. Essential tool for every shade tree mechanic.
should be good. It's a simple design
January 13, 2017
I read all the reviews and took a chance. The voltmeter matched a calibrated Fluke meter. The load test appeared to work. I've only used it once or twice, so who knows. For occasional use, should be good. It's a simple design, but apparently effective.
20%
Can't beat the price
March 13, 2017
These work nicely for my older multimeter that has leads without screw on alligator clips.
Alligator Test Lead Clip To Banana Plug Probe Cable 90cm
February 12, 2017
Alligator Test Lead Clip To Banana Plug Probe Cable 90cm make great leads for power supply or VOM meter etc that should do well with up to 10 amps for brief power or current needs.
As expected
October 30, 2015
The banana side is a little lose fitting into multimeters and the plastic jacket rattles around as well but neither are a problem. Works as expected.
Alligator Clip to Banana Plug Probe Cable Test Lead 90cm 3 Ft from Amico
May 23, 2015
These Alligator Clip to Banana Plug Probe Cable Test Lead 90cm 3 Ft from are good quality, especially for the price paid. I'll use them for my test bench and will order more. These were for me to check out and determine if I wanted to use them. I like them for my bench and the value.
Great for my Pi needs
March 17, 2015
Disclaimer: I purchased these alligator clips specifically for measuring circuits off my Raspberry Pi. So, I was working with small voltage (3 or 5 volts), low amps, and I also have a minimal understanding of circuitry.That being said, these worked quite well for me. Since the 'protective shields' around the clips were far to slippery I just pushed them up and have now had no issues connecting them to my breadboard wires. These clips have been critical for me in gaining a better understanding about what is going on. Yes, their quality is not outstanding, but they worked well for me and the price point was better than I would have expected.
Low Cost Test Leads
June 25, 2013
This review is before actually using the leads, as the power supply I ordered has not arrived yet. However, first impression of quality and feel is they are cheap. The wire insulation has a matte finish and the two conductors are stuck together much like speaker wire. This means if you pull the two clips away from each other, the wires will begin to separate more.Also, the clips and jacks are crimped / screwed on. I know I will eventually have to solder these connections after a fair bit of use. Overall I feel like if I were going to buy more than one of these again, I would instead just buy the connectors and cable myself in a small bulk order and make a half dozen instead. But, since this was a one off purchase for an immediate need, these will fit the job.
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Three Star Reviews:

10%
Looks nice in the picture
February 1, 2016
Looks nice in the picture, this is a LIGHT duty, low end meter. Dont use it for rated AC equipment.
Off by 0.15v, missing stands, no battery load test, no auto shutoff. OK but rather get the red centech one.
March 14, 2014
Positive: It's cheap, works ok for non-critical things, has a backlight and protective cover.Negatives:-One of two was off by +0.15v (although the reference was a cheapo red cen-tech unit).-two sellers, Dallas ImportDirect and LindaMomStore (both fulfilled by amazon) came with no stands.Neutral - would be nice to have:-auto shutoff.-battery load tester (cheapo red centech has it for $3-5)Conclusion: this and the cen-tech are both cheap and may be off, but they work ok for non-critical jobs so it's whatever feature you want to go with.TIP: hot glue both ends of each wire to the connectors, they tend to rip out first. Thanks and God bless!
Not great, but it pretty much works
December 29, 2013
What can you say? For the price, it's pretty decent. I ordered this because I couldn't find my good meter, but couldn't rationalize buying another ~$100 one (when I'd surely find it later).Out of curiosity, I disassembled the meter, and discovered, as expected, that this device was produced at pretty minimal cost. The fuse is soldered directly to the board, which is about as useful as just replacing a burned out resistor. I have added photos of the inner bits to the product description page.Overall, it's a decent meter, and good for most things around the house/car. It will get you a value which is probably correct. The backlight on it is actually superior to that on many of the more expensive meters that I've used.
Good Cheep Meter
December 4, 2013
The meter works fine. Don't expect anything fancy for the price have one of these already but it started acting goofy so I ordered another one as a spare. I do field service on Fire Alarm systems and my meters will occasionally fall hit the floor. I use cheep meters most of the time so when it does fall I don't lose a expensive meter, I break out the good one when necessary. The old meter started working properly the next day and has been fine since, not sure what the problem was but the voltage readings were way off from the actual voltage present. The test leads are not the best but they work. The delivery was awful, very slow from this vendor ordered 10/31 received 12/2.
LCD Multimeter - Not quite what I expected...
April 2, 2013
I'm an Electrical Engineering student and I figured that I would be needing one of these at some point in time, so I saw this and figured it would be a good buy.First of all, I did not expect to get a used product. The screen has tons of scratch marks. I don't really care, so long as it works. That being said, it does work. The continuity setting has a really annoying noise, not a clear beep, but kind of scratchy, like the speaker is broken... The plastic/rubber case on the back was clearly bought for a model without a kickstand, and you can clearly tell that the hole for the kickstand was cut by hand, and not very well. The packaging is a box with "DIGITAL MULTIMETER" written on it a few times. This is definitely not issued by the manufacturer. I got mine from "GNWE -- Ships From HONGKONG."It works, though it isn't the prettiest piece of equipment I've worked with. I feel kind of duped for getting a used product, though.
Best Voltmeter I have ever owned!
February 22, 2013
This is the best Voltmeter I have ever owned! I don't like to invest big bucks in items like this, so for the minimal cost this is indeed a fine unit! Large well lit screen and sturdy construction, I love it! I use it mostly to test batteries for wheelchairs etc. HOWEVER! As of June 15th 2013 one of the lead wires came undone from the probe and I don't see a way to repair it, so I must downgrade my opinion. Too bad because I like the unit otherwise.
4%
good testing tool
July 8, 2017
its a good testing tool
You get what you pay for...
June 14, 2017
Just okay, not very well made, flimsy materials, not at all like my old one..Hope it holds up.
Three Stars
April 22, 2017
OK.
Three Stars
March 22, 2017
Its good
Three Stars
March 3, 2017
It is a good product
Three Stars
February 28, 2017
OK
10%
Good Price.
March 24, 2017
Basic leads,. Good Price.
Flimsy
March 11, 2017
These are made with VERY thin wire, The "Alligator clips" do not close securely and the quality of the "Banana" plugs is questionable. Other than that they are OK.
Could be better
January 21, 2017
Banana plugs make a good firm connection - cables are nice and flexible -- but the alligator clips loose their grip after the first or second application. Seems like the springs within the clips get compressed and don't spring back.
Three Stars
August 8, 2016
Worked well so far.
great connection, without any shorting
March 17, 2016
The product was exactly what I needed. But I had to redo the connections on the banana plug side. Once I did, great connection, without any shorting.
ok
April 18, 2014
Did the job I wanted it for, but this is a low end product not intended for heavy use. Weak clips.
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Two Star Reviews:

5%
Does not work properly
December 29, 2016
 I took a chance at buying a multimeter for $11.00, and now I can see why it was $11.00.- Product had scuff marks in the rear of the case. Appeared to be a used item.- Turned on the multimeter, and for some reason, the LCD display appeared locked/frozen on the same numbers. Took me a while to realize that the "hold" button was depressed, thus freezing the LCD screen. (I did not press that button, it shipped that way.Problems:1. When the dial is set on 200V AC, numbers on the screen just bounce around. I don't even have the leads touching anything2. If I insert the leads into my 120AC outlet, the reading shows bizzarre numbers (0, or 13..etc)3. If I then switch the dial to 600V AC, the LCD screen reads correctly (122V)4. Continuity sound is very scratchy9V DC battery read correctly. Green backlight worked. Good protective cover.Look like someone previously returned it (broken), and it was never checked by the seller before sending to me.Returning it and will pay a little more and get something more reliable.
HOUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM .....!!
October 18, 2015
I bought this the end of 2014 & to be honest it worked like a charm. Was able to test any & all batteries from AAA to those round thin batteries in our bicycle speedometers. Then one day my husband left it on overnight & killed the battery. No problem, I thought, just remove the tiny screws & replace it. I got out my small eyeglass set of screwdrivers & then the fun began. The screws would not turn no matter what. I emailed customer service at Amazon but because I bought it from one of their vendors they could not help me. So now I'm forced to order another similar product. What a waste! Also disappointed that Amazon could or would not help me. So always make sure you turn the device off.
I had to return it, Save up for a better multimeter
June 1, 2015
Spend a little more money and get a decent multimeter. I purchased a craftsman multimeter at sear for a better price than this one. Right from the get go I was having problems. I'm pretty tech savy and I definitely know how to use a multimeter, but this was either giving me false readings or no readings at all. I promptly packed it up and returned it back to the seller:Pros:1) Price - 9/10 - For about $10 bucks you can't really complainCons:1) Build Quality - 5/10 - The craftsman ship and the attention to detail is sub-par. It sort of feels cheap when you hold it.2) Working Quality - 1/10 - Didn't work or gave me false readings.
Good value BUT Fuse is soldered to the PCB
August 22, 2014
TL;DR: I would say that if you're a parent who is considering getting a multimeter for a young kid who might lose interest in their electronic projects in a week or two, then go ahead and buy it. Or if you're a student who is on a really tight budget and you need a multimeter for a semester, then go ahead and buy it.For everyone else, spend a little more. (For example: $25 buys the Mastech MS8268 Auto/Manual Range Digital Multimeter Meter.)My in depth review.I would be giving this product 4 stars and possibly 5 just due to the fact that it's so inexpensive. ($7.59 when I bought it.) It does work, so for this kind of money, it's pretty hard to beat. HOWEVER, the big problem with this device is that they soldered the fuse directly to the PCB! What were they thinking?!? It might be possible to de-solder the fuse and re-solder a new one without destroying the thing, but that is extremely inconvenient. (Bring up all the reviews for this product and do a keyword search for "fuse" and you will see how common this complaint is.) Unfortunately I didn't see this while skimming the reviews or I never would have bought it.My unit came with the battery already installed which also seems like very poor quality control. Though it may just be the case that someone owned this unit before me and returned it. The packing is so generic you certainly wouldn't know if your unit was new or not.The backstand for the unit is very cheaply designed, but for the money, this isn't a surprise. The unit will stand up with the backstand extended, but it feels like it would break with very little pressure.When you unscrew the screws to get to the battery, the plastic screw holes feel like they are already stripped out. The back plastic covering doesn't feel like it's going to fall off or anything, but it does feel like it wouldn't hold up to being removed very many times.The LCD screen contrast isn't the greatest, but it's certainly good enough - especially for this price. It does have a nice back light that you can turn on. However, the back light turns off automatically after about 4 seconds and there's no way to force it to stay on.It's not all bad though by any means.In my basic testing, it seems to work (well enough for low voltage electronics anyway). I tested continuity a few times. It has a buzzer to indicate that there is continuity. However, the response time isn't instant. So if you were to drag the probe across a row of connections, you would likely miss anything that had continuity. The probe has to have contact for more than a fraction of a second to detect continuity. (Do a youtube search for "EEVblog #75 - Digital Multimeter Buying Guide for Beginners" to see why that can matter. Skip to the 12 minute mark and watch for 2 minutes.)One reviewer commented that the probes do not stay attached to the device. He said they were so loose that they fall out easily. This was not my experience. (You do have to push the probes all the way down - perhaps that reviewer only pushed them in half way?) With the probes pushed in all the way, I was easily able to dangle the entire weight of the multimeter just by holding onto the probe wires, so there's no way they are going to "fall out" from normal use.I tested a few batteries (with and without a load), and tested an AC to 9V DC power converter and the multimeter gave me accurate and consistent numbers for the voltage test.I tested some low current devices (100mA - 200mA) and got the expected results.Finally I tested a few resistors I had lying around and they too tested as expected.
An adequate cheap meter
June 22, 2014
I own a Fluke Scopemeter but needed a quick and easy to use meter for batteries and wall voltage. I found this cheap meter for the job. I don't care about accuracy, I just need a quick number. My only complaint is that the prop stand on the back is missing. I saw in the reviews where the same problem occurred. Not sure if all the prop stands are missing or I received the returned item from the previous complainer. The cost to drive to the UPS Store and return, would be the same price to order a new meter. I will keep, but I don't think I got what I paid for.
Great Meter, Junk for Probes
March 16, 2014
Probes came in with one tip off--no way to get probes due to second vendor or something along those lines--definitely spent too much time on e-mails and phone calls for this price. I couldn't justify buying probes at more cost than the meter . . . But I do really like the meter! Rate the meter a 4+ and the probes a 0 and the hassle of no real way to get a simple part a 1. All this said, Amazon was more than happy to refund or partial credit the product too.
1%
Two Stars
April 6, 2017
it was $20 and lasted 2 months. guess I got what I paid for????
No thank you
March 13, 2017
Cheaply made. I was not happy with the construction quality.
Two Stars
March 14, 2015
Worked well but not durable.
Made in China should have known better.
February 7, 2015
I bought this a while ago because I got tired of borrowing one. Took it out of the box today when it was quite cold. The wires on it were real stiff and hard to straighten out. I slipped the red cover off the clamp and exposed the wire where it is fastened to the clamp. I should say wires where it fastened to the clamp. The wire appears to be a section of a three wire extension cord. not one solid cable as I expected. I bought this because it had the Schumacher name on it, Very disappointing. No wonder the cables get so stiff when it's cold.
Good Tester
April 28, 2014
Works great but I wish the leads were alittle longer. Make sure to give it time to cool if you are checking multiple batteries.UPDATE. The tester worked well for three batteries (and found one with bad cells). Now the load still works but the meter movement has died.
Inappropriate tool for most people
March 17, 2010
The description for the battery tester stated that it performs load tests. In reality, it does not. When someone has a car battery that keeps going dead, that person wants to know whether 1) the battery can't hold a charge or 2) if there is an electrical leak in the car that is draining the battery. I bought this tester to determine the first situation. Although this unit is probably excellent for certain tests, it is useless for testing case 1). This is the type of test that 99% of people need to perform for batteries that keep going dead. Get a tester that is explicitly called a load tester. It is cheaper and will actually fulfill your needs.
9%
Eh....
July 25, 2017
The clips are flimsy and don't hold small wire well; the clips are also hard to open since they are sp small.
Very poor quality. Wires are thin and will not last
June 19, 2017
Very poor quality. Wires are thin and will not last.
get what you pay for, took forever to get here.
June 14, 2017
In this case, you get what you pay for. took forever to get here.
Two Stars
April 16, 2017
Doesn't work with my fluke the pins are too small
Doesn't fit in multimeter
December 15, 2015
They don't plug into my multimeter because the thin metal is too flexible. If you press it into the meter, it will hold that shape and slip out. I cut the probes and used the clips though so it works
Needed some soldering/repair
July 18, 2014
Ordered two of them, only one worked. The connection to the alligator clip isn't dependable. They only crimp down the insulation and simply fold the wires under the insulation (no separate crimp or solder for the electrical connection). One of them only had the insulation crimped down and the wires just running everywhere/nowhere - no electrical connectivity on either wire. Easy fix with a soldering iron, but not the best quality control.
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17%
Cheap Product
December 28, 2016
It worked fine when I first got it. Then put it on the shelf for about 6-8 months until I needed it again. Well, about 25% of the section of numbers don't show up and the digital screen, so you have no idea what number is being displayed. Of course, the warranty ran out just after 30 days. Junk!
Lack of fuses to protect over voltage measurement and lack response from seller
February 21, 2016
I bought two of them last year and both failed due to its not having a fuse to protect any over voltage measurement. When it failed, all AC/DC voltage/currents and resistance measurement failed. I have a regular meter I purchased 25 years ago and it has two fuses built-in to protect measurements that could be outside of ranges and it is the basic design feature for any meters to have but this particular meter does NOT have. Also the seller does not respond to request of manufacturer warranty info.I will NOT buy this one again, nor purchasing anything from this seller.
Doesn't work, poor quality
October 13, 2015
I bought this a year ago and never used it. Just took it out of the tool box today, and, like other reviews have indicated, it does not work (yes, i put in new batteries). Like other reviews, I too found it gets stuck on "1," and for me, it *never* did the job i needed it to do - it never read anything. I bought another meter at a hardware store today, and it worked perfectly...so this shows the unit on amazon was defective. Unfortunately i am out of my return window, so it is money wasted.
Doesn't function correctly. Quality is simply too low. ...
June 6, 2015
Doesn't function correctly. Quality is simply too low. I decided to risk buying, but the meter can't measure ohms reliably. The reading just continuously bounces around by 400% or more (I know multimeters and this is unuseable). I realized this was going to be a low quality device (plastic tab broke when checking the battery), but it doesn't even function correctly. So - don't risk it. Perhaps some of the other meters under $10 function correctly, but not this one. By the way, the seller would not exchange for free (ie they asked for shipping costs).
Dangerous item being sold
August 22, 2014
Bought this item for my husband. First issue: it did not come with the leads. Main issue: My husband just used it for the first time. It was arking (spelling ?) without anything being hooked to it. When he hooked it up to the device he needed to test, this multimeter blew the power out in my husband's office and the tv in our bedroom. Then, after disconnecting it, it was still giving reading with nothing attached to it. This item is dangerous. DO NOT BUY IT!
Did Not Work!
June 17, 2014
The fused side of this meter did not measure anything. Blown fuse. The fuse is soldered into the board. Does BrainyTrade check their equipment for operability prior to sale? No. I am a license prof eng. I do understand electrical measurement, even though I am an ME. My ex-wife got custody of my old meter (my problem). This was appeared to be a suitable replacement, just in case I needed one (like I did, to help a neighbor).I purchased the same meter from a different provider - it arrived yesterday and works just fine. @2 more, and worth every penny.I recommend the meter, but I would not recommend BrainyTrade to anyone. Sorry.
2%
... dose not work and big hassle to return not happy.
June 5, 2017
It dose not work and big hassle to return not happy .
Don't buy this...
May 28, 2017
Returned, stopped working after 1st day
Tested New Battery as Bad.
January 16, 2017
It came packaged fine, no issues. I have a really large tractor with 2 12Volt batteries that I thought one had gone bad. I got it out of the package and thought it was weird that my volt meter said they were at 12.8V but when I connected this meter it said it was at 6v. I then thought since the batteries are tied together maybe it was confused. So I took the cables off both and each still showed 6v. I used the load test and it was way down the in 6v range but the needle did drop pretty far. Based on that I decided to remove the batteries (not easy). Upon removing the batteries I saw one was bulging so I knew it was bad. Went and bought new batteries and before I installed them I put the meter on them... same thing 6v. So the meter is obviously bad. I noticed others had similar experiences with the device. To bad as I liked the size etc.
but at best it read around 10
February 13, 2016
The first unit displayed 9vdc on a battery test. My Fluke 787 displayed 13.2vdc, I trust the $700 Fluke meter. Amazon sent a replacement, it reads 10vdc on 12.9vdc test batteries. The cheap analog meter was tweaked to try to calibrate it, but at best it read around 10.8vdc. This is a POS if you want to see the correct battery voltage. So if the voltage reading is off by 2+ volts, so are the test readings.......
Garbage!!
October 12, 2015
Garbage!!! The volt meter on this is highly inaccurate. It was showing about 8.5 volts, and I knew that wasn't right. Putting a real volt meter on it showed 12.6 volts, which was expected. I bought this because of the Schumacher brand name thinking it would be high quality. How wrong I was. I will be returning this and picking one up at Harbor Freight. It certainly couldn't be any worse quality than this piece of junk.
defective unit?
November 27, 2013
Seems that I received a bad unit. Connected it up to my battery and it only read 8V so I put it on my other car battery and got the same reading. My multimeter measured the batteries at 12.5+V. I put my charger on the battery which was only a couple of weeks old and disconnected the battery cables from the car after it was fully charged. In standalone mode it only measured 9V. Since both batteries were starting my cars without trouble I can only conclude the item was defective. Returned for a refund to try something else.
9%
Waste of $ - make your own for cheaper
September 3, 2017
Flimsy, barely conducts electricity
Clips lead plastic is too slippery. Need to hands ...
October 10, 2016
Clips lead plastic is too slippery. Need to hands to collapse the alligator clips. Material should be changed to have more friction.Please replace mine when improvements are made.
Wasted a small amount of money
April 20, 2016
Very cheaply made. Does not insulate you when connecting them. Wasted a small amount of money. You get what you pay for.
Lasted one day!
March 14, 2015
I bought these to replace a thinner pair on a 12v 3amp power supply used to test automotive interior bulbs. These are a thicker wire but both pair started getting really hot, smoking, and melting at the clips. Threw both pair in the trash and went back to the smaller AWG test wires. Shipping took forever as well.
JUNK... Spend a little more and get what your ordered.
December 1, 2014
So Ill start with the wire. It is the cheapest worst wire ive ever seen but hey its like $3.00 so im not even going to fault for that. The problem I have is that I ordered a Alligator clip to Banana Plug cable. What I received weeks and weeks after ordering was a Alligator Clip to Alligator Clip. Yes it was $3.00 but come on at lease send me what I ordered.
necesito saber del producto y su entrega o como hago para cambiarlo
April 15, 2014
necesito saber del producto y su entrega o como hago para cambiarlo o reintegro del dinero ya que no tengo conocimiento del estado del productoI need to know the product and its delivery or do to change it or refund the money since I have no knowledge of the condition of the product
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Price
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$10.69updated: Jan 16, 2018
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Features
Article Number
Article Number
0847977018535
0026666001007
4894462011034
4684505046396
0026666141345
Brand
Brand
Dragonpad
Schumacher
Amico
OTC
Schumacher
Height
Height
78.7 in
157.5 in
52.8 in
78.7 in
59.1 in
Length
Length
232.3 in
590.5 in
213.8 in
578.7 in
236.2 in
Manufacturer
Manufacturer
BrainyTrade
Schumacher
Amico
OTC
Schumacher
Model
Model
TOOGOO
BT-100
a12032000ux0088
4619
BAF-B1
MPN
MPN
TOOGOO
BT100
a12032000ux0088
4619
BAF-B1
Number of Parts
Number of Parts
TOOGOO
BT100
a12032000ux0088
4619
BAF-B1
Product Group
Product Group
BISS
Automotive Parts and Accessories
BISS
Automotive Parts and Accessories
Automotive Parts and Accessories
Product Type
Product Type
PRECISION_MEASURING
AUTO_ACCESSORY
MECHANICAL_COMPONENTS
AUTO_ACCESSORY
AUTO_PART
Publisher
Publisher
BrainyTrade
Schumacher
Amico
OTC
Schumacher
Quantity
Quantity
1
1
1
1
1
Reviews
Reviews
-
Studio
Studio
BrainyTrade
Schumacher
Amico
OTC
Schumacher
Weight
Weight
0.9 oz
9.5 oz
0.2 oz
1.1 oz
0.6 oz
Width
Width
161.4 in
275.6 in
153.5 in
145.7 in
118.1 in
Feature
Feature

LCD Digital Meter

AC DC Voltmeter

Multimeter

Voltmeter

LCD Digital Multimeter

100 amp load test – for 12 volt batteries, 50 amp load test – for 6 volt batteries

Tests 6 and 12 volt batteries – up to 1000 CCA

Test load, battery condition, starter motor draw and complete charging system diagnosis

Product Name : Alligator Clip Banana Plug Test Lead;Clip Size : 3.7 x 1 x 0.8cm/1.5'' x 0.4'' x 0.3'' (L*W*H)

Cable Length : 90cm/35.4'' (3 Ft);Color : Black, Red

Material : Metal, Soft Plastic

Total Weight : 27g

Package : 1 x Alligator Clip Test Lead

Displays a batteries specific gravity on an easy-to-read float

Scale ranges from 1100 to 1300

Thermometer indicates what must be added or subtracted from the float reading to arrive at an accurate specific gravity reading for each battery cell

Flexible tip offers easy access to the battery cells while the battery is still in the vehicle

One year limited warranty

For top and side terminals

For positive (+) and negative (-) terminals

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