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Great value, Quality is better than you'd expect for the price
on January 31, 2013
As stated in the title, quality is surprisingly better than you would expect for the price. The connectors for the probe wires create a very snug fit. They will not lose their connection with even a stout tug of the probes. The plastic housing for the unit, the connectors, and the probe handles feel tough and durable.
The display is very large and easy to read. The control setting indicator label has a much smaller font, but is still easy enough for those with moderately poor eyesight to read. Bold print and high contrast help with legibility of both.
The symbols for direct current and alternating current are used to indicate voltage measurement control ranges in lieu of typical DC and AC. This is sure to throw off the average DIY handyman or hobbyist without education in electrical diagramming. Interestingly, the instruction book shows a picture of the exact same model, but with "DC" and "AC". This could be an indicator of outdated stock. But, if it works just as well, sells for less, and I wind-up learning something in the process, it's just another example of my ideal type of bargain.
Also, an unexpected surprise was that batteries WERE included.