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MASTECH AC/DC Auto/Manual Range Digital Multimeter, MS8268

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Specifications for this item
Brand Name Mastech
Color Name GREEN, BLACK
EAN 0610708642251 , 6955170801299 , 0887662288836
Import Designation Imported
Item Weight 0.88 pounds
Part Number MS8268
Power Source Type battery-powered
UNSPSC Code 41113600
UPC 887662288836 , 610708642251

The newly released Sinometer MS8268 is an auto/manual ranging digital multimeter. It is packed wi... Read full product description




Product Features

  • AC/DC 1000V/10A 200KHz 200uF 40Mohm Relative Measurement hFE Diode Check Continuity
  • LED / Sound Warning when incorrect banana jacks are used relative to function switch setting
  • Auto and Manual Ranging with Relative measurement (all ranges except frequency)
  • All range fused (resettable) with 1 Year Warranty
  • Auto power off (could be disabled) & Blue LED Back-lit LCD display

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 1.7 x 3.6 inches ; 14.1 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B000JQ4O2U
  • Item model number: 40067673
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (188 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #943 in Industrial & Scientific (See Top 100 in Industrial & Scientific)
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MASTECH AC/DC Auto/Manual Range Digital Multimeter, MS8268 + Elenco Electronics TL-16 Banana to Large Alligator Test Lead Set + SE TL10 Clip Test Lead, 10-Piece
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Product Description

The newly released Sinometer MS8268 is an auto/manual ranging digital multimeter. It is packed with many nice features such as sound and light warning for the jacks and back-lit LCD Screen. This meter powers on three AAA batteries. Accessories include test leads & user Manual


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Customer Reviews

This meter works great.
Ragen Nash
Autoranging is nice and I really like the LED blinking terminal feature that displays which correct terminals to use depending on what function you have selected.
Radar Tech
I'm always skeptical about buying something like this online where I have no way of trying it or no one who can tell me their experiences.
Christopher J. Wade

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

113 of 116 people found the following review helpful By Radar Tech on December 4, 2008
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This is an acceptable multimeter and will service most peoples needs. Obviously you are not going to compare this to a Fluke multimeter, but for the price vs accuracy it is a decent multimeter. I have (2) of these and use them for general use where 100% accuracy is not critical. If you want better tolerances then you are going to have to spend a lot more than what the Mastech MS8268 is offering.

With that said, the unit is somewhat large which may be better for some people. It has a nice large LCD display that is backlit if needed. The plastic casing itself is pretty rugged and the selector dial feels solid when you rotate the dial. Autoranging is nice and I really like the LED blinking terminal feature that displays which correct terminals to use depending on what function you have selected. As one of the previous reviewers stated this unit does not come with (3) AAA batteries. I like this MS8268 unit and believe most people that need a decent affordable multimeter can't go wrong for the price on this one.
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Clayton on May 10, 2011
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It is not a Fluke and I am pleasantly surprised.

Pros
1-The multimeter doesn't feel / look cheap with no rattling internal parts despite being light. Ergonomic grips at the sides.
2-Accuracy spot on against two other multimeters and other built-in meters in my ham radios. Known values of resistors/capacitors that I had previously measured are reflected with third decimal variances with this meter - not bad at all (yes small rating 1K & 100uf if you were wondering)
3-Auto power off with a notification beep; quite handy.
4-LED safety status & beeps are great
5-Display is large and crisp
6-Back-light is evenly distributed
7-Continuity test response/latency is quite short without scratchy sounds (great!)
8-You can change battery without having to open the whole meter or remove the rubber boot
9-It appears to have a HRC fuse installed - EDIT - DOES NOT
10-Separate compartment for battery & fuse without having to dismantle the whole meter.
11-Mine came with batteries in top condition.
12-The manual range feature is useful if you are working with predefined variables and require readings quickly
13-Crossing the leads in ohms shows 0.000 not 0.001 like some other meters

Cons
1-The auto ranging can be little on the slow side, though only occasionally as much as 4-5 seconds.
2-Rather thin rubber boot; I wouldn't like to drop it.
3-The hold feature is manual.
4-The box & packaging was in Chinese showing another older manual ranging meter so I was initially worried I had received an incorrect product.
5-Rounded base coupled with its medium sized foot stand makes it prone to tipping over if not placed on a level surface.

Other thoughts
1-The meter draws 2.24mA just being on, 20.
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72 of 79 people found the following review helpful By Robert W. Hall Sr. on July 6, 2011
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I failed to check all functions on my new meter when I got it. I had occasion to use the DC Voltage after about 6 months. It read 53 volts on a car battery. A AA battery reads over 8 volts, and a few millivolts with the leads reversed.

Amazon supplied me with the contact info for the manufacturer, and said that it was up to the mfgr to resolve the issue.

I have been waiting for a reply from them for over three weeks.

If you buy from Mastech, make sure you check all ranges immediately..

Sinometer AC/DC Auto/Manual Range Digital Multimeter, MS8268
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46 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Jose Perez on November 7, 2007
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Excellent multimeter, with nice accuracy for this price... Need more accuracy?? go for a fluke at several hundreds $$$ more... Autoranging it's a very nice option for fast readings between several ranges... It doesn't feel cheap at all, and i liked the green color... Large and clear readout, with a nice backlight option... In opposite with another reviewer, i got the "multi-function socket" for hFE measurement... Very happy with the device... Works with 3 AAA batteries (not supplied)...
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49 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Aleksey Khrulev on March 3, 2007
In general, this is a great device for this cost range. It has all features required for daily usage. Description of multimeter can be found in internet. Here are some specific features:

- In any range two terminals to be used are illuminated with red LEDs (see foto). LED is swithed off when lead is pushed into terminal. If lead is pushed into wrong terminal for this range then correct terminal blinks and beeps.

- Automatic range; manual range selection with button.

- Wide set of ranges, including 400.0 mV and 400.0 uA

- Relative measurements and display hold. White backlight (5 seconds)

- Resettable fuse for current ranges (non-resettable for 10A range)

- Display data refresh: 3 per second.

Imperfection:

- Frequency measurement accuracy is low: 2%

- In accordance with manual, package must contain "Special Multi-Function socket" (required for hFE measurement). There was no such device in my package.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By D. Hutcheson on January 17, 2009
I thought my unit was faulty because I didn't get flashing lights or buzzer when using the wrong sockets, and the LEDs didn't go out when the leads were plugged in. Just before calling for service I found I had not been pushing the leads firmly into the sockets. They stop when only half-way in, making it feel like you've made a firm connection.
Once the horizontal strain relief is flush with the meter's surface the warnings came on. Now I love this meter.

Only other minor complaint is the black rubber grip is a little loose, but that's only cosmetic.

Overall, great value for money.
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