The Triplett 2030-C Auto-ranging Pocket Sized Digital Multimeter (also known as a multitester) is a digital meter with 37 measurement ranges including AC/DC voltage to 600V, AC/DC current to 400mA, resistance between 400 ohms and 4 megaohms, capacitance between 40 nanofarads and 400 microfarads, and frequency between 10Hz and 10KHz. The meter also has a continuity beeper which provides audible detection of resistance and a diode test. The meter has a 3-3/4 digit, 4000-count resolution LDC and readings can be held on the display by using the hold function. Test leads are attached to the unit and stored in an attached compartment. Both manual- and auto-ranging capabilities are available and in auto-range mode the meter will automatically select the range that will produce the most accurate reading. This multimeter meets International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards for Category I and II up to 600V AC/DC and overload protection provides resistance to damage from transient overvoltages. It uses two 1.5V batteries (installed) that have a battery life of approximately 150 hours and includes an auto power-off function to help preserve battery life. The wrist strap (included) can be used to make the lid function as a stand for hands-free viewing. The meter measures 3.2 x 4.8 x 0.8 inches (H x W x D) and weighs approximately 4 oz. (H is height, the vertical distance from the lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back.)
Multimeters are electrical test meters that measure multiple properties of an electrical circuit, such as current, voltage, resistance, capacitance, and continuity. Available in handheld or benchtop models, multimeters diagnose electrical problems in electrical equipment, wiring, and power supplies. A variety of probes, clamps, and leads can be used to connect the meter to a circuit or device. Multimeters display information either in analog or digital form. Factors that influence meter choice include the electrical properties to be measured, the anticipated range of results, and the desired level of protection against transient voltage. Safety ratings are based on International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards for low-voltage test equipment. IEC 61010 delineates four overvoltage installation categories. In general, a meter with a category IV rating will provide more protection against transient voltages than a meter with a lower category rating.
Triplett manufactures test equipment for electricians, home security installers, and telecommunications technicians. The company, founded in 1904, is headquartered in Manchester, NH.
What's in the Box?
- 2030-C multimeter
- (2) 1.5V Batteries
- Wrist strap