- Perfect for quick and accurate electrical readings--test batteries, solar cells, wall plugs, and power outlets
- Measurement ranges include Capacitance, Resistance, Frequency, AC/DC Current and Voltage
- Large 3-3/4 digit (4000-count) display
- Built-in stand and test leads attached to unit
- Shock absorbing case and overload protection
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Triplett 2030-C Pocket-Sized Autoranging Digital Multimeter, 37 Measurement Ranges
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Specifications for this item
|UPC||956263935583 , 151903556535 , 013039059642 , 031111412383 , 614395000028|
|EAN||7262318324824 , 0614395000028 , 0151903556535 , 0031111412383 , 0956263935583 , 0013039059642|
|Item Weight||4 ounces|
|Number of Items||1|
|Power Source Type||AC/DC|
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The case: the plastic is thick ABS. I feel like it could stand up to a lot of abuse.
Display: even though smallish, the display is very clear with good contrast. 3 and 3/4 digits is more than typical for a low cost meter. (This is a measure of resolution. Most multimeters in this compact form factor and price range are limited to 3 1/2 digits.)
Features: In addition to the usual, this measures capacitance (albeit small range), frequency (from a few Hz up to 10kHz), and duty cycle. It is also autoranging in all features.
Firmware/Controls: Layout is simple and straight forward. Nothing stands out as annoying or unusual.
Support: I had a couple of questions about the frequency and duty cycle features. My emails were answered within 24 hours by a senior product designer who not only knew the product but did actual testing of my specific problem to find the answers. Yes, I was shocked. I have the feeling this had to have been a fluke, and yet it really happened!
There are some quirks with frequency and duty cycle. I eventually discovered that the minimum voltage that can be tested is just shy of 5V, p-2-p. So you will not be able to use these features on your 3.3V DC circuits. Also, the leads need be reversed from what I expected; on a DC signal, the red lead must connect to ground. The frequency readings were spot on; however, the duty cycle appears to be less accurate. I've managed to get anywhere from a 0-2% consistent offset under different test conditions; it's probably most useful for comparing apples to other apples - but this seems to be in line with the duty cycle accuracy of other brands of low cost meters, as well.
Calibration: voltage between 1-20 volts read bit high.Read more ›
The casing is decent - even solid. Feels like it could take a couple of tumbles and keep on working. I bought this to throw in my backpack, so a few months should tell me worlds about its durability - I'm rough on my bag.
There is a plastic bit hanging from a black nylon cord at the bottom of the unit that is only used when you want to stand the unit up. It's finicky to use, but works well enough once in place. I had a few "Dammit, stay put" moments.
The Select, Range and Hold buttons feel like they are all soft keys, but work reliably with an audible tone to let you know you've made a selection. There are separate spots on the Dial for Volts AC and Volts DC, but you have to use the Select button on mA and uA settings to pick DC or AC measurements. The LCD has a spot to indicate if you are AC, but it is blank for DC. Also - the indicator is very small - but more on that in the display section.
The selector Dial has solid positive clicks, but there is an unused spot between Off and mA with no option. Not a big deal, but if you were going from Off to mA and the display was blank, it might take a few seconds to realize you had another click to go. I'm not sure if this spot draws more current than the off position at this time.
The probes are okay. The points were relatively sharp and the cable rating is present on the wire sheathing. The holder for the tips is almost thought out well. The retaining clip at the top rotates to let out/in the probes, but the tips can slip behind the catch and then its fun digging them out. I wish there was a bit more cable length.
The Display is ok at best.Read more ›
- Compact, lightweight, fairly robust for its size
- Good, clear display
- Measures frequency and capacitance and has a continuity tone, unlike many small mutlimeters
- Cover with slot to ensure the multimeter is switched off
- Automatically turns off after no activity
- The whole toggle cord stand concept is silly and doesn't work well
- Probes are understandably small with short leads, but they work fine and store easily in their compartment
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is one of the few Triplett products I have that still work after a few years. I bought a 9045 DVOM that died in less than two years. This 2030 is a decent little meter. Read morePublished 5 months ago by dboyle
This is a good compact meter that is protected well enough to keep in my traveling tool bag. The attached leads are a bit short, but given the compact nature of this tester, I... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Stephen Mischenko
Very compact and always ready to use. Its design prevents the unit from being left on both by auto shutoff after 15-20 minutes, and by its clever design whereby the lid will not... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Peter S.
I been using these meters for years. I am a electronic repair technician . This meter fits my toolbelt I use it constantly through the dayPublished 8 months ago by bantz wiant
Delivery was quick and on time. All the meter you need for around the house and hobbies.Published 15 months ago by Gary DeHart
Capacitance range is limited to at most 10 uf. Measurements aren't that precise. The continuity speaker is absolutely atrocious, making a scratchy noise rather than a beep. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Heng Sun