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Autoranging Multimeter

10040N

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SOUTHWIRE-10040N is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 4.
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Autoranging Multimeter

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Autoranging Multimeter

This compact multimeter is the perfect fit for the crowded tool bag. Features include a CAT III safety rating, built-in non-contact AC voltage tester, and capacitance and temperature functions.

Features
  • Compact meter is ideal for use in the field
  • 12 Functions including: capacitance, frequency, duty cycle, and temperature
  • Built in non-contact AC voltage detector
  • Easy to read backlit 4,000 count display
  • Impact resistant double molded housing also provides comfortable grip
  • CAT LED's 600 V, UL Listed
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Customer Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Southwire 10040N Auto-Ranging Multimeter CAT III This was my first multimeter so I wanted to make sure it had a decent amount of features and wouldn’t require me to spend more for a different meter later. The 10040N is at the lower cost end of what I would consider their mid range multimeters being priced in the $40-$45 range. The cheaper models either did not have all of the same features as the 10040N, were analog, or had integrated test leads which didn’t work for me. On the higher price side you have the True RMS models and the high end bluetooth meters. I’ve had a chance to try out a few of the features so far. Non-Contact Voltage Detector: This was one of the features I wanted the most. I have a dedicated NCV Detector from Milwaukee that I really like but it’s always nice to have a backup in case one dies or you forget it. It works well and so far has not given any false readings. The manual states the the NCV Detector will work in any position except the off position and will not display the voltage on the screen. However, at least on my meter, when I hold it up to a known live circuit with the meter off the NCV Detector still lights up. I’ve tried it on the same circuit with the meter on and then again immediately after turning the meter to the off position. One thing I don’t like is that the NCV light blinks when the meter is off. Southwire states it’s because the NCV is designed with high sensitivity it’s reading static electricity. I get that but it just means it’s going to kill the battery sooner. Granted if it’s going to be stored for an extended period of time you should remove the battery anyway. The only other things I don’t like is that it doesn’t make a noise when it detects voltage. My Milwaukee NCV beeps when there is voltage which I feel is an added safety feature. AC Voltage: I have to admit I was a little scared to insert the test leads into an outlet. Growing up you constantly hear safety warnings saying not to stick metal into an outlet or you will get shocked and die. It didn’t help that when I did a Google search regarding the proper way to use the meter on an outlet one of the sites had a big warning about making sure not to let the leads touch while they were in the outlet or else it could cause an explosion, fire, and death. Anyway I’m still alive and the meter worked correctly measuring the outlets voltage at roughly 122v for each outlet I tried. Continuity: I honestly didn’t have a reason to try this function until I saw someone on Instagram testing extension cords with a multimeter. So naturally my curiosity got the best of me and I started checking extension cords and power strips. Good news is all of my extension cords and power strips are working properly. Temperature: I was a little skeptical that I would ever need to use the temperature feature of the meter. Then my mom’s central air stopped putting out cold air. It was set to 65º and the apartment was 70º. I forgot I had the temperature probe and could actually see what the air temperature coming from the vent was. So I turned the system off, let it sit for 5 minutes or so, and then turned it back on. At that point I remembered I had the temperature probe and check the air coming from the vent. It was coming out at about 44º once it got going. The unit by default displays temperatures in Fahrenheit so if you are going to need it to display in Celsius there is a switch in the battery compartment that will let you change it. Better you know going into it where the switch is instead of getting the battery cover screwed back on, going to use it, looking in the manual for how to change it, and then having to remove the battery cover again. I believe the 10040N is a great multimeter that will fill the needs of most users. Some of the more expensive models have additional functions or come with more accessories like a carrying case or magnetic hanging strap like the 14090T TechnicianPro Bluetooth CAT IV Multimeter. If you just need a multimeter for around the house the 10040N is more than capable and at $40-$45 (depending on retailer) it’s not going to break the bank. It is not IP67 rated for water and dust like the higher end models so be sure to keep it clean and dry. I will definitely be recommending the 10040N to anyone who needs a multimeter and doesn’t need the added benefits of the more expensive models.
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect tool for the job I bought this multimeter for testing currents on a four wheeler and for around the house uses and it does everything I need and more. Highly recommend. Plenty of features for any common job. Nice backlight, convenient temp sensor, the stand places unit in an easy to read position, modes are easily selected with one finger & one hand operation. My new favorite tool.
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use I have 5 units ,accurate,durable.bought 2 years ago
Date published: 2016-08-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to use A great tool to have around the house for checking batteries and other electronics.
Date published: 2016-08-16
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