Tips for Choosing the Right Digital Multimeter

While there might not be a more common measuring instrument, one size definitely does not fit all when it comes to digital multimeters (DMMs).


Digital multimeters are used to perform a wide range of electrical measurements in different environments and applications, so it's important to carefully look at your options to ensure you choose the right digital multimeter for your needs.


Follow these tips to find the right instrument

Your measurement application is the key to selecting the right multimeter. Select and use a meter that can make accurate readings of all parameters and across all ranges as required by your device or system under test.

If the DMM is being used in an automated system, the programming language and connectivity interface are important considerations, along with measurement and data transfer times.

How rugged is the meter? Harsh outdoor environments and hot indoor work areas need to be figured into your decision. The accuracy, reliability, and usable life of your tools are directly related to the environments in which they are designed to work.


 Versatility matters, so make sure your instrument will not only be able to take the required measurements with accuracy, but also offers other functionality so it can be used across your operation and eliminate the need for multiple devices and other equipment.


If you still have questions about whether you’re operating with the best multimeters for your job, contact MATsolutions for expert advice. And visit our site to see our selection of digital multimeters.