So I have had a cheap multimeter for a number of years which has served me well and will still be kept. However a recent project has finally revealed the limitations of it, namely it is unable to read low ac voltage and does not have capacitance measurement.
So I am in the market for a new meter between $60 - $170. I am a hobbyist and do not want to spend hundreds, cheaper the better, but I do not want a piece of junk either nor do I want to buy one and find in 6 months it doesn't have a feature I need.
The features I want are:
Mains safe so CAT II or Cat III
Nice but not essential: diode test, hfe transistor test, auto ranging
Any recommendations on brands or suppliers greatly appreciated. Seems to be not many in nz other than Jaycar?
I have seen some digitech ones on the Jaycar website but a little hesitant because I have read online the inductance led lights up even when the meter is off and the user manual has no reference to it. Anyone have one of these?
I have also seen this Fluke 106. But seeing them on ebay / ali express I want to be sure I am not buying a fake.