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Multi meter
Hi 
Could you recommend a reasonably priced meter for checking the ohms on my coils 
I use my evic at the moment and thought its time to invest in one 
Preferably shop bought (my mrs is moaning about to many parcels) as I want this to slip under the radar 
16-05-2014 09:23 AM
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RE: Multi meter
I'm not too sure to be honest what would class as a good meter other than Fluke but those are crazy expensive.

It's worth knowing though for sure because when you get to the lower ohms, it needs to be more accurate.
16-05-2014 03:43 PM
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RE: Multi meter
I'd go for a cheap one from Maplin or the like. Should be under a tenner. Or get an atty resistance tester for about the same money from FT or a handy local vape shop. There must be one or more in the Nottinghamarea. 

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16-05-2014 07:06 PM
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RE: Multi meter
Thanks I will give maplins a try 
I was going to get one from the local vape shop for the attys but I have a hybrid genny 
I don't touch the coils in that 
My mate sets it up with his meter and I vape it 
16-05-2014 07:23 PM
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RE: Multi meter
Not inexpensive but you can pick up ex tradesmans flukes on ebay and they can be calibrated.

One issue though, they, like most multumeters only read to one decimal place. Go over that and it will cost you a fortune.

The cheap atty meters, I dont really trust, but I am considering getting one, I do have, and use daily, a secind hand fluke that I had calibrated, for most stuff, the evic is fine but when you want to get close to the limit of your cells, you need to know.

To be fair though, if your hybrid uses 18650 cells its eaay to remain within safe limits. 18350, well thats a different kettle of fish, far too easy to over load them.
16-05-2014 07:58 PM
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RE: Multi meter
I have an Ideal 61-310 that I really like. I actually have a few different ones including an old radio shack one that can be tuned in. But I like the Ideal one the best. It beeps when you get a short. It has a nice rubber case that goes around it. It also has a foldout back so that you can stand it up. The leads are also quality they are much nicer than your average cheap meter. You can find them at sears or a few other places. Under $40 and they are good enough for home use as well. Checking your electric box and wall sockets things like that. Perfect for checking your batteries, etc. 




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RE: Multi meter
 I have a paper on measuring low resistances cheaply. I have yet to read and digest it but may have more recommendations once I understand the paper.

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16-05-2014 09:20 PM
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RE: Multi meter
I built a coil for my twin coil hybrid put it on and it measured 1.8 ohms 
Built another exactly the same and put that on checked it and it was 1.8
Am I right that that's at 0.9 ohm
Is that the right way to check twin coils or am I doing something wrong 
 
20-05-2014 12:22 PM
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RE: Multi meter
You've got it. That is exactly as it ought to be. And why you need to check with multiple coils. 

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20-05-2014 12:24 PM
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RE: Multi meter
Thanks 
20-05-2014 12:35 PM
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