Extech EX430 True RMS Autoranging Multimeter Review

We are all electricians, the only thing that sets us apart is the levels at which we practice it. There are electrical tools that we all deserve to own, whether we are professionals or just hobbyists. Tools like multimeters speaking of which, I want to share with you my experience with the Extech EX430 True RMS Autoranging Multimeter in this review.

 

Extech EX430 True RMS Autoranging Multimeter Extech EX430 True RMS Autoranging Multimeter

This tool is small in size, thus easy to handle. When you look at it from the exterior, it easy to tell that it’s of good quality. I have highlighted some of its most notable features to guide make a choice.

Professional Multimeter

The EX430 multimeter performs11 crucial measurements, and that’s why it is termed as a professional multimeter. Its innovative features are designed to serve both professional technicians and hobbyists alike.

Since it can perform several functions, it is a convenient tool that carries the whole package with it. So, you don’t have to carry many multimeters to the job site.

Easy To Use

If you try to compare the weight of EX430 multimeter and that of other multimeters, you will find that this is among the lightest of all. Since it is a tool that involves a lot of carrying around, it shouldn’t be bulky or heavy.

Functions and buttons are labeled out clearly to make its use easy for you. Also on the multimeter is a stand and a hanging strap that allows the user set it on its own so that they can work with both hands.

Accurate Reading

Many firms or industry will choose this type of multimeter because of its high level of accuracy. So far EX430 multimeter is capable of taking different measurements accurately.

Unlike many multimeters that I have used, this model gives readings that you can depend on. Whether you want to measure AC/DC voltage, resistance, capacitance, frequency or duty cycle, expect accurate readings.

Has a True RMS

It can sound very difficult to make accurate measurements and voltage readings, but with this EX430 multimeter with its true RMS feature makes it easy to make all the necessary readings.

True RMS prevents distortion from electronic devices such as; motor drives, computer power supplies, and fluorescent lights. These electronic devices can distort the AC waves making the meter not to give the correct readings.

Magnetic Hanging Strap

When you purchase the EX430, one of the first things you’ll be impressed about is the tool’s hanging strap. Besides the hanger providing protection against damages, it makes your work easier. You can hang it somewhere strategic to allow you perform other tasks with your free hands. It is a feature of great convenience.

Pros

  • Provides accurate results
  • It is easy to use
  • Very versatile
  • Comes with three-year warranty
  • It offers multiple functions

Cons

  • It has a wrong connection warning.
  • It is expensive.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does the EX430 True Auto ranging multimeter come with a warranty?

A: Yes, the product has been given a three-year limited warranty on parts and labor; customers should not worry about that. This is enough time to test the tool if it has any electrical problems.

Q: Does the EX430 multimeter has backlight function?

A: Yes, it has the backlight feature that helps the user to read on the screen clearly and accurately. The screen switches off automatically after sometimes, saving the battery of the multimeter.

Q: When you buy an E430 True RMS multimeter, inside the box you will find a CAT iii test lead, stand, hanging strap and a holster with built in test lead storage. What else am I supposed to get in the same box?

A: The box is also accompanied by a Type K bead wire, temperature probe battery and user manual that will help you to know how to use the multimeter with no difficulties.

Final Verdict

The EX430 true RMS multimeter is one tool that meets user’s needs. Multimeters come with different brands and prices, so it is upon you as a user to purchase a multimeter that is worth your needs. EX430 multimeter is very accurate, and it won’t disappoint you.

This multimeter has the preferred features that any electrician would want to see in a contemporary multimeter. It takes measurements and readings accurately, and that’s why you need it in your toolkit.

Spencer Hutt
 

Product reviewer & passionate blogger. Beside writing for this blog, I spend my time crafting research based contents for HuffingtonPost, Lifehacker & Forbes!

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