Waterproof multimeter

  1. garethp Forum Supporter

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    I've been asked to look at waterproof multimeters and wondered if anyone has suggestions?

    Google is doing its usual thing and including meters that dont have any reference to either waterproof or IP ratings even though its in my search :(

    Budget is around £100 ex vat
     
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  5. rikrobson

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    why do you need a waterproof multimeter, surely you don't want water and electricity to get too close to each other
     
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  7. Screwdriver

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    Plenty of iPad (et. al) bags out there which are waterproof. Personally, I'd be looking for a waterproof bag/case with sealed apertures for leads and use a push button meter. Depends on the intended usage really, range/function switching requirements will depend on what it is you're doing under water.
     
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  11. earthman Member

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    That's my thoughts too.
     
  12. garethp Forum Supporter

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    Definately an option, the current ones we use are the rotary type so a bag over a push button type might work.

    I'll mention that one as its IP67 so shouldnt need a bag

    True, but we need to be able to measure mains voltage in outdoor cabinets and voltage/currents on the DC side and frequency is handy. There are test points on the kit that we stick the probes in so we dont close to mains voltage with damp hands, the problem is that after using a meter outside for a while the humidity gets in and plays havoc with the rotary switches.
     
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  13. voipio Member

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    And probably even more havoc with the internal thin film reistor networks and high impedance A/D converter circuitry.
     
  14. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Yes this.

    Used bags like this on the beach. Even went see kayaking with my phone.
     
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