- on Education & Information
- Published in issue 10/2010 on page 22
Measure That Current!
Twenty AC/DC clamp meters on the test bench
Everyone who has anything to do with electronics has at least a multimeter at home and on the work table. But what about a clamp meter? These instruments are often just as versatile as multimeters, and they aren’t limited to currents of a few amperes. They also don’t need to cost much more than a multimeter. Here we examine the features of twenty clamp meters suitable for measuring AC and DC current, in price classes from a few dozen pounds to several hundred pounds.