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Hey guys I'm really low on budget and I really don't know much about Multimeters and I was wondering if this one would be good enough to use to test the voltage and match the resistors for my cMoY I will definitely get a better one later but I really need one now thanks.


http://www.radioshack.com/product.as...%5Fid=22%2D811
 
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Don't blow that much on a Radio Shack Multimeter.

Go pick up a $10 multimeter to hold you over.

Buy a TLE2426 rail splitter for your power supply section. And 1% vishays for your feedback resistors.

Later on you can pickup a good multimeter for not all too much.

:) Keep on truckin
 
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oh, and for resistor matching, build yourself a wheatstone bridge
 
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Quote:

what's a "wheatstone bridge"


Google is your friend: http://www.google.com/search?q=%22wheatstone+bridge%22

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I can't match resistors with a
Multimeter?


Not with a cheap one. Your meter must be more accurate than the accuracy you want in your matched pairs. For matching better than 1%, you need a pretty good meter indeed.
 
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Almost any other brand will be better than a Radio Shack meter. Their meters are crap. If you need one right away, get the cheapest name-brand you can find but make sure the specs. are adequate for your application.
 
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