Digital Multimeter Comparison

Digital multimeters are awesome test tools used primarily to measure electrical values such as volts and amps. When you’re on the market for a new one, how do you know which to choose?  A digital multimeter comparison is what’s needed and you need to pay attention to the most important characteristics.

First, you want to make sure they have the common components which include:

  • Display: a place for you to see the measurement readouts
  • Dial: used to select what electrical value you’re going to measure
  • Input jacks: ports where test leads will be inserted

Once you know the multimeters you’re comparing have these components, next you want to ask yourself, “What will be the primary purpose for my digital multimeter?” Here are some things to consider:

  • Does it need to be portable?
  • How much am I willing to spend?
  • Will I need functions built in to calculate measurements?
  • Is auto-ranging important to me or can I set the range myself?
  • How many digits of accuracy do I need for my measurements?

After that, you’ll want to figure out your best options. We did the preliminary research for you. Here’s our digital multimeter comparison with three tiers of choices:



Name: Dawson DDM421 Compact Digital Multimeter

Price: $19.95

Short Description: The Dawson DDM421 is a professional grade, handheld digital multimeter. It’s compact and makes for easy portability around the shop. It can measure AC/DC voltage, DC current, resistance, continuity and is a diode tester. Perfect for any hobbyist in need of an affordable digital multimeter.



b35-owon digital multimeter

Name: B35 Owon Bluetooth Multimeter

Price: $53.89

Short Description: Looking for the next level up in digital multimeters? The B35 Owon functions as a 3-in-1: datalogger, multimeter and temperature meter. Using the bluetooth functionality, you can connect it to your smartphone, Android or iOS.



sdm3055 digital multimeter comparison

Name: Siglent SDM3055 5½ Digit Dual-Display Digital Multimeter

Price: $469

Short Description: If you’re looking for top of the line digital multimeter, nothing compares to the Siglent SDM3055 digital multimeter. It features many powerful math and statistical functions. This digital multimeter is designed specifically for users who need high performance, multiple functions and automatic measurements.


Are there any other digital multimeters we should have included in our digital multimeter comparison? Let us know!

Looking for more options? Check out all the digital multimeters sold be Circuit Specialists. Still need more information or you would rather talk to someone directly? You can email us at any time at or 1-800-528-1417

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