A Multimeter is a staple in any electrician or DIYers toolkit. For those unfamiliar, multimeters are used for measuring the voltage, current, and resistance in an electrical socket. They can also be used for testing batteries and wiring. If you are experiencing electrical issues a multimeter can be a great way to quickly solve the problem without spending hundreds of dollars just to get an electrician to show up at your house.
The type of multimeter you need varies significantly depending what you want to test. In addition to measuring voltage, current, and resistance some multimeters can measure the capacitance, temperature, and frequency. Capacitance measures the ability of a wire or battery to store an electrical charge. Temperature is pretty self explanatory. It measures the heat of the wiring and circuits. If wires or sockets continuously overheat it poses a risk of starting a fire. Frequency measures the hertz or cycles per second of the electricity. In this guide we have selected the top multimeters available on the market. We have selected units from the top brands including AstraAI, Fluke, and KAIWEETS. Not only has our team tested these products ourselves but we have also evaluated hundreds of consumer reviews to ensure there are no problems or frequent complaints with any of the multimeters we have reviewed below. The highest quality multimeters should cost ~$40. However, if you have a basic project or need a multimeter for a one time use you can purchase a lower end model for around ~$10.