Model # M1015B

Internet #202353292

Store SKU #119833

Commercial Electric Analogue Multimeter

Commercial Electric

Analogue Multimeter

  • Easily and accurately tests both AC and DC voltage
  • Can measure the strength of 1.5 or 9 volt battery
  • Easy to use compact design lets you take it everywhere
$1048 /each
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Product Overview

Test AC/DC voltage and battery strength with the Commercial Electric Analogue Multi-meter. This multi-meter is compatible for testing 1.5-Volt and 9-Volt batteries.

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Name Analogue Multimeter Compact Digital Multimeter with Audible Continuity 14-Range Analog Meter Compact Digital Multimeter with Ambient Temperature
Brand Commercial Electric Dawson Gardner Bender Dawson
Ratings (49) (1) (1) (0)
Test Meter Type Clamp/Multimeter Clamp/Multimeter Clamp/Multimeter Clamp/Multimeter
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Audible Alert,DC Polarity Indicator,Handheld,Interchangeable Leads
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Test Meter
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Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
12 months

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Customer Questions & Answers

how to set knob dont know dc side from ac side how to read dc volts &dc amps please help booklet has blank diagrams on it

Asked by: jim
The LEFT side of the dial's scale is for AC testing, indicated by a "V" with a wavy line (alternating current). The RIGHT side of the dial's scale is for DC, indicated by a "V" with a constant line (steady current) over a dashed line (AC current rectified into DC current). As for testing a circuit's current, first note that this meter only reads up to 10 milliamps (mA) on the "10" setting (bottom right of the dial), or 250 milliamps on the "250" setting, depending on the dial's setting. Testing currents greater than these two respective settings will fry your unit's fuse (located inside the unit; the fuse can be replaced) or will damage the unit altogether. This tester is only good for low-current testing of circuits powered by small batteries (AAA, AA, C, D, 9V, etc.), or common 110V AC/DC transformers (wall warts, as some call them--check the amperage output listed on the outside of the DC transformer to ensure it does not exceed 250 mA). Before you test for amps, calibrate your multimeter's needle by setting the dial to the X1k (resistance) setting, touching the metal tips of the black and red leads together firmly, and then adjusting the adjustment dial on the left side of the multimeter until the needle is dead-centered on the zero (far right) of the analog scale. Okay, to test for amperage in a circuit: (1) first REMOVE (or DISCONNECT) the negative side battery wire from the negative battery terminal/connector of your circuit to be tested. (2) Next, on your multimeter, set the dial to measure either 250mA or 10mA, as needed. (3) Ensure the multimeter's black lead is connected to the "COM" plug to the left side of the multimeter's dial, and that the red lead is connected to the VmAΩ plug to the right side of the multimeter's dial. (4) Then attach/touch the multimeter's black lead tip to the battery's negative battery post (or the transformer's negative connector). (5) Finally, touch the multimeter's red lead tip to the DISCONNECTED negative battery wire of the circuit to be tested. The current (milliamperes) will be indicated by the multimeter needle. Note: It is very important that the circuit you are testing is NOT energized during this test! The negative terminal of the battery must be disconnected from the negative battery connector of the circuit you are testing. Failure to skip this step may damage your multimeter.
Answered by: TCKG
Date published: 2017-03-24

What's wrong with commercial electric m1015B

Just bought one of these today and I couldn't get it to read zero after turning dial to the ohms switch x10 and shorting the leads. I changed the battery three times with new ones. What's wrong or what am I doing wrong?
Asked by: Harry
Before setting the zero, the infinity setting must first be set. Open the leads an use a thin straight blade screw drive to set the needle to infinity (two zeroes side by side). Then short the leads and use the thumb wheel to set the zero setting. Setting the zero may drive off the infinity setting so swing between the 2 several times to make sure it is ok. Also, the battery should only be needed if reading ohms. Also bear in mind that when reading ohms the circuit being tested should be turned off, as the meter is sourcing the current.
Answered by: Mike
Date published: 2016-12-28

Which side is the AC on the meter?

Asked by: Paco
Left side is AC.
Answered by: George
Date published: 2016-11-01

does this item come with test leads

there are none shown in the info pages
Asked by: bill
Yes, the multimeter comes with both a red and a black lead.
Answered by: TCKG
Date published: 2017-03-24
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Customer Reviews

Analogue Multimeter is rated 1.9 out of 5 by 49.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've used one of these for years. First, if you don't know how to use it, don't look up a product... I've used one of these for years. First, if you don't know how to use it, don't look up a product manual. Just go online and lookup how to use analoqg multimeter. They all work the same, manufacturer assumes you know your backside from a tea kettle. So disregard all the reviews complaining about a lack of manual. If you dont know how to use one, dont buy one. Second, disregard most of the reviews who said it only worked once, unless they say they tested the fuse and the battery. Third, about the thumb wheel on the side, go back to number one. Its not an on/off switch, it zeroes the ohm meter, thats all it does. So this is a good basic analog multimeter. If you know how to use one, buy it. If not, then you've got no business buying one. Hire someone who knows what they are doing insteqd.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am an Electrician. This meter is perfect for a low voltage electrician to use for testing. I pu... I am an Electrician. This meter is perfect for a low voltage electrician to use for testing. I purchased two to train some employees in some low voltage work. That said if you don't know that V=volts, A=amps, the horse shaped symbol is for ohms of resistance than you probably should let someone else do the testing so you don't get hurt. One person rated it low and said they couldn't understand why their is a fuse. I will tell you why: If there wasn't a fuse and by mistake you had it on the mA setting and went to check your wall socket ... the tip of the probe would melt off in a large flash of blinding light with the hot metal flying all over. Therefore a safety fuse. One person wondered why there is a knob on the side. It is not an off/on switch, it is a zero calibrator for the ohms setting. It is marked as such right on the front. You put the two leads together, the needle comes across and you turn the knob on the side until it stays on zero to calibrate it. All analog meters have one of these on them. Someone said the manual doesn't explain how to use the meter. A manual usually shows how a specific piece of equipment works different from another one of the same type. A meter manual like this has to assumes you know the basics of electricity, if not you would need several books to show all the different ways the meter could be used. Hopefully these facts are informative to everyone.
Date published: 2016-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is my primary multimeter for low voltage electronics work (circuit board/mainboard repair). ... This is my primary multimeter for low voltage electronics work (circuit board/mainboard repair). It is reliable for measuring voltage (AC/DC), resistance, and small amperage (up to 250 mA). For home 110/220V electrical work, this tool is not well suited for such. In this case, I recommend a low budget Klein Tools (ET200) Electronic Voltage/Continuity Tester, which serves very well for the handyman home electrician.
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Purchased this product because I have a healthy respect of electricity. Manual is extremely basic... Purchased this product because I have a healthy respect of electricity. Manual is extremely basic, some codes did not match what was on the meter and the battery that device came with was dead. Went online, watched video's on how to properly use the device and installed a new battery. Tested a battery and the meter worked! Tested on an extension cord, outlet and the same battery; adjusting properly for each setting use. Nothing!!! The same battery I first tested the device on did not register! Replaced new battery with another new battery, nothing! I make sure all cords were corrected fully and properly, still nothing. Now having to go back to Home Depot to get a refund.
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Basic tester if you just need the basics. The symbols differentiating AC and DC might as well be ... Basic tester if you just need the basics. The symbols differentiating AC and DC might as well be hieroglyphics. I just use it for live circuits and continuity so once I figured out which was AC, it was fine. My biggest gripe is that the metal part of the probes isn't long enough to properly check outlets. You might as well remove the outlet cover and check from the sides of the outlet. I haven't found any optional probes that would allow the use of alligator clips either.
Date published: 2016-12-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Confusing instructions for average home owner I can't honestly rate the products function because the owners manual isn't written for the average home owner, unless they also have an electrical engineering degree. The glaring error is the operating elements and connections section #3. The diagram has numbers but the cross reference listing doesn't, so you don't know what listing goes with what number. Unsure why the instructs can't include a simple diagram of where to set the dial depending on what type current you're measuring. As it is written now you need to know electrical symbols in order to work a $10.00 meter. Very, very frustrating.......
Date published: 2011-09-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value if you don't need instructions This meter works well, and what a fantastic bargain! Having used similar meters before, I didn't need to read the instructions. I used it as an ohmmeter (to check fuses), an AC ammeter to check line voltage, and as a battery tester. I appreciate the fact is has an analog display, not digital. I took a look at the instructions and realized that a novice could not possibly learn to use a meter with these instructions. But in my case, no need, the meter does what I want it to do.
Date published: 2013-08-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Instruction book translated from gibberish to layman's English The line with the wave (left side) is AC. The dashed one is DC. Second, yep you need a small phillips head to install battery. Pretty self explanatory there. Works if checking batteries with it set on dashed (right) side when I checked the batteries from the TV remote. Tested it setting 250 on the wave squiggle side and it read 125 by plugging it into an extension cord, then plugging that into a wall. It's a heck alot cheaper than commercial rates that contractors charge. Still a better deal than lottery tickets too. I might consider getting some extra fuses for it. Good if you rarely ever use one and not interested in spending $45. I got it to work for at least 2 hours so far. Just remember to turn it if off I guess.
Date published: 2012-11-27
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