New digital multimeter

Louise Smyth

Conrad Electronic has launched the Voltcraft VC175, a digital multimeter that delivers top-end features for professional users at a highly affordable price point. 

The VC175 multimeter is a highly robust unit with automatic scaling. The device’s voltage measurement range of up to 600V enables professional
tasks to be performed reliably and safely. Specifically, the AC and DC voltage ranges are from 1mV up to 600V; and the AC and DC current
measurement range is from 0.1A up to 10A. The unit’s current measuring ranges are also protected by high-performance fuses against overload.

Further capabilities of the VC175 include measurement of resistance, capacitance, and frequency and duty-cycle management, as well as offering
a hold function and diode and continuity test. Offering a CATIII 600V safety rating, the multimeter also offers non-contact AC voltage detector, auto power‐off, low-battery display, and an LED flashlight function and backlight.

The unit comes with a mounting bracket to place the meter in an easily readable position, enabling users to have both hands free to make electrical measurements. Enclosed in a soft-rubber housing for protection, the VC175 is powered via a standard 9V battery and comes with test probes and a manual.

Voltcraft also provides a three-year warranty and customer support for the VC175.