Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Austin, TX, USA
As for the $200 meters verses the $30 meters, usually accuracy and brand name is what you are paying for. But when you think about it, unless you are calibrating equipment for a living, accuracy isn't worth a lot. I mean afterall, is 0.001% accuracy better than 0.1% accuracy. Not to me - especially for automotive work.
Diode check function.
Continuity checker (with Beeper).
Fused 300mA and 10A ampmeter scales (or similar).
Auto power off.
Additional benefits for automotive:
Volts AC and DC, Ohms, millivolts, Amps.
Over the top:
Min, Max, Average
The over the top stuff costs a bit more money and doesn't get used all that much. Stick with the basics plus the desirables. The automotive features are nice also. You should be able to get a nice meter for less than $50.
68 Coupe, 350 w/ Edelbrock Performer RPM heads, cam, intake, 700R4, Dave's small body HEI