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Amprobe AM-510 Commercial/Residential Multimeter


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The Amprobe AM-510 Commercial/Residential Multimeter is designed for light commercial and advanced residential applications. Re-wire an electrical panel, install heated floors or new light fixtures, troubleshoot and repair home appliances, electrical sockets and automotive electrical problems with this easy-to-use multimeter. The AM-510 features a built-in flashlight to see wires and fuses in the dark, a kick stand, and probe holder to give you the “third-hand you need while taking measurements and non-contact voltage detection for quick go/no-go checks without the need for an additional tool. Compact yet tough, this multimeter is built to last through all your electrical projects.


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Multimeter Type Auto-ranging Com / Res HVAC Electrical Adv. HVAC Industrial
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Safety Rating Safety CAT III 600V CAT III 600V CAT III 600V CAT III 600V CAT IV 600V
CAT III 1000
CAT IV 600V
CAT III 1000
Measure voltage in noisy environments True rms



Electrical panels, AC outlets AC Voltage (V) 600 600 600 600 1000 1000
DC systems, auto/marine batteries DC Voltage (V) 600 600 600 600 1000 1000
AC Current - electrical panels, appliances AC Current (A) 10 10 10 10 10 10
DC Current-electronics, DC motors DC Current (A) 10 10 10 10 10 10
Specified resistance and continuity Resistance (MOhms) 20 40 40 40 60 60
Flame sensors Microamps
Diodes in AC to DC converters Diode Test
Fuses, lightbulbs, wire connections Continuity
Household batteries Battery test



Motor startup or run capacitors Capacitance
Frequency verification Frequency
Non-contact voltage test Non-contact voltage
Electrical load-time on vs time off Duty cycle


Temp of air vents, fuses, transformers Temperature inputs

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Automatically selects measurement range Autoranging
Manually select measurement range Manual ranging
Voltage on variable frequency drives Low pass filter



Detect stray voltages Low Z




Dimly lit areas Built-in flashlight
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Meter resolution LCD Counts 2,000 4,000 4,000 4,000 6,000 6,000
Dimly lit areas Backlight
Monitoring fast changing signals Bar graph

Two relative measurements on one screen Dual display



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Data memory Data hold
Difference between two measurements Relative reading
Max/min peak measurement Max/min hold

Specialized signal measurements Peak hold (crest)



Amprobe AM-510 Commercial/Residential Multimeter 5 5 6 6
Outstanding Value This meter is actually quite accurate and flexible. I own a Fluke 87V and Fluke 179. Both first class instruments of course. I ordered the AM-510 just to have as a "beater" that I didn't feel like I had to be careful with. Now, I find it works so well I'm going to want to be careful with it. Not that it, let alone the Flukes, are in any way delicate. The AM-510 appears to be very rugged, and accurate. I have two DMM references from voltagestandard.com. One has various 0.1% resistors mounted, and also provides calibrated DC and AC voltages and current sources. The other has five (5) voltage references from about 0.25 VDC to about 10 VDC. All these references are specified for your particular unit to several decimal points. I just got through comparing the "accuracy" between the Flukes and the AM-510 as well as an Extech 22-816 (also a pretty good meter) using these references. I can't take the space or time to list all the results here. But a sample of the AM-510 compared to the Fluke 85V (the "best" meter I have, and it is good) are here. I will list the actual reference value first, then the 85V, and finally the AM-510 for a few measurements. 100.060kohm/100.1kohm/100.1kohm. 5.0000vdc/5.000vdc/4.99vdc. 20.000812khz/20.00khz/19.99khz. 0.2500vdc/0.250vdc/0.249vdc. 9.9999vdc/10.0vdc/9.98vdc. These are representative results of 13 different measurements. Not too shabby a performance for the AM-510. And, I might add, the Fluke 85V sells for roughly 10 times the price of the AM-510 on Amazon. Great, great buy in my opinion. Now, I have no doubt that the Fluke 85V is more rugged, safer, and has more circuitry protections than the AM-510. That said the AM-510 appears to not be fragile by any stretch. On the contrary. One final comment, regarding AC measurements with the AM-510. It is an "Average Reading" AC meter, whereas the Flukes I have, and the Extech, are "True RMS" AC meters. The reference standards I mentioned have a square wave on the AC settings. True RMS meters will read these correctly, whereas an Averaging meter will only do so with a Sine Wave source. Here is an example of the AC results as above: 4.999vac/5.004vac/5.52vac. The 5.52vac is very close to what an "Average Reading" meter should show with a square wave of about 5vac so this is actually fine, just so long as you recognize what's going on. Hard to think of a better bargain than this AM-510 unless you really do need a True RMS AC meter. Deserves 5 stars without a doubt. It has Relative readings which I haven't tested. It has a battery test feature which I have tested and it is good. It, of course has a diode test function which I have tested and it works right, at least with silicon diodes; haven't checked with germanium. In addition to AC measurements it has a duty cycle feature that I checked with house current and it works right. On and on. Go ahead and get one, you won't be sorry IMHO. January 23, 2014
Top Shelf Actually, I discovered how good this product is by accident. My air conditioning repairman had come to service my compressor, and several weeks later, I discovered this tool in the attic. Coincidentally, as an owner of several apartment units, I had a call for some faulty electrical circuits in several of the units. I decided to give this device a try before returning it to its owner. I was quickly able to assess the situation and replace the faulty GFCI receptacles in a matter of minutes, saving myself several hundred dollars in a service call. It was at that time I decided to purchase one for myself. March 30, 2012
Accurate readings I have used this product and I am very satisfied with it. Easy to use and very versitle. The tone during continuity could be louder, but is good for now. Price is reasonable. March 29, 2012
Better than the others I used many of the others meters while I was going through my journeyman training.this meter was by far the best. Longest lasting, easiest use, very versatile. March 29, 2012
Excellent tool Easy to read display, simple and quick connections. Durable case and leads. Resonable cost. March 29, 2012
RE: Best I've had The AM-510 meter was the very best multi use meter I ever had. Until someone else liked it better than there meter and stold it. I had used it for everthing I ever needed in electrical work. It's rugged body construction was perfect for the area and enviroments I was in for depenable use and protection from dropping and in my tool box. I will replace my AM-510 again for the above mentioned reasons. Quality, depenability, relayibility, thats Amprobe, has been and always will be. Sincerely, JD March 26, 2012
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  • Measurements: Voltage up to 600VAC and 600VDC, ac/dc Current, Resistance, Frequency, Capacitance, Temperature
  • VolTect™ Non-contact voltage detection
  • Audible continuity
  • Diode test
  • Data hold
  • Max/min memory
  • Relative zero mode
  • Built-in flashlight
  • Built-in test leads storage and “third hand" holder
  • Auto and manual-ranging
  • Auto power off and low battery warning
  • Backlit LCD display with analog bar graph
  • Velcro strap to hang a meter
  • Safety rated: CAT III 600V
FEATURE AM-510 Best Accuracy
AC Voltage 400 mV, 4.000 V, 40.00 V,
400.0 V, 600 V
+/- (1.0 % rdg + 3 LSD)
@ 45 Hz to 400 Hz, 4 V to 400V ranges
DC Voltage 400 mV, 4.000 V, 40.00 V,
400.0 V, 600 V
+/- (0.8% rdg + 1 LSD)
@ 4 V to 400 V ranges
Resistance 400.0 Ω,
4.000 kΩ, 40.00 kΩ, 400.0 kΩ,
4.000 MΩ, 40.00 MΩ
+/- (1.0% rdg + 2 LSD)
@ 4 kΩ to 400 kΩ ranges
AC Current 400.0 μA, 4000 μA,
40.00 mA, 400.0 mA,
4.000 A, 10.00 A
+/- (1.2% rdg + 3 LSD)
@ 400 μA to 400 mA ranges
DC Current 400.0 μA, 4000 μA,
40.00 mA, 400.0 mA,
4.000 A, 10.00 A
+/- (1.2% rdg + 3 LSD)
Frequency 10 Hz to 10 MHz +/- (0.1% rdg + 4 LSD)
Capacitance 40.00 nF, 400.0 nF,
4.000 μF, 40.00 μF, 400.0 μF,
4000 μF
+/- (3.0% rdg + 5 LSD)
@ 400 nF to 40 μF ranges
Temperature -40 °F to 1832 °F

-40 °C to 1000 °C
+/- (1.8% rdg + 6 °F) @
>32 °F to 212 °F
+/- (1.2% rdg + 3 °C) @
>0 °C to 100 °C
Number of temperature inputs Single Thermocouple  


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Amprobe AM-510 Commercial/Residential Multimeter Included Accessories
  • 9V(6F22) x1 battery installed
  • Test leads
  • Users manual
  
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