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Amprobe AM-510 Commercial/Residential Multimeter

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Amprobe AM-510 Commercial/Residential Multimeter
Amprobe AM-510 Commercial/Residential Multimeter
Amprobe AM-510 Commercial/Residential Multimeter
Amprobe AM-510 Commercial/Residential Multimeter
Amprobe AM-510 Commercial/Residential Multimeter
Compact yet tough, the Amprobe AM-510 autoranging digital multimeter delivers rugged, accurate performance for light commercial and advanced residential applications like rewiring an electrical panel, installing heated floors and light fixtures, troubleshooting and repairing home appliances, electrical sockets, and automotive electrical problems. Its CAT III safety rating and ease of use make it ideal for high voltage multimeter applications. Innovative digital multimeter features expedite go/no-go checks, and the built-in flashlight makes it easy to see wires and fuses in the dark. Plus a rubber tilt stand and a probe holder give you a “third-hand when you need it.

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Multimeter Type Auto-ranging Com / Res HVAC Electrical Adv. HVAC Industrial
Safety Rating Safety CAT III 600V CAT III 600V CAT III 600V CAT III 600V CAT IV 600V
CAT III 1000
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

1 1 2 2
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
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

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

Specialized signal measurements Peak hold (crest)

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 14 reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Great, until it breaks It was a nice, accurate, and easy to read meter until the LCD stopped working one day. On one second, then... blank. The non-contact voltage feature is a bit finnicky, but useful and seems pretty accurate. Voltage, amperage, and resistance readings are close enough to another meter I compared it with. Nothing I do requires accuracy to three decimal places so it's good enough. Easy enough to get a replacement, I assume. I keep forgetting to actually ship the broken one. September 3, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Not a very simple device, need to have electrical knowledge of all the dodads on the screen. Instructiuons appear to be translated from chinese, not very explicitate February 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good all around multimeter The Amprobe AM-510 is user friendly and covers all my residential needs. I especially like the battery check function. October 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by A worthy successor to a classic I have been a fan of the 5XP for many years. It was a very flexible and dependable meter at a great price, good for novices and experts alike. There were very few features that it didn't include. The AM-510 has a similarly low price point and it addresses the few short comings of the 5XP. It adds capacitance checking to the slate along with temperature. To get these features before, you had to go up a few levels in the line. Built durable and an inexpensive price, this is a good all around meter for anyone. May 27, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Reasonable multimeter in this price range After searching for a reasonably priced entry level multimeter, I finally settled for the AM-510. I looked at Klein and Fluke multimeters. I received the AM-510 and checked most of features and it works as advertised. It is MADE IN CHINA not in USA as some of the reviews mistakenly mentioned. It is reasonable quality for a multimeter in this price range. The customer support is good as well. I called tech support as well as customer support and I am satisfied with the results. However, NCV (non contact voltage) detect function is not reliable on outlets and I DO NOT advise anyone to rely on it. However, on a cord or wire, NCV was pretty reliable as far as I can tell. It seems that the unit has to be very close for it to work. In my opinion. the battery test function (9V & 1.5V) is useless. I am not sure why it occupies 2 slots of the dial setting. I am left to wonder what's the difference between these and Voltage setting as it gives identical results...It looks like Amprobe uses the same body/knob for all of AM-500 series and had to fill slots with "something" for the low end units. May 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quality Instrument for A Value Price The Amprobe AM-510 is a very nice tool. It has an excellent case, with a solid feel, unlike the flimsy plastic on lesser multi-tools. The digital display is very vivid and easy to read. The unit even has a built in flash light, which can be very handy. I am not an electrician or electronics professional. So, needless to say, this meter can do MANY more tests than I am equipped to handle...which is great! It senses voltage just by placing it near a source, which saves time and is safer. The fold out back stand is a feature that can permit you to use both hands and still easily see the readings. When I received my unit, the manual was written on the provided mini disc. My laptop would not recognize the mini disc and I had to take it to FedEx to have them print the manual. I was unable to find the AM-510 Manual on the Amprobe website. They had many manuals listed, but, not this unit. As for the manual, it does not have enough instructions (for a novice) explaining how to perform all the tests it can accomplish. I wish Amprobe had included a short example (and some diagrams) depicting what this tool can do. To me, the manual was of very little help and I am left with a great tool that I know how to check the voltage of a battery and the voltage in a wall circuit! :-) May 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Does all I need affordably I bought the unit through McMaster-Carr after a couple analogue ampmeters purchased at Home Depot. Those meters were too flimsy. The AM-510 is very rugged. I can do everything maintaining the house requires: testing batteries to continuity to output voltage. The digital display is large and clear with backlighting for low light applications. The manual is a little scant, but the folks online are courteous and quick to respond to any questions. By the way, the 0.5A/600V fuse is model FP500, and the 10A/600V fuse is model FP400. For prices, contact Amprobe distributors (http://www.amprobe.com/Amprobe/usen/WhereToBuy/default.htm). May 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product I have been using Amprobe for many years both in my work and at home and have always had very good luck with them and would recommend them to anyone.. This meter is easy to use and accurate for testing in home and electronics devices for what I need it for. May 26, 2015
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  • Measures AC/DC voltage up to 600V, AC/DC current, resistance, frequency, capacitance, duty cycle and temperature
  • CAT III 600V safety rated
  • Non-contact voltage detection enhances safety
  • Audible continuity quickly identifies shorts and opens
  • Diode test to verify diode polarity
  • Data hold freezes the reading on the display for further analysis
  • MIN/MAX recording records min/max measurements over time to show voltage fluctuations
  • Relative zero mode displays the difference between the actual reading and a stored reference value and may be used with any function or range
  • Combines user friendly features such as, auto power-off to conserve battery life, low battery warning, a “third hand test probe holder, built-in test leads storage, a built-in flashlight, and a Velcro strap to hang the meter
  • Auto and manual-ranging delivers maximum flexibility
  • Backlit LCD display makes it easy to view results
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, 100.0 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  

For more detailed specifications, please download the product datasheet under the "Resources" tab.
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AM-510Included Accessories
  • 9V(6F22) x1 battery installed
  • Test leads
  • Users manual
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