Amprobe AM-500 DIY-PRO Digital Multimeter

  • Measures voltage to 600 V AC/DC, AC/DC current and resistance for residential and office maintenance
  • Audible continuity quickly identifies shorts and open circuits
  • Diode test to verify diode polarity
  • Data hold freezes the reading on the display for further analysis
  • Auto power-off conserves battery life
  • Low battery warning helps avoid losing power in mid-measurement
  • CAT III 600 V safety rated to handle residential and commercial office applications
(27 customer reviews)

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Product Highlights

This versatile, easy-to-use digital multimeter is a great choice for homeowners or office maintenance staff. Use it to check for voltage in receptacles, extension cords, light fixtures, batteries, and other electrical circuits. Or check fuses, light bulbs, and continuity of electrical connections. You can even use it to verify the voltage level of automotive batteries and troubleshoot electrical problems in cars. With its user-friendly digital multimeter features like autoranging and a CAT III safety rating, the AM-500 will save time and increase measurement confidence.

AM-500 AM-510 AM-520 AM-530 AM-560 AM-570
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 1 1 2 2
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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)

 

Specifications

FEATURE AM-500 Best Accuracy
AC Voltage 2.000 V, 20.00 V, 200.0 V, 600 V +/- (1.0 % rdg + 3 LSD)
@ 45 Hz to 400 Hz, 2 V to 200 V ranges
DC Voltage 200 mV, 2.000 V, 20.00 V, 200.0 V, 600 V +/- (0.8% rdg + 1 LSD)
@ 2 V to 200 V ranges
AC Current 200.0 μA, 2000 μA,
20.00 mA, 200.0 mA,
2.000 A, 10.00 A
+/- (1.2% rdg + 2 LSD)
@ 200 μA to 200 mA ranges, 45 Hz to 400 Hz
DC Current 200.0 μA, 2000 μA,
20.00 mA, 200.0 mA,
2.000 A, 10.00 A
+/- (1.0% rdg + 2 LSD)
@ 200 μA to 20 mA ranges
Resistance 200.0 Ω,
2.000 kΩ, 20.00 kΩ, 200.0 kΩ,
2.000 MΩ, 20.00 MΩ
+/- ( (1.0% rdg + 2 LSD)
@ 2 kΩ to 200 kΩ ranges
Battery test 1.5V, 9V +/- (10% rdg + 3 LSD)

 

Videos

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What’s Included

  • AM-500
  • AAA x2 batteries (installed)
  • Test leads

Resources

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27 reviews for Amprobe AM-500 DIY-PRO Digital Multimeter

  1. jhouser89

    SOLID

    We nice meter. Feels solid in your had and handle abuse well. Much better then the Klein meter I replaced.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  2. Chris883

    Great Multimeter!!!

    Best purchase I have ever made I use it to installs and diagnosing cars and motorcycles. Very accurate and feels heavy duty. A must have for every house hold.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  3. Miataman

    Great multimeter

    This multimeter is simple and accurate. Easy enough for anyone to use, regardless of experience levels.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  4. Liberater43

    Amazing tool

    I bought this meter and have used it a ton. Extremely easy to use and I highly recommend it to everyone. I’ve had guys set their down and use mine instead.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  5. CJD1986

    Exceeds expectations

    I purchased this product when I needed to troubleshoot a circuit on my air conditioners capacitor. Not only was I extremely satisfied with the function of the meter, it looks sharp and overall is just very comfortable to use. I would recommend this to every homeowner.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  6. JeffL

    Definitely DIY

    Great for the occasional electrical repair or troubleshoot. Probably wouldn’t use it every day for a living. Seems well built, easy to read, although the numbers seem to “hunt” for a strangely long time sometimes. Not a big deal.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  7. Sri99

    Has what is all needed for most people and applications

    This is mostly for commerical rough and tough use of the product because it lasts so long on rough usage.

    Aesthetics could be better

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  8. Rye68

    Great product!

    Great piece of equipment. Easy to use for both the seasoned veterans and beginners alike. Would highly recommend!

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  9. Collin

    Great product features

    I’ve used this multimeter for the last year and it’s always been useful and reliable.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  10. karl98

    Great meter, very solid

    I’m not an electrician so I haven’t really put this thing through its paces but so far it has been super useful at checking battery voltages or if a wire is live. The probes don’t feel cheap and the meter itself feels substantial.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  11. Dieseldnn13

    Love this meter it is my go to even over my fluke or craftsman

    I love this meter never had a single problem out of it. Easy to use and read i mainly do automotive testing and mainly look for power at a certain wire so i havent really gotten in to may of its features (i could uses a test light for most of my wor but like a mter over that method) i have a fluke and craftsman meter aswel but 9 chance out of 10 i find this meter in my hand over both of them. Over all great product only time will tell it has held up great so far! Overall extremely pleased with this tool (meter)

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  12. Jrancer

    Great product!!!

    Very durable and well made. I would recommend to anyone.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  13. ed6815

    great feature, temperature mode

    Love the various modes, accurate!
    Temperature is very accurate!

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  14. Gregnb3

    Nice go to meter

    I use this meter when I have small stuff to check. As a mechanic it gets beat around and tossed in the tool box and don’t miss a beat. I wish their was a better automotive geared meter by amprobe. I have a 400 Mac meter but it only comes out when testing has to be sent to my laptop via the usb. Nice little meter and worth the cash!

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  15. Berto69

    Very teachable to a 13 year old

    I use this multimeter for my part time repair business and it’s very easy to use and I’m enjoying showing my thirteen year old son how to use it I like it’s durability and ease of comfort when using and it has done me well and it’s easy to use features have gotten my sons attention it’s very reliable product!!

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  16. Oldelectrician

    Good Product.

    Works well at a good price. Appears to be as accurate as my commercial DVM.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  17. Vrodman

    Great meter with features not usually found in one meter alone!

    AMPROBE has included all the features that a DIY could dream of plus made it competitive in the professional market. With its’ auto range, audible continuity and diode test capability it is a great tool for anyone’s toolbox. When you add the auto-off and low battery warning features it is even better.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  18. tjtex

    Good dependable meter

    I wanted a meter to use for all around jobs around the house. This does the trick and I value the Amprobe name and trust that they wiil stand by the product if I need thier assistance.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  19. hesamele

    winner

    this product is the best way to win a dmm
    tnx

    & ….

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  20. nicklynn2

    Stop right here!

    After using this meter I can say that without a doubt it is the best one I have ever used…no joke! I have been in the service industry for over 20 years and have had to test and repair a lot equioment over the years. What I like about this meter is it accurate every time and very simple to use. You several ranges (Auto) that you can choose from which makes it nic when you are working on a high and low voltage sytem. I recommend this meter to everyone now. DOn’t waste your money on another brand this is the one you want!

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  21. russcj

    Outstanding features

    I have used amprobe for many years. This is another outstandinf amprobe with great features.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  22. Careyr

    This product is great for your needs

    the AM-500 covers a lot of needs without having to find any other device. It is a little bit costly but it’s worth in the long run.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  23. insegnamind

    AM 500

    the Am 500 is a great tool i practically use it every day.
    it is easy to use,very rugged ,and the read out is excellent

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  24. Raarome

    Stands up to the tesand everyday work

    This is a very good helping hand in the field, a bit pricey but is awesome tool to have, something you can rely on.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  25. EdiP

    This product is easy to use and robust looking.

    This multimeter is very easy to use and looks very professional. it is a bit more expensive than what I wanted to spend, but it is worth it. I really like this product. I would recomment it to anybody that wants quality products.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  26. doktor

    nice Red color

    it works when I use it ,what else do you need a multimeter to do

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  27. ndbooster

    Great product for HVAC/R Service

    The AM-500 with data hold is an invaluable tool for HVAC/R service work. The auto ranging is especially helpful and time saving. A great meter for a reasonable price.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

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