Amprobe AM-60 Digital Multimeter

  • Measures DC voltage up to 1000 V, AC voltage up to 750 V, AC/DC current, resistance, frequency and capacitance
  • Auto/manual range
  • Diode check
  • Continuity buzzer
  • Auto power off
  • Data hold
  • Max/min
  • Non-contact voltage detection

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Product Highlights

The Amprobe AM-60 Digital Multimeter measures a range of electrical and HVAC parameters including voltage, current, resistance, frequency and capacitance.  Safety rated to CAT III 600 V for indoor applications requiring direct connection to main panel of the building.

Specifications

DC Voltage range 200.0 mV / 1000 V
AC Voltage 200.0 mV / 750 V
AC/DC Current 2.000 / 10 A
Resistance 200.0 Ω / 20.00 M Ω
Capacitance 2.000 nF / 2.000 mF
Display 2000 counts.
Power requirements 1.5 V x 2 IEC LR03, AM4 or AAA size

 

What’s Included

  • AM-60
  • Batteries (installed)
  • Test leads
  • Magnegrip holder

Resources

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10 reviews for Amprobe AM-60 Digital Multimeter

  1. NovaScottia

    Great tool!

    I use mine almost everyday as a facilities Technician and think it’s great for general use. It’s held up for about 6 years now. The probe holders on the back is really helpful.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  2. Jbermudez327

    Handy device to have in your toolbox

    I’ve been using this to troubleshoot electrical problems while working on my cars and I can definitely say that I still wouldn’t be done with some projects if it wasn’t for this

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  3. RobertC

    Excellent consumer meter

    I’ve used this meter for a few months now – and it works flawlessly. Many features for a regular home owner. Highly reccomended…

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  4. Triumph3

    This multimeter is easy on my older eyes.

    I don’t use it everyday, but its always ready when I do. I really like the larger numbers. I have had other brands in the past, but the AM-60 is rock solid. The continuity tone is a nice feature that some others don’t have. Let’s me keep my eyes on the contacts, not the display. This has been used by students for robotics competitions. Not overly fancy, just a good reliable tool.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  5. johnchris

    great meter to have for general electrical troubleshooting

    Have used this meter both in the house and on my vehical to troubleshoot electrical problems both opens and to find shorts in the system.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  6. Nanus

    This device has the most requested measurements of a laboratory at school or home hobbyist

    This device has the most requested measurements of a laboratory at school or home hobbyist, also the voltage sensing function without touching is appropriate for places where it is not easy to get. Maybe a part where it falls a bit short is in the measurement of resistance and in some cases is required to measure resistances of 4 and 8 ohms, I also left wondering if you can measure small currents of the order of tens of mA.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  7. Jerry

    Just right for home use

    This meter is useful for home and automotive use. Great for continuity checking and voltage measurements. Easy to use.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  8. Repair07

    This meter meets all my needs to check electical problems.

    Meter is easy to use. Fits in one hand so I don’t have to seat it done to use it. Screen has large numbers so I don’t have to wear my prescription eye glasses, just use stafty glasses. Selector switch for different functions is easy to use and handle.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  9. SteveG

    This is a great tool

    This meter is great. Never let’s me down easy to use and would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a good meter to use.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  10. netzener

    Decent multimeter for home use

    Strengths:

    * Good overall meter for home or casual technical use
    * Quick and accurate measurements
    * MAX/MIN/HOLD Options
    * Capacitance and Frequency Measurements

    Weaknesses:

    * The VoltSense feature is not reliable
    * The rear hanging clip falls off easily and will damage the meter if used
    * The internal beeper is too loud and too aggressive
    * One-handed operation is awkard

    Full review:

    Besides the usual Voltage, Current, and Resistance measurements standard on any Multimeter, the Amprobe AM-60 provides a few additional features that are nice to have in the $60-80 price range including Frequency, Capacitance, Min/Max and Hold measurements, and VoltSense. VoltSense is a probeless voltage sensing feature for detecting the presence of an AC voltage without using the test leads. The product packaging and user manual claims the AM-60 has an NCV and Logic Test function but I was unable to find any mention of these features in the manual or determine how to use them if they exist. The AM-60 case is composed of thick and very hard plastic with a rubber handgrip on the left and right side, and a rubber probe holder and hanging clip on the back. The meter is heavy enough to inspire confidence in it’s construction but light enough to be comfortably carried in a tool bag. The function selector feels a little soft at first but actually makes it easy to hold the meter in the right or left hand and change the function using a thumb. It’s not a perfect fit as you do need to hold the meter a little too high in the palm for a secure grip, and changing functions feels a little awkward. The lettering on the meter appears silk-screened so it’s longevity under regular use is questionable. Measurements are fast and within the stated accuracy. The AM-60 doesn’t blank the display while taking a measurement so you can see the digits very quickly count up to the measured value. Some users may find that distracting while others will like the “high-tech” appearance. The display contains reasonably large digits and text but could actually have been larger given the dimensions of the case and would have improved the experience of using the meter. The rubber hanger and probe clip on the back of the meter slips off with very little resistance on the unit I tested so do not use it as a hanger or belt clip if you want to avoid dropping the meter while walking around the job site. The VoltSense function is not reliable enough for serious use. I tried it on live outlets, switches, plug wires, extension cords, florescent lamps, etc. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. I was able to get VoltSense to work on DC voltages by flicking the meter past the DC voltage. But overall the VoltSense feature is not sensitive enough to be reliable. The most annoying feature of the AM-60 is the internal beeper. It beeps when you turn it on, when you change functions, and every time you press any of the option buttons. After a while the beeps annoyed me to no end. It would be nice of there was a feature to turn off the beeper without affecting the Diode and Continuity function.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

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