This page is for those who have mislaid their multimeter manual, ordered a meter that didn’t come with a physical manual, or simply for those who prefer an online version that they can download to their device.
Most manuals are available online nowadays, often from the manufacturer’s website or from a user manual search engine like Manualslib (see below). These are typically displayed as an online PDF, which you can view (and bookmark) in your browser, or indeed download and save as a file. To access them from the manufacturer’s site, look for a Resources or More Info tab (or similar) while perusing your meter’s specifications/features.
Most of the specifications for the reviews on testmeterpro.com are taken from these manuals. While it would certainly be easier (and slightly underhand) to go around grabbing tables from other sites, we have purposely gone into the manuals to keep the content tighter and to better negate any errors.
For a given series, there may be just the one manual that covers them all, or part, and as such might not be readily identifiable in a Google search. Features and accuracy levels may marry up across a given series, and so it would be pointless to write several very similar documents.
Take the Fluke 177, for example. It is part of the Fluke 170 Series manual that also includes the 175 and 179, with all three in one PDF. As far as I know, there is no separate manual for the 177. The caveat with these encompassing manuals is to be mindful of the subtitles as certain parts might only pertain to this or that device.
Fluke 170 Series screenshot (from Fluke site)
Most of these sites open up a Support/Resources section. If you’re not getting to the download stage, you might have a stringent popup blocker extension installed on your browser.
Manualslib – FASTEST METHOD!
If you can’t find the manual on the manufacturer’s site, there is another option. Manualslib is a user manual search engine and a fantastic resource. In fact, it is actually more useful than going to the manufacturers’ sites most of the time as it is generally faster and involves less navigation.
They’ve done all the legwork and gone and collected the documents for more than a million products – including multimeters. These can be viewed online or downloaded from their servers for free.
You can search by brand, which lists all manuals for that company (see below Brymen screenshot), or search by product. The manual is displayed by page as opposed to one long document. You can then read and bookmark the page, print pages, share single pages, or just download the whole thing as the original PDF-format document.
Brymen manuals screenshot (manualslib)
Popular multimeter manual downloads
To help you out, we have linked to some common multimeters below. We’ve tried to provide the original source in the first link followed by manualslib should one of them change location or become unavailable. You can view these online or download for free:
If no luck
Check how you’re searching in Google as some sites might have the product itemized under the parent company name, such as the INNOVA 3320 / Equus 3320 – though a search with either should typically encompass both names.
Sometimes there just might not be a manual available in digital format. Etekcity often do this. If so, try emailing them to send you out another, or check the data sheet on their site.
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