|Headquarters||Irvine, California, USA|
|Product Focus||Digital/Mechanical Testers, OBD1 Tools, Timing Lights|
|Target Markets||Low ($20-$100), Premium ($100-$500)|
The Innova Electronics Corporation manufactures diagnostics products mainly for testing purposes in the automotive servicing industry. Chief among these are multimeters, with a range of lower end testers that come with impressive features. The company is owned by Equus, who also produce a range of diagnostic scan tools.
Recommended best selling INNOVA Multimeters:
One of their best sellers is this auto-ranging meter. Ideal for the home, automotive tasks and for light industry, the 3320 is very well priced and comes with one or two standout features. Chief among these is a dedicated battery tester, which loads the batteries to give a more accurate assessment. A great little trouble-shooter, it can also measure milliamps and millivolts. Read full review…
The 3340 is a more accomplished meter, with more functionality for troubleshooting automotive issues, along with better specifications and test ranges. You can check RPM and Dwell angle, for instance, as well as measure voltage, current, frequency and temperature. Read full review…
The INNOVA Electronics Corporation was founded back in 1982. It was later acquired by the EQUUS brand (1990) for research and development and the expansion of both brands. Products are distributed through North America under the EQUUS brand, with the headquarters located in Irvine, California.
Products are tested and put through the paces at their in-house facility in Irvine, with a number of exacting criteria that they might experience in the automotive industry.
Their 3300 line of INNOVA Multimeters is quite impressive, with several versions to choose from. Prices range from around $15 to $100, with even the cheaper versions having versatile test options.
The basic manual ranging 3300 and the auto 3320 are good tool for the home and garage and have attractive prices. The 3340 is a more encompassing digital multimeter, able to accurately diagnose engine faults. It comes with overload protection.
Other Test Equipment
This brand also produces ancillary equipment, such as probes for testing alternator outputs, tachos, gauges and digital test lights for the aftermarket, along with battery monitors. These are especially useful as they can monitor a car battery through the cigarette lighter.