SparkFun TOL-12966 Digital Multimeter – Basic

(3 customer reviews)

£12.45 inc VAT

Availability: 3 in stock (can be backordered)

Brand: SparkFun
Part Number: TOL-12966
SKU: PPTOL-12966
Barcode: 845156001972
SKU: PPTOL-12966 Categories: , Tags: , ,

SparkFun TOL-12966 Digital Multimeter – Basic

The digital multimeter (DMM) is an essential tool in every electronic enthusiasts arsenal. The SparkFun Digital Multimeter, however, is not your average multimeter, it features a loud continuity sound, current/voltage sense, and quality probes. You can use the multimeter to measure DC and AC voltage, DC current, resistance, continuity, and test diodes. With this version we’ve done away with the bright flashy colors that can get us into trouble and gone with a nice, neutral gray. This multimeter should provoke no strong feelings one way or the other, we know this because our guts say “maybe.”

This isn’t your expensive, flashy type of multimeter, this is for all those starving students that need to buy their first good, low-cost digital multimeter. This meter doesn’t have the ability to auto-power off, it isn’t capable of auto-ranging, and it won’t be able to measure frequency. However, with this multimeter you WILL be able to measure DC Voltage from 200mV to 600V, AC Voltage from 200V and 600v, DC Current between 200uA to 10A, and Resistance from 0 to 20M Ohm. We even left a meter on to test the battery life – it lasted more than 170 hours (7 days) before the included 9V gave out!

SparkFun How to use a Multimeter


  • 1x Digital Multimeter
  • 1x 9V Battery
  • 2x Testing Probes


  • DC Voltage – 200mV/2V/20V/200V/600V
  • AC Voltage – 200V/600V
  • DC Current – 200uA/20mA/200mA/10A
  • Resistance – 0 to 20M Ohm
  • Continuity Buzzer
  • Diode Test
  • Max Display: 1999
  • Not Yellow!


3 reviews for SparkFun TOL-12966 Digital Multimeter – Basic

  1. David Howe

    Great product. I don’t have too much to say about it other than it works exactly as advertised and has great durability. I found it very easy to use and would highly recommend it.

  2. Darren Lynch

    Everything you need for basic usage. You really need a multimeter like this to do any kind of serious troubleshooting on electronic circuits. Altough fluke are the indutry leaders, as a student i wasnt about to spend that kind of money so this one was perfect

  3. Sarah

    Great value, simple set up. Everything you need for basic usage.

Add a review
Scroll to Top