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  1. realbriguy

    realbriguy Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Can a regular multimeter set to impedance mode be used to check the resistance of your atomizer? Is it absolutely necessary to buy one of these specialized ohm meters with 510 connectors on them? I have three multimeters here already... I don't want to buy another meter that only has one specialized purpose, if the three that I already have can do the same thing (and more).
  2. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
  3. retired1

    retired1 Administrator Admin Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Apr 5, 2013
    You most certainly can use your multimeter. In fact, if you're rebuilding your own coils, it's highly recommended that you do use one. :)
  4. Vapoor eyes er

    Vapoor eyes er ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Sep 13, 2011
    Toronto, Ont.
    Hi and welcome to ECF. Here's a Vid regarding use of a Digital Mullti Tester on Ecig gear:

  5. realbriguy

    realbriguy Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Excellent! Thanks for the links, everyone. Looks like I just saved myself a few dollars...
  6. Scarey

    Scarey Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 14, 2013
    Lafayette, IN, USA
    Unless you just want to get a new gadget. :laugh:
  7. g.dampfer

    g.dampfer Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 27, 2013
    The stands with builtin Ohm meter and 510 connector are really good when rebuilding RBAs.
    Otherwise your old meters will do a perfect job until you get your first provari or so-...
  8. Revelene

    Revelene Super Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 29, 2013
    Kentucky, USA
    Multi-meters will (quite literally) save your life and mod. I use my lavatube to measure ohms, though, because I can carry it in its case.
  9. realbriguy

    realbriguy Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I do, but that's what MODS are for, right? LOL
  10. Caridwen

    Caridwen ECF Moderator Senior Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jan 15, 2011
    You can use a cheap multimeter to check your battery, cartos, atty, even your battery charger.
  11. Bill's Magic Vapor

    Bill's Magic Vapor Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 8, 2013
    DMM's work fine and are more accurate, generally speaking. Those little carto/atomizer readers though are handy. I use mine a lot more than my DMM, and like a previous poster suggested, they make a nice platform to build you coils on. So, no you don't need one. Yes, they are nice to have. I also have the 510 voltmeter, and find it very useful as well.

    In case you or someone reading wants one of those carto/atomizer readers, they are hard to come by, but Exhale Vapors has them in stock now:

    Carto Ohm Meter.jpg Ohm Reader - Battery Operated

    Use coupon code "Delicious" for 16% OFF EVERYTHING! These go in and out of stock quickly, so this may not be available by the time you read this post.

    votage meter 2.jpg The Voltage Meters are nice also and can measure "under load." Very useful.
  12. KrisAinTX

    KrisAinTX Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 8, 2013
    Central Texas
    Thank you for the comment and the info! Just ordered an Ohm Reader from them, with the coupon code! I've been looking for one, and this was perfect.
  13. leolai0708

    leolai0708 Full Member

    Oct 16, 2013
    Alhambra, CA
  14. xLowEndx

    xLowEndx Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 24, 2009
    Mesa, Arizona has them in stock now
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