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  1. tommyboy66

    tommyboy66 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 2, 2015
    I'm getting ready to start my own coil builds and I know I need to get an ohms meter. I've shopped quite a few sites and seem to be coming up with basically the same meter wherever I look. Reading the specs, unless not stated at all, the error variance is +/-0.4 ohms..... What? Is this right?
    That's a huge variance ! Am I reading something wrong? Am I shopping the wrong sites.
    Where does one get an accurate meter for a decent price?
    Please help!
    I wouldn't guess my istick readout is particularly accurate, is it ?
  2. djsvapour

    djsvapour ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Oct 2, 2012
    England and Wales
    The iStick can be a little out, but you can build a picture of whether it is high or low. My 1.2ohm coils read 1.3. My 1.8ohms read 2.0.

    I bought a budget multi meter for £2.99. It was on sale in plenty of places for £10 or more. Stupid internet....

    It is accurate though, I just need to subtract 1.0ohm exactly for the probes.
  3. State O' Flux

    State O' Flux Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 17, 2013
    USA Ohm Meters
  4. dhood

    dhood Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 30, 2014
    I picked up an Eleaf ohm meter for about $9 somewhere. It isn't the most accurate because it is usually about .1 ohm high. It still works for me because the coils I make are around 1.0 to 1.3 so the variance is negligible to me. If you are planning on building down around .1 to .2 ohms, spend the money on something much more accurate. Like the USA ohm meters State O' Flux pointed to. You'll need to be as accurate as possible at that range and those are.
  5. tj99959

    tj99959 ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Aug 13, 2011
  6. mosspa

    mosspa Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Here you go: Low Ohm Meter - Measures 0.001 up to 1.999 Ohm

    If you have interest enough to build your own coils, why not build your own Ohm meter. Including the display and a box to put this in it can be built for about US$18.00. Obviously, it would be ideal for what you want/need to measure.
  7. GBL1

    GBL1 Full Member

    Feb 16, 2015
    Moapa, Nv
    Pretty cool site. Didn't think they were still around. lol
  8. Rickajho

    Rickajho ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 23, 2011
    Boston MA
    Only one I like, because it's about the only one I found that states it's accuracy: OHM Meter with Voltage Adapter

    Assuming that is true it's a lot better than what I saw of the other's out there.

    JUDGMENT AFFIRMED Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 24, 2012
  10. bwh79

    bwh79 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 11, 2014
    Are you sure it's .4 ohms and not .4 percent?
  11. K_Tech

    K_Tech Slightly mad but harmless Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Sep 11, 2013
    Eastern Ohio, USA
    Lol. I actually checked my el-cheapo black box FastTech ohm meter against that very same DLRO (we have one in the shop). I was surprised that it consistently read 0.03 ohms high from a 0.1 to 1.5 ohm load.
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