For this last multimeter, and only 16 months later, we are going to review the Klein MM100. No, it’s not the most fancy meter that Klein makes, it’s probably one of their more basic models. The Klein MM100 is priced near the lower end of electrical multimeters and is about average for the ones we have reviewed. Perhaps it would have been smarter to start lower and work our way up to the more expensive ones.
At some work sites your employer will buy all of your tools for you. At one place, the hand tools they purchased were made by Klein. Klein was pretty much the industry standard for electrical tools among journeymen electricians back then. Not necessarily their multimeters but for sure their hand tools. With that in the back of my head, I had high hopes for the MM100 meter. Sorry, and no offense to Klein, but I don’t think I’d recommend this meter to you guys.
The Klein MM100 looks rugged enough, it has a very similar style hard case that the Triplett multimeter does. Hopefully you noticed that it reads “looks rugged,” now that I’ve felt it, it’s not that rugged or beefy. It would work at home, in your garage, and perhaps as a carry around meter for a light trade technician. It’s a stretch to say it is heavy duty. It does have the Klein name attached to it though.
It has a 600V rating and can measure current up to 10 amps DC. The Klein MM100 might work well for the homeowner, the person that fixes their own vehicle, or some hobbyists.
Here are some features you may want to consider before choosing any multimeter:
- Audible indication.
- Universal use – volts, amps, resistance.
- At least 600V rating.