The next multimeter up for review is the Triplett 1101-B compact multimeter. This is the 4th multimeter to be reviewed which leaves one more unless you guys want to keep going with electrical items. Up to this point we have looked at the Fluke 115, an AM-510 from Amprobe, the Innova 3320, and now a compact meter from Triplett, the 1101-B model. How does it stack up? Does it have any features the others didn’t? What are some of the pros and cons with this Triplett multimeter? Don’t worry, got you covered. Why did the Triplett 1101-B make the cut?
Because it is:
- On my multimeter comparison chart.
- Only meter reviewed w/ a temperature probe.
- The next tool we’re giving away.
- A best selling meter on Amazon.
Overall, the Triplett 1101-B multimeter is in my opinion, average. If I saw someone using it at work or around their house, would I buy it after seeing it in action? Maybe. A technician could use this meter on heat exchangers or plenums while a homeowner could use it on their car or furnace.
3 Cool Things About the Triplett 1101-B
Real quick, to capture your attention, here are 3 reasons this meter may or may not stand out to you:
- Comes with a temperature probe.
- So far has the best test leads.
- Also has the brightest back light.
Think about what you could do with that feature on a meter. Not sure if your fridge is cooling enough? Slip the probe between the door seal, close it, and watch your meter to see what happens.
Need to make adjustments to your car A/C? Put the probe inside, roll the window up with the unit on, and see how cool the car is getting inside while you work under the hood.
It also has the best set of test leads of the 4 other meters we’ve checked out. They are long, pointed, and come with screw on alligator clips as well. Dang. Convincing myself.
This meter might work for you, it does have a couple nice features but personally the more rugged meters is what I prefer. If you have looked at our multimeter comparison chart, the Triplett 1101-B is one of the higher priced meters on there so for me that was a drawback. You could just as easily get the Amprobe AM-510 for the same price and the overall quality and heftiness feels much better.
Keep reading though and see if this meter is more your style or preference, everyone is different. The Triplett 1101-B has a temperature sensor, a strong and bright back light display, and a 3 year warranty. Those are some pretty good features.
Remember that the Triplett 1101-B multimeter was purchased only to write this review and give away to one of you people in the member drawing next month. You can find out more about becoming a free member and getting free chances to win stuff here.
If you’d like to find out if this multimeter would be enough for all of your electrical needs, click ahead and check it out.