Re: TM 500 Digital Multimeter Recommendations


Hi Stephen,
I think you misunderstood. Sorry for any confusion I caused.
I didn't say anything at all about the many other models of DMMs Tek makes. Tek has made more than a dozen DMMs for the TM5xx/TM5xxx. Some have actual switches whether they are rotary or push button and some have soft pushbuttons.

What I was referring to was that the DM504A was one of the ones that used actual pushbuttons (which I prefer). Other than the DM504A I made no mention of what the many other DMMs used other than to say I didn't like the models that used soft pushbuttons. We are in agreement that we don't like soft pushbuttons.

My original sentence:
"I agree with Walter Shawlee that the DM504A is an excellent choice. It also uses actual pushbuttons instead of "soft" pushbuttons so you know what it will measure even if you power off the mainframe and turn it on later."

Dennis Tillman W7pF

-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen, Thursday, August 06, 2020 10:52 AM

Ooh, the DM501A has soft buttons? I didn’t realize that. I hate soft buttons.

Dennis Tillman W7pF
TekScopes Moderator

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