Owner's Manual
AutoRanging
Digital MultiMeter
Model No.
82139
CAUTION: Read, understand and
follow Safety Rules and Operating
Instructions in this manual before
using this product.
• Safety
• Operation
• Maintenance
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© Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
www.craftsman.com
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TABLE OF CONTENT
Warranty
Safety Instructions
Safety Symbols
Control and Jacks
Symbols and Annunciators
Specifications
Battery Installation
Operating Instructions
AutoRanging/ManualRanging
Data Hold
Relative
DC Voltage Measurements
AC Voltage Measurements
DC Current Measurements
AC Current Measurements
Resistance Measurements
Continuity Check
Diode Test
Frequency and Duty Cycle Measurements
Capacitance Measurements
Temperature Measurements
Maintenance
Replacing Batteries
Replacing Fuses
Troubleshooting
Service and Parts
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ONE YEAR FULL WARRANTY
ONE YEAR FULL WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN MULTIMETER
If this CRAFTSMAN Multimeter fails to give complete satisfaction within one year
from the date of purchase, RETURN IT TO THE NEAREST SEARS STORE OR
OTHER CRAFTSMAN OUTLET IN THE UNITED STATES, and Sears will replace
it, free of charge.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights
which vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Dept. 817WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
For Customer Assistance Call 9am-5 PM (EST)
Monday through Friday 1-888-326-1006
WARNING: USE EXTREME CAUTION IN THE USE OF THIS DEVICE.
Improper use of this device can result in injury or death. Follow all
safeguards suggested in this manual. In addition to the normal safety
precautions used in working with electrical circuits. DO NOT service this
device if you are not qualified to do so.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
This meter has been designed for safe use, but must be operated with
caution. The rules listed below must be carefully followed for safe operation.
1. NEVER apply voltage or current to the meter that exceeds the
specified maximum:
Input Limits
Function
Maximum Input
V DC or V AC
600V DC, 600V AC
mA DC/AC
400mA DC/AC
A DC/AC
10A DC/AC (30 seconds max
every 15 minutes)
Frequency, Resistance, Capacitance, 250V DC/AC
Duty Cycle, Diode test, Continuity
Temperature
60V DC/24V AC
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USE EXTREME CAUTION when working with high voltages.
DO NOT measure voltage if the voltage on the "COM" input jack
exceeds 500V above earth ground.
NEVER connect the meter leads across a voltage source while the
function switch is in the current, resistance, or diode mode. Doing so
can damage the meter.
ALWAYS discharge filter capacitors in power supplies and disconnect
the power when making resistance or diode tests.
ALWAYS turn off the power and disconnect the test leads before
opening the doors to replace the fuse or batteries.
NEVER operate the meter unless the back cover and the battery and
fuse doors are in place and fastened securely.
SAFETY SYMBOLS
This symbol adjacent to another symbol, terminal or
operating device indicates that the operator must refer
to an explanation in the Operating Instructions to avoid
personal injury or damage to the meter.
WARNING
This WARNING symbol indicates a potentially
hazardous situation, which if not avoided, could result
in death or serious injury.
CAUTION
This CAUTION symbol indicates a potentially
hazardous situation, which if not avoided, may result
damage to the product.
MAX
500V
This symbol advises the user that the terminal(s) so
marked must not be connected to a circuit point at
which the voltage with respect to earth ground
exceeds (in this case) 500 VAC or VDC.
This symbol adjacent to one or more terminals
identifies them as being associated with ranges that
may, in normal use, be subjected to particularly
hazardous voltages. For maximum safety, the meter
and its test leads should not be handled when these
terminals are energized.
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CONTROLS AND JACKS
1.
4000 count Liquid Crystal Display
with symbolic signs
2. Function switch
3. Positive input jack
4. COM (negative) input jack
5. 10A (positive) input jack for 10A
DC or AC measurements
6. Continuity/Diode, Frequency/Duty
Cycle or AC/DC selection button.
7. Range pushbutton
8. Data Hold pushbutton
9. Relative pushbutton
10. Temperature socket
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SYMBOLS AND ANNUNCIATORS
Continuity
BAT
Low Battery
Diode
DATA HOLD
Data Hold
AUTO
AutoRanging
AC
Alternating Current or Voltage
DC
Direct Current or Voltage
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SPECIFICATIONS
Function
DC Voltage
(V DC)
Range
400mV
4V
40V
400V
600V
AC Voltage 400mV
(V AC)
4V
(40 - 400Hz) 40V
400V
600V
DC Current 400µA
(A DC)
4000µA
40mA
400mA
10A
AC Current 400µA
(A AC)
4000µA
(40 - 400Hz) 40mA
400mA
10A
Resistance 400!
4k!
40k!
400k!
4M!
40M!
Resolution
0.1mV
1mV
10mV
100mV
1V
0.1mV
1mV
10mV
100mV
1V
0.1µA
1µA
10µA
100µA
10mA
0.1µA
1µA
10µA
100µA
10mA
0.1!
1!
10!
100!
1k!
10k!
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Accuracy
±(0.5% reading + 2 digits)
±(1.0% reading + 2 digits)
±(1.5% reading + 2 digits)
±(2.0% reading + 30 digits)
±(1.5% reading + 3 digits
±(2.0% reading + 4 digits
±(1.5% reading + 3 digits)
±(2.5% reading + 5 digits)
±(1.8% reading + 5 digits)
±(3.0% reading + 7 digits)
±(1.2% reading + 4 digits)
±(1.2% reading + 2 digits)
±(2.0% reading + 3 digits)
SPECIFICATIONS
Function
Range
Capacitance 4nF
40nF
400nF
4!F
40µF
200µF
Duty Cycle 0.1-99.9%
Resolution
1pF
10pF
0.1nF
1nF
10nF
0.1µF
0.1%
Frequency
Accuracy
±(5.0% reading + 10 digits)
±(5.0% reading + 7 digits)
±(3.5% reading + 5 digits)
±(5.0% reading + 5 digits)
±(1.2% reading + 2 digits)
Pulse width: 100µs - 100ms
±(1.5% reading + 5 digits)
9.999Hz
0.001Hz
99.99Hz
0.01Hz
±(1.2% reading + 2 digits)
999.9Hz
0.1Hz
9.999kHz
1Hz
99.99kHz
10Hz
999.9kHz
100Hz
9.999MHz
1kHz
±(1.5% reading + 4 digits)
Temp °F
-4 to 1400°F 1°F
±(3.0% reading + 3 digits)
Temp °C
-20 to 760°C 1°C
NOTE: Accuracy specifications consist of two elements:
• (% reading) – This is the accuracy of the measurement circuit.
• (+ digits) – This is the accuracy of the analog to digital converter.
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NOTE: Accuracy is stated at 65 F to 83 F (18 C to 28 C) and less than
70% RH.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Diode Test
Continuity Check
Temperature sensor
Input Impedance
Display
Overrange indication
Polarity
Measurement Rate
Auto Power Off
Low Battery Indication
Batteries
Fuses
Operating Temperature
Storage Temperature
Relative Humidity
Operating Altitude
Weight
Size
Safety
Test current of 0.3mA maximum, open circuit
voltage 1.5V DC typical
Audible signal will sound if the resistance is
less than approximately 30!, test current
<0.7mA
Requires type K thermocouple
7.5M! (VDC and VAC)
4000 count LCD
“OL” is displayed
Automatic (no indication for positive polarity);
Minus (-) sign for negative polarity.
2 times per second, nominal
Meter automatically shuts down after 15
minutes of inactivity
“BAT” is displayed if battery voltage drops
below operating voltage
Requires two AAA batteries (sold separately)
mA, µA ranges, 0.5A/250V fast blow
10A range, 10A/250V fast blow
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32 F to 122 F (0 C to 50 C)
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-4 F to 140 F (-20 C to 60 C)
<70% operating, <80% storage
2000 meters (7000ft.) maximum.
9.17 oz. (260g).
4.78” x 2.38” x 1.57” (121.5mm x 60.6mm x
40mm)
For indoor use and in accordance with
Overvoltage Category II, Pollution Degree 2.
Category II includes local level, appliance,
portable equipment, etc., with transient
overvoltages less than Overvoltage Category
III.
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BATTERY INSTALLATION
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, disconnect the test leads from any
source of voltage before removing the battery door.
1. Disconnect the test leads from the meter.
2. Remove the protective rubber boot (if installed).
3. Open the battery door by loosening the screw using a
Phillips head screwdriver.
4. Insert the batteries into battery holder, observing the
correct polarity.
5. Put the battery door back in place. Secure with the two
screws.
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, do not operate the meter until the
battery door is in place and fastened securely.
NOTE: If your meter does not work properly, check the fuses and batteries
to make sure that they are still good and that they are properly inserted.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: Risk of electrocution. High-voltage circuits, both AC and DC,
are very dangerous and should be measured with great care.
1. ALWAYS turn the function switch to the OFF position when the meter is
not in use. This meter has Auto OFF that automatically shuts the meter
OFF if 15 minutes elapse between uses.
2. If “OL” appears in the display during a measurement, the value exceeds
the range you have selected. Change to a higher range.
NOTE: On some low AC and DC voltage ranges, with the test leads not
connected to a device, the display may show a random, changing
reading. This is normal and is caused by the high-input sensitivity.
The reading will stabilize and give a proper measurement when
connected to a circuit.
AUTORANGING / MANUALRANGING SELECTION
When the meter is first turned on, it automatically goes into AutoRanging.
This automatically selects the best range for the measurements being
made and is generally the best mode for most measurements. For
measurement situations requiring that a range be manually selected,
perform the following:
1. Press the RANGE button. The “AUTO” display indicator will turn off.
2. Press the RANGE button to step through the available ranges until you
select the range you want.
3. Press and hold the RANGE button for 2 seconds to exit the
ManualRanging mode and return to AutoRanging.
DATA HOLD
The Data Hold function allows the meter to "freeze" a measurement for
later reference.
1. Press the DATA HOLD button to “freeze” the reading on the indicator.
The indicator “HOLD” will appear in the display.
2. Press the DATA HOLD button to return to normal operation.
NOTE: The DATA HOLD function works in the FREQUENCY mode only
when a signal is present.
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RELATIVE
The relative measurement feature allows you to make measurements
relative to a stored reference value. A reference voltage, current, etc. can
be stored and measurements made in comparison to that value. The
displayed value is the difference between the reference value and the
measured value.
1. Perform any measurement as described in the operating instructions.
2. Press the RELATIVE button to store the reading in the display and the
"REL" indicator will appear on the display.
3. The display will now indicate the difference between the stored value
and the measured value.
4. Press the RELATIVE button to return to normal operation.
DC VOLTAGE MEASUREMENTS
CAUTION: Do not measure DC voltages if a motor on the circuit is
being switched ON or OFF. Large voltage surges may occur that can
damage the meter.
1. Set the function switch to the V DC position (“mV” will
appear in the display).
2. Insert the black test lead banana plug into the negative
(COM) jack and the red test lead banana plug into the
positive (V) jack.
3. Touch the test probe tips to the circuit under test. Be
sure to observe the correct polarity (red lead to
positive, black lead to negative).
4. Read the voltage in the display. The display will
indicate the proper decimal point and value. If the
polarity is reversed, the display will show (-) minus before the value.
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AC VOLTAGE MEASUREMENTS
WARNING: Risk of Electrocution. The probe tips may not be long
enough to contact the live parts inside some 240V outlets for
appliances because the contacts are recessed deep in the outlets. As
a result, the reading may show 0 volts when the outlet actually has
voltage on it. Make sure the probe tips are touching the metal contacts
inside the outlet before assuming that no voltage is present.
CAUTION: Do not measure AC voltages if a motor on the circuit is
being switched ON or OFF. Large voltage surges may occur that can
damage the meter.
1. Set the function switch to the V AC position.
2. Insert the black test lead banana plug into the negative
(COM) jack and the red test lead banana plug into the
positive (V) jack.
3. Touch the test probe tips to the circuit under test.
4. Read the voltage in the display. The display will indicate
the proper decimal point, value and symbol (AC, V, etc.).
DC CURRENT MEASUREMENTS
CAUTION: Do not make current measurements on the 10A scale for
longer than 30 seconds. Exceeding 30 seconds may cause damage to
the meter and/or the test leads.
1. Insert the black test lead banana plug into the negative
(COM) jack.
2. For current measurements up to 4000µA DC, set the
function switch to the µA position and insert the red test
lead banana plug into the (µA) jack.
3. For current measurements up to 400mA DC, set the
function switch to the mA range and insert the red test lead
banana plug into the (mA) jack.
4. For current measurements up to 10A DC, set the function switch to the
A position and insert the red test lead banana plug into the 10A jack.
5. Press the AC/DC button until “DC” appears in the display.
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6. Remove power from the circuit under test, then open up the circuit at
the point where you wish to measure current.
7. Touch the black test probe tip to the negative side of the circuit. Touch
the red test probe tip to the positive side of the circuit.
8. Apply power to the circuit.
9. Read the current in the display. The display will indicate the proper
decimal point, value and symbol.
AC CURRENT MEASUREMENTS
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, do not measure AC current on
any circuit whose voltage exceeds 250V AC.
CAUTION: Do not make current measurements on the 10A scale for
longer than 30 seconds. Exceeding 30 seconds may cause damage to
the meter and/or the test leads.
1. Insert the black test lead banana plug into the negative
(COM) jack.
2. For current measurements up to 4000µA AC, set the
function switch to the µA position and insert the red test
lead banana plug into the (µA) jack.
3. For current measurements up to 400mA AC, set the
function switch to the mA range and insert the red test
lead banana plug into the (mA) jack.
4. For current measurements up to 10A AC, set the function
switch to the A position and insert the red test lead banana plug into
the 10A jack.
5. Press the AC/DC button until “AC” appears in the display.
6. Remove power from the circuit under test, then open up the circuit at
the point where you wish to measure current.
7. Touch the black test probe tip to the negative side of the circuit and
touch the red test probe tip to the positive side of the circuit.
8. Apply power to the circuit.
9. Read the current in the display. The display will indicate the proper
decimal point, value and symbol.
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RESISTANCE MEASUREMENTS
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, disconnect power to the unit
under test and discharge all capacitors before taking any resistance
measurements. Remove the batteries and unplug the line cords.
1. Set the function switch to the ! position.
2. Insert the black test lead banana plug into the negative
(COM) jack and the red test lead banana plug into the
positive ! jack.
3. Touch the test probe tips across the circuit or part under
test. It is best to disconnect one side of the part under
test so the rest of the circuit will not interfere with the
resistance reading.
4. Read the resistance in the display. The display will indicate the proper
decimal point, value and symbol.
CONTINUITY CHECK
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, never measure continuity on
circuits or wires that have voltage on them.
1. Set the function switch to the
position.
2. Insert the black lead banana plug into the negative (-)
jack (COM) and the red test lead banana plug into the
positive (+) jack (!).
3. Press the
button until the
symbol appears in
the display.
4. Touch the test probe tips to the circuit or wire you wish
to check.
5. If the resistance is less than approximately 30!, the
audible signal will sound. The display will also show the actual
resistance.
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DIODE TEST
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, do not test any diode that has
voltage on it.
1. Set the function switch to
position.
2. Press the
button until the
symbol appears in
the display.
3. Insert the black test lead banana plug into the negative
(-) jack (COM) and the red test lead banana plug into
the positive (+) jack (!).
4. Touch the test probe tips to the diode or
semiconductor junction you wish to test. Note the
meter reading.
5. Reverse the probe polarity by switching probe position. Note this
reading.
6. The diode or junction can be evaluated as follows:
A. If one reading shows a value and the other reading shows OL, the
diode is good.
B. If both readings show OL, the device is open.
C. If both readings are very small or 0, the device is shorted.
NOTE: The value indicated in the display during the diode check is the
forward voltage.
FREQUENCY or DUTY CYCLE MEASUREMENTS
1. Set the function switch to the FREQ position.
2. Insert the black test lead banana plug into the
negative (-) jack (COM) and the red test lead banana
plug into the positive (+) jack (F).
3. Press the Hz/% key to select “Hz” or “%”.
4. Touch the test probe tips to the circuit under test.
5. Read the frequency or duty cycle in the display. The
digital reading will indicate the proper decimal point,
symbols (Hz, kHz) and value.
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CAPACITANCE MEASUREMENTS
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, disconnect power to the unit
under test and discharge all capacitors before taking any capacitance
measurements. Remove the batteries and unplug the line cords.
1. Set the function switch to the CAP position. (“nF” and
a small value will appear in the display).
2. Insert the black test lead banana plug into the negative
(-) jack (COM) and the red test lead banana plug into
the positive (+) jack (CAP).
3. Touch the test leads to the capacitor to be tested. The
display will indicate the proper decimal point, value
and symbol.
TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENTS
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, disconnect both test probes from
any source of voltage before making a temperature measurement.
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1. If you wish to measure temperature in F, set the function switch to the
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F range. If you wish to measure temperature in C, set the function
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switch to the C range.
2. Insert the Temperature Probe into the Temperature
Socket, making sure to observe the correct polarity.
3. Touch the Temperature Probe head to the part
whose temperature you wish to measure. Keep the
probe touching the part under test until the reading
stabilizes (about 30 seconds).
4. Read the temperature in the display. The digital
reading will indicate the proper decimal point and
value.
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, be sure the thermocouple has been
removed before changing to another measurement function.
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MAINTENANCE
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, disconnect the test leads from any
source of voltage before removing the back cover or the battery or fuse
doors.
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, do not operate your meter until the
battery and fuse doors are in place and fastened securely.
This MultiMeter is designed to provide years of dependable service, if the
following care instructions are performed:
1. KEEP THE METER DRY. If it gets wet, wipe it off.
2. USE AND STORE THE METER IN NORMAL TEMPERATURES.
Temperature extremes can shorten the life of the electronic parts and
distort or melt plastic parts.
3. HANDLE THE METER GENTLY AND CAREFULLY. Dropping it can
damage the electronic parts or the case.
4. KEEP THE METER CLEAN. Wipe the case occasionally with a damp
cloth. DO NOT use chemicals, cleaning solvents, or detergents.
5. USE ONLY FRESH BATTERIES OF THE RECOMMENDED SIZE
AND TYPE. Remove old or weak batteries so they do not leak and
damage the unit.
6. IF THE METER IS TO BE STORED FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME,
the batteries should be removed to prevent damage to the unit.
REPLACING THE BATTERIES
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, disconnect the test leads from any
source of voltage before removing the battery door.
1. When the batteries become exhausted or drop below the operating
voltage, “BAT” will appear in the right-hand side of the LCD display.
The batteries should be replaced.
2. Follow instructions for installing batteries. See the Battery Installation
section of this manual.
3. Dispose of the old batteries properly.
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WARNING: To avoid electric shock, do not operate your meter until the
battery door is in place and fastened securely.
REPLACING THE FUSES
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, disconnect the test leads from any
source of voltage before removing the fuse door.
1. Disconnect the test leads from the meter and any item under test.
2. Open the fuse door by loosening the screw on the door using a Phillips
head screwdriver.
3. Remove the old fuse from its holder by gently pulling it out.
4. Install the new fuse into the holder.
5. Always use a fuse of the proper size and value (0.5A/250V fast blow
for the 400mA range, 10A/250V fast blow for the 10A range).
6. Put the fuse door back in place. Insert the screw and tighten it securely.
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, do not operate your meter until the
fuse door is in place and fastened securely.
UL LISTED
The UL mark does not indicate that this product has been evaluated for the
accuracy of its readings.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
There may be times when your meter does not operate properly. Here are
some common problems that you may have and some easy solutions to
them.
Meter Does Not Operate:
1. Always read all the instructions in this manual before use.
2. Check to be sure the batteries are properly installed.
3. Check to be sure the batteries are good.
4. If the battery is good and the meter still does not operate, check to be
sure that both ends of the fuse are properly installed.
If You Do Not Understand How the Meter Works:
1. Purchase the instructional book “Multitesters and Their Use for Electrical
Testing” (Item No. 82303) at your local Sears store.
2. Call our Customer Service Line 1-888-326-1006.
SERVICE AND PARTS
Item Number
82374
93891
82378
82139-DB
82139-DF
82139-CS
82377
Description
Fuse kit
AAA battery (2 required)
Set of black and red Test Leads
Replacement battery door
Replacement fuse door
Rear cover screws
Thermocouple probe
For replacement parts shipped directly to your home
Call Monday through Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM Eastern Time
1-888-326-1006
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