Owner's Manual
Pen Multimeter
with Voltage Detector
Model No.
82354
CAUTION: Read, understand and
follow Safety Rules and Operating
Instructions in this manual before
using this product.
• Safety
• Operation
• Maintenance
• Español
© Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
www.craftsman.com
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Warranty
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Safety Instructions
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Safety Symbols
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Control and Jacks
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Symbols and Annunciators
6
Specifications
7
Battery Installation
8
Operating Instructions
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Non-Contact AC Voltage Detector
10
AC Voltage Measurements
10
DC Voltage Measurements
10
Resistance Measurements
11
Continuity Measurements
11
Diode Test
12
Data Hold
12
MAX Hold
12
Function Button
12
Range Button
12
Auto Power Off
12
Maintenance
13
Battery Replacement
14
Troubleshooting
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Service and Parts
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ONE YEAR FULL WARRANTY
ONE YEAR FULL WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN PEN MULTIMETER
with VOLTAGE DETECTOR
If this CRAFTSMAN Pen 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 - 5pm (ET)
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.
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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 to the meter that exceeds the specified
maximum:
Input Limits
Function
V DC or V AC
Resistance, Diode Test,
Continuity
Maximum Input
600V DC/AC,
250Vrms on 200mV range
250Vrms DC/AC
2.
USE EXTREME CAUTION when working with high voltages
3.
DO NOT measure voltage if the voltage on the "COM" input
jack exceeds 600V above earth ground
4.
Always use caution when working with voltages above
60VDC or 30VACrms. Keep fingers behind probe barrier
when taking measurements.
5.
When taking non-contact voltage measurements ensure that
the positive test lead is NOT exposed and that the negative
(common) test lead is not connected to the bottom of the
meter.
6.
NEVER connect the meter leads across a voltage source
while the function switch is in the resistance or diode mode.
Doing so can damage the meter
7.
ALWAYS turn off the power and disconnect the test leads
before opening the cover to replace the battery
8.
NEVER operate the meter unless the back cover is in place
and fastened securely
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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.
MAX
600V
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)
600 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.
This symbol indicates that a device is
protected throughout by double insulation or
reinforced insulation.
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CONTROLS AND JACKS
1. Retractive positive test lead
2. Test Lead retracting nut
3. AC voltage detector and warning
Light
4. Finger protection barrier
5. Rotary function dial
6. Sensitivity adjustment for AC voltage
detector
7. RANGE button
8. FUNCTION button
9. MAX HOLD button
10. DATA HOLD button
11. COM input jack
12. LCD display
Note: The battery compartment is
located on rear of unit.
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4
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SYMBOLS AND ANNUNCIATORS
•)))
Audible Continuity
V
Volts
Diode function
Ω
Ohms
Data Hold
Low battery
D.H
m
milli (10-3) (volts)
DC
Direct current
k
kilo (103) ohms
AC
Alternating current
M
Meg (106) ohms
M.H
Maximum Hold
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SPECIFICATIONS
Range
50 to
600V
Resolution
NA
200mV
2.000V
20V
200V
600V
AC Voltage 200mV
(V AC)
2.000V
(40-400Hz) 20V
200V
600V
Resistance 200Ω
(open circuit 2kΩ
voltage:
20kΩ
0.25V)
200kΩ
2MΩ
20MΩ
0.1mV
1mV
0.01V
0.1V
1V
0.1V
1mV
0.01V
0.1V
1V
0.1Ω
0.001kΩ
0.01kΩ
0.1kΩ
0.001MΩ
0.01MΩ
Function
Non-contact
AC voltage
detector
DC Voltage
(V DC)
Accuracy
±(0.7% reading + 2 digits)
±(0.8% reading +3 digits
±(1.0% reading +3 digits
±(1.0% reading +3 digits)
±(1.0% reading +1 digit)
±(1.0% reading +5 digits)
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 75% RH.
Diode Test:
Forward DC bias Current: 1mA approx.;
Reverse DC bias voltage: 1.5V approx.
Overload protection: 250VDC or ACrms
Continuity Check
Audible signal will sound if the
resistance is less than 50Ω
Open circuit voltage: 0.5V; Overload
protection: 250VDC or AC
Display
2000 count (0 to 1999) LCD
Input Impedance
10MΩ , AC & DC Voltage
Over-range indication ‘OL’ is displayed
Auto Power Off
After 15 minutes (approx.) of inactivity
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Polarity
Automatic (no indication for positive
readings)
Minus (-) sign for negative readings.
Measurement Rate
2 times per second, nominal
Low Battery Indicator “ ” is displayed to alert battery
replacement
Batteries
Two (2) 1.5V ‘AAA’ batteries
Operating Temperature 41ºF to 104ºF (5ºC to 40ºC)
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Storage Temperature -4 F to 140 F (-20 C to 60 C)
Operating Humidity
Max 80% up to 87ºF (31ºC) decreasing
linearly to 50% at 104ºF(40ºC)
Storage Humidity
<80%
Operating Altitude
6560ft. (2000meters) operating
Weight / Size
3.9oz (110g) / 8.2 x 1.5 x 1.1“(208 x 38
x 29mm)
Safety
For indoor use and in accordance with
the requirements for double insulation
to IEC1010-1 (1995): EN61010-1
(1995) Overvoltage Category III,
Pollution Degree 2.
BATTERY INSTALLATION
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, disconnect the test leads
from any source of voltage before removing the battery cover.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn the FUNCTION dial to the OFF position.
Disconnect the negative (common) test lead from the meter.
Fully retract the positive test lead probe.
Remove the rear battery cover by removing the Phillips head
screw at the rear center of the meter housing.
5. Insert two 1.5V ‘AAA’ batteries observing the correct polarity.
6. Put the battery cover back in place and secure with the screw.
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, do not operate the meter
until the battery cover is in place and fastened securely.
NOTE: If your meter does not work properly, check the fuses and
battery 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.
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.
NOTE: The supplied black test leads (standard test lead and alligator clip
probe) have protective plugs that must be removed before being
inserted in the bottom of the meter. The protective apparatus
must be removed from the end of the lead that plugs into the
meter.
NON-CONTACT AC VOLTAGE DETECTOR
WARNING: Test the AC voltage detector on a known live circuit before
each use.
WARNING: Before using the meter in the AC Voltage Detector mode,
verify that the batteries are fresh by confirming characters appear on the
LCD when the function dial is turned to the voltage (V) position. Do not
attempt to use the meter as an AC Voltage Detector if the batteries are
weak or bad.
With the function switch set to the NCV
position, this instrument can detect the
presence of AC voltage (from 50 to
600VAC) simply by being held very near to
a voltage source. The NCV function works
when the meter’s function dial is placed in
the NCV position only.
1. Ensure that the retractable test lead is
fully retracted.
2. Disconnect the common (negative)
test lead from the bottom of the meter.
3. Put the function switch to NCV position.
4. Test the detector on a known live circuit.
5. Hold the top of the meter very close to the voltage source as shown.
6. Adjust the sensitivity dial to the highest sensitivity position (fully
counter-clockwise) and then lower the sensitivity as required.
7. If voltage is present, the light at the top of the meter will flash and the
alarm will sound.
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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 present.
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 voltage if a motor on the circuit is being
switched ON or OFF. Large surges may occur that can damage the
meter.
1. Set the function dial to the V position.
2. Use the FUNC button to select AC.
3. Insert the black test lead banana
plug into the negative jack at the
bottom of the meter.
4. Unscrew the retracting nut
(clockwise) to draw out the positive
test lead.
5. Touch the black test probe tip to the
neutral side of the circuit.
6. Touch the positive test probe tip to the “hot” side of circuit.
7. Read the voltage on the display. The meter automatically selects the
optimum range or the user may manually select a range using the
RANGE button.
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 dial to the V
position.
2.
Use the FUNC button to select
DC.
3.
Insert the black test lead banana
plug into the negative jack at the
bottom of the meter.
4.
Carefully turn the positive test lead retracting nut (located at the top
of the meter) clockwise to completely draw out the positive test lead
probe.
5.
Touch the black test probe tip to the negative side of the circuit.
6.
Touch the positive test probe tip to the positive side of the circuit.
7.
Read the voltage on the display. The meter automatically selects
the optimum range or the user may manually select a range using
the RANGE button.
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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.
1.
Set the function switch to the Ω
2.
3.
Use the FUNC button to select the resistance mode Ω.
Insert the black test lead banana plug into the negative jack at the
bottom of the meter.
Carefully turn the test lead retracting nut (located at the top of the
meter) clockwise to completely draw out the positive test lead
probe.
Touch the test probe tips
across the circuit or part under
test. It is best to disconnect
one side of the part under test
from the circuit so the rest of
the circuit will not interfere with
the resistance reading.
Read the resistance on the display. The meter automatically
selects the optimum range or the user may manually select a range
using the RANGE button.
4.
5.
6.
position.
AUDIBLE CONTINUITY CHECK
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, never measure continuity on circuits
that have a voltage potential.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Set the function switch to the Ω
position.
Use the FUNC button to select the audible continuity mode
Insert the black test lead
banana plug into the negative
jack at the bottom of the meter.
Carefully turn the test lead
retracting nut (located at the
top of the meter) clockwise to completely draw out the positive test
lead probe.
Touch the test probe tips to the circuit or wire under test.
If the resistance is less than approximately 50Ω, the audible tone
will sound. If the circuit is open, the display will indicate “OL”.
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DIODE TEST
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Set the function switch to the Ω
position.
Use the FUNC button to select the diode function
Insert the black test lead banana plug into the negative (common)
jack at the bottom of the meter.
Carefully turn the test lead retracting nut (located at the top of the
meter) clockwise to completely draw out the positive test lead
probe.
Touch the test probes to the
diode under test.
A good diode will indicate
approx. 0.3V (germanium
diodes) to 0.7V (silicon diodes)
for the forward test and “OL”
for the reverse test.
A shorted diode will indicate the same value of voltage in both the
reverse and forward test directions. An open diode will indicate
“OL” in both test directions.
DATA HOLD Button
To freeze a displayed reading, press the DATA H button. The reading will
freeze and the D.H display icon will be visible on the LCD. To release the
display, press the DATA H button again. The DH indicator will switch off
and the display will again show real time readings.
MAXIMUM HOLD Button
To display only the highest reading, press the MAX H button. The M.H
display icon will be visible on the display while in the Max Hold mode.
Now, the display will only change when a higher reading than the
displayed reading is encountered. To return to normal operation, press
the MAX H button again (the MH display icon will switch off).
FUNC (Function) BUTTON
The FUNC (function) button is used to select AC or DC while in the
VOLTAGE (V) mode. The FUNC button is also used to select diode
Continuity , or Resistance Ω while in the Ω
mode.
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RANGE Button
The meter automatically selects the optimum range; however, the meter’s
ranges can be selected manually. When using the RANGE button to
manually select a range, start with the highest range and then select
successively lower ranges until the desired range is reached. The
decimal place will move with each press of the RANGE button.
Automatic Power OFF
The meter is equipped with an automatic power off feature to preserve
battery energy. After 15 minutes of inactivity, the meter will automatically
turn off. To turn the meter on again, simply rotate the function switch to
the desired 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 cover.
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, do not operate your meter
until the battery cover is 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 A FRESH BATTERY OF THE RECOMMENDED
SIZE AND TYPE. Remove the old or weak battery so it does
not leak and damage the unit.
6. IF THE METER IS TO BE STORED FOR A LONG PERIOD
OF TIME, the battery should be removed to prevent damage to
the unit.
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BATTERY REPLACEMENT
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, disconnect the test leads
from any source of voltage before removing the battery cover.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
The
icon will appear when battery voltage is low.
Turn the Function dial to the OFF position.
Disconnect the negative (common) test lead from the meter.
Fully retract the positive test lead probe.
Remove the Phillips head screw at the rear center of the meter
housing.
Remove the battery compartment cover to access the batteries.
Replace the two (2) 1.5V ‘AAA’ batteries observing polarity.
Secure the battery compartment cover.
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, do not operate your meter
until the rear battery cover 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 battery is properly installed.
3. Check to be sure the battery is good.
If You Do Not Understand How the Meter Works:
1. Purchase “Multitesters and Their Use for Electrical Testing”,
(Item No. 82303).
2. Call our Customer Service Line 1-888-326-1006.
SERVICE AND PARTS
Item Number
Description
82354-L
Black Test Lead
82354-D
Replacement battery cover
82354-CS
Rear cover screws
For replacement parts shipped directly to your home
Call 9 am – 5 pm eastern, M - F
1-888-326-1006
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