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Owner’s Manual
Auto-Ranging MultiMeter
Model 82344
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
080806
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Warranty
Safety Instructions
Safety Symbols
Control and Jacks
Symbols and Annunciators
Specifications
Battery Installation
Operating Instructions
DC Voltage Measurements
AC Voltage Measurements
AC/DC Current Measurements
Resistance Measurements
Capacitance Measurements
Frequency Measurements
Temperature Measurements
Continuity Test
Diode Test
Data Hold
Low Battery
Auto-Ranging
Auto-Power Off
Maintenance
Replacing the Batteries
Replacing the Fuse
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 - 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 or current to the meter that exceeds
the specified maximum:
Input Protection Limits
Function
Maximum Input
V DC, V AC
600V DC and 600V AC
mA AC/DC
200mA AC/DC
A AC/DC
10A AC/DC (for 15 seconds max.
every 15 minutes)
Resistance, Diode Test,
Continuity
500V AC/DC
Frequency
250V AC/DC
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
USE EXTREME CAUTION when working with high
voltages.
DO NOT measure voltage if the voltage on the "COM" input
jack exceeds 600V 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 power and disconnect test leads before
opening the covers to replace the fuse or battery.
NEVER operate the meter unless the back cover is in place
and fastened securely.
If the equipment is used in a manner not specified by the
manufacturer, the protection provided by the equipment
may be impaired.
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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.
WARNING
CAUTION
MAX
600V
This WARNING symbol indicates a
potentially hazardous situation, which if not
avoided, could result in death or serious
injury.
This CAUTION symbol indicates a
potentially hazardous situation, which if not
avoided, may result damage to the product.
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 600V.
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.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
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LCD Display
DATA HOLD button
SELECT button
Function switch
Positive input jack
COM jack
10A jack
Rubber boot
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6
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7
5
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Note: Tilt stand and battery
access
is on the rear of unit.
SYMBOLS AND ANNUNCIATORS
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mV, V
, k, M
mA, A
nF, uF
Hz
º
º
F, C
º
H
AUTO
AC (voltage)
DC (direct current or voltage)
Continuity and Diode test
millivolt, volt (voltage)
ohm, kilohm, megohm (resistance)
milliamp, Amp (current)
nanofarads, microfarads (capacitance)
Hertz (frequency)
Degrees Fahrenheit, Centigrade (temperature)
Low battery
Display hold
Autoranging
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SPECIFICATIONS
Function
DC Voltage
(V DC)
AC Voltage
(V AC)
DC Current
Range
400.0mV
Accuracy
±(0.5% reading + 4 digits)
4.000V
40.00V
400.0V
600V
±(0.8% reading + 4 digits)
4.000V
40.00V
400.0V
600V
400.0A
4000A
40.00mA
200.0mA
10A
AC Current
(40 to 400Hz)
400.0A
4000A
40.00mA
200.0mA
10A
Resistance
400.0
50-60Hz
±(0.8% rdg + 4 d)
40-400Hz
±(2% rdg + 5
±(1.2% rdg + 5 d) d)
±(1.2% reading + 4 digits)
±(2.5% reading + 4 digits)
±(1.5% reading + 5 digits)
±(3% reading + 5 digits)
4.000k
40.00k
±(1.2% reading + 4 digits)
400.0k
4.000M
20.00M
±(3.0% reading + 5 digits)
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SPECIFICATIONS
Function
Capacitance
Frequency
Temp °F
Range
4.000nF
40.00nF
400.0nF
4.000F
40.00F
100F
10.00Hz
100Hz
1.000kHz
10.00kHz
100.0kHz
1.000MHz
5.000MHz
-40 to
1400°F
Temp °C
-20 to
750°C
Accuracy
Not specified
±(3.0% reading + 10 digits)
Not Specified
±(1.0% reading + 4 digits)
10Hz to 1MHz
Sensitivity: 5.0Vrms
Not specified
-40 to 650°F; ±(1.0% rdg + 10
digits)
651 to 1400°F; ±(3% rdg + 10
digits)
-20 to 400°C; ±(1.0% rdg + 10
digits)
400 to 750°C; ±(3% rdg + 10
digits)
(probe accuracy not included)
NOTES:
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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Accuracy is stated at 65 F to 83 F (18 C to 28 C) and less than
75% RH.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Diode Test
Test current of 0.6mA maximum, open
circuit voltage 1.5V DC typical
Continuity Check
Audible signal will sound if the resistance
is less than approximately <30
Temperature sensor Requires type K thermocouple
Input Impedance
10M (V AC/DC)
Display
3999 count LCD
Overrange
“OL” is displayed
Polarity
Automatic (no indication for positive
polarity); Minus (-) sign for negative
polarity.
Measurement Rate 3 times per second, nominal
Low Battery
“
” is displayed if battery voltage
drops below operating voltage
Batteries
Requires (2) AAA batteries
Fuses
mA range; 250mA/250V fast blow
10A range, no protection
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Operating Temp
32 F to 104 F (0 C to 40 C)
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Storage Temp
-4 F to 140 F (-20 C to 60 C)
Relative Humidity
Maximum relative humidity 80% for
temperatures up to 31°C decreasing
linearly to 50% relative humidity at 40°C.
Operating Altitude 7000ft (2000 meters) maximum
Weight
5.4 oz. (153g).
Size
5.43” x 2.83” x 1.5” (138mm x 72mm x
38mm)
Approvals
UL, CE
Safety
This meter is intended for indoor use and
protected, against the users, by double
insulation per EN61010-1 and IEC610101 2nd Edition (2001) to CAT II 600V;
Pollution Degree 2. The meter also meets
UL 61010-1, Second Edition (2004),
CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 61010-1, Second
Edition (2004), and UL 61010B-2-031,
First Edition (2003)
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BATTERY INSTALLATION
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, disconnect the test
leads from any source of voltage before removing the
battery/fuse cover.
1. Disconnect the test leads from the meter.
2. Remove the rubber holster (if in place).
3. Remove the two screws securing the rear cover using a
Phillips head screwdriver.
4. Lift the cover off and replace the batteries observing the
correct polarity.
5. Insert the new batteries into the battery holder.
6. Replace the rear cover and secure with the screws.
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
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.
2. Press the HOLD button to freeze a displayed reading
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.
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.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Set the function switch to the V position.
Press the SELECT button to select DC in
the display
Insert the black test lead banana plug into
the negative COM jack.
Insert the red test lead banana plug into
the positive V jack.
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.
Read the voltage in the display.
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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.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Set the function switch to the V position.
Press the SELECT button to select AC in
the display
Insert the black test lead banana plug into
the negative COM jack.
Insert red test lead banana plug into the
positive V jack.
Touch the black test probe tip to the
neutral side of the circuit.
Touch the red test probe tip to the “hot”
side of circuit.
Read the voltage in the display.
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AC/DC CURRENT MEASUREMENTS
CAUTION: Do not make high current measurements on the
10A scale for longer than 15 seconds followed by a 15 minute
cool down period. Exceeding 15 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 4000A, set
the function switch to the A position and
insert the red test lead banana plug into the
mA jack.
3. For current measurements up to 200mA, set
the function switch to the mA position and
insert the red test lead banana plug into the
mA jack.
4. For current measurements up to 10A, set the
function switch to the 10A range and insert
the red test lead banana plug into the 10A
jack.
5. Press the SELECT button to select AC or DC
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.
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.
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RESISTANCE MEASUREMENTS
1. Insert the black test lead banana plug into
the negative COM jack and the red test lead
banana plug into the positive jack.
2. Set the function switch to the position.
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.
CAPACITANCE MEASUREMENTS
1. Insert the black test lead banana plug into the
negative COM jack and the red test lead
banana plug into the positive CAP jack.
2. Turn the rotary switch to the
position.
3. Touch the test probes to the circuit or device
under test and read the capacitance on the
display.
FREQUENCY MEASUREMENTS
1. Insert the black test lead banana plug into
the negative COM jack and the red test lead
banana plug into the positive HZ jack.
2. Turn the rotary switch to the Hz position.
3. Touch the test probes to the circuit or under
test and read the frequency or duty cycle on
the display.
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TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENTS
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, disconnect test leads
from any source of voltage before making a temperature
measurement. Be sure that the thermocouple has been
removed before changing to any other measurement function.
1. Insert the type K thermocouple probe into the Temp and COM
jacks.
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2. Turn the rotary switch to the F or C
position.
3. Read the temperature on the display.
CONTINUITY MEASUREMENTS
1. Insert the black test lead banana plug into the
negative COM jack and the red test lead
banana plug into the positive V/ /mA jack.
Observe polarity.
2. Turn the rotary switch to the
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3. Touch the test probes to the circuit or device
under test. If the resistance is less than
approximately 30 the buzzer will sound.
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DIODE MEASUREMENTS
1. Insert the black test lead banana plug into the
negative COM jack and the red test lead
banana plug into the positive V/ /mA jack.
2. Turn the rotary switch to the
•))) position.
3. Touch the test probes to the diode under test.
Forward voltage will indicate 0.4V to 0.7V.
Reverse voltage will indicate “OL”. Shorted
devices will indicate near 0mV and an open
device will indicate “OL” in both polarities.
DATA HOLD
Press the Hold button to freeze the reading in the display. “H”
will appear in the LCD. Press the key again to release the
display.
LOW BATTERY
If the
low battery icon appears in the display, replace the
batteries to maintain proper operation.
AUTO-RANGING
The meter will auto range to the optimum range to provide the
best resolution and accuracy for the input signal.
Note: When in the autoranging mode the meter will up-range
to the next higher range when the measured value is
above 90% of full scale. This guard band prevents
autorange oscillation. If maximum counts are required
in this band, use manual ranging.
AUTO POWER OFF
1. This meter will automatically shut off after approximately 15
minutes of operation. If the meter shuts off, rotate the function
switch to OFF and on again (or press the HOLD button) to
resume operation.
2. To disable the auto power off, hold the SELECT button while
turning power on or press the SELECT button after auto
power off has turned the meter off.
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MAINTENANCE
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, disconnect the test
leads from any source of voltage before removing the
battery/fuse cover.
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, do not operate your
meter until the battery/fuse 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.
2.Use and store the meter in mild ambient conditions.
Temperature extremes can shorten the life of the electronic
parts and distort or melt plastic parts.
3.Handle the meter gently. 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.
UL LISTED
The UL mark does not indicate that this product has been
evaluated for the accuracy of its readings.
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REPLACING THE BATTERIES
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, disconnect the test leads
from any source of voltage before removing the battery cover.
1. When the batteries become exhausted or drop below the
operating voltage, “
” will appear in 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.
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, do not operate your
meter until the battery cover is in place and fastened securely.
REPLACING THE FUSE
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, disconnect the test leads
from any source of voltage before removing the fuse cover.
1. Disconnect the test leads from the meter and any item under
test.
2. Remove the protective rubber holster.
3. Remove the two screws securing the rear cover using a
Phillips head screwdriver.
4. Remove the old fuse from its holder by gently pulling it out.
5. Install the new fuse into the holder.
6. Always use a fuse of the proper size and value (250mA/250V
fast blow.
7. Replace the rear cover and secure with the screws.
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, do not operate your
meter until the fuse 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 batteries are properly installed.
3. Check to be sure the battery is 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
Description
82374
93891
82378
82344-CS
82377
Fuse kit
AAA battery
Set of black and red Test Leads
Rear cover screws
Replacement Temperature Probe
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