,My wife got me the ELENCO Model M-2666K Multimeter Kit for Christmas as she knows how I love to toil in my basement workshop, restoring vintage electronic equipment and building new.
There was a void left in the electronic kit building market with the the Heath company shuddered its Heathkit division in 1992. Faced with increasing foreign competition, and the demand of providing increasingly complex designs that are easy to construct in kit form, while maintaining a competitive price was too overwhelming for the Benton Harbor company.
Some other manufacturers, such as ELENCO, Vellman, and CanaKit partially filled the void with basic electronic kits. Ramsey Electronics offers more sophisticated kits.
ELENCO offers both Digital and Analog Multimeter kits. In addition, they offer DC Power Supply kits, Radio kits, and electronic educational kits including their Snap-Circuit kits for young electronic enthusiasts.
The Model M-2666K Multimeter Kit I an building is a full function Digital multimeter that includes such advanced functions as a diode/transistor checker and the ability to test capacitance up to 200uF! ELENCO is able to provide these advanced functions in this easy to build kit by embedding the processor to the main printed circuit board and assembling the function switch for you. Make no mistake, there is still plenty of soldering and assembly work to be done on this kit.
The multimeter kit also comes with a detailed assembly manual, show below, which includes circuit theory, testing, and troubleshooting sections. The manual rivals what you would expect from a Heathkit manual.
I will give a full breakdown and review of the Model M-2666K Multimeter Kit in a future post once I have finished the build.
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John is an IT professional from Cleveland, OH who enjoys amateur radio, ham radio, metal detecting,
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