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RS PRO RS-218 Handheld LCD Digital Multimeter True RMS, AC Current, AC Voltage, Capacitance, DC Current, DC Voltage,

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RS PRO Pocket Handheld Multimeter with NCV Tester

This compact handheld digital multimeter from RS PRO offers a range of electronics measurement functions including frequency, resistance, capacitance, diode test, continuity. This versatile multimeter also includes NCV (Non-Contact Voltage) test and indicator, with AC voltage detection of 100V to 1000V. This true RMS multimeter also features a large high contrast 4000 counts LCD display with backlight and flashlight, allowing you to enhance vision on the display and testing area. The multimeter is housed in a double molded enclosure, ensuring excellent protection and durability.

Features and benefits

• Non-contact voltage detector and indicator
• MODE button
• Rotary function
• Hz/% Duty Cycle switch
• Large high contrast 4000 counts LCD display with backlight feature
• Safety category CAT IV, 600V
• Variety of functions including frequency, resistance, capacitance, diode test, continuity
• A range of functions measured including AC Current, AC Voltage, Capacitance, DC Current, DC Voltage, Resistance
• Compact design, ideal for working on the go
• Auto power off to preserve battery life
• Flashlight feature, ideal for working in dark environments
• 200mA fused protection
• Test leads included
• Double molded enclosure offering excellent protection


Digital Multimeters are a type of measurement device used to test and measure a range of electrical properties such as voltage (volts), current (amps) and resistance (ohms). Using a digital output readout, the digital multimeter is connected to a device and measures typically the voltage and any resistances, giving you an output you can measure. Digital multimeters offer a wide range of AC and DC measurement capabilities to suit a variety of applications. Multimeters are essential tester tools for carrying out electrical work from home renovations to large scale installations.

Compact design

This compact handheld digital multimeter is ideal for use in a variety of environments, taking up minimal space in your tool kit. The dimensions of the device are just 4.6” x 2.3” x 1.4”.

Non-Contact Voltage Detector and Indicator

This versatile handheld digital multimeter features non-contact AC Voltage Detection of 100V to 1000V.

WARNING: Risk of Electrocution. Before use, always test the Voltage Detector on a known live circuit to verify proper operation.

1. The non-contact voltage detector operates when the meter is set to any measuring function. The detector does not operate when Auto Power Off turns the meter off or when the rotary function switch is set to the off position.
2. Hold the detector close to the AC voltage being tested.
3. If AC voltage within the specified range is present, the indicator light will illuminate.

NOTE: Insulation type and thickness, and distance from the voltage source and other factors may effect operation. Use other methods to verify live voltage if there is any uncertainty.
NOTE: The detector is designed with high sensitivity. Static electricity or other sources of energy may randomly trip the sensor. This is normal operation.
NOTE: The detector only activates the indicator light when AC voltage is present. It does not indicate the voltage level on the LCD display.


Does this include a continuity check?

Yes, this device features a continuity check feature.

Does it feature an audible signal?

This device features an audible signal if the resistance is <100Ω

Does this come with test leads?

Yes, test leads are provided with this multimeter.

Multimeter TypeHandheld
Absolute Maximum AC Current Measurement200mA ac
Absolute Maximum DC Current Measurement200mA dc
Absolute Maximum Resistance Measurement40MΩ
Absolute Maximum AC Voltage Measurement600V ac
Absolute Maximum DC Voltage Measurement600V dc
Absolute Maximum Capacitance Measurement100µF
Functions MeasuredAC Current, AC Voltage, Capacitance, DC Current, DC Voltage, Resistance
True RMSYes
Maximum Frequency10kHz
Display TypeLCD
Model Number pRS-218
AC Current Measurement Resolution0.1µA ac
DC Current Measurement Resolution0.1µA dc
AC Voltage Measurement Resolution1mV ac
DC Voltage Measurement Resolution0.1mV dc
Resistance Measurement Resolution100mΩ
Capacitance Measurement Resolution10pF
Minimum Operating Temperature0°C
Best AC Current Accuracy±2.5 %
Dimensions59 x 36 x 116mm
Best DC Voltage Accuracy±0.5 %
Best Capacitance Measurement Accuracy±3 %
Best AC Voltage Accuracy±1 %
Best DC Current Accuracy±2 %
Safety Category LevelCAT IV
Best Resistance Measurement Accuracy±0.8 %
Maximum Operating Temperature+40°C
Battery TypeAAA
Safety Category Voltage600V