I'm needing to measure the coil resistance in several potential relays used in HVAC/R applications, and my current HVAC Fluke meter #902 is only able to read the resistance values in a few of them, I suspect because the resistance is too high for the meter to measure. Presently, I have readings that range from 2245 through 9945, but need to read quite a bit much higher, likely up to around 15K ohms. My question is, are that any other quality multi-meters available that will measure this level of resistance? Thank you, Gary

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    \$\begingroup\$ Most general-purpose DVMs should measure resistance into the Megohm range. \$\endgroup\$ Mar 28, 2017 at 0:29

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15kOhm is well within the range of common multimeters. I did look up your particular model and noticed that there is no spec given for >10kOhm, so you may be correct that your meter is not designed to measure these impedances. See page 23 here.

Here is an example of a low cost multimeter that could fit your needs. If you are interested in another Fluke, the 115 looks like a reasonable option.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Thank you so much for the guidance. Much appreciated and glad to know. \$\endgroup\$
    – Gary
    Mar 28, 2017 at 3:14

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