Etekcity MSR-C600 Review

If you’re in need of a general-purpose amp clamp meter, the Etekcity MSR-C600 is an excellent choice. It’s got all sorts of tests that are sure to cover any duty. The jaw can handle 28mm wire size with ease too so no matter what your project requires this will be perfect for it – from power supplies and wiring up bikes all the way down into individual components such as resistors and capacitors alike.

Etekcity MSR-C600 Review

Etekcity MSR-C600

Etekcity Digital Clamp Meter Multimeter AC Current and AC/DC Voltage Tester with Amp

Reasons To Buy

Amp clamp + multimeter

Can Measures AC current safely

Measures voltage, resistance & cont

Good accuracy

Excellent value

Well reviewed

Reasons To Avoid

Cannot measure DC current

Display not backlit

Key Features

  • Auto ranging clamp meter
  • Measures AC current
  • Max conductor size: 26mm
  • Measures AC/DC voltage
  • Measures resistance
  • Diode & continuity checks
  • Data hold feature
  • Clear LCD display
  • Auto shutdown: 15 minutes
  • Size: 8.2″ (208mm) x 3″ (76mm) x 1.2″ (30mm)
  • Weight: 9.2oz (260g)

There’s no need to interrupt a circuit and risk your safety when you can simply clamp the jaws of this meter over any copper wires in question. No matter if it is lighting up an electric fireplace or powering some machinery, having accurate measurements ensures that everything will run smoothly without hassle.

The Etekcity MSR-C600 is a great multimeter for testing all your projects. It can measure up to 400A, but many clamp meters go beyond this! You’ll be able to make measurements as large as 26mm in diameter which means it’s suitable no matter what type project you’re working on or how much power depends upon the task at hand.

With a range of 600 volts, this meter is perfect for testing equipment that requires high voltage. With auto ranging capabilities and no separate values needed when using different ranges it’s easy to use than other types.

This device can measure AC waveforms but it won’t give accurate information when measuring inverter outputs, like the one found in power supplies. You would need True RMS for this type of measurement to work properly.

The Etekcity MSR-C600 is a handy little device that can be used for all sorts of tasks from testing power consumption in appliances, socket outlets and fuses to checking if you have left your light on. It’s perfect.

Note: This handy little device can’t measure car batteries or other DC systems but it does have the ability to test your home’s electricity. It will show you how much juice is left in that power supply so when there are problems with lights turning off and such, now at least we know what might be causing them.

Design and Build

The MSR-C600 has an impressive appearance with its long body, trigger operated jaws and two input jacks. The dial selector switch allows for ranges on either AC or DC voltage as well as amperage across three positions to meet your needs in any situation.

There are three buttons on the device: Select to switch between continuity and diode check, Max which shows high values of current passing through your circuit’s path (amperage), as well hold screen frozen so you can view all data at once without scrolling.

The Etekcity brand of meters is okay, though they tend to be Chinese made and towards the lower end. The build quality isn’t great but it should still work in most environments with some modifications for harsh conditions- just don’t use this MSR unless you’ve got lots O’ sand.

Design: The display is not very accurate, but it still does the job. With a refresh rate of three times per second and backlit screens being so popular these days we might as well get our money’s worth.

Function and Performance

Quality assurance checks can take a while, but they’re worth the wait. The diode tester only puts out 1.5 volts as opposed to LED’s need for higher voltages to make sure your probes are sharp enough and sensitive enough before using them on an electronic device.

The MSR-C600 is an affordable and reliable camp stove that comes with some handy auto power off features. The meter will turn itself off after around 15 minutes of non use, saving you time on your next adventure.

Safety: The safety of this meter makes it a great tool for measuring voltage. It has 600V CAT-II and 300 volts CAT III, so you can use the readings from your test to see if there are any problems with power outlets or circuits as well.


The review of this Etekcity MSR-C600 has an excellent startup amp clamp/multimeter for hobbyists looking to tinker with house electrics and is perfect as your first DIY project. While it isn’t ideal if you’re in industry, then again backup meters can be hard enough already! It also comes equipped with decent leads that will last through most jobs while stored safely inside its case which makes transport easy too – no more lost or broken instruments due poor packaging at least right away?

Alternative: The UNI-T UT203 is a good option for those looking to measure DC current. Its similarly priced competitor, the Fluke 77 IV also has high standards and will provide accurate readings every time.