Fluke 101 Multimeter Detailed Review

The multimeter is a device that measures voltage, current and has many other features. This makes it perfect for any hobbyist or DIYer who needs to test their work on electricity. If you’re looking into purchasing one of these meters as well but aren’t sure where to start then read our review about Fluke 101 – this meter will have everything needed in order to do so with ease.”

The Fluke 101 is a basic device for everyday use that can measure voltage, resistance and continuity. It has no amps or milliamps ranges but it does have capacitance and frequency capabilities which are both useful in measuring residential electricity needs as well commercial ones with an HVAC Technician’s kit necessary to do more advanced tasks like testing heating units.

It seems perfect because you don’t need any other tools besides this one gadget.

The Fluke 101 is a great multimeter for those who want to be able to take their measurements with them on the go. It’s small size makes it easy-to carry around and its durable construction will protect against wear from rigorous use, making this device perfect as an everyday tool in any professional engineer’s kit.

Features of the Fluke 101 Digital Multimeter

  • Small and lightweight, single-handed use
  • Rugged and  durable design
  • Safety rated to CAT III, 600 V
  • Diode / continuity test with buzzer
  • DC volts accuracy: 0.5%
  • Data hold button
  • Auto power-off
  • Size: 5.1″ (130mm) x 2.6″ (65mm) x 1.1″ (27mm)
  • Weight: 5.6oz (160g)

When you need a light-weight, small and compact Fluke DMM that will fit into any tool belt or bag without taking up too much space – the 101 is perfect. It doesn’t have quite as many ranges compared to other models out there but it’s still an auto ranging multimeter on AC/DC volts with resistance measurement capability alongside frequency support for those who work in radio control genetics.

Fluke 101 Digital Multimeter

Fluke 101

FLUKE-101 Digital Multimeter

Reasons To Buy

Small and light

Good build quality, sturdy

Reliable and quite accurate

Tests most ranges

Separate voltage input ranges

Capacitance range

Frequency range

Hold function

Decent test leads

Cheap for a Fluke

Reasons To Avoid

Display is not backlit

Auto ranging and continuity a bit slow

Probes connect at bottom

Why Should I Buy a Fluke 101 Multimeter?

The Fluke 101 is an ideal meter for many trades and situations. It can be used around the home, with limited HVAC use (for example), as well as industry due to its CAT-III rating – but don’t forget it doesn’t have current testing ranges! Those into electronics could put this device toward good practice by utilizing capacitance or frequency bands however these are fairly narrow ones that may not cover your needs entirely effectively.

Design / Build Quality

The Fluke DMM is a high-quality tool that can be used in both Chinese and American markets. It was specially made for the mainland, so it has instructions written by English speakers as well as Simplified Chinese language support on screen options when using device functions such those buttons or prompts which appear during operation of an electronic component test set up (Dmm). The reason they did this? To keep prices down; though plastics are from abroad while electronics components comply fully with US standards…all things considered there isn’t really anything extraordinary about having them manufactured locally anyway–most smartphones come assembled here nowadays.

This pocket digital multimeter has a nice, solid action and can be operated with one hand. Most meters in this class of instrument do not offer much versatility but the Fluke 101 reaches beyond its peers by retaining standard banana jack plug leads for easy connection to your lab equipment or field test gear without needing an additional piggyback battery pack like some competitors’ models require (though you still get two alkaline cells). There’s also no kickstand built into either design—although we recommend purchasing magnetic soft stands as extras if that matters–and instead they rely upon gravity alone to keep them upright while working.

Interface: This little lab is the perfect size for a home workshop or professional studio. The 101 screen offers clear and crisp images, with 6000 counts of resolution (and no backlight). It has an average refresh rate that can quicken up when needed but never slows down enough to be distracting. There are all relevant icons on display including those telling you about battery life – win! You’ll find everything else like volts AC/DC current ratio resistance capacitance frequency everywhere clearly labeled too so there’s nothing left uncertain in your mind while working inside this device.

Function and Performance

The seven position dial on the precision instrument is used to adjust resistance and frequency. The settings can be changed with either an insert or remove function by pressing down in certain spots, as well as using buttons located near each range slot which allow you select what value will represent when reading them off your device’s display (e- fuse box).

The Fluke 101 is a stylish, durable instrument that can be used on any surface. It has two terminals: COM (common) and MAIN (red). The optional magnetic stand allows for easy storage while also preventing damage when you place it down flat or hang up in an uncomfortable position.

The full-size tester is quite accurate and performs well enough for its stature. The battery life lasts about 200 hours, but it can be disabled in case you need to use your meter longer than 20 minutes without turning off the power button – simply hold down YELLOW while switching on.

Protection and Safety

The Fluke 101 is a rugged, durable multimeter that can withstand high amperage and transient kilovolt spikes. It’s non-fused so it won’t damage underpowered tools or expose you to dangerous voltages like other meters in this class may do when used without protection from surges caused by lightning strikes (which could result in fire). The body of the instrument has been designed for maximum grip comfort while still remaining solid enough not only to withstand but also offer protection against certain types of accidents such as spilling liquids on yourself if your hands have been amputated.


This small and lightweight multimeter from Fluke is part of their 100 series, which means it stands out for being highly resistant to wear. In contrast with other pocket DMM’s on the market though- this one isn’t as sleek due its bulky design.

The best feature about owning such an durable device? You’ll never have trouble finding room in your pockets anymore.

The 101 isn’t the most accurate rangefinder on this list, but it’s still a good buy for tradesmen and amateurs. The display can be difficult to read in bright light conditions because there’s no backlight which makes response time slower than some of our other picks with faster displays too.