Multimeters are capable of measuring a number of variables. Each instrument can measure voltage and resistance, as well as performing continuity and diode testing as standard.
In addition, the individual multimeters also feature extra measuring options such as current, frequency, capacitance and temperature. Digital multimeters have the advantage of a clear display which can be read easily and directly. With these instruments, mistakes arising from faulty conversion of the measuring ranges or misreading the display are a thing of the past.