Originally Posted by WesK
In my opinion (as a ex electronic technician), a digital meter is far better for taking resistance measurements. No worry about "zeroing" the meter, just put the probes on. Most are so sensitive that the manner of connecting the leads to the device to be measured is important. Clips are better than fingers for this.
Also, digital meters load the circuit far less than all but the best analog meters.
Of course for monitoring a changing voltage (audio, for instance), you pretty much need an analog meter or a digital meter with an analog function.
BTW: A digital meter is more apt to pass the drop test than an analog meter.
All good points Wes esp. the " drop test " .... LOL ,
I am too from electrical / electronic background from the 60's, have my Fluke 87 with the DC jaws, Temp. etc. etc. but still prefer my ol' Triplett for routine troubleshooting.
Cheers, Frank B.