Ever since the advent of the galvanometer in 1820, electrical measurement devices have seen a revolutionary change. The rise of metered electricity further developed the need for accurate electrical testing devices. In the 20th century – developments such as transistor technology led to the birth of the digital era and the age of computers.
All these technological advancements have impacted the world’s most well recognized and popular measurement tool – the multimeter. In this guide, we take a walk through history from 1820 until today showing you in pictures the evolution of the beloved multimeter.