EXCEL XL830L Digital Multimeter two year experiences

In the article I describe a XL830L good multimeter that served me 2years, I also have experience selling this device – I sold it about 65 pieces. 

My review of  EXCEL XL830L  cheap multimeter

My experience with multimeter is good, it has good accuracy and price.Here you will learn the pros and cons of the product.


  • Backlit display is probably the biggest advantage over other models.In the dark, the values are clearly visible.
  • It has all  useful features for DIY electricians, home masters (More about the functions of the instrument in the manual.)
  • Multimeter shows exact values


  • For replace the battery,i mus disassemble it
  • Measuring probes (leads) may break
  • It does not have automatic shutdown (the multimeter really has a small consumption I left it ON for 2 weeks in the garage)

Conclusion my review:

EXCEL XL830L is good digital multimeter  i used him for two years,Most often I measured DC voltage and controlled electrical connections with a sound buzer. I think it’s one of the best multimeters with a price under 10 usd.

Where to buy a multimeter with a favorable price?

I recommend bigest marked place as EBAY, Aliexpress….Two years ago I took it for a super price of  7 $at banggood.com.

On Aliexpres sells the xl830l multimeter without Excel, but it’s ok, it costs around 6 usd.

Package includes :
1 x XL830L Digital LCD Multimeter
1 x Test Leads line(red&black)
1 x 9V Battery Included ( on some retailer not give  batery but price is more competitive)
1 x User Manual

Technical parameters and manual
Excel XL830L LCD Digital Voltmeter Ohmmeter Ammeter OHM Multimeter Tester

This is a XL830L handheld digital multimeter for measuring DC and AC voltage, DC current, Resistance, Diode and Transistor, with battery operated. It is so easy and efficient, so practical for electrician use.

Easy to operate and the readings indicated directly on the screen. It can be use to overhaul all kinds of circuit boards. It is also an ideal teaching instrument for students.

Features : 

  • Model : EXCEL XL830L
  • 15mm high LCD Display
  • Max display : 1999, Auto polarity display
  • Portable and compact design;overload protection on all ranges
  • Diode assembly test / Transistor P-N junction test/Transistor HFE test
  • Continuity test with buzzer sound in circuit
  • Low battery voltage indication
  • Data hold function
  • DC Voltage : 200mV/2V/20V/200V +- 0.5%, 600V +- 0.8%
  • AC Voltage : 200V/600V +- 1.2%
  • DC Current : 200μA, 2mA, 20mA +- 1%, 200mA +- 1.5%, 10A +- 3%
  • Resistance : 200Ohms,2KOhms, 20KOhms, 200KOhms, 2MOhms +- 0.8%
  • Display : LCD, 1999 counts
  • Fuse protection : F-200mA/250V
  • Operating Temperature : -0C to 40C
  • Overrange Indication : Only figure “1” on the display
  • Polarity Indication : “-” displayed for negative polarity
  • Low Battery Indication : – /+ display
  • Power by One 9V battery (installed)

Specifications :

Maximum voltage between terminals and earth ground CAT II600V
Fuse protection F 200mA/250V
Power 9V battery, NEDA1640 or 6F22
Display LCD, 1999 counts, updates 2-3/sec
Measuring method Dual-slope integration A/D converter
Overrange Indication Only figure “1” on the display
Polarity indication “-“ displayed for negative polarity
Operating Environment 0 to 40 Celsius
Storage temperature -10 to 50 Celsius
Low battery indication “- +” appears on the display
Size 138mmX 69mm X 31mm
Weight Approx. 240g

Manual instructions

Here find you manual instructions 

And you can download pdf manual

2 thoughts on “EXCEL XL830L Digital Multimeter two year experiences”

  1. The cables c/w probes are rubbish, I have only used my meter about 6 times and the one cable has fallen apart from the probe.
    Do you know where I can get a pair of replacements in the UK please ?

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