Comparison between Anaolg Multimeters and Digital Multimeters
Here are the main points of comparison between the two.
In analog multimeters, visual indication of changes in the reading is not good due to the effect of damping torque. Whereas in a digital multimeter, an excellent visual indication of changes in reading is acquired.
Analog multimeters are accurate, but not as much as the digital multimeter due to the magnetic effect in the coil being degraded after usage. Digital multimeters are highly accurate compared to analog.
An analog multimeter is less costly compared to the digital counterpart due to a simple construction and no power supply being required. But in the case of a digital multimeter, it is far more expensive than the analog multimeter and has a complicated construction, and also requires a power supply.
In an analog multimeter, the range has to be adjusted by the user. Whereas in a digital multimeter, the range is adjusted automatically.
In a digital multimeter, the mechanical handle can be easily rotated to tune the circuit to its peak.