No, this meter does not give true RMS readings. These meters read the peak-to-peak AC voltage and multiply by .35 or 35 percent. This method is acceptable for purely sinusoidal waveforms at a constant frequency, ie Household hydro at 120VAC at 60 hz. Any other waveform, such as Square, triangle, etc. or varying frequency requires a much more expensive meter.
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- Cambridge, ON, Canada
052-0052 has no true RMS
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