Wrote a digital multimeter CLI tool (and Python module) to read a Digitech QM1538 multimeter sold by Jaycar in Australia. This solved a gap for me in being able to read the device via a Linux terminal, or remotely via SSH etc.

It turns out that the underlying chipset (Fortune FS9721) used by this multimeter is rather common among other digital multimeters, so the CLI and accompanying Python module work for a whole host of other digital multimeters out there -

  • Digitech - QM1538
  • Digitek - DT4000ZC
  • PCE - PCEDM32
  • Tecpel - DMM8062
  • TekPower - TP4000ZC
  • UniTrend - UT30A
  • UniTrend - UT30E
  • UniTrend - UT60E
  • Voltcraft - VC820
  • Voltcraft - VC840

The Python module is written to accommodate new digital-multimeter protocols. If you happen to implement another digital-multimeter protocol please do send a merge request - happy days.

Wrote some pretty documentation too - digital-multimeter.readthedocs.io


[email protected]:~$ pip install digital-multimeter