EEVblog #432 – Brymen MultimetersPosted on February 28th, 2013 5 comments
Dave takes a quick look at three Brymen Multimeters.
The BM257 6000 count 0.2% $100 meter
The BM857A 500,000 count 0.03%
The BM869 500,000 count 0.02% top of the range meter
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If these guys are so serious about the product design, I think they take a hard look at the design of their retail package. Because I’d think twice before buing test equipment in such cheesy boxes that scream “I’m cheapo”
YOu obviously, haven’t been to their website. It looks as though the design has not been updated since 1996 although the information is current.
It is unfortunate, i have had a brymen meter for the last 8 years and it has always done well for me. I actually had it bought for me and it is good to hear it really is a decent meter.
I have the software for it (on dikete!) somewhere. It connectes via serial with optical isolation. Unfortunatly the suite is useful but adds little extra functionality and has a refresh rate of about 1hz sadly.
Thank you very much for your review. I had never heard of Brymen before, and now am the happy owner of a BM869 (bought from Poland since I couldn’t find any distributors in the UK).
A nice surprise which I don’t think you mentioned in your blog is the ‘delta’ function, allowing a reference level to be held, and deviations from it displayed. Just what I needed!
I just ordered myself a BM257 (also from Poland). It’ll be my first ‘real’ multimeter, after a 5 bucks Onehunglow which actually worked quite well over the years.
so happy that you like the 257 that I own for 3 years now. In addition I would like to add that it is pretty fast. AFAIR there is 50 updates per second on the graph below the digits. I like that function (u need to select the range).
If one buying on the internet, take some spare fuses as I couldn’t find thouse in normal store.
One of mine gets stolen on site and I imediately order a new one. That is how happy I was with mine.
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